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Lesson Idea: Use a Voice Recorder

Olympus voice recorder

A voice recorder is a great tool to use with your ESL or basic literacy adult learner.

·         Record the same reading on multiple occasions for comparison over time.

·         Send a recording home with your learner for a transcription assignment.

·         Record your learner and immediately play back for pronunciation help.

Barney S. Cleaver, Tulsa's First African-American Policeman

Home of Barney cleaver

Barney S. Cleaver, the first African-American policeman in Tulsa, was born in Newbern, VA in 1865. In Newbern, he attended public school until he was fifteen. He then moved to Charleston, WV where he initially worked on a steamer and later worked in the coal mines. As an Oklahoma & Gulf Coal Co. employee, he served as an immigrant agent, bringing more than four thousand employees from West Virginia to Oklahoma. 

Books on the Shelf: Do They Lead to More Success in School?

Home Libraries

“Regardless of how many books the family already has, each addition to a home library helps the children get a little farther in school.”

www.psmag.com/culture-society/home-libraries-provide-huge-educational-advantage-14212/

Storm Shelters

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The library often receives calls from patrons looking for refuge from oncoming weather; we have to tell them that there are no official public shelters in Tulsa. (reference articles: http://bit.ly/13I79XY or http://bit.ly/mKBBoH).

Saturday is the National Day of Civic Hacking

national day of civic hacking

Saturday is National Day of Civic Hacking.

One Saturday, June 1 pioneering citizens across the United States will blaze new trails for social innovation in an event of unprecedented scope. Nearly one hundred teams across the country, supported by more than 20 government agencies, will come together with a common purpose: to invent new applications that leverage open, public data for the common good. This is the National Day of Civic Hacking. (from hackforchange.org)

Tulsa is among the cities participating in the National Day of Civic Hacking.

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