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Titio! Tweeting in and for Latin via Twitter

Twitter is another ubiquitous Web 2.0 communication tool enabling users to "tweet" (post) updates in 140 characters (or less). Some would argue that Martial was the first person to tweet even though Twitter would not be invented until nearly 2,000 years after his death. For users of Twitter, there are those who tweet, those who follow (subscribe to those who tweet), and those who do both. Classicists have gotten into Twitter, too, and some are even using it… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 26, 2010 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

2010 Standards for Latin Teacher Preparation Published by APA/ACL

The American Philological Association (APA) and the American Classical League (ACL) jointly created and published the Standards for Latin Teacher Preparation in 2010. There is a small section listing sample online resources (eClassics is one of the three resources listed!). There is also a "Note on Technology" on page 17. From the Foreword:



"Teaching Latin is a noble calling… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 31, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Terence Awards for Excellence in Classics Student Filmmaking: Call for Submissions

I am pleased to announce the second annual Terence Awards. These cash awards and prizes will be given to those junior high, high school, and university students whose videos convey Classics in a way that is informative, entertaining, or both. Please read on for details:



Prizes



Cash prizes and free books will be awarded to the winning filmmaker or team in the following categories:



1 Best Picture, Junior Prize (junior high, high school, or homeschool student(s)… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 30, 2009 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Technology at Texas Classical Association, October 23-24, 2009, University of Texas - Austin

The Texas Classical Association (TCA) annual meeting was held at the AT&T Conference Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on October 23-24, 2009. With over 90 delegates, it was the best-attended TCA in the history of the organization, and featured one presentation on the 23rd and eleven on the 24th. Read the full program here. Three presentations dealt specifically with classroom technologies for Classics, and one… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on October 27, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

American Classical League Pre-Institute Workshop on free e-utilities for Latin teachers

I presented a pre-Institute workshop at ACL last week on how to download, install, and use Skype, Audacity, WeGame, Second Life, and World of Warcraft (machinima projects and live interaction in Latin). I thought that others might benefit from the 60-page, illustrated handout, so I have attached it to this post in PDF format.…



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Added by Andrew Reinhard on June 29, 2009 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

Summer Webinar Series from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

Omnes,



Starting in June, Latin teachers teach Latin teachers online in Bolchazy-Carducci Publisher's second annual, weekly series of online seminars. We have some exciting new sessions this year on Vergil, Catullus, Cicero, etymology, Roman culture, and Latin 2.0, not to mention two sessions from Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg including a Virtual Conventiculum! Returning favorites Rose Williams and Anna Andresian will reprise their popular sessions from 2008.



Whether… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on April 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Latin Teacher Dawn La Fon Featured in News Article on the Relevance of Learning Latin

From The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, March 4, 2009:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/mar/04/my-profession-teacher-living-language/

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Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 11, 2009 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Terence Awards Winner Announced

It is with great pleasure that I announce this year's winner for the first inaugural Terence Awards for excellence in student-created films on Classical and Latin themes. There are two, official cash-prize awards:



Best Use of Latin in a Film ($250.00) sponsored by the Classical Association of the Middle West and South's (CAMWS) Committee for the Promotion of Latin



Best Picture ($100.00) sponsored by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers/eClassics



Thanks to both of these… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 9, 2009 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

AF4

Here is the first file, uploaded here for your convenience.

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Aristophanes_Birds-Part1.mp3

Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 6, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

AF3

Aristophanes_Birds-Part4.mp3

Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 6, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ludi Latini



I wrote a longish blog post on Latin via gaming on Latinblogg (managed by eClassics member Moa Ekbom). If you're interested in learning Latin with computer and console games, read the post here. Thanks to Ms. Ekbom for the invitation to write on my favorite subject. A more complete, formal paper will appear later this year as part of the published proceedings from the recent… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on March 3, 2009 at 5:44pm — 6 Comments

Report on the Greek and Roman Games in the Computer Age Conference, Trondeheim, Norway

Report on the Greek and Roman Games in the Computer Age Conference

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

February 20-21, 2009

Prepared by Andrew Reinhard



Summary




A revolution is happening now and the flashpoint is Scandinavia. Both Sweden and Norway have fought and won to keep Classics as a vital and viable subject of study at the secondary school and university level. Activist bloggers like Moa Ekbom in Sweden (see her… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on February 24, 2009 at 6:35pm — No Comments

AF2

Aristophanes_Birds-Part3.mp3

Added by Andrew Reinhard on February 6, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

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

eClassics Demographic Study

Prepared by Andrew Reinhard

January 29, 2009



SUMMARY



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.



COUNTRIES: 38



Argentina, 3

Australia, 11

Austria,… Continue

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

Looking at Latin Online Grammar Review Website Now Available

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is pleased to announce the official launch of its new, Latin grammar review website, Looking at Latin Online.



Based on Anna Andresian's visual Latin grammar primer, Looking at Latin, the website contains 5,717 Andresian-authored questions on all aspects of Latin grammar, edited by LeaAnn Osburn and Don Sprague, and "adapted for the screen"… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on December 18, 2008 at 10:37am — No Comments

University of Illinois-Chicago Classics under threat

I am posting this note that was sent to the Illinois Classics list yesterday on behalf of Dave Johnson, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale:



As many of you closer to Chicagoland than I here in deepest Southern Illinois have no doubt already heard, the Classics program at UIC is under threat:



http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/1329932,CST-NWS-classics14.article



We all… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on December 16, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

First Annual Terence Awards for Best, Student-Created Latin/Classics Videos

eClassics is pleased to announce the first annual Terence Awards. These cash awards will be given to those junior high or high school students whose videos convey Classics in a way that is informative, entertaining, or both. Please read on for details:



Prizes: Cash prizes will be awarded for the categories of Best Picture ($100) and Best Use of Latin in a Film ($250). Winners will also have their videos featured on the eClassics main page for one month, and will also receive a plaque… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on December 6, 2008 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

ReLIVE08 Conference: Report of Day 2's chaired debate, Latin workshop, and paper sessions

The chaired debate was the first thing on the agenda this morning. Roo, Ted, Bill, and Claudia were all on the panel, all of whom I had met the previous day. Delegates to the conference had been asked to submit questions to the panel in advance, and my question was one of ten selected to be asked. You can watch me ask the question and hear the answer via the recorded video webcast here:… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on November 24, 2008 at 9:14pm — No Comments

ReLIVE08: Recap of paper sessions on education in virtual environments, Day One

The opening plenary speech was given by Dr. Ted Castranova of Indiana University who specializes in the economics of massively multiplayer on-line role-playing games (MMORPGs) like he was introduced by an Open University administrator who spoke briefly of the challenges facing school administrations as new educational technologies come into more common use, specifically with the agenda of learning via playing.



She said that crafting revised policy, management, budget, and strategy… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on November 24, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Latin??? -- ReLive08 Pre-Conference Reception, 19 November

I had the good fortune to be in Milton Keynes in time to attend the pre-conference reception for delegates of the ReLIVE08 Conference (Researching Learning in Virtual Environments). I managed to speak to a few people who all had the same reaction once I told them what I was doing with Latin and virtual environments like Second Life and World of Warcraft: "Latin? Spoken Latin? And there's a publisher just for that?" I told them a bit more about my work for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, and… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on November 20, 2008 at 3:45am — No Comments

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