Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Best Times to Create Perfect Posts

Really interesting infographic that shows the best and worst times to create posts in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Old School vs New School-Typewriters in the Learning Commons!

Thought it would be fun for students to experience creating on a typewriter, there's something about the feel and smell of these "dinosaurs".  We're setting out a couple typewriters in the Learning Commons for students to use.
Stop down and see what I brought in today:  a 100 year old Monarch and a 70 year old Royal. I’m putting together a writers’ corner where students can type their thoughts, stream of consciousness, or ideas  for “a great American novel”. 

Check out this 1960's video of Jerry Lewis performing the "typewriter song".


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Power of Concentration and Patience

How patient are we really?  In this hyper, Twitter and Instagram mode, we really don't slow down and and deeply focus.

Watch this video to see an amazing woman balancing feathers and branches. 

The Incredible Power Of Concentration - Miyoko Shida