Library Likes ~ Library Likes ~ Library Likes
~ Radio Lab ~
WNYC Public Radio
“Listen. Read. Watch. Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.”
My take: Last year my daughter got me hooked with the episode “Colors”–now I AM ADDICTED TO THESE PODCASTS! I dare you to listen to this and not be in an utter state of amazement! You can also read and watch.
“Colors–To what extent is color a physical thing in the physical world, and to what extent is it created in our minds?”
http://www.radiolab.org/2012/may/21/?utm_source=local&utm_media=treatment&utm_campaign=daMost&utm_content=damostviewedCost: Free—but thrives on donations.
~ Profile Theatre ~
3430 SE Belmont St., Portland OR Phone: 503.242.0080
“…one of the most significant theater companies in Portland, with a reputation for bringing intelligence, excellence, and passion to the stage. Each year, we feature a single playwright, giving our audiences the opportunity to enter the writer’s world for a full season – to experience each play as part of a flowing dialogue, seeing the important connections that help us to grow and learn and understand…”
My take: This small theatre of about 100 seats makes you wonder at first if the quality is good—it is not, it is GREAT! I have been a subscriber for two years after enjoying previous years of single performances.
Cost: Ticket prices are reasonable at $18-32 and this small venue means ALL seats are close! Season tickets bring the individual ticket prices even lower. Many seasons they offer FREE tickets to any K-12 teacher!
~ CBS Sunday Morning ~
Channel 6 or 706 – Portland, OR metro
“…Since 1979, a news broadcast …celebrating human accomplishments and achievements and journeying through the world of fine art, music, nature, sports, science and Americana”
My take: By far one of the few intelligent major network shows left standing. My mother got me hooked when I was in college, and now my entire family is devoted. Just set your DVR cause this show is on EARLY Sunday mornings (remember, this is an intelligent show, hence the time slot!)
~ Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller Co. ~
“…great source for publishers’ closeouts, overstocks, imports, remainders, and some current titles at special prices–some titles are as much as 80% off…”
My take: Mom found this company! Without any Internet even! We supplement our Powell’s purchases with these orphan bargain books. Powell’s will always be #1. Always.
Cost: Using their catalog instead of website cuts cost down to “order all you want and s/h is one low $3.50 charge.”
~ Powell’s Indispensable ~
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W. Burnside, Portland OR 97209
“Powell’s subscription club delivers the best new books, with special attention to independent publishers. Signed first editions. Inventive, original sets. Exclusive printings…. Every six weeks, another installment to read and admire. Plus, every package is stocked with exciting surprises.”
My take: I subscribed and never looked back! This is a darn good bargain—signed, first editions in their own custom bookcases. The surprises are items from local businesses, e.g. bamboo travel cutlery, and advance copies of books. Plus you are helping to support indie Powell’s, our cultural treasure.
Cost: $39.95 total / every 6 week
~ Through the Wormhole ~
video documentaries The Science Channel
Current Season 3 just clips but has TV schedule for full episodes
“…hosted by Morgan Freeman…brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science – Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum Mechanics, String Theory, and more – to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? Is there a creator? These questions have been pondered by the most exquisite minds of the human race.”
~ Philosophy Talk ~
radio OPB 91.5 FM recurring Thursdays, 9-10pm
for one free weekly download: http://www.iamplify.com/store/product_details/Philosophy-Talk/Philosophy-Talk-Subscription/product_id/1486
“Hosts John Taylor and Ken Perry’s down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects… Receive one (free download) intellectually stimulating program on a different topic every week.”
~ Frontline ~
video documentaries OPB channel 10 Portland, OR metro
Drop Out Nation “An unforgettable portrait of four students in crisis and the adults waging a daily, personal struggle to get them to graduation.” 1:53:17
The Real CSI “How reliable is the science behind forensics?” 53:39
Football High “High school football has never had a higher profile…but is winning worth the risks?” 53:47
College Inc. “How Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities are transforming the way we think about college in America.” 55:34
Digital Nation “Has our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we’ve gained?” 1:26:05
Growing Up Online “What does it mean to be part of the first generation coming of age in the Internet era?” 56:38
Inside the Teenage Brain “What’s behind teens’ seemingly inexplicable behavior? Surprising answers from new scientific studies.” 55:53
Teacher Center for All Frontline Episodes
~ 101 Best Web 2.0 tools for Teachers ~ website/blog Erik Schreefel
http://www.goedonline.com/web-tools-blog-category this page has Web tools broken down by subject/grade level
Says Schreefel: “I chose to include each site based on several factors:
Ease of use;applications in education–could a teacher actually use it for something?
Compatibility with popular educational technology and digital teaching materials”