Wednesday, March 7, 2007

fun websites

So in my seminar in learning and cognition last night, we were talking about theory of mind and that lead to rumination on creativity and imagination, and that, of course, led to what is creativity? what is imagination? and how can/do we teach in and encourage them, and are they lacking in schools lately due to standardized testing, and are they lacking in society in general? Naturally, the whole modern-day versus back-in-the-day discussion came up. Ya' know the one - the days of old when kids read books, made up stories to play out, listened to the radio...and today when kids have t.v., movies, and computers and have no desire to create their own plotlines and patience with books (ESPECIALLY books with no pictures)!

That discussion aside (though I will throw in that I LOVE books!), the whole thing reminded me that I wanted to share some of my favorite websites - at the top of which are those where you can stream old-time radio shows. I LOVE old-time radio shows, like, a ridiculous amount. I stream them and do my homework while I listen. I find the local a.m. stations that play them on Sunday nights. I found a few radio stations that stream online that play them - all the classics like Jack Benny, Fibber McGee & Molly, My Favorite Husband, Father Knows Best, the Shadow, Lights Out, etc. Some even include old newsreels. AWESOME!!! They're fun to listen and paint an interesting picture of society at the time.

So, without further ado, some of Karen's favorite websites (the first four are radio. the rest...well...):

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