As more and more of our students are having free access to internet and its plethora of resources, copyright issues jump to the surface and it becomes incumbent on us as educators and teachers to help these students learn about how to respect copyrights and avoid infringment issues
And.....52% Host Book Clubs in the Library 40% Don't Belong in a Book Club and Don't Host a Book Club 5% Host a Book Club and Belong to an Adult Book Club 2% Teachers Host a Book Club 1% Belong to an Adult Book Club
See the Best Rated Free Kindle Books. Better than the bestseller lists. Handpicked and updated Daily (8AM CST). Most are free only for a limited time (24- 48 hrs) and don't show up on Amazon's Bestseller list (they might after being free).
Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects.
Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects. From mortgages to ice cream, estimating software to infographics about infographics, there is very little now that hasn't been 'visualised' in some form. Many people don't realise that the term information graphic, or 'infographic' was first coined over 100 years ago, with the Coxcomb chart by Florence Nightingale in 1857 being one of earliest recognised examples. They have existed in many forms since then, but only in the past few years have infographics developed into the art form we know today.
Read more and find also the best tools to create Infographics:
Google is a vast machine with all types of apps, programs, and tools. A lot of these—like Gmail and Google Docs—are clearly useful and beloved by many. But hidden inside Google's network are some awesome, lesser-known gems that can make your life easier.
"In this post I argue that information literacy (IL) is a last century concept and that inquiry learning (IL) is a more holistic and powerful framework with which to understand how people learn to find and use information."
12 Tools for Quickly Gathering Informal Feedback from Students
This morning I'm again facilitating a workshop with Greg Kulowiec. At the start of the session we introduced three tools for quickly gathering informal feedback from students. The three that we introduced were Socrative, Poll Everywhere, and TodaysMeet. But there are many other tools for quickly gathering informal feedback from students.
Here are twelve tools that you can use to quickly gather informal feedback from students.
Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration. These are the 10 skills needed for the future workforce. For a full report, see the work done by Apollo Research Institute (formerly the University of Phoenix Research Institute) looking at the Skills Needed by 2020. A summery of the report and detailed findings about each of the skills are also available.
With the current economic climate and an ever-aging engineering community, newly minted engineers will have to ramp up faster than ever before. They will work on projects that were previously staffed by more senior engineers and with technology that evolves at unprecedented rates. The pressure to innovate and meet tight deadlines simply raises the bar for success.
"I am constantly struggling with the sense that I’m doing a lot of talking for nothing. I painstakingly teach kids how to use a database and they go straight back to Wikipedia as soon as I turn them loose. I show them how to use keywords and operators and they always fall back on their “ask Google a question” method."
Some worthwhile things to consider in teaching information searching!
Sara Kelly Johns is a New York-based veteran advocate for school libraries. Johns currently works as a school librarian at a middle-high school and teaches for the School Library and Information Technologies program at Mansfield University.