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Bonnie Sutton

E-Books and Wi-Fi Up, Open Hours Down at Public Libraries - 2 views

Submitted: June 21, 2011 - 6:10pm Originally published: June 21, 2011 Last updated: June 21, 2011 - 6:23pm Source: Government Technology Location: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sea...

e-books wi-fi public libraries internet access community use of open hours down

started by Bonnie Sutton on 23 Jun 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Pew study: E-readers have caught on quickly - 1 views

By Jeff Gelles Inquirer Staff Writer More than one in five Americans now say they have read a book electronically in the last year. Here's what's happening on the plugged-in side of the digital di...

electronic books Plugged in side of the digital Divide Pew Study reading device.

started by Bonnie Sutton on 05 Apr 12 no follow-up yet
Claude Almansi

The KYVL for Kids Research Portal - How to do research Home Base - 0 views

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    "The Kentucky Virtual Library presents: How to do research! Step 1: Plan your project Plan your project tutorial Define your subject Brainstorm What do you already know? Group similar ideas Identify key words and phrases Make a quest strategy Gather your tools Step 2: Search for information Search for information tutorial The Kentucky Virtual Library The library catalog Encyclopedia Reference books: table of contents and index Magazines and newspaper articles Dictionary Search the World Wide Web What if you can't find anything? Step 3: Take Notes Take notes tutorial The KWL method Fact finder method Data sheets Clustering method (also called mapping or webbing) Venn diagram method Note cards Prints and photocopies Bibliography page Step 4: Use the information Use the information tutorial Scan the page first The five finger test Is the information true or bogus? Put it in your own words Organize the information Compare and contrast Put the information in order Add your own conclusions Step 5: Report Share what you've learned tutorial Step 6: Evaluate Ask yourself, "How did I do?" Glossary Back to the introduction page Portal | Home Base (Site Map) | Plan | Search | The Web | Take Notes | Use | Report | Glossary Teacher's Toolbox | Flash Version | Text Only Version Kentucky Virtual Library"
Bonnie Sutton

" School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come" - 3 views

" School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come" is a free e-book edited by Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, an...

digital future of libraries

started by Bonnie Sutton on 28 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

THE LIBRARY: FREE, DIGITALLY HIP & COOL - 0 views

what you're sayingTHE LIBRARY: FREE, DIGITALLY HIP & COOL Ed Weiner A recent opinion piece called into question the Free Library's place in our digital world. A quick stop on freelibrary.org - ou...

E books free philadelphia digital library cool

started by Bonnie Sutton on 17 May 12 no follow-up yet
Claude Almansi

Retreat of Reno's Commnand - C. Szwedzicki: The North American Indian Works - 1 views

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    "Collection: C. Szwedzicki: The North American Indian Works Work Record ID: 219 Reproduction Record ID: 219 Work Class: depictions Work Type: print Title: Retreat of Reno's Commnand Title Type: constructed title Title: Sioux Indian painting Title Type: collective title Measurements: 11.40 x 19.05 in (28.96 x 48.39 cm) on sheet 15.30 x 19.50 in (38.86 x 49.53 cm) Measurement Type: dimensions Material: paper (fiber product) Material Type: support Inscription: Image Top Center: Custer Battle Field / June 25 and 26 1876 / Crazy Horse Inscription: Above Image Right: 8 [Plate Number] Creator: Bad Heart Bull, Amos, 1869-1913 Creator Dates: 1869-1913 Creator Nationality: Oglala Lakota Creator Name Variant: Bad Heart Buffalo (Tatanka Cante Sice) Creator Type: personal name Creator Role: painter Date: 1938 Location: Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.) Repository: Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio Repository Type: current repository ID Number: 8 ID Number Type: plate number ID Number: ARB RB Oversize E98.A7 S568 1938 Vol. 2 ID Number Type: call number Style Period: Plains Indian Style Period: Indian art--North America Culture: Native American Culture: Oglala Lakota Subject: Belts (Clothing) Subject: Breechcloths Subject: Face painting Subject: Feathers Subject: Fringe Subject: Leggings Subject: Moccasins Subject: Beadwork Subject: Body painting Subject: Shirts, Men's Subject: Breastplates Subject: Hair pipes Subject: Bridles Subject: Horseback riding Subject: Horses Subject: Chokers Subject: Arrows Subject: Metalwork Subject: Picture-writing Subject: Saddle blankets Subject: Indian warfare Subject: Rifles Subject: Military uniforms Subject: Sabers Subject: Bow lances Subject: Crazy Horse (Tashunca-Uitco), ca. 1842-1877 Subject: Fixed-stone-head clubs Subject: Hats Subject: Saddles Subject: Saddlebags Subject: War shirts Subject: Reno, Marcus A. (Marcus Albert), 1835-1889 Subject: Indians of North America--Wars Subj
Claude Almansi

