Decoda Plays Literacy Month Bingo – Internet Research
Date posted: September 11, 2019
This week, we’re working on the ‘Research something on the internet’ square! And, to help you know us a little better, we’re sharing some of the non-work things we looked up on the Internet recently.
Christie – I searched for “long-tail cast on method” and found a YouTube video that will help me start my next knitting project.
Heather – I looked up the San Bernardino National Forest after meeting a firefighter who is from there. He was seconded to work forest fires in Northern California. He gave me some great camping and hiking tips.
Margaret – I looked up Kashmir on the internet because of the Arundhati Roy book I’m reading.
Maureen – Buster Keaton was referred to in the movie Benny and Joon and when I asked Rudy who he was, he said, “How could you not know who Buster Keaton was?” So I looked him up. Visual comedy and stunts were the things he was known for, although he was a film director, producer, and screen writer too. Next I went to the FVRL online catalogue and put a hold on one of his movies. Here’s a film clip to give you an idea of what he was about. Buster Keaton – The Art of the Gag.
Natasha – Recently I spent time researching the life of Anno Mitsumasa and his works. I picked up a copy of his book Anno’s Journey and became entranced with all the detailed drawings and the short biography. I learned that before becoming an artist he was a children’s math teacher. I also learned there’s a museum in Japan devoted to his works. I realize I now must make a visit to pick up more of his books as many of his books are no longer in publication! Learn more at encyclopedia.com and Anno Mitsumasa Museum.
Tina –I wanted to replicate a salad that I had at a restaurant, so I looked on the Internet for the recipe. I didn’t have a name, so I searched for the ingredients. I don’t know that I could count it as a total success as the search uncovered hundreds of recipes! More successfully, I retrieved Nigella Lawson’s recipes for My Mother’s Praised Chicken and Chocolate Guinness Cake online. It was faster than finding the cookbooks!