Are you looking for great resources to teach students how to do research online? Then check out this post. The links range from resources geared to elementary school to middle school and high school. How do you create a bibliography? Evaluate a website? Learn new search techniques? These and other skills are available in the links provided.
Thousands of new college grads will enter the workforce this year, but with unemployment at 8.2% and underemployment near 18%, many will put off the taxing job search process and opt out of the weak job market to pursue graduate degrees.
Kathy Carlson's insight:
'Tis a sad commentary for such dedicated LMS...
"Not all master’s degree holders enjoy anywhere near such optimistic job prospects or extraordinary pay. Getting a master’s in library and information science, English, music, or education can be extremely gratifying but pricy. Median mid-career median pay for all those degrees is under $63,000, and employment for them isn’t expected to grow significantly over the next few years.
Library and information science degree-holders bring in $57,600 mid-career, on average. Common jobs for them are school librarian, library director and reference librarian, and there are expected to be just 8.5% more of them by 2020. The low pay rank and estimated growth rank make library and information science the worst master’s degree for jobs right now."
With the breath of eReaders available and costs coming down what is happening in the print world? Are books becoming endangered? According to this infographic book should be with us for some time. The numbers of folks with eReaders is increasing, but many still like the "look and feel of a physical book." More information may be found in the infographic.
Are you looking for some new ideas for icebreakers with your students this year? Here are 10 icebreakers that use technology. Begin your school year with an activity that greets the student as a 21st century learner.
When Google introduced its Chromebooks a year ago, tech reviewers were pretty dismissive of the low-cost computers running Google's Chrome operating system and browser and which are intended to be used while connected to the Internet —specifically,...