EUROPA - Press Releases - Orphan works - Frequently asked questions - 0 views

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    Reference: MEMO/11/333 Date: 24/05/2011 "What does the proposal for a Directive on orphan works say? The Commission's proposal, which takes the form of an EU Directive, rests on three pillars. First, the proposal contains rules on how to identify orphan works. It provides that the user has to conduct a diligent search to find the copyright holder. In this search, the user should rely on sources such as databases and registries. One such tool that exists in the book publishing sector is ARROW, the Accessible Registry of Rights Information and Orphan Works. It is hoped that other sectors will also develop similar central rights information databases. Doing so would greatly simplify and streamline the conduct of a reliable diligent search. Secondly, the proposal establishes that if the diligent search does not yield the identity or location of the copyright holder, the work shall be recognised as an orphan work. This status shall then, by virtue of mutual recognition, be valid across the European Union. This implies that once a work is recognised as an orphan work, it shall be recognised as such across the European Union. The proposal also foresees that there will be a generally accessible record of all recognised orphan works. Thirdly, the proposal establishes the uses that can be made of the orphan works and the conditions for such uses depending on their nature. Thus, the current proposal should make a major contribution to the development of various European digital library initiatives and their accessibility for everyone throughout the European Union. Clear rules on what works can be posted online as orphan works will also provide the beneficiaries of the Directive - not only libraries, museums and archives but also film heritage institutions and public service broadcasters - with a sound legal framework that safeguards them against claims of copyright infringement. In this respect, a degree of legal certainty can be achieved that will exceed the one th
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    -> piece on British Library + Google and this EC directive?
Claude Almansi

European Commission » Internal Market » Copyright » Orphan works - 0 views

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    " Proposal for a directive Public consultations and hearings Public Hearing on Orphan Works (26.10.2009) Information hearing on the "Google Book Settlement Agreement" (07.09.2009) Related documents Proposal for a directive The Commission has adopted a Proposal for a Directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works with a view to establishing common rules on the digitisation and online display of so-called orphan works. Orphan works are works like books, newspaper and magazine articles, and films that are still protected by copyright but whose authors are not known or cannot be located or contacted to obtain copyright permissions. Orphan works are part of the collections held by European libraries that might remain untouched if no common rules are developed to make their digitisation and online display legally possible. Common rules on how to deal with such works are therefore necessary in order to proceed with large-scale digitisation projects, such as the Commission's Europeana portal. Text of the proposal PDFdeenfr Executive Summary PDFdeenfr Impact assessment PDF Citizen's summary PDFbgcsdadeetelenesfritlvlthumtnlplptroskslfisv Frequently asked questions (MEMO/11/333) "
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    Maybe for a piece on that directive and the British Library - Google agreement.
Bonnie Sutton

Welcoming Mobile: More Districts Are Rewriting Acceptable Use Policies - 1 views

Hotmail Active View Innovation in ISD 199 ( at the Site_ Play video Inver Grove Heights Community Schools has been nationally recognized for the innovative use of technology in the classroom thro...

CoSn Mobile Learning Internet access technology

started by Bonnie Sutton on 07 Apr 12 no follow-up yet
Harry Keller

The future of Gamificationi - 6 views

Plate tectonics is one of the more difficult science concepts to have a lab in. However, it's not necessary to have labs in every topic. Labs, beyond elementary school, are really for understandi...

games in the classroom gamification Pew. game elements

Bonnie Sutton

Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education - 14 views

Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education reviewed by Simon Funge - December 21, 2011 Title: Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts ...

social justice equity education

started by Bonnie Sutton on 20 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Access to high-speed Internet and other telecommunication tools is a "digital civil right" - 2 views

http://www.edutopia.org/george-lucas-testimony Access to high-speed Internet and other telecommunication tools is a "digital civil right" that the United States should guarantee to every student, ...

