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Improvement of the Mind Improvement of the Mind byDr. Isaac Watts The following synopsis of Improvement of the Mind was taken from the version edited and abridged by Stephen B. Helfant and J. David Coccoli, Copyright © 1987 Helfant Publishing House, Groton, MA 01450. Reproduced by permission. The major themes corresponding to each numbered section of each chapter have been extracted and compiled in this synopsis. Chapter 1: GENERAL RULES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE Rules Deeply possess your mind with the vast importance of a good judgment, and the rich and inestimable advantage of right reasoning. Chapter 2: OBSERVATION, READING, INSTRUCTION BY LECTURES, CONVERSATION, AND STUDY, COMPARED General Definitions Observation is the notice that we take of all occurrences. Chapter 3: RULES RELATING TO OBSERVATION Rules Let the enlargement of knowledge be one constant view and design in life. Chapter 4: BOOKS AND READING Chapter 5: JUDGMENT OF BOOKS Chapter 6: LIVING INSTRUCTIONS AND LECTURES; TEACHERS AND LEARNERS
Nikola Tesla's Creative Thinking Secrets Nikola Tesla's Creative Thinking Secrets Free your creative energy the Tesla way! Nikola Tesla is not as widely known as Thomas Edison. But those who know about him suggest that his genius for invention surpassed that of Edison. He lacked Edison's streetwise marketing savvy, but his vision broke new ground on so many levels. Even today Tesla is enjoying a resurgence, as environmentalists look back to his ideas for a free energy system and wonder what might have been, and what might still be resuscitated to save the world. This article on Nikola Tesla will not explore his history in any great depth. “I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heartlike that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... ~ Nikola Tesla Tesla's Mind Lab Nikola Tesla had extraordinary visual thinking powers. Reading into his history, it seems that Nikola Tesla had strangely powerful visualisation abilities from an early age. Accelerated Learning Techniques What inspires you? In his day...
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Webcomics World Webcomics World From top: “Hark! A Vagrant,” “Evil Inc.,” and “The Adventures of Superhero Girl.” Webcomics are the ultimate grassroots medium—they are almost all self-published by creators of all ages who work independently. Blockbuster graphic novels, including Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese (First Second, 2006), Raina Telgemeier’s Smile (Scholastic, 2010), and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona (HarperCollins, 2015), to name a few, started out as webcomics. Webcomics are, literally, comics published on the web. Read on for an inside look at webcomics, strategies for finding and following them, and tips for would-be webcomickers from creators who started young. The youth continuum For young creators, webcomics can provide exposure, feedback, community, and more. Stevenson was also in high school when she began the first iteration of Nimona, and she started posting it as a webcomic in college. Vera Brosgol (top photo, back left) at her first Comic-Con Convention in 2003 with co-creators of a minicomic.
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Good Comics forThe Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ‘s “Good Comics for Kids” blog, recommends 13 webcomics for young people. What’s your favorite webcomic? The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo by Drew WeingGr 3 Up–Charles Thompson’s parents have uprooted him from his comfy home and moved to a dilapidated hotel in a strange city, where there’s a troll in his closet. Princess, Princess by Katie O’NeillGr 3 Up–A 46-page story about a princess in a tower who is rescued by…another princess. Sheldon Sheldon by Dave KellettGr 5 Up–The humor is goofy, topical, and perceptive in this gag-a-day comic with a loose cast of characters: Sheldon, a 10-year-old billionaire, his friends Emily and Dante, his grandfather, a talking duck, a dog, and a lizard. Breaking Cat News by Georgia DunnGr 7 Up–A trio of cats report breathlessly, CNN-style, on the doings of the people in their house in this hilarious gag-a-day comic. Gunnerkrigg Court Wonderlust Hark! One-page comics Threads. 13 Great Webcomics For Kids and Teens 13 Great Webcomics For Kids and Teens
