The family librarian

Today, practising what I preach, I taught Miss 16 to use Google wonder wheel to find keywords and background information for an ancient history assignment. Then, armed with said background information, off we trotted to the local library to find some books. Targetted pre-search a good strategy as she is currently on crutches so too much hanging about the library is not a good thing. To borrow a phrase from @jobeaz, “love my job”.

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5 responses

  1. Hadn’t come across the Google wonder wheel – Thanks! Have shown Kid1 in prep for further homework assignments 🙂

  2. […] had our brains in gear on the weekend. NewGradLibrarian loved being a librarian yesterday when she showed her Miss 16 the Google Wonder Wheel to help her with her research. Ghylene shared the fruits of her clever brain – a […]

  3. […] July 28, 2010 Tonight Miss 16 rang wanting a lesson in Harvard style referencing – over the phone no less.  Even more than I love being a librarian, I love that I have a child who is ‘nerdy’ enough to be appreciative of the fact that I’m a librarian! It makes me feel, well, kinda cool.  I have knowledge and skills that she finds valuable – as I have blogged about before. […]

  4. […] Tonight Miss 16 rang wanting a lesson in Harvard style referencing – over the phone no less.  Even more than I love being a librarian, I love that I have a child who is ‘nerdy’ enough to be appreciative of the fact that I’m a librarian! It makes me feel, well, kinda cool.  I have knowledge and skills that she finds valuable – as I have blogged about before. […]

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