GEORGE LUCAS internet erate american education broadband for all

started by Bonnie Sutton on 07 Aug 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Copyright: Reaching Out to Teachers and Students - 1 views

Copyright: Reaching Out to Teachers and Students February 2nd, 2012 by Cheryl Lederle http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/02/copyright-reaching-out-to-teachers-and-students/ This is a guest post f...

Library of congress teachers and students US Copyright Office

started by Bonnie Sutton on 06 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
Jim Shimabukuro

Rupert Murdoch uses eG8 to talk up net's power to transform education | Media | guardian.co.uk - 6 views

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    "Rupert Murdoch uses eG8 to talk up net's power to transform education News Corp chairman claims 'Victorian' schools are 'last holdout from digital revolution' Kim Willsher in Paris guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 24 May 2011 18.10 BST Rupert Murdoch, the News Corporation founder and chairman, used his address to the eG8 Forum in Paris on Tuesday to call for more investment in education and "unlocking the potential" of the world's children. Murdoch said it was not a question of putting a computer in every school, but concentrating on opening up opportunities for youngsters to flourish by using targeted and tailored software. News Corp moved into the $500bn (£310bn) US education sector in late 2010, paying about $360m in cash for 90% of technology company Wireless Generation, which provides mobile and web software to enable teachers to use data to assess student progress and deliver personalised learning."
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    From Harry Keller
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    Interesting contrast with Murdoch's attitude in 2009 - see http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/nov/09/murdoch-google - but is it really a contrast?
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    We've had Ely Broad, Bill Gates, and a host of other billionaires (even George Lucas) attempting to "fix" our education system. They're not doing so well. What is so interesting to me about Murdoch, despite his pirate-like business practices, is that he sees what I think is the real direction for the future of education. Oddly unlike his right-wing colleagues, he's not pushing for vouchers or more school privatization. Unlike the technocrats, he's not pushing for more and more computers in schools. He sees the solution to our schooling problems as "targeted and tailored software." Many (maybe most) countries, including the U.S., lack the political will as societies to fix education the way that Finland did. Software is the other path. Much discussion today centers around the platform. Will we use smart phones or e-tablets or netbooks? Will we see $1 apiece apps as the learning modules or cloud-based solutions? Will our new learning software run on iOS or Android? All of that is window dressing and barely worthy of discussion. For me, Murdoch hit the nail on the head. We have too little software "targeted and tailored" to education or, at least, too little highly professional quality software.
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    Errh yes about Murdoch pushing "targeted and tailored software" , Harry. But see also: "News Corp moved into the $500bn (£310bn) US education sector in late 2010, paying about $360m in cash for 90% of technology company Wireless Generation, which provides mobile and web software to enable teachers to use data to assess student progress and deliver personalised learning." So he is doing at software level what Microsoft etc were doing at hardware - and at times software - level: promoting his wares in a very juicy market. We've had "targeted and tailored to education" software for decades, now: LMSs, addons to office suites, etc. Some good, some bad. The problem with software that is targeted and tailored to education is that it is a) often boring; b) perforce based on an abstract general idea of education; c) often remote from what gets used outside school. Would it not be better to train teachers in adapting whatever software is generally available, be it desktop or on the cloud, to fit their and their specific students' needs?
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    My point is simply that Murdoch gets it. His motives don't have to be pure for us all to benefit from the light he's shining on educational technology. Regarding the software, your points are well-taken. However, one extra qualification must be added. The software must be "good." That means it must avoid the problems you list.
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    "Would it not be better to train teachers in adapting whatever software is generally available, be it desktop or on the cloud, to fit their and their specific students' needs?' I disagree with this analysis. Software not created for educational purposes will only adapt so far. It is, for example, word processing substituting for paper and pencil. That's worthy of doing but really makes no difference in instruction. When software is created specifically for learning, it can reach much more deeply into the learning processes. It's not just peripheral but central to learning. You can adapt lots of software to education in lots of ways, and I've read of many very clever adaptations. Almost all could be done without the use of a computer, albeit somewhat less efficiently but nonetheless effectively. I read Murdoch's call, which echoes something I've been saying for many years, as meaning that we have to build software that answers the necessities of learning. We don't have much today.
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    Taking up your example of word processing as substitute for pen and pencil , Harry: true, and that's what I retorted in the late 1990's to a digitalophobe academic, when we met about the Italian translation of one of his books, and he boasted of having got a letter from a publisher saying he was their last author to deliver typescripts on paper and not as a digital file. I pointed out that cut and paste, copy and paste (the things he particularly hated the ease of in digital media) existed in the real world looooooong before computers, let alone PCs, let alone the Web. And yet... in 2007 I was asked to set up at very short notice an intensive preliminary French workshop for participants in a master course in intercultural studies: though in Lugano, the course was to be in French and English. I asked for access to the Moodle for the course, to store course materials there etc. The organizers refused: "The Moodle will only be explained to the students in the first week of the course proper". The idea that graduate students needed to have a Moodle explained to them in 2007 seemed peregrine, but rather than arguing, I set up a for-free wiki instead. At our first meeting, the students asked why we weren't using the Moodle, I repeated the official explanation, they laughed and got the hang of the wiki immediately. Then, for reading comprehension, they chose one of the assigned texts for the course: a longish book chapter they had received by e-mail as a grayish PDF based on a low-resolution scan, based on a reduced photocopy to make 2 pages fit on an A4 sheet: i.e. with no margin to take notes on. So we printed the PDF, separated the pages with scissors, pasted the separate pages with glue sticks on new A4 sheets, to get wider margins to write in. And then we made a wiki page for it, copied in it the subheadings, between which the students, added the notes they were taking, working in groups on the new paper version. Result: http://micusif.wikispaces.com/Vinsonneau
Bonnie Sutton

Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Techno... - 1 views

Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media pdf http://www.cosn.org/Default.aspx?TabId=12543 BACKGROUND It is...

Making Progre Rethinking State and School District POLICIES COSN Mobile Technologies Social Media

started by Bonnie Sutton on 15 Apr 12 no follow-up yet
Vanessa Vaile

Frankenstein, Letter1 - 1 views

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      setting tone of exploration and discovery, extremes, benefiting "all mankind"  Note parallels to Victor F's purposes and experiment. Image of scientific discovery as a northern passage  Compare to history, obsessions and loss of associated with the Northwest Passage ~ for that matter, bear in mind the Columbus was search for a passage to the East. Explorations = the history of unintended consequences
  • discovering a passage near the pole to those countries
  • ascertaining the secret of the magnet,
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  • This expedition has been the favourite dream of my early years.
  • a history of all the voyages made for purposes of discovery composed the whole of our good Uncle Thomas' library
  • my father's dying injunction had forbidden my uncle to allow me to embark in a seafaring life.
  • I also became a poet and for one year lived in a paradise of my own creation;
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      oh Shelley, self-elected and unacknowledged legislator of the world (see Defence of Poetry)
  • my failure
  • Six years have passed since I resolved on my present undertaking. I can, even now, remember the hour from which I dedicated myself to this great enterprise.
  • Letter 2 Archangel, 28th March, 17— To Mrs. Saville, England
  • How slowly the time passes here, encompassed as I am by frost and snow
  • I have one want
  • I have no friend
  • I shall commit my thoughts to paper, it is true; but that is a poor medium for the communication of feeling. I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me
  • it is a still greater evil to me that I am self-educated
  • My lieutenant, for instance, is a man of wonderful courage and enterprise; he is madly desirous of glory, or rather, to word my phrase more characteristically, of advancement in his profession.
  • I heard of a mariner equally noted for his kindliness of heart and the respect and obedience paid to him by his crew, I felt myself peculiarly fortunate in being able to secure his services
  • "What a noble fellow!" you will exclaim. He is so; but then he is wholly uneducated: he is as silent as a Turk, and a kind of ignorant carelessness attends him, which, while it renders his conduct the more astonishing, detracts from the interest and sympathy which otherwise he would command.
  • I cannot describe to you my sensations on the near prospect of my undertaking. It is impossible to communicate to you a conception of the trembling sensation, half pleasurable and half fearful, with which I am preparing to depart. I am going to unexplored regions
  • I shall kill no albatross; therefore do not be alarmed for my safety or if I should come back to you as worn and woeful as the "Ancient Mariner."
  • Continue for the present to write to me by every opportunity: I may receive your letters on some occasions when I need them
  • Letter 3 July 7th, 17— To Mrs. Saville, England
  • I write a few lines in haste to say that I am safe—and well advanced on my voyage. This letter will reach England by a merchantman now on its homeward voyage from Archangel
  • No incidents have hitherto befallen us that would make a figure in a letter
  • Adieu, my dear Margaret
  • Letter 4 August 5th, 17— To Mrs. Saville, England
  • So strange an accident has happened to us that I cannot forbear recording it, although it is very probable that you will see me before these papers can come into your possession.
  • we were nearly surrounded by ice, which closed in the ship on all sides
  • we beheld, stretched out in every direction, vast and irregular plains of ice, which seemed to have no end.
  • a strange sight suddenly attracted our attention and diverted our solicitude from our own situation
  • a being which had the shape of a man, but apparently of gigantic stature, sat in the sledge and guided the dogs
  • by ice, it was impossible to follow his track,
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      first sighting of the creature
  • before night the ice broke and freed our ship.
  • talking to someone in the sea. It was, in fact, a sledge, like that we had seen before, which had drifted towards us in the night on a large fragment of ice. Only one dog remained alive; but there was a human being within it
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      1st appearance of Victor Frankenstein, in futile pursuit of his creation / criado
  • will you have the kindness to inform me whither you are bound?"
  • His limbs were nearly frozen, and his body dreadfully emaciated by fatigue and suffering. I never saw a man in so wretched a condition
  • Two days passed in this manner before he was able to speak, and I often feared that his sufferings had deprived him of understanding.
  • I never saw a more interesting creature: his eyes have generally an expression of wildness, and even madness, but there are moments when, if anyone performs an act of kindness towards him or does him any the most trifling service, his whole countenance is lighted up, as it were, with a beam of benevolence
  • generally melancholy and despairing, and sometimes he gnashes his teeth
    • Vanessa Vaile
       
