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Cathy Oxley

A journey to iCentre thinking - 13 views

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    A space to build the ability to communicate with others using digital and language fluency - fundamental in an age where networking is key to creating knowledge
Carla Shinn

8 Ways to Rescue Public School Libraries From Becoming Obsolete - 34 views

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    There is really no reason why school libraries should fear competing sources of information. With the right adjustments, K-12 libraries can work alongside the rest of the data that students access on a daily basis. Remaining relevant is simply a matter of carrying foundational ideals forward and adapting to an ever-changing information culture.
Carla Shinn

What Every Librarian Needs to Know About HTTPS - 21 views

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    Librarians have long understood that to provide access to knowledge it is crucial to protect their patrons' privacy. Books can provide information that is deeply unpopular. As a result, local communities and governments sometimes try to ban the most objectionable ones. Librarians rightly see it as their duty to preserve access to books, especially banned ones.
Carla Shinn

Teens, Social Media, and Technology Overview 2015 - 20 views

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    "Aided by the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones, 92% of teens report going online daily - including 24% who say they go online "almost constantly," according to a new study from Pew Research Center. "
Carla Shinn

Is the Library Really Dead? - Timeline.com - 25 views

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    Libraries are in rough shape these days. Long treasured as bastions of knowledge, they're being assailed on two fronts: funding cuts and technological disruption. Why borrow a book when you've got the Internet and a Kindle?But rumors of the library's demise are greatly exaggerated.
Carla Shinn

Book Cover Design: 50 Amazing Covers That You Will Want to Pick Up - Design School - 25 views

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    Fascinating article from the blog for the Canva Design School
Carla Shinn

How to Save the Humanities With Just a Few Clicks - 13 views

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    Expanding Our Wikiverse Save the books. And the film reels. The photos, the manuscripts, the letters, the maps. These artifacts that fill our libraries threaten to sink into oblivion. But the good news? You can save them.
Carla Shinn

Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound - 13 views

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    The Media History Digital Library. Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound. We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 800,000 pages, and that number is growing. Our Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines.
Carla Shinn

10 Digital Resources That Will Improve Your School Library - 7 views

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    A wealth of information can be found in this article that covers 10 Learnist Boards about libraries.
Carla Shinn

Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2013 - 29 views

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    just released its standards-aligned Here in Chicago, AASL's Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee 2013 list. Sites, apps, and tools are selected because they engage users through innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. Honored websites, tools, and resources will provide exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning.
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    http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/2013#media In the category of Media Sharing,among the selections in AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning are: Pinterest http://pinterest.com/ Create connections, encourage collaboration, ignite discussions, or simply share mutual interests through Pinterest. Uploaded or "pin" images and videos from websites, blogs, or your own computer, smartphone, or tablet to create boards. These boards can be private or public, and others can be invited to pin on any of your boards. Any "pin" can be "repinned", and all pins will link back to their source. Grades 6-12. smore https://www.smore.com/ Flyers and newsletters become a snap with Smore! Design and create professional online flyers by choosing from an array of templates, styles, and colors to compliment your individual style and audience. With Smore you can embed links, audio, video, pictures, and text into your flyers and newsletters and then publish instantly to get your message and information out quickly. Grades 6-12. Here is a Pinterest board of Library Smores: http://pinterest.com/cshinn4/library-smores/
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    An infographic on digital footprints done in Smore: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.ca/2013/06/infographic-flyer-whats-your-digital.html A livebinder on Pinterest in school libraries and classrooms:http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=456337
Carla Shinn

Beyond the Book: Infographics of Students' Reading History - 19 views

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    "Recently, I've also been fascinated by the way the human mind interprets visual symbols. From doodling to reading and writing text, the brain is wired with a proclivity for visual sensory ability. In order to help students harness this power, we have been trying our hand at visual notes and sketchnoting in class. Then I decided to try some lessons with infographics."
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    Here's Joyce Valenza's take on the idea, with suggestions for collaboration with teachers and some other web 2.0 tools: http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2013/06/20/recording-kids-history-as-readers/
jenibo

Free Technology for Teachers: What QR Codes Can Do For You! - 36 views

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    I always thought QR codes were a bit of a gimmick, but the wonderful Richard Byrne points out some fantastically useful and practical applications for them.
Carla Shinn

HYPERLINKED LIBRARY MOOC - 18 views

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    What emerging trends are changing library services? What does the connected world of "continuous computing" mean for 21st Century libraries? The Hyperlinked Library MOOC offered by the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University provides a roadmap toward becoming a participatory, interactive, user-centered library.
Carla Shinn

What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains - 8 views

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    "Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains."
Carla Shinn

Print Friendly - 18 views

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    Make any web page print friendly to save paper and ink. It may also make screen reading easier.
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