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Mobile Maker Spaces - School Library Journal

Mobile Maker Spaces - School Library Journal | Library | Scoop.it

"The concept was pretty straightforward, but the logistics were a bit complicated. We wanted to create four mobile maker space carts that could rotate among four middle school libraries in the Knox County School district of Knoxville, TN. It all started when our director of instructional technology, Theresa Nixon, encouraged us to apply for a TeacherPreneur Grant to fund a traveling maker space program. Our funding goal was approximately $50,000. Requesting  this much money meant that we needed a
an idea that dazzled. 


As we prepared the grant application, the librarians representing the middle schools (Farragut, Vine, Carter, and Karns) discussed rotating maker space carts that would dock in each library for nine weeks. We hoped to optimize accessibility to high-ticket items such as 3-D printers and keep our libraries dynamic with new projects."


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Bookmarking Book Art - Yusuke Oono

Bookmarking Book Art - Yusuke Oono | Library | Scoop.it

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Incredible! 

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Robert Bolick's curator insight, January 9, 2014 4:15 AM

Outstanding gathering of book art techniques and concepts here - lasercutting, silhouetting, flip-book and pop-up within a sustained narrative.

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Going Beyond 'Learning to Code': Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy | DMLcentral

Going Beyond 'Learning to Code': Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy | DMLcentral | Library | Scoop.it

"In this post I want to argue that learning to code is part of a larger landscape that we at Mozilla call 'web literacy'. I see that landscape as being increasingly relevant in 2014 as we come to realise that "learn to code!" is too simplistic and de-contextualised to be a useful exhortation. Web Literacy, on the other hand, is reasonably well-defined as the skills and competencies required to read, write and participate effectively online. We’ve included ‘coding/scripting’ as just one part of a wider strand identified as 'Building' (i.e. writing) the web. Other competencies in this strand include 'remixing' and 'composing for the web'."

 


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Marcos Román González's curator insight, January 13, 2014 8:53 AM

Contextualizando la 'code-literacy' en un mapa más amplio: 'web literacy'

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10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block

10 Strategies for Overcoming Creativity Block | Library | Scoop.it
We all find a rut and lose inspiration. But getting your creative juices flowing again isn't as hard as you may think.
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50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet

50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet | Library | Scoop.it
Looking to become an expert in something? Need a hand with your research? Forget Google for a minute and check out these 50 other search engines you should start using.

The post is divided into sections:
* Meta Search and Multi Seach Engines

* Multimedia and Interactive

* Google Search Engines

* Great Niche Sites for Librarians

* Custom Searches

* Reference Searches

* Library Search Engines

There are so many search engines available and many turn to Google, Bing and Yahoo. This post provided links to many ones new to me, but  to some of my favorites, such as Carrot2, RedZ, Slikk, DuckDuckGo and Twurdy.


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Find Exactly What You're Looking for With Google's Custom Search Feature | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Find Exactly What You're Looking for With Google's Custom Search Feature | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Library | Scoop.it
If you find yourself searching the same sites and using the same criteria over and over, you can simplify things and save yourself a lot of time by using Google's Custom Search.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:25 AM

If you find yourself searching the same sites and using the same criteria over and over, you can simplify things and save yourself a lot of time by using Google’s Custom Search.

 

The feature, which can be found here, started as a service to give webmasters the ability to embed a Google search box that searches their webpage. But even if you don’t have a site you need to index, search, and serve ads against, Google Custom Search can be a powerful tool for any workflow that queries the internet.

If you’re familiar with Google’s search operators such as “site:” and “filetype:”, Google Custom Search basically sets up a search that appends those predefined criteria to whatever you type in a box. The feature gives that box a page and a unique URL. There’s a lot of repetitive searches that can be streamlined, and for the most part, the obvious ones already exist.

 
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1876 Ellen Harding Baker's "Solar System" Quilt

This "Solar System" quilt was made by Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa, in 1876. The wool top of this applique quilt is embellished with wool-fabric applique, wool braid, and wool and silk embroidery.
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The Declaration for the Right to Libraries | I Love Libraries

The Declaration for the Right to Libraries | I Love Libraries | Library | Scoop.it
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Please support school and public libraries.  There are still people who would be without resources if libraries did not exist.

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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today | Library | Scoop.it

" The Smithsonian Magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating."


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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:56 AM

The Smithsonian Magazine overlayed maps of American cities for the past centuries with modern satellite images to show differences in the development and planning and the growth of the cities.

The growth and change of the cities changed over the years on how it was achieved and how far it could be expanded due to new technology and movement of people to urban areas. The technology helped achieved a certain hold over the environment to build more urban spaces. 

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 9, 2015 2:15 PM

Fantastic collection!

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, January 6, 5:02 PM

Entre art et géographie...

