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Maker Librarian | Making the Future, One Library at a Time

Maker Librarian | Making the Future, One Library at a Time | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Welcome to Maker Librarian, the primary resource for librarians who want to learn about makers, hackerspaces, the participatory library and everything in between.


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How to avoid copyright trouble when using online images

How to avoid copyright trouble when using online images | More TechBits | Scoop.it
All you wanted was a fun photo to go with your article—not a lawsuit. This infographic explains how to stay on the right side of the law, as well as tips for creating original images.
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Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer.

Class 1: Become an Online SleuthClass 2: Manage your Digital FootprintClass 3: Identify Tricks and Scams Online
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Making Your Space: Creators and Makers in the Library

Making Your Space: Creators and Makers in the Library | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Join this webinar to learn how to grow a maker space or creation space in your library.
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Maker Movement Reinvents Education - Newsweek

Newsweek Maker Movement Reinvents Education Newsweek Over the past few years, so-called “makerspaces” have cropped up in cities and small towns worldwide—often in affiliation with libraries, museums and other community centers, as well as in public...
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QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools.net

QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools.net | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Design a QR Code 'Treasure Hunt' to get students using their mobile devices to move and to learn
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What is a StoryMob?

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StoryMobs are where great kids’ books meet flash mobs with a dash of Mardi Gras thrown in.  A story mob is inspired by an exceptional children’s book and allows for participation in a variety of wa...
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Makerspace Resources

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A page of makerspace resources (compiled by the author of Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians)

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San Antonio Public Library Introduces Digital Library Community Project | LJ INFOdocket

San Antonio Public Library Introduces Digital Library Community Project | LJ INFOdocket | More TechBits | Scoop.it

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is now making access to the library’s digital resources even easier! Beginning Thursday, July 24, a number of Digital Libraries will be available at community places for library card holders to download and access millions of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music titles using a QR code reader (free to download at iTunes Store and Android Market).

The Digital Library “wallpaper” will be affixed to surfaces inside senior centers, the YMCA, Haven for Hope and other locations, for cardholders to easily access SAPL’s entire digital collection.

SAPL is partnering with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, YMCA, Haven for Hope, Department of Human Services and Convention and Sports Facilities Department to place the libraries.


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New: Best Online Collaboration Tools - 370+ Tools Organized and Ranked By Category

New: Best Online Collaboration Tools - 370+ Tools Organized and Ranked By Category | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, May 21, 10:29 AM

If you want to be the best, you'll want to learn from the best. 


When @Robin Good says these are the best online collaboration tools, that's a good indicator some of these tools helped him become one of the top content curators on the Scoop.it platform.

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, May 21, 10:51 AM

How cool is this? It is the most comprehensive list I've seen. Thanks to +Robin Good and +Neil Ferree for the info.

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, May 23, 11:00 AM

Las mejores herramientas de colaboración en línea. Mas de 370 Herramientas organizadas y clasificadas por categorías.

 

Si estás buscando herramientas de colaboración en línea alternativas en este post las tienes disponibles para diferentes tipos de proyectos y propósitos. El directorio contiene más de 370 herramientas de colaboración organizadas en más de 25 categorías diferentes que van desde las videoconferencias a la pantalla compartida, la revisión colaborativa y muchos más.

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities”

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.


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Create Your Own 360° Google Maps Street View with Photo Spheres

Create Your Own 360° Google Maps Street View with Photo Spheres | More TechBits | Scoop.it

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Thanks to "photo spheres" and Google Maps you can now create your own "street view" of any place on earth.


To do so you must first shoort "photo spheres" with a dedicated app for your Android smartphone or through your DLSR camera


"Creating Street View from your photo spheres is as easy as connecting the dots into what looks like a “constellation” of stars."


You can even connect your photo spheres to our Google's own Street View panoramas.




niftyjock's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:51 PM

I really like this idea, but how can I use it from an educational position not just a gee whizz that's cool perspective? Any Ideas?

Georges Millet's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:31 AM

OK for Xmas, vacation pictures are getting more complex but 360° and posted on google maps ... 

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Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. - Washington Post

Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. - Washington Post | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library.
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Cleveland and D.C. are part of an expanding club of public libraries making 3-D printers available to patrons, often as part of a “maker lab” type environment.
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Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | opensource.com

Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | opensource.com | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Opensource.com provides a simple, reliable method for creating eBooks the open source way.

