Meet the Real Alice: How the Story of Alice in Wonderland Was Born On July 4, 1862, a young mathematician by the name of Charles Dodgson, better-known as Lewis Carroll (January 27, 1832–January 14, 1898), boarded a boat with a small group, setting out from Oxford to the nearby town of Godstow, where the group was to have tea on the river bank. The party consisted of Carroll, his friend Reverend Robinson Duckworth, and the three little sisters of Carroll’s good friend Harry Liddell — Edith (age 8), Alice (age 10), and Lorina (age 13). Entrusted with entertaining the young ladies, Dodgson fancied a story about a whimsical world full of fantastical characters, and named his protagonist Alice. So taken was Alice Liddell with the story that she asked Dodgson to write it down for her, which he did when he soon sent her a manuscript under the title of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.
Sometimes MashUps Are Misleading: Dale’s Cone and Retention Data 3 Snippets From a Will Thalheimer Post at Will at Work Learning 1- … a Google image search for “Dale’s Cone” produces about 80% misleading information…. (Note: Guy has “fixed” this next graphic.) (One of many examples in Will’s Post. Again – I “fixed” the graphic above.) 2- Oftentimes though, this is presented in text: 12 Things We Learned This Week What did you learn this week? We learned … …we may be able to geoengineer our weather to help mitigate climate change, and there is an actual debate in climate science, but it’s not the one you think. Behold, the mighty Gulf Stream. It might not be around forever. How has the Gulf Stream impacted American history?
Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic Teacher Infographics Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic 10 Classic Victorian Fairy Tales Everyone Should Read The best nineteenth-century British and Irish fairy stories Say ‘fairy tales’ to most people and several names will usually spring to mind: Charles Perrault (who gave us Cinderella, among others, in his Tales of Mother Goose), the Brother Grimm (Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin – though the latter is now thought to be some 4,000 years old), and Hans Christian Andersen (the Snow Queen, the Ugly Duckling). But Victorian Britain gave the world its fair share of classic fairy tales too – but these are often eclipsed by those that originated in mainland Europe. The following classic Victorian fairy tales are taken from the wonderful Oxford World’s Classics anthology, Victorian Fairy Tales (Oxford World’s Classics), edited by Michael Newton. Robert Southey, ‘The Story of the Three Bears’.
20 tools to help you craft irresistible infographics Imagine helping people digest 1,000 words' worth of information in a few seconds. Readers want quick access to information, and infographics are a creative way to deliver it. Infographics are quickly gaining popularity and, in some cases, replacing lengthy blog posts.
Most common questions about ebooks answered Early Bird Books, the site collecting ebook deals, has released a simple infographic that puts together the most common questions new ebook users may ask. Usually, people start exploring digital reading after they receive the proper device, be it a Kindle, or Nook, or Kobo. The infographic makes one important clarification: you don’t need an e-reader. You can read ebooks on the tablet or a smartphone – it’s just a matter of downloading a free book reading device.
Top 6 Qualities Of Great Leaders The key to influence is leadership, and learning from the worlds best is key to understanding what makes a good leader. Some would argue a leader hides in all of us, whether it is winning your destination of choice when planning a holiday with friends, convincing your family they are to let you win the evening debate, helping your partner understand why they need to do what you want tonight, or influencing your boss at work to authorize the pay-rise you deserve today - at heart, everyone is a leader and knowing what counts when influencing someone into your direction of thought can result in a very effective you. Do you have vision, humility, self-awareness, integrity, commitment and do you help others? If so, according to the infographic below, you might just be a great leader in the making!
freshly minted librarian In this post, I could go into the story about having to ask a young couple to stop making out in the library and then realizing that I taught the girl in grade 4 and wanting to throw up a little…but I won’t. It is Valentine’s Day, which means that I should be thinking about appropriate love in the library. So here are some things that I love about the library that I work in: Teaching Students to Be Better Annotators Infographic Student Infographics Teacher Infographics Teaching Students to Be Better Annotators Infographic Teaching Students to Be Better Annotators Infographic When asked to share the hardest part of teaching good highlighting and annotation skills, teachers said:
Digressions of a Sponge for Knowledge: Library Displays Blind Date with a Book - February 2014 This was a passive program conjured up by the teen librarian at another branch in our system, which she said was very successful. Using her model, I conjured up this display. The idea behind Blind Date with a Book, if you haven't seen this elsewhere yet (it's all over the place), is that you wrap up a book with wrapping paper or here, newspaper.