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Pittsburgh/St. Louise de Marillac School
Role in the Classics Classroom (real or virtual):
teacher, Classics supporter
About Me:
I have served as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair of Excellence Through Classics Elementary/Middle Levels, a standing committee of the American Classical League for Introductory, Elementary, and Middle School Classics programs. I was recently appointed to the position as Classics Club Chair for ETC where I will be working to revive the Classics Club idea that started in the early years of ETC for students in grades k-8. I am also serving as the Chair of the Committee for Latin in Elementary Schools for the National Committee for Latin and Greek. This will be my first year on the committee and I look forward to working to promote Latin at the elementary level. I also serve as the Director of Community Outreach and Special Projects for Ancient Coins for Education, Inc. and on the Education Task Force for the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild. I am one of two teachers in the United States who serve as part of the Primary Latin Project for the UK. I love learning about new technology in the classroom and sharing what I have learned with others.
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Using technology in the elementary classroom is the perfect "hook" to get students interested, engaged, and actively learning. I love pairing ancient studies with modern technology!

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Visuwords - online Graphical Dictionary and More

Check out visuwords at


This is an online graphical dictionary and thesaurus AND MORE!

I used this with my Latin club to show them English words with Latin roots.

Type in the word "maternal" for example and then watch all the connections.

This is great for a research tool.  We used it to find information on mythology.

Type in Zeus.  Hover over the word for a… Continue

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 10:51am

YoLink: Search Enhancement Tool

YoLink is a search enhancement tool that allows you to search behind links.
"Less time searching, more time finding."
You can add it to your blog or school site.
This site also has links to other ED TECH Sites.

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 11:17am

Great Articles on Classics Majors Posted on Pyschologytoday.com

If you haven't seen this yet, check out this article entitled "Classics Majors Find their Future in the Past," by Katharine Brooks, Ed.D. created on March 3, 2010, published on psychologytoday.com. She wrote that "one impetus for this posting is that this week is Latin Teacher Recruitment Week."

The URL is http://psychologytoday.com/print/39052.

Check out her follow up post on March 4, 2010, "Branding and Marketing the Classics… Continue

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 6:24pm

National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week: March 1-5, 2010

It's National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week. March 1 - 5, 2010. Visit the NLTRW page on the NCLG website at http://promotelatin.org/nltrw.htm

This would be a great time to share the National Education Report VIDEO featured on the NCLG website which showcases the benefits of Classical studies and features some familiar faces.

You can view this 8 minute video on You Tube at…


Posted on February 28, 2010 at 11:31am

Deadlines for the National Mythology Exam and the Exploratory Latin Exam

Please consider administering the National Mythology Exam or the Exploratory Latin Exam this year! Or talk to an English or History teacher about the how they can use the exam to supplement their curriculum and bring national recognition to their students!

The National Mythology Exam sponsored by the ETC (Excellence Through Classics, a standing committee of the American Classical League) is designed for students in grades 3 through 9. The format of the exam is multiple choice… Continue

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 10:07am

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At 3:56pm on July 4, 2010, Helen Forte said…
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