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Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World

Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
Schools are realizing that ebooks are not books at all—they are software and they should be sold the way software is sold.
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:33 PM

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 3, 2013 12:12 AM

Makes total common sense which matches up with what most high school libraries already collect...databases with curated ebooks as part of that platform.  Now for a similar "database collection" with award winning fiction books.

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Library checks out American Girl dolls for Women's History Month

Library checks out American Girl dolls for Women's History Month | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
Patrons in northern Virginia can now check out more than books and movies at some libraries.
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Pratham Books: Building Platforms to Fund Libraries

Pratham Books: Building Platforms to Fund Libraries | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
@TaraBooks @karaditales @dialabook @cinnamonteal Know anyone who may be interested in this project: http://t.co/Lxsl0xkSAX?
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How Does One Get Banned From Every Public Library in the World? - The Atlantic Cities

How Does One Get Banned From Every Public Library in the World? - The Atlantic Cities | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Cities
How Does One Get Banned From Every Public Library in the World?
The Atlantic Cities
A man in Racine has the dubious honor of becoming what's likely history's first person to be banned from public libraries – all of them.
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Without Rooting, Education-Specific Tablets Won't Work

Without Rooting, Education-Specific Tablets Won't Work | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it

"In my own experience as an educational technology PhD and a parent, I find that the pre-selected apps and those available through a market filtered for education leave out far too many possible programs that, while not specifically designed for learning, can be used by creative teachers in the classroom... The simple fact that you may need to install applications that are not pre-selected by the manufacturer should be enough to convince anyone that a pre-programmed, education-specific tablet is a bad idea."


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Library connects with patron through Facebook, Twitter - Rapid City Journal

Library connects with patron through Facebook, Twitter - Rapid City Journal | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
The Herald-Times (subscription) Library connects with patron through Facebook, Twitter Rapid City Journal Patrons can check out e-readers for two-week spans and give them a test drive, downloading library e-books.
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Excellent Google Books Tips for Teachers


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Oh My Tech!: Getting library books to your e-reader

Oh My Tech!: Getting library books to your e-reader | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
In the old days, the hard part of borrowing a book from the library was trying to figure out that blasted Dewey Decimal System. But with today’s e-readers and digital downloadable services through the libraries, ...
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OverDrive - Partner Portal – For library and school partners

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MSPs call for clarity on education bill

MORE clarity is needed on the impact of controversial legislation aimed at reforming the college and university sector, MSPs have said.

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Education Reform Is Becoming a Revolution - Huffington Post (blog)

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Education Reform Is Becoming a Revolution
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Our voices matter because we are the most heavily affected by choices made in education policy and curriculum.
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UK Study: Parents, Not Teachers, Key to Education | Education News

UK Study: Parents, Not Teachers, Key to Education | Education News | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
A new study finds that pupil attainment and ability is affected five times more by parental influence than by teachers.
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River Vale fifth-graders collect 3,500 books for Paterson Library - NorthJersey.com

River Vale fifth-graders collect 3,500 books for Paterson Library - NorthJersey.com | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
A determined group of River Vale fifth-graders set themselves a goal and in the process of attaining and exceeding it enlisted and won the support of their school community.
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Simon & Schuster will give authors direct access to piracy data for their books - paidContent.org

Simon & Schuster will give authors direct access to piracy data for their books - paidContent.org | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
paidContent.org Simon & Schuster will give authors direct access to piracy data for their books paidContent.org Simon & Schuster will give authors direct access to information on how their books are being pirated online, the company announced...
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Understand These 10 Principles of Good Design Before You Start Your Next eLearning Project

Understand These 10 Principles of Good Design Before You Start Your Next eLearning Project | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it
If you are a novice to eLearning, it is wise to know a few key principles about eLearning design.

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, March 21, 2013 5:07 PM

Let's not forget the cardinal rule of design: Know your intended audience.

