Monday, June 16, 2008

Summer Reading

Now that your official academic reading is on hold for a while (like, until July), what should you read for fun? Try one or all of these three:

Enter a book you like and the site will analyze our database of real readers' favorite books (over 47,000 and growing) to suggest what you could read next.

See what your friends are reading. Keep track of what you've read and organize your book lists into shelves. A great social networking site around books. Please add me to your "friends" list (

Read books by email (or RSS). This is a great one for catching up on books you should have read and never did.

Enjoy your summer, and your summer reading and keep in touch!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Online Profiles a Factor in College Admissions - article

Happy New Year! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back.

"Students shouldn’t be surprised that colleges might be looking in on what many teens regard as their own domain."

“Nobody wants to give a very prestigious scholarship to some [student] who’s going to show up in the newspaper the next day with pictures of [the student] standing on a beer keg.”


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Everyone's Favorite Physics Professor

At 71, Physics Professor Is a Web Star

By SARA RIMER [from]

"Walter H. G. Lewin, a physics professor at M.I.T., has found devotees across the country with his online lectures." I'm not in a position to evaluate his PCK, but I think it's interesting, the concept that now everyone can have a great physics professor and not just the one their institution happens to employ. - Katie

Monday, December 17, 2007

Test Your Vocabulary And Feed The Hungry

I heard this on Morning Edition (NPR) this morning and could not resist.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Text messages may be classroom conduit

"Classes have not kept up with the changes in the way people communicate outside school, said William Kist, an associate professor at Kent State University who studies how new media influence English classrooms.

" 'Shouldn't we be preparing kids for the literacy lives they're going to be leading for the next 50 to 60 years?' " From the Columbus Dispatch

Thursday, November 08, 2007

When Students Turn the Camera on You.

Teacher Magazine: The widespread videotaping of teachers in classrooms is causing school districts to examine their cellphone policies

Monday, October 08, 2007

Speaking of Computers

The latest issue of Speaking of Computers is out and I recommend a few articles:

Where to find software at great prices:

and Using Google Book search as a research tool:

and Things to consider in upgrading to MS Vista or purchasing a computer with it loaded: