“Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be.” – David Thornburg

23 October 2014


History of the English Language

Roman Britain
Roman Britain timeline

History of English podcast

Online etymology dictionary

The History of English in 10 minutes (with English subtitles):

HORRIBLE HISTORIES videos. Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated history books and a British children's sketch comedy television series that shows you the sides of histoy they don't teach at school. The names for the different historical periods are Ruthless Romans, Smashing Saxons, Stormin' Normans, Terrible Tudors, Vicious Vikings, and so on. You'll find yourself laughing into stitches!!!

Horrible Histories: The Anglo-Saxon report

Horrible Histories: Anglo-Saxon language

Horrible Histories: Historical Masterchef Saxons

Horrible Histories: Words we get from the Vikings

Horrible Histories: The Viking song

Horrible Histories: Normonolopy

Horrible Histories: The Roman invasion of Britain report

21 October 2014


Introduction to The Great Gatsby

Bookmarks (Book Drum is the perfect companion to the books we love, bringing them to life with immersive pictures, videos, maps and music).

"The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. 
The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature."

"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy" F. Scott Fitzgerald.

What's make The Great Gatsby great? The Guardian article.

'Gatsby' references in popular culture.

15 October 2014


For the whole show, "Here and Now", click here.

How to procrastinate: a guide

The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing

13 October 2014


The Barking Mouse (interesting introduction about Antonio Sacre's life)
The Solo Collective: Antonio Sacre

Storytelling: benefits and tips