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Content of interest to those who work in the wilderness that is the middle school library.
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VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!
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True tech integration starts with learning goals | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

True tech integration starts with learning goals | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The real challenge is not integrating technology effectively. It's developing a vision for technology use
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We Are Instant Number Crunchers – Phenomena: The Loom

We Are Instant Number Crunchers – Phenomena: The Loom | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
If you have ever struggled through a math class, you may not think of numbers as natural. They may seem more like a tool that you have learn how to use, like Excel or a nail gun. And it's certainly...
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Information use: Why statistical evidence works so well in persuasive essays and debates!

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The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design and the Line Between Editing and Censorship

The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design and the Line Between Editing and Censorship | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
"More isn't always better: no more in information design than in poetry..."

Once again this year, I was delighted to serve on the "Brain
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How Millennials Get News

How Millennials Get News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Millennials consume news and information in strikingly different ways than previous generations, according to a new study.
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Post-It Plus app for iOS review

In a word, spectacular! Very well thought-out UX and quality engineering execution creates a must-have app for anyone who uses Post-It notes for UX design, product…
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INFOGRAPHIC: A Map of the Literary Genres

INFOGRAPHIC: A Map of the Literary Genres | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
According to the fine folks at Pop Chart Labs, there's a theory that genres exist for the benefit of bookstores and at the expense of readers. Similar to a Las Vegas casino, booksellers manipulate ...
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Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine

Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8,000 different fine artists can be viewed online.
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BFTP: What does a good library tell you about a school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

BFTP: What does a good library tell you about a school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Your library is your portrait. - Holbrook Jackson

... children in one set of schools are ...
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How a major newspaper bungled a vaccine story, then smeared its critics

How a major newspaper bungled a vaccine story, then smeared its critics | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The Toronto Star, Canada's highest-circulation daily newspaper, has built a reputation for excellent investigative reporting, including justly celebrated exposes of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
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Google adds fact-checked medical information to search

Google is introducing high-quality medical data to its search engine, hoping to give users worried about that rash that won't go away some fact-checked peace of mind. Starting in the next few days,...
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OCLC Classify -- an Experimental Classification Service

Classify is an OCLC Research prototype that helps you classify books, magazines, movies, and music using the Dewey Decimal Classification system or the Library of Congress Classification system.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Blog Platforms for Teachers Compared In One Chart

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Blog Platforms for Teachers Compared In One Chart | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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The Problem with Journalism and the Internet, in One Quote

The Problem with Journalism and the Internet, in One Quote | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Jonah Peretti: I think there’s an interesting tension between what’s good for the user and what’s good for the industry. That was really created by Google. Say The New Yorker writes a really long 1...
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There Are Too Many Studies, New Study Finds

There Are Too Many Studies, New Study Finds | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Researchers say there is an 'attention decay' in science.
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Reading across many sources and identifying trends and patterns is becoming an increasingly important information skill.

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Reference Resources Librarians Don't Want You to Know About (*Wink*)

Reference Resources Librarians Don't Want You to Know About (*Wink*) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Mostly online, all excellent: reference resources to answer that burning question, STAT.
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What We Got Wrong About Books

What We Got Wrong About Books | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Lack of information about how books are actually used has resulted in a set of actions that don't make solid economic sense. Now that more end-user information is becoming available, the book busi...
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World Press Photo Strips Giovanni Troilo of His First Prize Win for Misrepresenting Photo

World Press Photo Strips Giovanni Troilo of His First Prize Win for Misrepresenting Photo | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In a surprising turn of events, the World Press Photo organization has announced that it will be withdrawing the 1st prize award it had given photographer
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Did Shakespeare write his plays? - Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams

Did Shakespeare write his plays? - Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Some people question whether Shakespeare really wrote the works that bear his name – or whether he even existed at all. Could it be true that the greatest writer in the English language was as fictional as his plays? Natalya St. Clair and Aaron Williams show how a linguistic tool called stylometry might shed light on the answer.
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John Green Accidentally Stole A 13-Year-Old Girl's Quote

John Green Accidentally Stole A 13-Year-Old Girl's Quote | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
An honest mistake of misattribution, made right by the author.
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Flipboard moves to the web with plans to host some news publishers' content

Flipboard moves to the web with plans to host some news publishers' content | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
After attracting more than 50m monthly readers on tablets and smartphones, US startup smashes down its walled garden and hopes partners will see the potential
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Are Google's Results Getting Too Ad-Heavy & Self-Promotional?

Are Google's Results Getting Too Ad-Heavy & Self-Promotional? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Are Google's search results getting too ad-heavy and leading back to Google's own content too much? A new blog post suggesting that Google's non-paid listi
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Awesome Visual Featuring 13 Important Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Visual Featuring 13 Important Google Search Tips for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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