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Gabe Baker
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looking for Latin teachers here who want to have interactions between classes via NING

Hello everyone! My name is Gabe Baker and it is my first year as a Latin teacher. At Oberlin College, one of my professors told me about his involvement in the beginning of the scripting of ancient…Continue

Started Apr 2, 2011

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Hometown/Institution:
Oberlin College
Role in the Classics Classroom (real or virtual):
student
About Me:
I am a student of Greek and Latin literature, with a particular interest in Plato, literary theory, educational theory and practice, and ethical interpretation.
(that was written last year)
Now, I am teacher of classical languages and literature at a school in Los Angeles, CA.
My Website:
http://pacifichills.ning.com

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The Golden Fleece - Latin learning iPad application on Kickstarter

Ahoy digital classics community,

I am reaching out for support for the creation of a digital Latin learning tool, a location-based game set in modern Rome for iOS. 

Please check out this project if this sounds like something that might interest you, your students, or peers, and please spread the word to anyone who would be intrigued by this project.  Your support would be greatly appreciated, and would help usher in a new wave of learning tools for mobile…

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Posted on March 15, 2012 at 12:48am

Looking for Latin teachers who want to do a Latin manuscript activity with my class on NING: could be suited to all abilities

Hello everyone! My name is Gabe Baker and it is my first year as a Latin teacher. At Oberlin College, one of my professors told me about his involvement in the beginning of the scripting of ancient Greek for computers, and since then I've been fascinated by the intersection between contemporary technology and ancient texts and languages.  It is no surprise to me that as a teacher I am enthusiastic about embracing technology as a means of enhancing the educational experience of my seventh…

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Posted on April 2, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

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At 12:56pm on April 3, 2011, Laura Gibbs said…
Yes, Gabe, let's stay in touch! I mostly keep my Ning private and for the public side focus on websites - my students use GoogleSites to publish their work online where it is very share-able! They seem so much more motivated to work on their writing when publishing it online as opposed to just writing it for a paper that they know will end up sooner or later (sooner rather than later!) in the trash can... Here are the projects in Myth-Folklore this semester; they choose and topic and retell stories in their own way.
At 3:47pm on April 3, 2011, Laura Gibbs said…
Ha ha, yes, that's me - I feel so lucky to be living in the "Age of the Internet" - my school is adamantly opposed to letting me teach Latin online, but I can keep up my Latin interests and share what I'm reading with others, even if I don't have an official Latin class. That's so much more fun than just reading on my own and taking notes in spiral notebooks as I did before the Internet changed the world! :-)

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