Friday, June 8, 2007

Learning from my students

One major perk of my job is that I learn so much from my students. I actually started this post back in April when reading assignments. Students have to do annotated lists of websites. I get great sites that way, myself! The first couple are from back then, and now I am grading the SAME assignment for a summer class. So I am adding. This is a hodgepodge but all are sites that were new to me and especially appealing:

  • Librarians at the Gate (a cool blog):
  • Librarian's Guide to Etiquette:
  • Wiki: Library 2.0 in 15 minutes a day
  • Milkweed Cafe--This site does include some commercial products as well as information about butterflies, but I liked that part too. And I never KNEW that Luna moths don't even have a proboscis because they DON'T LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO EAT! That made me oddly sad for them.
  • Wicked, interactive science site. OK I went just because of the title, and bet kids would too. It does have cute sound effects and I was humbled by my poor score on the electricity quiz. Will not divulge score:
More to come in future postings...

1 comment:

  1. I also think it’s wonderful to learn from students; Dr. B. this explains all your knowledge regarding all kinds of websites. Looking back at Thursday’s chat discussion, I remember you know just about everyone of us was talking about every time we would mention a new website. I couldn’t really find a blog to follow before this one, but I did set up my account with I don’t know if you’ve been to it, but the reason I joined this blog is because as a teacher I get to vent with other teachers that are on the same boat I am. I think that the only individuals that understand us are the ones that are going thru something similar we are. If you haven’t been to it, there are so many different topics to talk about and you can select the one that interests you the most. I am still waiting for some topics of discussion, my topic is technology education since I teach computer applications at the high school level.