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Monthly Archives: September 2010
Blog posts, articles, and reports I ran across in the last week:
- “LEO Thesis Statement“
- “Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements“
- “Thesis Statements: How to Write Them“
The Maze of Bones is Book One of The 39 Clues series. (Though this book is by Rick Riordan, I understand that the books are by different authors.) My niece mentioned that she was reading the most recent volume in the series, so I thought I’d check it out. I can see why kids from about ten to thirteen would enjoy the books, but I wouldn’t recommend them to adults. From The Maze of Bones, young readers can learn a lot about Benjamin Franklin. Based on the ending, I’d guess that in the next book they’ll learn about Mozart.
Blog posts, articles, and reports I ran across this week:
- “7 Things You Should Know about Privacy in Web 2.0 Learning Environments“
- “5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Google Reader“
- “Open Textbook Production and Wikis“
- “Teaching students about Creative Commons and appropriate use of images“
- “4 Ways to Use Twitter to Support Your Blog“
- “The New Twitter & Search, An Illustrated Guide“
- “10 Usability Tips Based on Research Studies“
Having finished his series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, modernizing Greek mythology, Rick Riordan has started another, The Kane Chronicles, with the same approach to Egyptian mythology. The Red Pyramid is the Book One of The Kane Chronicles.
I actually liked The Red Pyramid better than any of the Percy Jackson novels. I’ve always been more interested in ancient Egypt than in ancient Greece, and at least the first half of The Red Pyramid wasn’t as childish or frantic as the other series.
According to a preview page on Riordan’s website, Book Two is supposed to be release next spring, and Book Three the following year. I’m planning to read them, too.