The first three skills are essential for all consumers of digital content. Let’s face it – there’s a serious decline in our kids’ ability to evaluate online information and write effectively. Not to mention their lack of social and moral ethics when posting to Facebook and Twitter. How do we educate our kids? Advocate the teaching of information literacy.
This paper explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
Modern day fairytale wins public vote from shortlist of winners beating big names including Kate Atkinson and David Walliams (RT @guardiannews: Neil Gaiman novel wins Book of the Year http://t.co/tbyV1CVgVV)...
Capture anything you see on your PC screen with SnapIt. It is convenient tool for graphic designers, bloggers who capture and crop images for their posts, for tech writers who need to describe menus and interfaces of applications, web designers and those who work with graphics every day. It captures and auto saves images with one click.
What do you think are the biggest benefits of learning languages? Check out our infographic for some interesting, fun and quirky facts!
Cindy Huskey's insight:
I stumbled upon this infographic serendipitously and felt compelled to share. It seems that foreign language classes in high school are viewed by students as one more requirement towards graduation - nothing more, nothing less. I suppose I'm a different breed of human, but I wanted to learn to speak French more than saying hello and reciting the ABC's. So, I bought a conversational French book and practiced - get this - outside of class. By the time I was in college, I could speak almost fluently and even carry on a conversation without sounding ridiculous. Who knew all the mental benefits of learning a new language?
WHAT'S IDEA FLIGHT? Idea Flight enables one person, the Pilot, to use their iPad to control content to an audience, their Passengers, or other iPads via W-Fi or Bluetooth. Preparing materials for Idea Flight is simple: Content must be saved as a PDF and can easily be accessed through Dropbox, iTunes File Sharing, or email. Then invite your Passengers to come on board directly from the app. Idea Flight includes a Passenger List allowing Passengers and Pilots to connect via LinkedIn and now Facebook. Use the Passenger List as a virtual cheat sheet and add attendees to your network while your gathering is underway.
Jail Time For Unreturned Library Books? CBS Local A Texas man who was arrested for failing to return an overdue library book ignited an online flurry of snarky comments and headlines about the Lone Star State extending its tough-on-crime bravado to...
DETROIT -- Before passing comment on someone's "baby bump," take a pregnant pause. Likewise, give up promoting "shared sacrifice." (Banned terms for 2012, include 'baby bump', 'shared sacrifice' and the overused 'amazing!