Monday, September 28, 2009

50 Best Websites 2009

Here's Time Magazine's list of the best sites:
Full List - 50 Best Websites 2009 - TIME: "50 Best Websites 2009"

Now, if only I had time to investigate them all thorougly!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Free Guide (PDF) Tips for Teaching With New Media

Check out this great tip I just got from Free Technology for Teachers

 Free Guide (PDF) Tips for Teaching With New Media

"Edutopia has created a new guide for the new school year. Ten Top Tips for Teaching with New Media is a free PDF download that offers some very solid advice. If you're just beginning to explore the uses of social media in your classroom, this guide is well worth downloading. If you're in an technology integration leadership role, this guide is worth distributing to your colleagues."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lost Symbol by Dan Brown is released!

Dan Brown delivers action-packed if familiar 'Lost Symbol'
Grab your history books, conspiracy theories and decoder rings:
The long wait for a new novel from Dan Brown is over.
To see the full review, click on the link below:

Dan Brown Lost Symbol

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is this really happening?

As of October 2nd, all the branch, regional, and central libraries of the City of Philadelphia are closing due to lack of funding.

What does this say about our country's priorities?

Man Booker Shortlist is Here!

Here are the five novels up for this prestigious prize to be announced October 6th.

Man Booker Shortlist is Here!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A library without the books - The Boston Globe

Here's a new trend. Hard for me to fathom a library without books...

A library without the books - The Boston Globe:

"“It makes me sad,’’ said Vezina, who hosts a book club on campus dubbed the Off-line Readers and has made a career of introducing students to books. “I’m going to miss them. I love books. I’ve grown up with them, and there’s something lost when they’re virtual. There’s a sensual side to them - the smell, the feel, the physicality of a book is something really special.’’"