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EasyBib: One Click Access to Google Docs & More ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

EasyBib: One Click Access to Google Docs & More ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | The Browse | Scoop.it

"EasyBib is a free and popular tool for creating citations. By using this tool, students no longer need to learn to format citations, which means they can focus on the reason for creating the citations and the importance of giving credit to the author. EasyBib has some really great features worth exploring."

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Steve Martin Finds Comedy Inspiration in Twitter Universe | In the Stax: Everyone Loves a Good Book

Steve Martin Finds Comedy Inspiration in Twitter Universe | In the Stax: Everyone Loves a Good Book | The Browse | Scoop.it
Steve Martin draws comedic inspiration from his Twitter feed for new book.
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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | The Browse | Scoop.it

"Just a few years ago, the idea of using a mobile phone as a legitimate learning tool in school seemed far-fetched, if not downright blasphemous. Kids were either prohibited from bringing their phones to school, or at the very least told to shut it off during school hours.

But these days, it’s not unusual to hear a teacher say, “Class, turn on your cell. It’s time to work.”

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Educational Technology in ELT: Digital Storytelling

Educational Technology in ELT: Digital Storytelling | The Browse | Scoop.it

Digital Storytelling is any combination of images, text, audio and music to create a digital story, either fictional or non-fictional.


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The Animation of Billy Collins’ Poetry: Everyday Moments in Motion

The Animation of Billy Collins’ Poetry: Everyday Moments in Motion | The Browse | Scoop.it

Beware the anti-poetry deflectors!

 

"Billy Collins speak, he appeared at my college convocation, toward the end of his years as United States Poet Laureate." 

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Art in the Era of the Internet (and Why Open Education Matters)

Art in the Era of the Internet (and Why Open Education Matters) | The Browse | Scoop.it
And, indeed, companies like Amazon, Dell.com, and eBay changed the way we buy our books, computers and everyday items.
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Awesome 3D Geography: We Review Barefoot World Atlas

Awesome 3D Geography: We Review Barefoot World Atlas | The Browse | Scoop.it

"This 3D atlas will inspire kids to browse and learn for hours at a time.

Once you stop to think about it, the atlas is really the first book that should have made the transition to the iPad. They’re made for each other! Touch Press, the smart people behind The Elements, released Barefoot World Atlas earlier this month. We took a look to see how this 3D atlas makes use of the iPad and its features."

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Are libraries resisting open source? | opensource.com

Are libraries resisting open source? | opensource.com | The Browse | Scoop.it

Librarians go to library school to learn how about how to process information, both print and digital. We learn how to search and retrieve information and how to research, catalog, and reference information. We learn how to evaluate sources for accuracy, credibility, scope, objectivity, clarity, and readership. We learn about intellectual freedom, copyright issues, library procedures and management, including integrated library system software. We learn about digital information and content. We may leave with a degree in library science or information science. But, in the course of our library education, we learn little to nothing about the differences between proprietary products and open source ones--there are few open source advocates in library school or in the profession.


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Social Media & Teens: A Hunger Games Mash-up

Social Media & Teens: A Hunger Games Mash-up | The Browse | Scoop.it

Social reading sites provide teens with an opportunity to practice responsible use of social media while building teams for collaborative learning and constructing their own learning environments. For a grad school class in YA Lit, I took a close look at social reading and fan sites for The Hunger Games. 

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Mobile Game Rewards Library Check-ins With Epic Swords

Mobile Game Rewards Library Check-ins With Epic Swords | The Browse | Scoop.it
The upcoming iOS game "God of Blades" has pulp literary themes running throughout. You can even unlock awesome swords for checking in to libraries on Foursquare.

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Teens React to The Hunger Games Trailer

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Ah, to be young again, and not cynical in the ways of people interviewing me on camera. On the other hand, I'm pretty impressed that there are teenage dudes out there who've read the Dragon Tattoo series.
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Users Don’t Know What Libraries Are Talking About, Studies Find

Users Don’t Know What Libraries Are Talking About, Studies Find | The Browse | Scoop.it

Hmmmm, more reasons to use natural language but are these terms specific enough? 

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Sumo Paint | Online Image Editor

Sumo Paint | Online Image Editor | The Browse | Scoop.it

This is a great free paint type image editor. Great for creating art work and has a great range of tools.


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A free, digital public library is coming - talk by Robert Darnton | Melville House Books

A free, digital public library is coming - talk by Robert Darnton | Melville House Books | The Browse | Scoop.it

Nick Davies:

"At a talk at Columbia Law School on April 2, Harvard University librarian Robert Darnton promised that the Digital Public Library of America, a nonprofit effort to offer free access to millions of digitized books, would become a reality by this time next year.

 

Darnton, a cultural historian and author of The Great Cat Massacre, as well as several notable books about publishing history such as Revolution in Print: the Press in France 1775-1800, was giving a talk titled “Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books” as the featured speaker at the 25th Annual Horace S. Manges Lecture."

 


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The Book Bench: White Until Proven Black: Imagining Race in Hunger Games

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On Tuesday, February 28th, a twenty-nine-year-old Canadian male fan of Suzanne Collins...
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Vote for Your Favorite ‘New Librarianship’ Pinterest Board!

Vote for Your Favorite ‘New Librarianship’ Pinterest Board! | The Browse | Scoop.it

It looks like they're having great fun in Syracuse with this contest! 

 

And the Pinterest boards are really cool and interesting. 

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The Power of Young Adult Fiction - Room for Debate

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The Hunger Games: Why have young adult books become so popular so quickly — even with not-so-young adults?
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Top Classroom Tool: Digital Video Camera (And 5 Clever Ways To Use It!)

Top Classroom Tool: Digital Video Camera (And 5 Clever Ways To Use It!) | The Browse | Scoop.it
This is the latest in our series of Expert’s Columns.
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Wix - Create Your Website Today

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Wix is for beginners and pros alike. Create stunning websites, portfolios, Facebook pages and more in a few easy clicks. See why 12 million people choose Wix.
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Instant Screen Sharing | Screenleap

Instant Screen Sharing | Screenleap | The Browse | Scoop.it

This is an excellent free screen sharing tool. It requires no downloads or registration and works in the browser so it's platform independent (works on MAC or PC). This is an excellent tool for giving or getting tech support.


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I'm not sure about classroom application yet...but you can't argue with the ability to share screens.

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Woman Who Created 'Hunger Games'

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Nice piece last night on ABC Worldnews Tonight about media-shy author, Suzanne Collins. Happy Hunger Games, everyone!

 

"Suzanne Collins is the media-shy mother of two who wrote the trilogy.

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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | The Browse | Scoop.it

Much like we've always suspected. . . 

 

"AMID the squawks and pings of our digital devices, the old-fashioned virtues of reading novels can seem faded, even futile. But new support for the value of fiction is arriving from an unexpected quarter: neuroscience.

 

Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange between characters. Stories, this research is showing, stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life." 

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Real 'Hunger Games' Tournament Coming to Area Libraries

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Scott Township and four other libraries—including Monroeville—are organizing a trivia tournament to coincide with the much-anticipated movie's release.
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Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight : NPR

Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight : NPR | The Browse | Scoop.it
Scores of people signed online petitions to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking the Justice Department to investigate the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
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