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Big Java: Early Objects, 5th Edition - Free eBook Share

Big Java: Early Objects, 5th Edition - Free eBook Share | Library | Scoop.it
eBook Free Download: Big Java: Early Objects, 5th Edition | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 1118431111 | 2012-12-26 | English | PutLocker

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Amah Ronald's curator insight, June 23, 2015 4:34 PM
cool for any prospective programmer!!
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Cinelab - Simple Video Editing for Windows 8

Cinelab - Simple Video Editing for Windows 8 | Library | Scoop.it
Cinelab is a free Windows 8 app for quickly editing videos on your computer or Windows 8 phone. You can trim the start and end times of your video clips and combine clips to create a new video.

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scrible | smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages

scrible | smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages | Library | Scoop.it
scrible lets you highlight and annotate web pages and easily save, share and collaborate on your web research with others. Sign up for free!
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When this was pitched at iste, there was not anything mentioned about reliability of sources  or if it worked with paid databases.  Also, there was not any mention if there were apps for tablets and cell phones.  The judges did not ask any of these questions either.  The audience did not have an opportunity to ask question about the educational technology. 

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8 questions to ask before creating a makerspace

8 questions to ask before creating a makerspace | Library | Scoop.it
You wouldn’t just randomly choose a tool from your toolbox and feel confident it was the right one to cut a board or attach a hinge. Same goes for school makerspaces.

Like everything in ed tech, it’s not enough to have a bunch of shiny gadgets in your makerspace. You need to have the right materials to meet your goals.

Vinnie Vrotny, director of technology at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas, understands how tempting it is to fill a space with the latest devices. But before you do, here are eight questions you should ask to determine if you’re choosing wisely.  

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Lihi Telem's curator insight, June 27, 7:16 AM
מאמר הקדמה לא רע בנושא הקמה של מרכז יצירתיות בתוך בית הספר
Carlos Fosca's curator insight, June 27, 7:17 AM

Preguntas claves que todo responsable del desarrollo de un futuro makerspace debe hacerse para que este pueda estar integrado a la experiencia educativa que pretende impulsar.

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25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android

25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android | Library | Scoop.it
25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android Out of all the reasons to use a tablet or smartphone in the classroom--or the…
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Air Sketch: Wireless Whiteboard for the iPad

Air Sketch: Wireless Whiteboard for the iPad | Library | Scoop.it

Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Annotate PDF documents and images live. You can now project PDF documents (such as exported PowerPoint or Keynote decks) to a computer on the same local network, then annotate them in real time, all from your iPad.


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Peter Lakeman's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:50 AM

ik vind dit een handige tool, omdat je niet zoveel hoeft in te stellen. Het werkt gewoon. Je iPad werkst als een soort server waarop je met een andere computer die op een beamer is aangesloten connect. Alles wat je schrijft op het 'whiteboard' van je iPad verschijnt op het bord. Je kunt ook schermen opslaan en een kopie maken.

Gewoon eens proberen!

Progressive training's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:21 AM

Air Sketch: Wireless Whiteboard for the iPad

Katherine Francis's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:53 AM

ready to go and test compatibility.........

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Google Custom Search - Teaching with Wikis

search engine just for wikis


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It's Live Now Google’s Suite of its Digital Resources to Journalists: Google Media Tools

Excerpt from "Home Page" of the new Google's hub:
"Consider this your starting point to tap into Google’s suite of digital tools that can enhance newsgathering and exposure across television, radio, print and online.

Whether it’s refining your advanced search capabilities, improving audience engagement through Google+, or learning how to visualize data using Google Maps, this website is intended to guide you through all the resources Google offers to journalists."

Here are the sections of this new Google’s Suite:

1. Gather and Organize
- Advanced Search
- Google Trends and Analytics
- Google Consumer Surveys
- Google Drive

2. Publish
- Google News
- Google Images
- Webmaster Central
- Google Analytics
- Custom Search Engine

3. Engage
- Google+ and Hangouts
- YouTube

4. Develop
- Google Web Toolkit
- Google App Engine
- Android developers
- YouTube Partnerships

5. Visualize
- Google Maps Engine
- Google Maps API
- Google Crisis Map
- Google Earth
- Google Earth Engine Timelapse
- Google Fusion Tables
- Google Charts

6. Additional Resources
- Google Politics & Elections
- Transparency Report
- Google Crisis Response

Check out it: http://www.google.com/get/mediatools

Announced by The Next Web some hours ago with this article:
http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/10/16/google-guides-journalists-towards-digital-resources-google-media-tools-hub

 


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Jorge Izquierdo's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:24 AM

Google entrando en el periodismo. Todo un paquete de aplicaciones para periodistas.

 

Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:46 AM

Google's new suite of digital media tools. It's not just for journalists! #google

thomaslisterman's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:42 PM

Helpful interface to interact with Google's suite of tools for digital story-telling. 

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School focus on next-generation technology - Glens Falls Post-Star

School focus on next-generation technology - Glens Falls Post-Star | Library | Scoop.it
School focus on next-generation technology
Glens Falls Post-Star
“Technology just changes. You're trying to figure out what the next thing is,” said Matt Hladun, director of technology for the Queensbury Union Free School District.

