Monthly Archives: November 2014

Die Wichtigkeit von Heimat und der Vergangenheit

In Folge 10 von der Filmserie, Heimat, werden die Leben von Marias drei Söhnen (Anton, Ernst, und Hermann) erklärt. Obwohl alle Marias Söhnen erfolgreich mit ihren Berufen werden, werden sie sehr verschieden mit ihren Meinungen über Heimat und die Vergangenheit. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Traditional Thursday: Brave Irene

Brave Irene was written and illustrated by William Steig and published in 1986. This story follows a little girl named Irene Bobbin who is the daughter of a dressmaker. One day her mother falls ill during a snowstorm and is unable to deliver a dress she has made the duchess for a ball. Irene decides that […] Continue reading

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Winners Wednesdays – Interrupting Chicken

Now I know what you are going to say: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein did not win an award!  But, it did receive an honorary medal from the Caldecott committee and I believe that qualifies this wonderful book as a winner!  I first encountered Interrupting Chicken during a read aloud, and I think that that is the best […] Continue reading

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Trendy Tuesdays: Sam & Dave Dig A Hole

If you are a fan of This Is Not My Hat, then you are sure to like this very new book, Sam & Dave Dig A Hole, written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Caldecott winning Jon Klassen.  The story follows two boys – Sam and Dave – and their dog as they dig a hole […] Continue reading

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Follow along with Julia and Emma’s presentation!

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When video games try to do more than just entertain

I came upon Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest last week while I was keeping up with the current controversy surrounding Gamergate, which was the subject of my last post. Developed by one of the female developers targeted by the Gamergate movement, Depression Quest is certainly a huge move against the typical flashy combat oriented genre blockbusters. The […] Continue reading

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Sieze the Moment and Climb

In League of Legends snowballing is the name of the game. Big plays that win the game often start as a small minion lead or that double kill that happened near the first dragon fight. Every click really does have an impact; just as every ranked game should mean something. From the first champion select […] Continue reading

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Marvelous New Picture Books Mondays! Feat. Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

Today’s Marvelous New Picture Book is Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell written by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. Published in 2013, this newer picture book took me by surprise! While many non-fiction, biographical picture books can contain excessive amounts of facts and dates presented in unappealing […] Continue reading

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A “Grue”some Comeback

BY A.A. BENJAMIN I might be digitally illiterate. I’ve already admitted that my values of perseverance in video games is shamefully low. The mobile Zork app has kicked my butt. Trying to play this new age Zork has given me a new appreciation for the gamers of old. After watching King of Kong, reading Ready […] Continue reading

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Ha……………………… (will video games ever be funny?)

In regard to The Stanley Parable and video games at large, we discussed how players form attachment and gain pleasure from the tension between fate and free will. The characters are caught in between this two way pull, and so are the players: most of us agreed that having infinite options leaves us paralyzed, while […] Continue reading

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