On Education & Libraries …

Learn anything, anywhere, anytime
September 26, 2011

by tmartin on September 26, 2011

I NEVER GAVE MUCH THOUGHT TO GEORGIA State University before. But now, well, a bit of glow comes from the name because I’ve been listening to a series of brief musical lessons on the history of jazz. Hmm, I guess I better connect a few dots here. It starts with iTunes U. In 2007, Apple […]

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YOU’VE BEEN HERE, HAVEN’T YOU?  You know, where you sit bolt awake for no particular reason at 2 am, sleep but a fleeting memory. You don’t feel like playing a computer game, there’s nothing on the tube but offers to buy cubic zirconium or to repent your sins, and you’ve read every single book on […]

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HAPPY FEET TIME! School is starting! For the traditional schedules, like ours, it’s next week – the Tuesday after Labor Day. For others, the school bell has already rung this week. No matter when you start school, though, change is in the air. By the time they graduate high school, this year’s incoming kindergarten class […]

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AS EVERYONE WHO has ever had a child in school knows, June comes with a reading list. You know, that group of titles from which your summering youngster must select and report back on in September? We’re lucky in our little cottage because a) said summering youngster likes to read and b) the books on […]

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IN JULY, enquiring minds turn to … science? I was out and about the other week at a kick-off event at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay for something that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the southeastern Massachusetts region’s post secondary schools are calling “Summer of Science” It’s a campaign […]

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CUSHING ACADEMY IS A LOVELY AND EXCLUSIVE private school nestled in hills and valleys just south of Vermont and New Hampshire, off Rt 2 in the central MA town of Ashburnham. At $42,000 a year plus fees, it is clearly not for the children of us wage slaves. But it has just completed a transformation […]

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When my age was in the single digits, a trip to the library anchored my world. Every two weeks we would drive to that favorite place of mine, and I could take out six entire books. Being a bit greedy, I would often read all six in the first two days, and then count down […]

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Embracing the Inner Geek
April 18, 2008

by tmartin on April 8, 2008

I ADMIT IT. Sometimes I jump up and down with excitement because some new gadget or application or tidbit of knowledge is so cool that I just have to learn more. I probably look pretty silly at that moment but ya’ know what? I don’t care. I’m a geek girl and proud. Let’s clear a […]

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