How are we doing?


How’s our blogging?  We would love to hear from you with feedback on how we can best tailor this blog space to meet your needs and interests.

  • Is there a question you have that we can answer in a blog post?
  • Is there a particular author or book you’re studying that you would like to see a post about?
  • What topics would you find most interesting?

Please let us know by leaving a comment (click the “Comments” link below this entry).

You can also email us or call us at 1.800.596.0710.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted by Danika L. Morphew-Tarbuck, MLS, Web 2.0 Content Producer

2 Responses to How are we doing?

  1. Bruce DuBoff October 29, 2008 at 8:24 am #

    Hello:

    My name is Bruce DuBoff; I will give contact info at the bottom. I have been asked to trial this site and I have some questions about the blog. What is its goal? Is it indexed anywhere? If my students cannot hear on their computers (no speakers), what other resources are available from the authors? Do you accept reviews from outside librarians? Thanks.

    Best regards,

    Bruce DuBoff
    Librarian
    Howard M. Phifer Middle School
    URL: http://ww2.pennsauken.net/pms
    Blog: http://phiferbooks.blogspot.com
    AND
    Pennsauken Intermediate School
    URL: http://ww2.pennsauken.net/pim

  2. Danika Morphew-Tarbuck November 3, 2008 at 10:24 am #

    Hi Bruce,

    Thanks so much for your questions, they have all been great to consider.

    First, I would say that the goal of the TeachingBooks blog is to give customers current insights into some of our favorite resources, the authors we get to work with as we create original resources, and useful tips for navigating the site. It’s one way for our small staff to provide outreach and quick access to new resources and TeachingBooks news.

    The blog is not currently indexed, but we’re working on it. Do you have examples of helpful indexes that you’ve used in similar contexts?

    As for your great questions about computers without speakers or access to audio, there are numerous online resources that can be accessed without audio [though I’d guess your students would appreciate getting headphones so they can listen to book excerpts, watch videos of their favorite authors, etc.]. For example, many of the Author Programs are actually written resources. Just check the far right column of an Author Program table to note what format the resource is in: video, audio, or written. Even our Original Author Programs have in-depth written interviews that offer new perspectives on the life and work of award-winning authors.

    And, lastly, I’m not exactly sure what you mean by “reviews” but tell me more about what you’re thinking and I’ll see what I can figure out.

    As you’re enjoying your trial, we’d highly recommend viewing an archived video of a short training session. It gives an overview of what TeachingBooks is all about–at your convenience. Or, of course, you can just give us a call and we’d be happy to answer any questions during an impromptu walk-through of the site.

    Webinars: http://www.teachingbooks.net/show.cgi?f=webinars

    Thanks again, Bruce! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions in the future.

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