Freesfx.co.uk is a Creative Commons based free sound effect library that has over 2000 sound effects and nearly 300 free music tracks. All are free/royalty free to use and can be downloaded instantly. More sound effects are added daily.
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Leverage your OPAC. Joyce Valenza stated, "I now consider digital resources–OER, images, videos, audio files, slideshows, documents, ebooks, maps, art, student work, data sets, interactivities, simulations, and especially the elements of the world’s richest museums and archives–intrinsic parts of my collection."
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"Pics4Learning is an open project where anyone ( particularly photographers ) can join in and add their photos. The library counts thousands of free images which are all approved for classroom use. These images are also indexed and stored into different categories making it easy for teachers and students to browse and search through them. Have a look and share with us if you know of other similar copyright friendly image resources."
Heidi Blackburn, undergraduate services librarian at Kansas State Salina (USA), Kate Wise, associate librarian at Kansas Wesleyan (USA), and Kansas State Salina student Greg Charland have produced an open-access short graphic novel: Legends of the...
As teachers and librarians we are used to discussing traditional measures of credibility with student researchers.
But creators of social media and members of networked communities don’t always have CVs.
So what strategies can we share for analyzing the credibility of social media and user-generated content?
There are a few newer metrics. And while they may not be perfect measures of authority in brand-driven, perhaps self-indulgent landscapes, student researchers ought to know about their existence as potential tools.
Joyce Valenza reviews a variety of online tools help you create "professionally produced specimens" focused on slide narration tools and screen capture tools. She covers five narration tools: SlideRocket, My Brainshark, Present.me, Movenote, and HelloSlide, and three screencasting tools: Screenr, Screencast-o-Matic, and Jing. Links to all are provided.
From the blog Breakout: A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Apple (AAPL) had conspired with major book publishers in an effort to raise the prices of e-books. On the surface the widely expected ruling is a win for ...
"Learning to read starts with being exposed to great books. Reading should be fun and intimate. The Internet has become such a rich resource that software is rarely needed any longer and I guess this could be the only exposure a child has to books, but I sure hope not! Part of learning to read is the intimacy that comes from sharing a good book. Not just reading it but discussing it, talking about the pictures, relating it to your life."