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Careening Toward Telecom Dystopia (But Can We Stop It?) | Huff Post Books

Careening Toward Telecom Dystopia (But Can We Stop It?) | Huff Post Books | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it

Consider two possible American futures. In both, because one cannot imagine it any other way, ubiquitous high-speed connectivity to the Internet is essential in order to fully engage in society, the economy, and the public sphere.

 

In one possible future -- call it utopian -- such access is available to everyone; it's fast, and it's not prohibitively expensive. But in the other future -- call it dystopian -- a handful of giant corporations share almost complete control of wired and wireless access. They don't compete with each other and feel no pressure to provide the kind of high speed, low prices, and universal service available in other countries. Large swaths of American society can't afford or obtain adequate service, making them essentially second-class citizens. As the U.S. stagnates, better-wired economies in Europe and Asia leap ahead.

 

In Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, telecommunications policy expert and Cardozo School of Law professor Susan Crawford chronicles and contextualizes the extraordinary rise of industry behemoth Comcast, culminating in its 2011 merger with media and entertainment giant NBC Universal. In telling this story, Crawford compellingly and disturbingly makes clear that we are well on our way to that dystopian future -- if not there already -- with Comcast boldly leading the charge.

 

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How Copyright Law Keeps E-Books Inaccessible for People With Disabilities | Slate Magazine

How Copyright Law Keeps E-Books Inaccessible for People With Disabilities | Slate Magazine | Mrs. Daugherty's Library Science | Scoop.it

Recently, the White House made about 114,000 new friends by agreeing that it should be legal to unlock your cellphone. In a response to a We the People petition, a White House adviser wrote that the Obama administration would work to address a recent decision by the librarian of Congress that made unlocking your cellphone illegal under the anti-circumvention measures of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

 

The unlocking furor is just the latest example of popular opposition to the DMCA’s dreaded anti-circumvention measures. The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently issued a report arguing that over the last 15 years, the DMCA has impeded scientific research, innovation, fair use, and more. But among the DMCA’s many flaws is a significant one of which most people aren’t aware: For more than a decade, the act has imposed a barrier to access for people with disabilities. It hinders access to books, movies, and television shows by making the development, distribution, and use of cutting-edge accessibility technology illegal.

 

Making creative works accessible often involves transforming content from one medium to another—such as adapting the audio of a television show to closed captions to make it accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Copyright law ordinarily vests authors of creative works with the exclusive right to create adaptations, such as translations to foreign languages. But making works accessible to people with disabilities is arguably exempt from copyright law under the fair use doctrine and other laws like the Chafee Amendment to the Copyright Act. Congress, federal courts, the U.S. Copyright Office, and even the World Intellectual Property Organization have begun to recognize that it’s bad policy to block efforts to create accessible versions of copyrighted works.


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At least, that’s the case with physical and analog media. But publishers, video programmers, and other copyright owners lock down digital content with digital rights management technology designed to limit users’ ability to access, copy, and adapt copyrighted works to specific circumstances. And copyright owners frequently fail to account for the need to adapt DRM-encumbered works to make them accessible to people with disabilities.

 

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Liliane Brito de Melo's curator insight, March 24, 2013 7:27 PM

Sobre a inclusão de Pessoas com necessidades especiais / Pessoas com Deficiência.

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21st Century Skills@Your School Library - Invention

Invention - Create Solutions - According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, "Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the...

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Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project

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David Grant, who guides the school's technology integration and curriculum development, has put together a six-step rubric for designing a project. He says Fading Footprints, which became a model for King and Expeditionary Learning Schools, doesn't take an entire school, or even a team of twelve, to plan and carry out; one or two teachers can tailor this one to fit their time and resources.


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Courtney Nicolou's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:06 AM

A school librarian writes about changing the librarian stereotype and making the school media center a fun place for students.

Library Staff's curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:01 PM

A methodical and practical approach to project-based learning, aligning well with the real world aspects of guided inquiry.

Dafina Westbrooks's curator insight, June 24, 2013 4:47 PM

We need to make this a priority this year!