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Laura Bush gives final grants for Gulf libraries - SunHerald.com

NOLA.comLaura Bush gives final grants for Gulf librariesSunHerald.comFor the fifth time since Hurricane Katrina, former First Lady Laura Bush visited Chalmette High School on Thursday and announced grants ranging from $20000 to $60000 to help school...
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Google's New Privacy Policy Goes Into Effect Today

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The recent major changes in Google's privacy policy go into effect today, March 1.
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The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Browse | Scoop.it

Interesting! 

 

"For the past 10 years I've immersed myself in the details of one of the most famous events in American labor history, the Haymarket riot and trial of 1886. Along the way I've written two books and a couple of articles about the episode. In some circles that affords me a presumption of expertise on the subject. Not, however, on Wikipedia."

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Welcome to World Book Night

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Please join me in supporting World Book Night on April 23rd, 2012. As a "Giver," I'll be handing out free copies of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie in support of reading and literacy. Will you join my efforts?

 

"World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading on April 23.rld Book Night | A million reasons to read a book...

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr.Morris Lessmore (2011)...

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'Hugo' Walks Away with Five Oscars; 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore' Wins Best Animated Short

'Hugo' Walks Away with Five Oscars; 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore' Wins Best Animated Short | The Browse | Scoop.it

"Hollywood gave a vigorous thumbs-up to kid-friendly fare last night as two book-related animated films walked away with a half-dozen Oscars between them.

 

Hugo snapped up five of the golden statues at the 84th Academy Awards, tying for the most wins with The Artist, a black-and-white silent film that was named best picture. Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese, is based on author-illustrator Brian Selznick's Caldecott Medal-winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Scholastic, 2007), which charts the adventures of a young boy living alone in a train station in 1930s Paris. The animated movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, the most nods for any 2011 film."

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Misquotes: Searching for Authenticity Online

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Recent examples of misquotes spreading virally through social media have drawn attention to the lack of skepticism Web users exercise when sharing inadequately cited quotes online.
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How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect | Electronic Frontier Foundation

How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect | Electronic Frontier Foundation | The Browse | Scoop.it

"On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Until now, your Google Web History (your Google searches and sites visited) was cordoned off from Google's other products. This protection was especially important because search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including facts about your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, health concerns, and more."

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How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries | The Browse | Scoop.it
Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.
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Three-year study asserts benefits of school libraries on student learning

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"From staff reports TRENTON — The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) released findings on Wednesday of a three-year study conducted by the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers University, which..." 

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Citation Obsession? Get Over It! - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Citation Obsession? Get Over It! - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Browse | Scoop.it

"Our library help desks reportedly cannot complete their core mission of assisting students with information literacy (finding, choosing, and using sources) because students keep pestering them with questions about how to format obscure citations: "I'm analyzing poetry for my 'Punk Literature' seminar. Using MLA style, how do I cite a limerick scribbled in the third-floor toilet?"

 


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President Cuts School Libraries from Proposed 2013 Budget

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RT @sljournal: President Cuts School Libraries from Proposed 2013 Budget http://t.co/lLBMYEPa...
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9+ things that will disappear in our lifetime - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

9+ things that will disappear in our lifetime - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | The Browse | Scoop.it

"My buddy Ian Jukes forwarded me an email with this list with commentaries by Plinio Granado. I love such speculations and having just dropped our cable TV service and our land telephone line (not because we couldn't afford them, but because we weren't using them), the e-mail resonated with me. I agree and look forward to most of these things "going missing." . . ."

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MediaShift . Epistemic Games Are the Future of Learning, Letting Students Role-Play Professions

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Imagine you're a senior manager at a leading videogame company. Your job is to devise the company's competitive strategy in a rapidly growing and dynamic industry.


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Glad you found some useful material Stacey. Susan
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Thanks, Susan -- very useful!
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Science Teachers: NBC Learn Has Some Great Stuff For You!!

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Science Teachers: NBC Learn Has Some Great Stuff For You!! | The Browse | Scoop.it

Julie Greller's blog covers some great stuff at NBC Learn including The Science of Hockey, Cheeseburger Chemistry and The Science of The Olympic Games. 

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Read Across Maryland

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The Read 30 Minutes for 30 Days Challenge, held annually in March as part of Read Across Maryland, encourages families, classrooms, communities, or individuals to read for 30-minute stretches each day to create positive reading routines for students.
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Digital Revolution Changing Lives of Students With Disabilities

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New technology is changing how children with disabilities learn and educators are scrambling to keep up with the latest developments.
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Overloaded with information, students need critical thinking skills - University World News

Overloaded with information, students need critical thinking skills - University World News | The Browse | Scoop.it

Students today have unprecedented access to information. According to educator Karl Fisch, in one week of reading The New York Times, an individual will encounter more information than people in the 18th century would have had access to during the entire course of their lives.

 

Forbes magazine has estimated the total number of pages indexed on Google to be more than one trillion.

 

While this deluge of often-conflicting information should make students less certain of what they believe, it appears to be having the opposite effect

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Tackling Truancy, Suspensions, and Stress | Edutopia

I am fascinated by this whole line of thought and research and what it might mean for us as a culture. . . 

 

"In this installment, we show you how Visitacion Valley is changing the culture of its school with a meditation program called Quiet Time."

 

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Everything is a Remix: All Together Now

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New episode is finally here! 

 

Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson has been producing this series of short subject films, gradually making the case that “Everything is a Remix” -- that great art doesn't come out of nowhere but is rather a layering of ideas and influences that, when combined, form something new, unique or novel. Watch the whole series -- it's remarkable. 

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'Reading Rainbow' to Return as an App

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"Actor LeVar Burton wants to bring Reading Rainbow back—as an app.

 

So says the popular show's former host, who has kept the flame alive for the beloved children's series, which launched on PBS Kids in 1983. Instead of a television show, Burton is planning to launch a mobile application, which will offer books to children."

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Why Magazines Are Thriving (And Will Continue to Thrive)

Why Magazines Are Thriving (And Will Continue to Thrive) | The Browse | Scoop.it

The growth of tablets support magazines and, for those of us with a passion for them, we are so glad!

 

"You couldn't swing a rolled-up copy of US Weekly last year without hitting an instance of The Power of Print ad campaign.

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What Patrons Teach Us—and Publishers Should Learn — The Digital Shift

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What Patrons Teach Us—and Publishers Should Learn - http://t.co/bMG7Oo4a via @ShiftTheDigital #libraries #ALIA..."

 

A new report from LJ indicates that it is vital for libraries to connect with digital patrons, especially ebook readers, and satisfying their expectations has a meaningful upside for both the library users and the publishing community.
The report, “Mobile Devices, Mobile Content, and Library Apps,”(http://www.thedigitalshift.com/research/patron-profiles/)

 a part of LJ’s ongoing Patron Profiles series, points out that even though digital users—defined as a patron who uses a smartphone, ereader, or tablet—remain a minority, they are, nonetheless, more active than the general patron not only in digital services but also “in virtually every metric of library activity.”

As such, they could guide librarians in understanding the intersection of their print holdings and their growing digital collections.


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Is This the Funniest YouTube Video?

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Google has recently started quantifying the humor in videos using an algorithm. These are the results.

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