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Information of about how developments in technology may impact libraries, the university, and academia in general.
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The GSU decision — not an easy road for anyone

The GSU decision — not an easy road for anyone | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it

"Overall there is good news for libraries in the decision issued late yesterday in the Georgia State University e-reserves copyright case.  Most of the extreme positions advocated by the plaintiff publishers were rejected, and Judge Evans found copyright infringement in only five excerpts from among the 99 specific reading that had been challenged in the case. That means she found fair use, or, occasionally, some other justification, in 94 instances, or 95% of the time."

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Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85%

Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85% | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
THE FIRST TIME THAT principal Jim Sporleder tried the New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, he was blown away. Because it worked. In fact, it worked so well ...
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Budding Writers Benefit from Sharing Their Work Online

Budding Writers Benefit from Sharing Their Work Online | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
"We just want these young writers to see how empowering it is to be able to share your ideas.” Continue reading →...
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Why Amazon Succeeds

Why Amazon Succeeds | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Over the past five years as the western economy and its business champions sank into recession a small number of companies not only did well, but did better than they have ever done. How come?
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Does handwriting have a place in today's tech-driven classrooms? - Technology & Science - CBC News

Does handwriting have a place in today's tech-driven classrooms? - Technology & Science - CBC News | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Educators may be incorporating more and more technology into their lessons, but many believe that teaching children to write by hand is still a necessary part of teaching them how to use language and express ideas coherently.
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Some Notes on Tweeting for Libraries

Some Notes on Tweeting for Libraries | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it

Thoughtful and practical advice for libraries looking to use Twitter to connect with their communities.

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No One Can Correctly Google Any More, Basically

No One Can Correctly Google Any More, Basically | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Google has been placing more and more crap around search results, which is very annoying, but it turns out this crapification may work out quite well for the giant internet company.
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Tech firms face netroots uprising

Tech firms face netroots uprising | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
In the wake of SOPA, everyone hailed the new power of the tech lobby to rile up the online masses and stop Congress in its tracks. But now, the netroots are turning on tech companies.
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Associated Press partners with Bambuser to bring citizen journalists’ videos to the masses

Associated Press partners with Bambuser to bring citizen journalists’ videos to the masses | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Video-broadcasting service Bambuser was one of our top media apps of 2011, partly due to the role it played in helping to mobilize citizen journalists across the Middle East during ...
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Academic spring: how an angry maths blog sparked a scientific revolution

Academic spring: how an angry maths blog sparked a scientific revolution | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Alok Jha reports on how a Cambridge mathematician's protest has led to demands for open access to scientific knowledge...
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The disposable professor crisis

The disposable professor crisis | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
For decades, colleges have been turning to adjuncts to cut costs -- and it's hurting students and educators alike...
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Going beyond the Like: How to maximize your follow through

Going beyond the Like: How to maximize your follow through | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that every brand under the sun is clamoring for red-hot social media channels packed full of loving fans that are hanging on your every word. After setting up the prerequisite ...
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Five Things Every Small Business Should Know About Public Relations

Five Things Every Small Business Should Know About Public Relations | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are great, but the basics of public relations remain.  You still need coherent messages, valuable networks and great stories.  Here are five must-haves for successful PR.
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Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School - Forbes

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School - Forbes | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them. Dangerous things you were taught in school:             1.
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Social media ROI: It’s not about immediate results

Social media ROI: It’s not about immediate results | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Remember a week or two ago when I told everyone to invite me to join your mafia in Crime City on Google+ Games because I just loved it so, so much? Yeah. Stop that. There's no way for ...
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The Hardest Job Everyone Thinks They Can Do

The Hardest Job Everyone Thinks They Can Do | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
This piece was inspired by a heated discussion I had with a man who believes that teachers have an easy job. Please feel free to share it with others if you agree with the message.
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Warner Bros. releases 'Casablanca,' 'Ben-Hur,' and other scripts as enhanced ebooks

Warner Bros. releases 'Casablanca,' 'Ben-Hur,' and other scripts as enhanced ebooks | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Warner Bros. has launched Inside the Script, a series of classic movie scripts in ebook form that come complete with extra materials from the films' production. Titles available at launch include...
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Concrete Plans Curb Creativity

Concrete Plans Curb Creativity | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Planning ahead might make us overlook new solutions...
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Is ‘zero tolerance’ good for schools?

Is ‘zero tolerance’ good for schools? | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it

Not expelling students leads to better academic outcomes? What a brainwave!

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A Different Kind of Twitter Revolution: Patents Will Not Be Used as Weapons

A Different Kind of Twitter Revolution: Patents Will Not Be Used as Weapons | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
The company proposes a new way forward in fixing the mess that is software patents.
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Socialbakers reveals the best days of the week to boost social brand engagement

Socialbakers reveals the best days of the week to boost social brand engagement | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
Sunday is the day when particular brands can expect higher levels of engagement with fans on social media platforms. That's according to social media and digital analytics firm Socialbakers.

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In cancer science, many 'discoveries' don't hold up

In cancer science, many 'discoveries' don't hold up | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it

Quick overview of the problems with replication currently plaguing research in medical science and some of the reasons behind it.

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The Return of Real-Time Social Environments

The Return of Real-Time Social Environments | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
The last few months have seen an explosive resurgence in real-time environments last popular in the late '90s. Why is now the right time for real-time?
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How and when the world shares socially according to AddThis

How and when the world shares socially according to AddThis | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it

AddThis releases some statistics gleaned from its trove of information on sharing on the web.

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Kinect in Education Project: When Fish Fly

Kinect in Education Project: When Fish Fly | Thought Fodder for Librarians & Educators | Scoop.it
What happens when you turn a classroom of Computer Science students loose? Simply stated, they will create phenomenal and unprecedented work.
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