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Heather Davis

Sense of self: Embracing your teacher identity | In the Library with the Lead Pipe - 0 views

  • Librarians who teach now find themselves faced with the demand to connect with students, to make libraries and information literacy knowledge meaningful, and to create learning opportunities that are memorable and long-lasting.
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    On being a teaching librarian.
Heather Davis

City Brights: Howard Rheingold : Crap Detection 101 - 0 views

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    This is a great article on evaluating online information. It has links to several tools (web-based and downloadable) to aid in vetting sites.
Heather Davis

Kindle and the future of reading : The New Yorker - 0 views

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      Isn't this the same buyer/seller relationship in print media, just different means?
  • Here’s what you buy when you buy a Kindle book. You buy the right to display a grouping of words in front of your eyes for your private use with the aid of an electronic display device approved by Amazon.
  • Here’s what you buy when you buy a Kindle book. You buy the right to display a grouping of words in front of your eyes for your private use with the aid of an electronic display device approved by Amazon.
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  • On the other hand, there’s no clutter, no pile of paperbacks next to the couch. A Kindle book arrives wirelessly: it’s untouchable; it exists on a higher, purer plane. It’s earth-friendly, too, supposedly. Yes, it’s made of exotic materials that are shipped all over the world’s oceans; yes, it requires electricity to operate and air-conditioned server farms to feed it; yes, it’s fragile and it duplicates what other machines do; yes, it’s difficult to recycle; yes, it will probably take a last boat ride to a Nigerian landfill in five years. But no tree farms are harvested to make a Kindle book; no ten-ton presses turn, no ink is spilled.
  • At M.I.T., Jacobson and a group of undergraduates made lists of requirements, methods, and materials. One of their tenets was: RadioPaper must reflect, like real paper. It must not emit. It couldn’t be based on some improved type of liquid-crystal screen, no matter how high its resolution, no matter how perfectly jewel-like its colors, no matter how imperceptibly quick its flicker, because liquid crystals are backlit, and backlighting, they believed, is intrinsically bad because it’s hard on the eyes. RadioPaper also had to be flexible, they thought, and it had to persist until recycled in situ. It should hold its image even when it drew no current, just as paper could. How to do that? One student came up with the idea of a quilt of tiny white balls in colored dye. To make the letter “A,” say, microsquirts of electricity would grab some of the microballs and pull them down in their capsule, drowning them in the dye and making that capsule and neighboring capsules go dark and stay dark until some more electricity flowed through in a second or a day or a week. This was the magic of electrophoresis.
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    An article written by Nicholson Baker on the Kindle 2 reading device sold through Amazon.com. Interesting reading!
Heather Davis

Multicolr Search Lab - Idée Inc. - 0 views

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    This is a neat interactive tool.
Josh Hogan

EdTech Action Network - 0 views

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    ETAN provides a forum for educators and others to engage in the political process and project a unified voice in support of a common cause - improving teaching and learning through the systemic use of technology.
Heather Davis

Team WhiteBoarding with Twiddla - Painless Team Collaboration for the Web - 0 views

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    This is a great tool for online collaboration and could possibly be used for co-browsing the Internet with students to help them navigate to particular features in your site. Users don't necessarily have to sign up with an account and can get into the session and start collaborating with you real time. You can surf the Internet while in the collaborative whiteboard space.

    Heather
Josh Hogan

Open Source Textbooks - 0 views

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    Walla Walla CC's open textbook page.
Heather Davis

VuFind: Home - 0 views

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    Does anyone know anything about this catalog system. I have been looking at some of the other institutions that are using it (Michigan, Indiana, etc.) and it seems really cool. It also seems like there are some bugs that still need to be worked out, BUT:
    (1) You can tag items
    (2) Include reviews of items
    (3) Text call numbers to your mobile phone
    (4) Look for items with faceted browsing
    (5) Email citations to yourself

    I would be interested in hearing what anyone else knows about this catalog or other types of library cataloging software out there that uses web 2.0 tools and technologies to enhance access to library collections.

    Happy Friday!

    Heather Davis, MLIS
    Librarian - Applied Design
    11605 132nd Avenue NE
    Kirkland, WA 98034
    Voice: 425.739.8100 x533
    Fax: 425.739.8198
    Heather.Davis@lwtc.edu
    http://lwtclearningcommons.com
    http://hcddavis.wordpress.com/
Josh Hogan

Twine - Organize, Share, Discover Information Around Your Interests | Twine - 0 views

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    I'm on Twine, and it's been helpful for discovering eLearning web resources. I'm not sure I'd say it qualifies for full-blown "semantic web" or Web 3.0, but it is a great community.
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    * Discover information that matters to you
    * Collect and share bookmarks and other content
    * Receive recommendations based on your interests
Josh Hogan

simple private real-time sharing and collaboration by drop.io - 0 views

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    Use drop.io to privately share your files and collaborate in real time by web, email, phone, mobile, and more. Create each drop in two clicks and share what you want, how you want, with whom you want.
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