Saturday, July 28, 2007

NJCL Day 2

Today was quieter than yesterday, so I had the chance to speak to people about technology and teaching Classics. A few Latin teachers are using SMART technology, course management systems (like Moodle and Desire2Learn), and data projectors with PowerPoint. Folks were enthusiastic about the current Looking at Latin project where Anna Andresian is creating on-line drills for her Latin grammar book, and I am laying them out into an easy-to-read, on-line format. Look for the new Looking at Latin web site at APA, this coming January.

We are also working on developing electronic and on-line materials in support of our new Latin for the New Millennium series for students in their first and second year of Latin.

Our Classical Mythology and More trading cards were a hit with teachers, too -- I gave away 150 sets (24 cards in a set) in about two hours, and am looking forward to seeing these cards developed into a game that is both fun to play and can be used to study for the Medusa mythology exam! Look for more card sets and perhaps even a prototype of the game at either APA or CAMWS in 2008.

See you at NJCL next year in Miami, Ohio! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello in Knoxville, and for their support of our latest books and projects.

Andrew