Friday, October 24, 2014

Webinars...Apps...Toga Beats...eyeVocab Oh My!!!

Bolchazy-Carducci started the school year out with a series of six webinars that includes presentations about Latin for the New Millennium, eyeVocab, AP®, and Caesar. 

There is still time to sign up for the final four webinars:

“Check Out the Materials in the LNM Teachers' Lounge and Other Ideas for Teaching LNM
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Stephen Sullivan, Renbrook School, West Hartford, Connecticut

Wouldn't you like to learn more about what can be found in the Latin for the New Millennium Teachers' Lounge? Hate to reinvent the wheel? Love to put your colleagues' teaching tips to work? Looking for some ideas to add to your LNM repertoire? This webinar will be a boon to all using Latin for the New Millennium or considering its use.

“Helping AP® Latin Students Explore Themes & Make Connections”
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Mary Pendergraft, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The new AP® Latin curriculum expects students to be able to make connections between Caesar's De bello Gallico and Vergil's Aeneid. Students may also be asked to make connections between two passages from the DBG or two passages from the Aeneid. Dr. Pendergraft's presentation will explore themes that connect Caesar and Vergil.

“Julius Caesar and Roman Religion”
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Union College, Schenectady, New York

This webinar examines Roman religion in Caesar's day. It illuminates Caesar's religious persona from his role as pontifex maximus to that of general referencing Fortuna in his narrative. This webinar provides a fuller context for understanding the complex individual who was Julius Caesar.

“Sabinus and Cotta in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00–7:00 PM ET
Presenter: John Jacobs, Montclair Kimberly Academy, Montclair, New Jersey

Jacobs will talk about how Caesar works Sabinus and Cotta into the earlier narrative of the Bellum Gallicum in books 2, 3, and 4 in anticipation of their critical appearance in book 5. He also examines the reception of Sabinus and Cotta in subsequent reports of the debacle in Greek and Latin literature. He will show how AP® Latin teachers can offer their classes something of the reading I offer for the Caesar, but also perhaps make use of the later sources for either papers or projects or else for assessment. The Common Core expects students to be able to marshal primary sources for the defense of an argument. As Jacobs will demonstrate, Latin teachers have been doing this all along.

For complete webinar information.
Register for Bolchazy-Carducci webinars.

Are your students looking for mobile study tools?

Bolchazy-Carducci has vocabulary apps for Latin for the New Millennium Level 1, Latin for the New Millennium Level 2, Caesar Selections from his Commentarii De Bello Gallico, and Vergil's Aenied Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6.

These vocabulary apps are available for iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, and iPad compatible with iOS 6.1 or later.

Keeping Upbeat in the Latin Classroom with Toga Beats!

Engage your student in learning Latin grammar through aural, oral, visual, and kinetic learning. Grammar set to catchy electronic music makes Latin, like a favorite song, stick in the student's head. Listen to the tracks, read along on the lyrics sheet, sing the lyrics yourself with the karaoke tracks, and, if the music moves you, dance to the beat of declensions and conjugations! 

Share First Declension Nouns with your students. 


eyeVocab for Latin for the New Millennium, Level 1
eyeVocab for Latin for the New Millennium, Level 2

eyeVocab for Mueller’s Caesar
eyeVocab for Boyd’s Vergil
eyeVocab for Pharr’s Vergil

eyeVocab maximizes state-of-the-art technology and revolutionizes second language vocabulary acquisition. Far more than an electronic flashcard, eyeVocab uses “distinctive affective images in isolation” in combination with audio recitation and keyboard input so that students hardwire the new vocabulary in their memory. Classes using eyeVocab, designed for the language lab as well as for individual use at home, experience dramatically significant improvement in vocabulary retention.

Watch eLitterae for updates on eyeVocab.