Thursday, July 10, 2008
Weekly Geeks #10: Magazines
This week's WG theme is magazines. I talked about a few of the magazines that I read regularly during the Friendly Book Nook Summer Reading Extravaganza, so today I'm going to talk about two of my online subscriptions:
1. Name of magazine. mental_floss
2. Do you subscribe or just buy it now and then? I have an RSS feed for the online version, so I read those articles prettty much everyday. I pick up the paper version every once in a while (when I'm in a store that actually carries it).
3. What’s your favorite regular feature in the magazine? I love the Morning Cup of Links and daily Lunchtime Quizzes.
4. What do you think your interest in this magazine says about you? I like knowing random facts that will come in handy while playing trivia at the bar with my friends.
5. How long have you been reading this magazine? I'm not really sure. I've been reading it online for over a year now, and I know I picked up the RL version every once in a while before that.
6. Is there any unique or quirky aspect to the magazine that keeps you reading? I am a useless knowledge junkie, and that's what this magazine is dedicated to providing. I love it!
1. Name of magazine. Education Week
2. Do you subscribe or just buy it now and then? I orginially had a trial subscription, but I had a lot of problems with actually getting the magazine. Now I have a condensed version e-mailed to me every week, and I read the articles that interest me. You have to register on the site to read some of them (and sometimes you can only read two a week), but it's worth it.
3. What’s your favorite regular feature in the magazine? They have a lot of information about politics and education, which is interesting to me.
4. What do you think your interest in this magazine says about you? I want to be a well-informed educator.
5. How long have you been reading this magazine? About a year.
6. Is there any unique or quirky aspect to the magazine that keeps you reading? It's weekly, which means the articles are usually extremely topical. I also like that I can search for articles about my specific content area.