Tehani Wessely Various studies suggest that ebook usage is suffering in comparison to its print counterpart. Franklin’s (2016) research indicates that readers overwhelmingly prefer print books to ebooks, while others argue that readers’ information retention and comprehension while using ebooks are not as strong as with print books (Flood 2015; Salter n.d.; Walter 2014). Data in other studies imply that the rise of ebook sales have begun to falter (Baddeley 2015; Kowlowski 2015; Alter 2015; Trachtenberg 2015). In the Marist College Canberra’s Senior Library, we have several methods for our school community to access and read audiobooks and ebooks. Additionally, we have a set of around 30 Kobo devices. The ongoing use of each of these systems is highly variable. The costs involved in maintaining ebook and audiobook access vary. Prior knowledge Conducting the survey Findings We saw most of the 13 classes at least once more in the term, during which time we administered a second survey. Student perspectives on ebook and audiobook usage Student perspectives on ebook and audiobook usage
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Home - Grey Literature - LibGuides at University of Wyoming Home - Grey Literature - LibGuides at University of Wyoming Grey literature refers to any literature that is not a book or content within a journal or magazine and not published by commercial publishers. Usually these sources are not indexed or cataloged, and may be part of the "Deep Web" meaning they cannot be found easily with a web browser. These publications might be conference proceedings, government documents, internally published studies, and other similar forms of documents created by government, academic, organizational and business entities. Assessing Grey Literature is as important as evaluating any other source from published literature or from the Web. CRAAP Test: Currency Reliability Authority Accuracy Purpose/Point of View AACODS Framework (click on Checklist: Grey Literature) Authority Accuracy Coverage Objectivity Date Significance Most of the sources in this guide are from: Bonato, S.
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Workshop 1: Engagement and Dialogue: Julia Alvarez, James McBride, Lensey Namioka, and more In New York City, Carol O'Donnell and her students explore themes of multiple worlds and dual identities. They read poetry by Diana Chang and Naomi Shihab Nye, the novel The Color of Water by James McBride, essays and short stories by Gish Jen, Khoi Luu, Lensey Namioka, and Julia Alvarez, and a monologue by Tina Lee. Through a series of innovative drama, role-playing, and writing activities, students examine the social and cultural experiences of the characters, and reflect on their own definitions and experiences of identity. Go to this unit. Workshop 2: Engagement and Dialogue: Judith Ortiz Cofer and Nikki Grimes The workshop begins with a profile of the writer Judith Ortiz Cofer and then moves to Vista, California, where Akiko Morimoto and her students read short stories from Cofer's collection, An Island Like You. Resource: Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades I have taught literature at the college level for almost a decade and at as many as six different campuses. These have mainly been classes that were focused on non-western writing. One semester, I had assigned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and only a week earlier her TED talk, Danger of a Single Story had started to circulate on the web. I sent the link to my students and thought we could incorporate it into our discussion on colonialism, multiculturalism, issues of race and of course, the novel itself. Little did I know that this simple talk would elicit the intensely disproportionate response that landed in my inbox the next morning. Why teach U.S. students literature from different countries? Here is the video that set this off, followed by the student’s letter and my response: About the Adichie talk at the TED conference. In my opinion, Adichie perfectly typifies what you could call the ugly side of multiculturalism. My response: Why Teach Multicultural Literature? | The Huffington Post Why Teach Multicultural Literature? | The Huffington Post
How do you know if a children's book you're about to share with your students accurately portrays the culture of its characters? Are there warning signs to look for? Are there telltale things that mark an outstanding multicultural book? Within each section of this article, you'll find: Reviews of ten great children's books suitable for grades K–8Essential advice from a children's author or illustrator: Joseph Bruchac, Gary Soto, Floyd Cooper, Patricia Polacco, Yumi HeoKey criteria to use when selecting booksA list of notable authorsAnd more! Our experts also helped us compile an extensive list of other multicultural resources for teachers and their classrooms. Native Americans: Let Our Words Be Heard Native American Stories Passed From Mouth to Ear to Heart By Peggy K. For centuries, Native Americans relied upon oral storytelling for entertainment and to keep alive information needed for survival and moral direction. 10 Great Children's Books Ma'ii and Cousin Horned Toad by Shonto Begay Mrs. How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books | Scholastic How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books | Scholastic
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