Thursday, May 16, 2013

Institute for Health Advancement

On-line Resouces

Excellent links to health information resources  presented in a format and language appropriate for reading levels below the fifth grade.

Friday, January 11, 2013

There is now in place for local patrons  access to two excellent language learning programs:  Mango languages is available through the Kansas State Library Card and the Byki course of study may be reached through the Hutch Public Library website.  Most of the word's major languages are represented and both Byki and Mango have mobile tools, terrific for on-the-go vocabulary review, etc.  Patrons who have any questions about how to access or benefit fully from these programs can stop by the library or call us.  Byki is great for learning English, also.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Language Learning Opportunity

Hutchinson Public Library now offers Transparent Language, Inc., in addition to Mango Languages, as a way to learn a  new language online.   Available for registration with a HPL card:

Transparent Language, Inc

Take a look! English Language Learning is supported too.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The State Library has just announced that Mango Languages will be offered as past of the database offerings.  There is English as a Second Language and much, much more. I can't wait for August 1 to use it.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

 Coursera is in the news this morning with commitments from 5 major universities (including one of my former schools, Penn) to offer free online courses.  Content here is college-level, and the intent is to teach the nuts and bolts with video segments, much as KhanAcademy does.  The education revolution appears finally to be gaining momentum.  I am experimenting with Khan for GED math concepts and with Buzzmath for middle school core standards with several adult students at Hutchinson Public Library.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Videos of Adult Learners

If you are interested in becoming a tutor or if you know an adult who might want instruction, these videos from Philadelphia -- in 4 parts on YouTube -- might be of interest:  It's never too late to learn to read.