Saturday, April 23, 2011


Sat., April 23, 2011 - U.S. Air Force Museum Virtual Tour

U.S. Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio
 (Full name:  National Museum of the U. S. Air Force)

Virtual Tour

 Click on the MAP in the upper right hand corner to bring down a visual menu of the different sites within the museum, then click on a dot within that site to view the exhibits from that camera angle and then follow (click on) the arrows.  You can run your mouse over the aircraft and it can tell you what it is and in some cases you can click it and find out even more on the plane.   Clicking the button with 4 arrows coming in from the corners puts you into full screen mode.  "Esc" will bring you back.  

Friday, April 01, 2011


Fri., April 1, 2011 - Attn: School Librarians and K-12 Educators in NJ

NOTE: Books, materials, and room and board are included in this six-day summer tuition-free program. A $100 registration fee is required of all accepted applicants - Phyllis

From: NJ Council for the Humanities
Attn:  School Librarians and K-12 Educators in NJ
 Each year the NJ Council for the Humanities offers school librarians and K-12 educators in NJ the opportunity to earn professional development and graduate credit by attending a six-day residential seminar exploring a humanities topic. Held on the campus of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, this year’s seminars are Race in American History and Culture: New Perspectives, lead by Dr. Clement Price (July 10-July 15); Narratives of Immigration: Latino/a Lives, lead by Dr. Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui (July 17-July 22); Poverty, Affluence and the American Dream, lead by Dr. Matt Ruben (July 24-July 29); and, Adolescent and Young Adult Literature, lead by Dr. Cheryl McClean (July 31-August 5). These seminars provide a stimulating immersion experience with ample time for discussion, writing and curriculum workshops, field trips, and conversation with colleagues. These summer courses in the humanities are designed to inform teachers about recent scholarship in their fields and to help them incorporate new knowledge into their classroom teaching. Books, materials, and room and board are included in this tuition-free program.

In addition to the possibility of earning 45 hours of professional development credit, $250 for completing a curriculum project, or 3 graduate credits and $250 stipend for completing a research paper, teachers and librarians leave the seminar invigorated and inspired. As one participant from last year’s Teacher Institute raved, “This seminar is just like other NJCH seminars: wonderful! It is a shame that I can’t find other workshops like these. NJCH knows the recipe for exceptional PD – please keep offering them!”

Applications are due by June 1, but admissions are on a rolling basis, so please apply as early to possible to insure that you will be able to have a space in the seminar of your first choice. For more information about the Teacher Institute, contact NJCH at (888) 394-6524 or e-mail Information is also available at

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Thurs., March 31, 2011 - Skype Launches a Dedicated Network for Teachers

*Skype Launches a Dedicated Network for Teachers

From the site:

"Teachers already use Skype to connect with other classrooms around the
globe, bring in guest speakers without asking them to travel, and take
virtual field trips. Now, Skype is making it easier for them to do so. The
company launched Skype in the Classroom, a
dedicated teacher network, on Tuesday." <<>>

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Tues., Dec. 14, 2010 - 200 Years in 4 Minutes

Interesting Presentation:

200 Years In 4 Minutes
"This is a demonstration of how much progress in the world in terms of wealth and life expectancy has been made in the past 200 years. It is brilliantly demonstrated in easy-to-understand graphics."

Monday, September 20, 2010


Mon., Sept. 20, 2010 - Two on Plagiarism

Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age
…”many students simply do not grasp that using words they did not write is a serious misdeed.”


Plagiarism in the Digital Age: Voices from the Front Lines: What’s Happening in High Schools Today?

View webinar and slide presentation recorded November 18, 2009

From the site:
“Educators today are challenged by a teen culture of online permissiveness and have growing concerns about plagiarism. They want to understand why students choose dishonest behavior, what strategies encourage original work, and how to help students become better writers who use Internet content appropriately.”


Monday, September 06, 2010


Mon., Sept. 6, 2010 - Update for Phyllis' Favorites

Dear Readers,

I hope you had a wonderful summer.  I’m catching up with modern technology and expecting a new computer to arrive this week. I have set up a Google Group for “Phyllis’ Favorites”. You do *NOT* need a Gmail account to receive messages. You can join the group at .  
Occasional posts will resume once I get my new computer set up (and I learn how to use Windows 7). Be sure to share them with your faculty. I will continue to send the posts to this blog at . Be aware that from time to time (3 times so far), Google’s robots have determined that my blog is spam and have temporarily removed it.
 - Phyllis

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Thurs., June 24, 2010 - Print and Photo Researcher's Toolkit

Print and Photo Researcher's Toolbox

Want to learn more about how to identify photographs or how to incorporate photographs into classroom activities? The Prints and Photographs Division has created a researcher’s toolbox which includes links to visual literacy exercises, how photographs can be used to support research and how to locate images found within the Prints and Photographs collections.

Source: Library of Congress

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