Well it was a first for me. No electricity at the library. So no class on Wed. 1/14 and no class on Mon 1/19. So after a week we were back to class. It was a wild as always . They had to hold up their cards as their fellow students read out a sentence. They were holding up contractions he's, she's or she is, he is. It became an out of control free for all and we finally shut it down 75 mins. into the class. Then we worked on question scramble and they had to write their answer on the board. (they worked in teams) I am not sure how we got to this answer but here was what one group came up with to the question "Are you married?" No we aren't. We are divorced, single and looking.
Day two of classes and the questions were flowing. It is fun to work with the lower level of ESL as they are so inquisitive. Once again we were sidetracked by the simplest thing. The word "stir" caused quite the stir. Once we settled on the pronunciation we had to work through using the word in a sentence. This led to when to use the word "can" and "would" and a giant can of worms. Monday we will stay on subject. I'm glad it'll be a new week.(contractions)
Well we survived the first night of class. My new group is absolutely fabulous and of course Roger was back from the old group. Hang tight Roger the rest of the old gang will be joining us shortly. The new group had to adjust to the fact that their teacher speaks no Spanish. None what so ever. Not even the numbers. Oh the sin of it. Maybe she shouldn't be so lazy and she should learn a new language. We worked on basic name address and a little fun item about their home land. I believe they had a good time and dare I say actually learned something.
< Thanks to JPL 2.0 I ventured into computer territories that I would have never "clicked" on. Lessons on Library Thing, Flickr, You Tube, and Podcasts were fun and enlightening for me. The Technorati, Wiki, and RSS Feeds left me dazed. I would gladly participate on the next venture. I do feel that with this assignment there were many who really did not need JPL 2.0 but JPL 3.0 as they seemed to already use and know of many of the sites and services. The tutors on Wednesdays were life savers. Donna had the patience of three saints and deserves a gold star. If my schedule had permitted I would not have missed a session with her. As for the library... this is the direction we must go in. The librarian with the reference book is now the librarian with the best website.
I made it through the Overdrive tutorial. Boy do I miss the common craft people. I am amazed at what technology can do for us. I do look forward to trying out the audio books for those long family car rides. I captured the cover of one of David Sedaris' books. i hope he is the narrator/reader of the book. As for the library customer it offers you one more place to find your favorite book and best of all keeps track of your due date. Although, you all do a pretty good job with the e-mail reminders.