Category Archives: Teaching in the Library

Smart Boards

The important part of the above clip appears around the 40 second mark.  Go ahead, watch. Our library got a new Smart Board this summer.  Technology, merely for the sake of adding more technology, is an exercise in futility and … Continue reading

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Assessment of assessment

About three years ago I got interested in ‘clickers.’  The name made me skeptical, it just does not sound right, kind of like ‘one shot’ library classes (a term that needs to go away).  Anyway, here is me and my … Continue reading

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Stanley McChrystal on Information Literacy

NPR’s Weekend Edition interviewed former General Stanley McChrystal this past weekend.  If you are not familiar with the General he resigned over a story that appeared in Rolling Stone that quoted his aides being critical of President Obama’s White House. … Continue reading

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Assessment and Innovation

Brian Mathews is a blogger at The Ubiquitous Librarian.  Recently, he posted the following article, “Too Much Assessment Not Enough Innovation.”  The title grabbed me.  I thought back to a lecture that David Lankes (June 13) gave on the same topic, … Continue reading

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They didn’t have video games in 1984

While teaching an English 102 class… I asked if any of the students had topics (which they all had).  One student in the front raised her hand and stated “I’m looking at video games and their relationship to violence in … Continue reading

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Monday Morning

As with everyday for the past 4 weeks, I rode my bike today.  Generally, I view my ride to work as a time for reflection and ‘clearing’ of my mind.  A terrible cross-wind distracted me.  As I thought about the … Continue reading

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