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Free Sound Effects, Royalty Free Sound Effects, Nature Sounds

Free Sound Effects, Royalty Free Sound Effects, Nature Sounds | Library | Scoop.it
Huge archives of free sound effects, public domain sounds and royalty free sound effects to download and use in your Film, TV, Video or website projects.
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Make Your Own Video Games and Software

Make Your Own Video Games and Software | Library | Scoop.it
Imagine making your own video games or virtual worlds! Learning to program is not just fun and useful for future career opportunities. It builds logic, problem solving and creative thinking skills, too.

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Learning Play! Framework 2 - Free eBook Share

Learning Play! Framework 2 - Free eBook Share | Library | Scoop.it
eBook Free Download: Learning Play! Framework 2 | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 1782160124 | 2013-03-26 | English | PutLocker

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Fox eBook's curator insight, August 29, 2013 9:02 PM

Start developing awesome web applications with this friendly, practical guide to the Play! Framework

Overview

While driving in Java, tasks are also presented in Scala – a great way to be introduced to this amazing language.Create a fully-fledged, collaborative web application – starting from ground zero; all layers are presented in a pragmatic way.Gain the advantages associated with developing a fully integrated web framework.

In Detail

The Learning Play! Framework 2 has been created for web developers that are building web applications. The core idea is to focus on the HTTP features and to enable them through a simplification lens. Building a web application no longer requires a configuration phase, an environment setup, or a long development lifecycle– it’s integrated!.

Learning Play! Framework 2 will enable any web developers to create amazing web applications taking advantage of the coolest features. It’s the fastest way to dive into Play!, focusing on the capabilities by using them in a sample application. Although essentially Java based code, a Scala version is presented as well – giving an opportunity to see some Scala in action.

After setting up the machine and learning some Scala, you will construct an application which builds from static to dynamic, before introducing a database.

Then we’ll focus on how data can be consumed and rendered in several ways. This will enable some real timecommunication through WebSocket and Server-Sent Event – on both server and client sides.

The book will end with testing and deployment, which completes any web development project.

What you will learn from this book

What’s great about the new framework and on which projects it works best.Set up a full installation including the framework itself but also the development environment.Build a simple site or even a webapp using the server-side and templating system.Store data in a relational database, using Ebean in Java and Anorm in Scala.Discover the reactive way of handling data (back and forth with a client).Test all layers of your application using the integration of Play! 2 with the most famous testing frameworks – even on the client-side.Deploy your application on the cloud, choosing Heroku as an example, but also on Cloudbees which enables a continuous integration.

Approach

A strong focus is placed on explanation by example; even with the amount of amazing capabilities of Play! 2, they will be gathered in a single application. At the end of this book, the reader will have a fully-fledged application using the basic and advanced features of Play! 2.

Who this book is written for

Readers must be interested in the Web in general; specifically using the HTTP between a browser and a server to create blazing projects! Java skills are beneficial but not necessary since Learning Play! Framework 2 is not J2EE based but introduces a simple, neat, and completely integrated version; the prerequisites are almost none.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Play! Framework 2
Chapter 2: Scala – Taking the First Step
Chapter 3: Templating Easily with Scala
Chapter 4: Handling Data on the Server Side
Chapter 5: Dealing with Content
Chapter 6: Moving to Real-time Web Applications
Chapter 7: Web Services – At Your Disposal
Chapter 8: Smashing All Test Layers
Chapter 9: Code Once, Deploy Everywhere
Appendix A: Introducing Play! Framework 2
Appendix B: Moving Forward
Appendix C: Materials

 

Free Download Here: http://www.foxebook.net/learning-play-framework-2/

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TinyTake - Best Free Windows Screen Capture Software

TinyTake - Best Free Windows Screen Capture Software | Library | Scoop.it
Make the most of your screen captures. TinyTake gives you all the tools to capture, annotate, and share screen captures and screen casts for free.

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John Bostock's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:58 AM

This looks an interesting alternative to Jing, with better tools for annotation.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:15 PM

Will try this out, just downloading so unable to comment on its usefulness

Terheck's comment, September 1, 2013 4:54 AM
You can also try Greenshot : very nice, free and Open Source : http://getgreenshot.org/
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Top Websites that provide Educational Video Tutorials for Teachers

Top Websites that provide Educational Video Tutorials for Teachers | Library | Scoop.it

"Video tutorials are great way to stimulate students cognitive capabilities and elicit more engagement from their part. But not all the teachers have the necessary skills or time to go about creating tutorials for their students and this is why we should always make sure we have a bunch of ready-made tutorials at our disposal for rainy days."

 

But there's more!

Here you will also find some related links of relevant interest:

 

8 Free and Simple Tools for Teachers to Create Video Tutorials
9 Ways Teachers Can Create Animated Videos
10 Awesome Video Editing Tools for Teachers
8 Free Web Tools to Create Videos in The Cloud
80 Educational Alternatives to YouTube


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The tutorials were very helpful. 

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