In a story last year about Tony Wagner, author of The Global Achievement Gap, they quote him as saying, “The culture of schooling as we know it is radically at odds with the culture of learning that produces innovators.” We can tell you the kinds...
"Have I quit assigning essays? No! However, instead of saying at the beginning that everyone will write one, I now wait and see where their inquiry goes. If they are culminating in something that really lends itself to an essay, I’ll suggest it, and they very often can see the sense in presenting their findings this way by that stage. But I’m also open to other ideas for presenting. Teaching this way has the added benefit of being much more interesting for me – it’s common during an initial inquiry session that I get as much into the questioning and discussion as they do!"
As s teacher librarian, we see all of the children within our schools. We see them in the hallways, classrooms, going to the bus, at special events, and especially in the library. And as this sign states, by coming to the library and ...
## Most of us use Google for search primarily because its everywhere, oh sure they deliver meaningful search results. But do we ever think about taking a moment to check out what alternatives are available? Alternative Search Engines often look at information is a different way from the dominant player, and you just might find that different approach fits your needs.
One aspect of using an alternative search engine is that we are supporting a deeper well of information and applauding the compet
Google is readying kid-friendly versions of some of its most popular products that could include YouTube, Chrome or search.
Joyce Valenza's insight:
A little vague, but keep an eye:
"Diwanji did not identify which products Google is eyeing for a kid-friendly makeover but, as USA Today notes, it's likely the company will target products that already have broad appeal such as Chrome, search and YouTube. This would be in line with earlier rumors that the company was working on a standalone YouTube for children under the age of 10. Google plans to start creating the kid-friendly versions next year."
When you have a question you need answered, do you ask a friend - or a robot? The answer to that question used to be easy. But the rise of Siri, Yahoo and..
Joyce Valenza's insight:
"It’s refreshing to know that in this seemingly open-ended world of search engines, algorithms and unregulated forums, Q&A platforms with reliable and knowledgeable contributors still have a very large part to play."
Search for trends in the dialogue of thousands of movie and TV shows, based on subtitles from Open Subtitles Bookworm is like a lot of other word frequency sites. But unlike most, it directly incorporates links to every text searched, so you can actually see what drives changes; and it lets you customize the corpus so you can exclude texts that aren't interesting to you. This particular instance looks at movies and TV shows. Genre, location and language information from the Internet Movie Database textfiles. Click to see the movies/TV shows where the matches are found.
On May 13th, the top European court upheld a law that requires Google to erase “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” information from search results if individuals request so. One problem here is that drawing the line ...
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