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Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library | Library as Incubator Project

Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library | Library as Incubator Project | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on what went into creating the Yahara Music Library– work that has bloomed into a new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create their own local music collections! Be sure to take a look at the license and collection development documents Kelly shares, and check out all of her posts in this series 


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Beyond bookshelves: Meet your public library's robots

Beyond bookshelves: Meet your public library's robots | More TechBits | Scoop.it
The Westport, Ct. library has two robots that patrons can learn how to program.
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Millions of historical images posted to Flickr

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An academic is posting millions of historical photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
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NCSU Libraries Mobile Scavenger Hunt: Instruction Support Services: NCSU Libraries

NCSU Libraries Mobile Scavenger Hunt: Instruction Support Services: NCSU Libraries | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"The NCSU Libraries Mobile Scavenger Hunt is a unique, interactive way to introduce students to the sometimes overwhelming library environment. Students are assembled into teams and given fifteen questions about the Libraries' spaces, services, and collections. In this fast-paced game, they have just 25 minutes to answer as many questions as they can."

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Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego?: An Interactive Library Mystery Game | Lafayette College Library · Lafayette College

Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego?: An Interactive Library Mystery Game | Lafayette College Library · Lafayette College | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Neat idea for a QR code program!

 

"Lafayette’s team of stellar librarians (the PRA Team) fingered Carmen using an array of library tools. Now you need to find the secret location where Carmen stashed the sword before she has time to move it again. Luckily, Carmen left clues for her henchman about the sword’s whereabouts. Your task is simple: pursue Carmen’s trail by visiting stations located throughout the library. By enlisting the help of librarians at each station, you will be given clues that will lead you to the Marquis’ sword. Along the way, you may just learn some useful tips about using the libraries."

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Mesa libraries pilot innovative technologies, programs

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For years, libraries have been on the leading edge when it comes to piloting new technologies, but as libraries' offerings have evolved, their marketing and branding efforts haven't necessarily kept pace.
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Thinkspot, Hotspot, coffee cart, Stuff-brary, and Code Club -- some neat ideas!

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Office 15-Minute Webinars - YouTube

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A list of the full Office 15-Minute Webinars and the 30-second trailers you can use in social media. See the home page at http://aka.ms/offweb.
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15-minute webinars on Office-related topics.

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Most Interesting Makerspaces in America

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What makes a makerspace interesting? Itʼs not just the size of the shop or the number of active members. Nor is it the selection of tools. Sure, those pieces count, but itʼs how a makerspace slots ...
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Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler #1 | Library as Incubator Project

Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler #1 | Library as Incubator Project | More TechBits | Scoop.it

We have the privilege of being artists-in-residence at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library for May and June! This means that for the first time, the Incubator Project “lives” somewhere physical – that isn’t a coffee shop.

In the space, which is the Bubbler headquarters at MPL’s Central Library, we have several projects happening.

 


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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith

Why do we still need libraries in the age of digital, real-time information? 


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What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC] | More TechBits | Scoop.it
We’re now into a whole new year – but which social networks should have your full attention this year?

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Amy Williamson's curator insight, February 5, 5:43 AM

A must read for anyone working in social media!

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, February 20, 1:54 PM

Thanks

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:16 AM

Do you wonder where to put most of your online time for the best reach to viewers? Here is helpful info to help you decide.

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Full-Featured Free Image Editing Online for Non-Techies with Picadilo

Full-Featured Free Image Editing Online for Non-Techies with Picadilo | More TechBits | Scoop.it

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:30 AM

Picadilo è un editor di immagini web based, si tratta di un web eare che possiede finzionalità complete per il trattamento delle imamgini e non richeide lunghi tempi di apprendimento per poter essere utilizzato. La versione libera non consente di usare gli strumenti di selezione più evoluti e di lavorare con i livelli, per il resto offre tutte el altre funzioni: cropping, resizing, rotate, flip, regolazione luminosità, contrasto, saturazione,esposizione, temperatura colore, selezione, ecc.

E' possibile salvare il lavoro finito e condividerlo.

Timo Ilomäki's curator insight, October 5, 2013 2:44 PM

Usefull online  photo  editor

Therese Dristas's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:52 AM

This looks like it would be a valuable resource.