Month: April 2016

NETA 2016

NETA 2016

NETA stands for the Nebraska Educational Technology Association, and it is an organization that promotes the use of technology in teaching. I have been attending the conference off and on since 1998. I remember the first year it was at some high school in Lincoln. I attended as an AmeriCorps representative. I had no idea …

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Vitauts Take 32: Language Lessons

Vitauts Take 32: Language Lessons

Learning Latvian Last night, my cousin John Grinberg came over to offer me a lesson in the Latvian language. John is a retired high school German teacher, and I think he relished the opportunity to teach again because he showed up in full Latvian Language Mode! All I could say was “I don’t speak Latvian” …

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Vitauts Take 31: Passport Time

Vitauts Take 31: Passport Time

I had been planning a trip to Latvia this summer as a celebration. I mentioned it to dad awhile ago, and he said he might be interested. In fact, when I asked him what he would do if he did win one of those stupid sweepstakes he has been  entering, and he said, “Travel to …

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