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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Watch YouTube Videos with VuSafe

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Watch YouTube Videos with VuSafe


"Looking for safe and secure place to save those videos for your class? VuSafe allows you to create your own library of videos, as well as "use VuSafe to find videos, post them to a VuSafe library, organize the videos using keywords and categories, and share them with their students safely. The service removes all outside content present on sites such as YouTube, eliminating access to inappropriate comments, advertisements or other non-approved videos."

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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | The Edublogger

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | The Edublogger | The Browse | Scoop.it

A useful, quick read to discover some of the "in's and out's" of copyright, fair use and the web, specifically for educational media.


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Using libraries in the age of e-books

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Matt Hamblen's recent article on e-book borrowing illustrates the difficulties libraries are facing in the digital age. It's too bad, because libraries are an important resource.
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Buffy's choice: Joss Whedon gets political

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With Planned Parenthood controversy 'a hot button issue', Vampire Slayer torn over pregnancy...
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No Child Left Behind: 10 States Receive Waivers From Education Law's Sweeping Requirements

No Child Left Behind: 10 States Receive Waivers From Education Law's Sweeping Requirements | The Browse | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — It could be the beginning of the end for No Child Left Behind. The goal was lofty: Get all children up to par in math and reading by 2014.
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Interactive Library Orientation with Glogster » The Digital Backpack

Interactive Library Orientation with Glogster » The Digital Backpack | The Browse | Scoop.it

This is a guest post by Rachael Costello, high school librarian. Her library orientation lesson for freshman is packed with options, engagement, and interactivity. Glogster provides the platform for delivery, but Rachael fills it with her ideas and productions. I wish all students had such a thorough introduction to their school library, thinking especially about the schools closing and cutting librarians!


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The digitization of the music industry vs. the book world: the ultimate overview (part I) | FutureBook

The digitization of the music industry vs. the book world: the ultimate overview (part I) | FutureBook | The Browse | Scoop.it

"The developments in the book world are regularly compared to those in the music industry. The outposts warn time and again that publishers now, shouldn’t make the same mistakes as the record bosses did then, substantiated with data, studies and their own experiences. . . "

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QR Codes - the Gateway to Augmented Reality Books

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Just imagine that you are reading a book and a QR code is printed on the page that connects you a video, connect with people mentioned on social networks, view a map of geographic place or be lead to website with more information or interactive...


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Children’s Book Authors Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of A Wrinkle in Time

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If you can't watch a scene of a spaceship flying into a wormhole without thinking of an ant walking along the folded hem of a dress, then yo...
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She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain – First Book Blog

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FirstBook supports literacy by providing new books to low-income areas; it is my preferred charitable organization supporting school libraries as well as direct-to-children donations. 

 

If you have a moment, check out this
"thank you" letter from Kelly who received a new Nancy Drew book at her school!  

 

 

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Skills That Transfer: Transliteracy and the Global Librarian (ACRL/...

Excellent slideshare presentation on transliteracy and information literacy. 

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How Libraries and Bookstores Became the New Community Centers | Newgeography.com

How Libraries and Bookstores Became the New Community Centers | Newgeography.com | The Browse | Scoop.it

Libraries and bookstores serve as venues where people gather for information, interpesonal connection, civil debate and community engagement. 

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Bad news for libraries on ebook lending

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Bad news this week for libraries that want to continue offering new ebooks to patrons.

 Jane Henderson:

 

"The big New York publishers aren't going to loosen their terms -- at least not right away.
As I understand it, Penguin said essentially that because it is severing its association with OverDrive, a library digital vendor, libraries can't buy new ebooks from that publisher. It is trying to figure out an agreement to allow libraries to continue lending ebooks they have already bought.
HarperCollins already limits the number of times a library ebook can be downloaded. Only Random House provides unfettered access to its ebooks -- and next month it's raising its prices for libraries.
The concern is over whether the publishers will lose money by allowing libraries to lend ebooks. Digital books can, in fact, be pirated and downloaded for free (although that may not be what's happening with OverDrive). OverDrive's links apparently have directed library borrowers to Amazon's Kindle store."

 

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/book-blog/05da3f24-53fe-11e1-b30a-0019bb30f31a.html#ixzz1mFJuT1zK

 


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Why iPad Textbooks Are Still Too Expensive for Schools [INFOGRAPHIC]

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When Apple announced its initiative to bring iPads into schools, the reaction among many was enthusiastic. But there are major reasons why iPads are too expensive for schools. (Congrats on job at DSST @kiragrush!
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What is Pinterest and could my library use it? [Learning 2.0 update] | Public Library Services

What is Pinterest and could my library use it? [Learning 2.0 update] | Public Library Services | The Browse | Scoop.it

Mylee Joseph:

 

Some of the suggestions for libraries:

 

"What could a library do with Pinterest?

• Use it to drive traffic to your website and online collections
• Use it to promote image collections (copyright permitting) like the New York Public Library Picture of the Day pinboard
• Use it to promote children's programming and offer alternative craft ideas for at home use
• Collect images that relate to your local studies area like the Chicago History Museum pinboard
• Hold a class to show library clients how to explore and use Pinterest for themselves..."


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Penguin Ends E-Book Library Lending And Relationship With OverDrive

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Three months of library drama are coming to a climax this evening as big-six publisher Penguin announced that it is ending its relationship with digital library distributor OverDrive.

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The heroine's journey

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"Months ago I ran across a description of 'the heroine's journey,' a counterpart to the hero's journey"...


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Amidst Chaos, 15 Minutes of Quiet Time Helps Focus Students | MindShift

Amidst Chaos, 15 Minutes of Quiet Time Helps Focus Students | MindShift | The Browse | Scoop.it

The benefits of rest and meditation are endless! After leaving my regular job as a webinar event producer, I usually take 20 minutes to rest and meditate before diving into my graduate schoolwork. Resting my eyes and refocusing my mind has become an essential practice in my life. 

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Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | The Browse | Scoop.it
AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning...
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School librarians eagerly await response from the White House | American Libraries Magazine

School librarians eagerly await response from the White House | American Libraries Magazine | The Browse | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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He’s Got Your Back: Senator Jack Reed continues the fight to make school libraries a national priority

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He’s Got Your Back: Senator Jack Reed continues the fight to make school libraries a national priority http://t.co/ur3YUHqB via @addthis...
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Youth Library News: Bring on the e-readers

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"Librarians, always eager for anything that increases the love of reading, would like to increase their collections. But what can we do for children who don’t have e-readers? Even though these devices have become more and more popular, they are by no means universal. Some libraries manage with a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) but that penalizes parents who cannot or prefer not to buy e-readers, and the policy opens the possibility of teasing and competition among the children."

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Is Dewey Done? See What These 17 Sites Have to Say and Then Decide

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Does the bookstore model make the collection more accessible to young students? 

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Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians | Backtalk

Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians | Backtalk | The Browse | Scoop.it

Interesting and informative blogpost about digital content curation. 

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