Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Selective Web Directories

I recently attended a brown bag on campus at the library, led by Dan Ream (aka "dream"). This one was on Selective Web Directories and I gotta tell you that it was really eye-opening. I didn't even know this stuff was out there, so thanks to Dan.

Click here for his page of great information.

The idea of a Selective Web Directory, as I understand it, is that someone has done the "weeding out" work that is required with a basic search on Google or Bing. This is especially helpful for scholarship, but it's also helpful for other narrow searches. I'm interested in using KidsClick with my son, for example. Cool to learn new stuff.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

I haven't updated this blog lately because, well, I'm busy. I'm teaching an overload, so I'm behind on grading. Mnemosyne has some events coming up (a bake sale and a 50/50 raffle). Phi Theta Kappa is doing a toy drive (I'm a new advisor for this, so I'm learning). And we have to have class all the time. And I have bronchitis. And it's basketball season, so I can't very well give up watching basketball games to grade papers (just kidding about this last one ... sort of; sometimes I grade papers while I watch basketball).

Students are barely keeping up with their own blogs, but I guess I can only be so upset.