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January 2009 Blog Posts (7)

eClassics Demographics Commemorating the Occasion of Being Joined by our 1000th Member

eClassics Demographic Study

Prepared by Andrew Reinhard

January 29, 2009


eClassics was joined by its 1,000th member on January 28, 2009. As founder and site administrator, I wanted to break down the numbers regarding the site’s membership according to age, geography, teaching experience, and the like, to take a snapshot of Classics pedagogy in the Digital Age.


Argentina, 3

Australia, 11

Austria,… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on January 29, 2009 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

Ninging in the Latin Classroom

Ninging in the Latin Classroom

Bob Patrick, NBCT-Latin

Parkview High School

Lilburn, GA

Under the extremely good guidance of Laura Gibbs, I decided over the Winter Holidays to set up a Ning for my AP Vergil Class and for my Latin 3-Honors class which is beginning a venture into Roman Comedy which will stretch into their Latin 4 year. I had heretofore used Blogs with my upper level students in AP Latin Lit and Vergil to have students do their essay writing. Sometimes… Continue

Added by Robertus Patricius on January 28, 2009 at 7:22am — 4 Comments

SCHOLA - one year old this month



was Founded on 31 January 2008 - hard to think, almost a year has flowed by since then.

The site has as of now, 777 members, with more joining every single day.

NING added a chatroom to the site a month ago, and this has made a huge difference to the site. People are using the chatroom every day, forming friendships with others across the globe, in Latin. This built-in chatroom is far more successful than the remote chatroom we tried to run… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on January 26, 2009 at 6:43am — No Comments

More evidence pointing at the importance of Oral work

This study speaks for itself - if the brain is using facial movement as a cue, then it seems to make sense that giving the brain access to these cues would make learning the language easier, as the brain would have an easier time recognising words. Reading out loud, and speaking, would elicit these responses.

Here is the review of the study:


Feeling Your Words: Hearing With Your Face

ScienceDaily (Jan. 26, 2009) — The movement of facial… Continue

Added by Latinum Institute on January 26, 2009 at 5:05am — No Comments


All the videos look so fun and interesting, and I can't watch any of them. Very frustrating. They appear to load, then there's a script error and I get nothing. Sigh. I'll keep trying.

Added by Pam Koleszar on January 15, 2009 at 7:28am — 1 Comment

Podcasting and the Classics, APA 2009: The talks are available on the WWW


We are so eager to hear what viewers and listeners think. Enjoy the talks and I look forward to your feedback!

Added by Chris Ann Matteo on January 13, 2009 at 4:20am — 3 Comments

WiZiQ Virtual Classroom

WiZiQ is a web-based platform for anyone and everyone who wants to teach and learn live, online. Teachers and students use WiZiQ for its state-of-the-art virtual classroom, to create and share online educational content and tests, and to connect with persons having similar subject interests.… Continue

Added by Mark Cruthers on January 3, 2009 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

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