Tirones Has a New Look!

Tirones Has a New Look!

We’ve been working on things a bit here at the NCLG’s Tirones website. We want to create a site that is easy to navigate and find information for new Latin teachers – and here is what we’ve done!

We’ve given the site an entirely new look – more modern, clean, and simple yet with a touch of elegance! You have the banner area with the navigation menu below to find your way through the various pages on our site. Below that are three boxes that lead directly to important pages that we think you should take notice of. We have some information about the NCLG, then a page about our mission here at Tirones, and the box on the right is our discussion group on Romae’s Amicitia social network. Head on over there to ask questions and post comments about your experiences.

Below these three boxes are various posts and updates we are publishing to the Tirones site. You can subscribe by email if you’d like and all new articles will automatically push to your email inbox.

Stay tuned for more changes coming soon. We will be publishing tips for new teachers as well as various resources which can help teachers as we all move forward to deliver the best we have to offer to our students. Hope to see you around! Share your comments with us in the Amicitia group forum!

Have you been to Venice? Please post a comment on this Gigapan.

Remember the GIGAPAN of the Roman Forum that was on display at ACL two years ago?
The Latin community made some great posts on that image and now some of my friends in the GigaPan community asked if I could spread the word and invite you to make some comments on this Gigapan of Venice at  http://gigapan.com/gigapans/51175  which will be featured in the next issue of GigPan Magazine. The theme is Main Streets.
The premise of GigaPan Magazine is to showcase meaningful uses of the functionalities GigaPan.com offers.
Or to quote from the magazine site: “Gigapan Magazine sets out to explore the ways images on GigaPan.com can deliver information, convey messages, tell stories, express emotions and otherwise carry meaning.”
Please explore this GIgaPan image and post a comment or two about some detail(s) in the image.
This link has simple instructions on how to make a snapshot, and may be helpful as you approach people new to GigaPan: bit.ly/snapan
I appreciate your help.  
Remember you can search the GigaPan site and use these beautiful images in your classroom for cross curricular activities.The site itself is a great resource for teachers in any discipline.
Spread the word.  THANKS.


John Ricard is presenting in Pittsburgh. PA at TRETC

John Ricard is presenting a session on Social Networking at TRETC – a technology conference in SW Pennsylvania today – 11/14/2012.


Salvete, omnes!

Welcome to Tirones: Resources for new Latin Teachers.

Tirones is a collaborative project of the Committee for the Promotion of Latin, the National Committee for Latin and Greek, and the Joint National Committee on Classics in American Education, with support from the Technology Committee of the American Classical League.

Please invite your friends and colleagues, especially new teachers who are looking for resources and for a forum where they can raise questions.

Please contribute your own resources, as well as your responses to the questions that arise.

Help strengthen the bonds of amicitia that include us all!