      sounds more like Creature than Victor
  • "To seek one who fled from me."
  • a multitude of questions concerning the route which the demon, as he called him, had pursued
  • a new spirit of life animated the decaying frame of the stranger.
    • Vanessa Vaile
       
      Interesting choice of words, animated, decaying
  • He must have been a noble creature in his better days,
  • attractive and amiable
  • How can I see so noble a creature destroyed by misery without feeling the most poignant grief?
  • One man's life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought, for the dominion I should acquire and transmit over the elemental foes of our race.
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      weaponization of knowledge?
  • "we are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves—such a friend ought to be—do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures. I once had a friend, the most noble of human creatures, and am entitled, therefore, to judge respecting friendship.
  • You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.
  • the stranger said to me,
  • exposing yourself to the same dangers which have rendered me what I am, I imagine that you may deduce an apt moral from my tale,
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      Victor prepares to tell his story a cautionary tale
  • my fate is nearly fulfilled. I wait but for one event, and then I shall repose in peace
  • he would commence his narrative the next day
  • Strange and harrowing must be his story, frightful the storm which embraced the gallant vessel on its course and wrecked it—thus!
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    Letters from Walton to his sister, opening the book, frontispiece or front bookend framing the story. 
Bonnie Sutton

A test for politicians on education (with cheat sheet) - 1 views

By Valerie Strauss Here are questions that education historian Diane Ravitch posed to politicans who make education policy. Ravitch, a research professor at New York University, is the author of nu...

schools test scores vouchers research on charter international

started by Bonnie Sutton on 26 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
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Bonnie Sutton

The facts that school reformers ignore - 1 views

By Valerie Strauss http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/the-facts-that-school-reformers-ignore/2012/01/23/gIQABWQRMQ_blog.html This was written by Richard Rothstein, a research...

The Answer Sheet Ed Reform

started by Bonnie Sutton on 24 Jan 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

E-Learn 2011 Sheraton , Waikiki Beach - 2 views

October 17 - 21, 2011 * Honolulu, Hawaii FINAL Call for Participation conf/elearn Proposals Due: August 31, 2011 aace.org/ http://aace.org/conf/elearn/call.htm Proposal Submission ...

Online conference virtual and face ot E-Learn 2011

started by Bonnie Sutton on 23 Jun 11 no follow-up yet
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