Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer? Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app. If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.
"When we search, we often first reach for Google–and rightfully so.
But by using Google students and teachers are unwittingly bending to the will of webmasters who are experts at SEO (search engine optimization), which can mean that you find what they want you to find rather than what you really need. So what to do?
Thankfully, there are options for 21st century learners..."
eWeek Google Explains How Search Actually Works eWeek Google wants users to know how sesarch actually happens, from the moment they type a query into the Search box on Google.com until the instant the results appear, ready for curious users to find...
"Apps and books are more similar than they might seem. They each diffuse content, provide access to expertise, and allow the cataloging and consolidation of knowledge into accessible forms for learners to study. And while there are important differences—apps can be constantly refreshed new information, while a book is what it is the moment it is published—there are some lessons to be learned with how we collect and categorize books."
Schools and libraries nationwide are routinely filtering internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires, according to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report released today by the American Library Association (ALA). CIPA requires public libraries and K-12 schools to employ internet filtering software to receive certain federal funding.
Interested in becoming a school librarian? You can bet that at a conference, a board meeting, a retreat, a webinar, or a happy hour get together that someone in the school librarian realm will be there, and will be willing to tell ...
Simply put, students suffer when they don’t have adequate resources—and, in particular, we’ve found that student achievement suffers when schools lack libraries that are staffed by full-time librarians. “Nearly every public school in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties has a library with certified staff, which has been proven to increase student reading and comprehension,” notes Kintisch. “In contrast, most public schools in Philadelphia do not employ a certified librarian, and more than 140 do not have a library.”