Numerous content curation platforms, tools and websites are emerging at a rate of knots in 2011, making sense of the social web, and the mountain of content to be consumed. Here's a collection of some of the standout startups.
Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever. Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share, and synthesize information.
Libraries as valuable as ever Washington Observer Reporter I live with a school teacher librarian, so I am well aware that today's libraries are far from the Dewey Decimal-driven institutions of the past.
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...
The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.
The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.
5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education Uloop News The popularity of tablets in the classroom can already be seen in many places. Apple has partnered with public and private institutions to provide iPads to students for school.
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …
BUT, as WE are using "Technology", let us ALSO learn about the basics of "Cyber Security", a MUST in a connected technology driven world:
TubeChop is a free web service which allows you to select a specific portion of any YouTube video, and publish it as such.
How does it work? You simply input the URL of the video you want to "cut" or a keyword to search for any video matching your query.
Once you have loaded your chosen video you can manually select exactly the part of the video that you want to "chop out" and once you click the button "Update", you are immediately provided with a link and an embed code to share your excerpted video selection with anyone.
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has taken a leadership role in helping school librarians and classroom teachers to learn about new and relevant Web 2.0 tools. “The Best Websites for Teaching and ...