About Mrs. J in the Library and tesseracts
My husband once asked me, “When is the shortest distance between two points NOT a straight line?”
I definitively answered, “When it’s a tesseract.”
About technology and tesseracts
The inspiration for my blog name is from one of my all-time favorite books, “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. I sometimes think of tesseracts (or “wrinkles”) as a metaphor for using technology in education. If you’ve read the book, hopefully you can understand that technology can be a “wrinkle” or shortcut that we use to help us get from point A to point B. It is not a straight line (and often it’s not the fastest way, either), but it is better than not using technology at all.
When I first started this blog in 2008, it was to document an online Web 2.0 class/workshop through the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, or PSLA. Though I never finished the workshop assignments, I kept the blog.
Now as I implement programs such as Nook ereader lending, Android tablet use, and a makerspace at my library, I document my experiences and reflections to inspire and help elementary teacher-librarians or library media specialists.
I’m a teacher-librarian at an elementary school in Pennsylvania. The information and opinions represented here are my own and are not the views and opinions of any business or organization.