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Styling Librarian #WhateverWednesday Communication focus

Today’s focus: Communication through different styles: I appreciate my twitter and Facebook friend David Etkin’s  (@davidaetkin ) Whatever Wednesday meme. It is fun to reflect on one thing each week that really catches my attention, entertains me, and is special enough I just have to share it with the world.

Here’s my Whatever Wednesday Randomness:  

I always enjoy reading George Couros’s perspective on his blog. Recently he shared this video… he looked at it as an inspiration for future student learning and integration of technology. Personally, I watched the video and wondered why I haven’t begun to learn Cantonese yet after a year of living in Hong Kong… Something to strive towards: Communication: immerse yourself in a new language/culture and watch how you grow with the help of patient, welcoming people!

This is what it looks like to learn a language in one year. from Mickey Mangan on Vimeo.

Dancing in the Stacks: I enjoy So You Think You Can Dance– husband and I were happy to see a library scene incorporated into a dance this past week, what are they communicating? That’s the big topic choreographers discuss when introducing each dance. Sometimes I tire of this since I’d like to just watch and interpret myself but still… love that dancing:

Mark Crilley– I enjoy his creativity, especially when he shares videos. I am a huge fan of his Akiko book series! Here’s an advertisement he recently created for a company… What is the ad trying to communicate? Surely will use this next year with my Year 3 students during our media literacy unit! (Here’s where I collect those materials: )

Mark also created a video that you can follow on how he creates an illustration.

Bill Nye the Science Guy– such an inspiration: What is his main goal for communication? To change the world. I remember when I watched his beginnings when I was in college… What a change he has made for so many growing up and loving science!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Thank you again to “Eat the Book” for the Whatever Wednesday meme: David Etkin’s words: “Whatever Wednesday — a chance to post something I’ve seen that I’m diggin’. Though often a cool quote or poster, it might simply be a picture.”

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2 comments on “Styling Librarian #WhateverWednesday Communication focus

  1. Natalie Dias Lorenzi
    July 10, 2013

    I really enjoyed the “Lernen to Talk Show” clip–thanks for posting. I’ve taught ESL in the US for 9 years and lived in Germany, Italy and Japan–wholeheartedly agreed that you need to immerse yourself to learn. I feel for you about learning Cantonese, because I was admittedly poor at learning Japanese compared with German and Italian, and I think it’s because I couldn’t look any Japanese words up in my dictionary when I saw signs, etc. around in my environment. Also, the Japanese are so polite that they never let on if I was making a mistake. With the Italians, I knew right away from their confused expressions when I wasn’t making myself understood. My biggest rule for learning a new language is to not be afraid to make a fool of yourself–it happens often. 🙂 Good luck!

    • The Styling Librarian
      July 10, 2013

      Thank you! Think part of my challenge is making space in my brain to be able to quickly translate and find the words I need at that moment. I am going to try this next year… Shall work on the “don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself” goal! 🙂

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