Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Speaking of libraries- the Longmont Pulbic Library is about to hold their spring book drive May 2nd. Make sure to contact Kim if you need books!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
In a recent search on Askville today, I ran across a question in the top ten questions...it went something like this:
"Most people have a favorite teacher or two, but do you have a favorite librarian?"
What a cool question! There were lots of nice answers to this question (you can read them yourself! - click here)
Most of you folks ARE librarians, but how would you answer the question? Make a comment on this post and we'll all read about your fav's! ~guybrairan
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
In the article Research Points the Finger at PowerPoint researcher Peter Costello presents findings that show there are limits on the brain's ability to process and information in keep it in short-term memory.
So- reading straight from the bullet points on a PowerPoint is actually supposed to be worse for education. Bummer huh- However he also says:
"It is effective to speak to a diagram, because it presents information in a different form. But it is not effective to speak the same words that are written, because it is putting too much load on the mind and decreases your ability to understand what is being presented."
OK- I think I can do that!
BTW- next Marians 4/26- see you there!