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My Ideal School Library | Susan MacIntosh

My Ideal School Library | Susan MacIntosh | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
On any given day, a school library can be used as an instructional space, space for group projects, individual study/research, and a reading space. Curiously, library spaces are often whittled down while the demands on ...

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Could the Country's Most Important Librarian Fix U.S. Copyright?

Could the Country's Most Important Librarian Fix U.S. Copyright? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The U.S. is getting a new Librarian of Congress—and this person will have sweeping powers change intellectual property law.
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Some Very Good Tutorials to Help Students Develop Online Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Very Good Tutorials to Help Students Develop Online Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years

For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A new Flipboard-clone with massive potential reach, R.I.P. Newsstand, and news stories embedded deeper inside iOS — it was a big day for news on iPhones and iPads.
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Mapping Where Foreign Aid Comes From And Where It Goes

Mapping Where Foreign Aid Comes From And Where It Goes | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
How does $168 billion in development money flow around the world? A useful new tool tracks the data.
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Should librarians challenge the status quo? An interview with Laura Saunders - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Should librarians challenge the status quo? An interview with Laura Saunders - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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LibGuides — How Usable is the Three Column Layout? - LibUX

LibGuides — How Usable is the Three Column Layout? - LibUX | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
There is a cost to the columns-and-tabs default that is probably greater than the side-menu template bundled with LibGuides.
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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
How can educators decide which tech to use in the classroom? There are specialists who can help with that.
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A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away | Flipboard

A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away | Flipboard | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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7 most common data visualization mistakes

7 most common data visualization mistakes | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In dataviz, as in any other field, there are rules, best practices, guidelines and then there is common sense. And contrary to what we might believe, common sense gets ignored quite often, as we’ll see in the examples below.
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World Library of Science

World Library of Science | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
World Library Of Science is an open online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles authored by editors at NPG with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources. World Library Of Science currently contains articles in the field of genetics, and is intended for college undergraduate faculty and students. Future plans involve extension of World Library Of Science to other fields within the life sciences, as well as to other audiences.
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Did Facebook’s Big Study Kill My Filter Bubble Thesis? — Backchannel — Medium

Did Facebook's Big Study Kill My Filter Bubble Thesis? - Backchannel - Medium
Not really — and here’s why.
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15 Massive Online Databases You Should Know About

15 Massive Online Databases You Should Know About | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Think of your favorite open databases. I'm sure Wikipedia and IMDb instantly spring to mind, but you might not be in the need of all that knowledge ever, or a comprehensive database of all things entertainment. Sometimes you need a bit of VLDB (Very Large Data Base) flavor. Something to spice up your data analysis.…
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The way we tell stories is evolving along with our smartphones

The way we tell stories is evolving along with our smartphones | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The smartphone is rising as a reading device. What happens to the stories they're telling?
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Embed Flipboard Magazines On Your Website or Blog | Flipboard

Embed Flipboard Magazines On Your Website or Blog | Flipboard | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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8 Educational Websites to Help Students Gain Important Learning Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Educational Websites to Help Students Gain Important Learning Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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6 Steps to Teaching Students to Search

6 Steps to Teaching Students to Search | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Please feel free to use this resource with students or in teacher trainings. Please do not republish to your blog. Link to Google Drawing:  New Literacy The new literacy is to teach students how to...
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4 Good iPad Apps to Help Kids Create Beautiful Origami ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Good iPad Apps to Help Kids Create Beautiful Origami ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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How to Use Flipboard Magazines in the Classroom

How to Use Flipboard Magazines in the Classroom | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Are you using Flipboard magazines in your classroom? An increasing number of educators are, and so is our team. Find out why!
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Statistics: Mary Meeker’s Annual “Internet Trends” Report Now Available Online | LJ INFOdocket

Statistics: Mary Meeker’s Annual “Internet Trends” Report Now Available Online | LJ INFOdocket | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Mary Meeker, a highly respected analyst and vice-president at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, delivers her Internet Trends presentation/report at a major industry conference each year.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Athenir - A Search Engine With Visualizations of Related Terms

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The Future of Libraries Infographic | WebCheckout

The Future of Libraries Infographic | WebCheckout | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Libraries have been predicted to go extinct by 2019. So what are they doing to guard against the future?
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