Chicago Teacher Librarians Meeting November 14, 2007
Favorite Internet Sites and History Moment
shared by Marge Fashing, CTLA Historian

In late October of this year I attended the AASL conference in Reno and was in an all day pre-conference session with Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson about Web 2.0. They are educators who now teach online courses in conjunction with the University of Indiana which was their former physical base. The following message appears on their homepage:

Why do we do it?
"I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought out and found how to serve."  –Albert Schweitzer
Information is to be shared!
Do you like what you see? If you find useful resources, feel free to link to our website.

There is a wealth of information on their site: eduscapes.com
Information from the specific session I attended is on eduscapes.com/sessions/slms2

I’m beginning to miss some of my favorite children’s books and feeling guilty about those that I have weeded. Think of these as a type of classmates.com site for old book friends.

www.abebooks.com
www.usedbooksearch.co.uk
www.powells.com
www.bookfinder.com
www.alibris.com
www.biblio.com

With age and/or neuron overload comes the inevitable forgetting of a key phrase in a song. This will, of course, drive you and everyone around you crazy. Since the Carl Fischer store is no longer on Wabash Avenue, I have been using these:

www.seekalyric.com
www.fightsongs.com
www.songfacts.com
FYI Carl Fischer does have its own site at www.carlfischer.com
Another cool place for music aficionados is www.bagaducemusic.org though you must have a membership to access music.

Finally, if you are looking for some peaceful meditative moments try:

www.biblesociety.ca/free_scriptures/escriptures

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This was a note shared by Rita Dawkins on May 9, 1992 (pasted in the top of her mother’s jewelry box).

If nobody smiles and nobody cheers
And nobody helps us along
If each and every person looks after himself
And good things all go to the strong
If nobody cares, just a little for you
And nobody thinks about me
And we all stand alone in the battle of life
What a dreary old world it would be
Life is sweet because of friends we have made
And the things which in common we share
We want to live on not because of ourselves
But because of the people who care
For it’s giving and doing for somebody else
And on that life’s splendor depends
For the joy of the world when it’s all added up
Is found in the making of friends.

Title and author unknown.