Sunday, February 24, 2008
What's that, you ask? Well, it's a form of digital storytelling in which the old art of creating a scrapbook plays a part. Creating online scrapbooks at Scrapblog is one way to do this and making an escrapbook with an offline piece of software is another.
To learn more about this visit Dr. Annette Lamb's resource pages on this topic.
Duke University holds a great definition of scrapbooking and Tulane University has a timeline of scrapbooks.
Teaching K-8 magazine tells us "How to produce Digital Scrapbooks".
Thursday, February 14, 2008
At 2 PM EST, ISTE gave its members a free Webinar, hosted by my friend Bard Williams. The presenter was Susan Brooks-Young who informed us about the Web 2.0 tools that have instructional value for students and teachers. I enjoyed it. (You do belong to ISTE don't you?)
She created a wiki for us to experience. It is called Web Tools For Educators and it is hosted at PBWiki.
Thanks, ISTE for the Valentine's Day present and for Member Appreciation Month.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
There is more than one freed slave buried in the cemeteries where my ancestors are resting. Some have very simple grave markers and some may be just buried with a fieldstone (which is an uncarved rock) as was the custom of the day. Families often buried members of their households (black and white) in their family cemeteries, especially children of servants or family members who worked the farms. You can imagine that it is hard to identify and research these people.
But, there is one gravestone that is so amazing that everyone should see it. Quash Williams, his wife Hannah and a married daughter are buried in the Whitehall Cemetery in Mystic, CT.
The local newpaper has researched his life and written about it for the school children to learn about. Quash was indeed, quite a character and should be remembered for his accomplishments.
"Old Quash was truly an example, and by it, yet being dead, he speaketh.”