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BrainPop Game(s)Up the election

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At the ISLMA Conference last week, Lisa Perez of Chicago Public Schools shared  BrainPop’s election resources (free through Election Day) and its new GameUp features, that she has found valuable in gamifying professional development with the librarians in her district. Although because of Sandy we are without power at home and school, the kind folks [...]

The LC does CCSS

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Earlier this week, the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog, announced that it has made its already fabulous  teaching resources–designed to inspire analysis, critical thinking, and the value of working with primary sources–more findable for teachers by aligning them to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It’s all free and available through a new [...]

One million tweet map

Cluster view without hashtag or keyword filter

Mommy, where do tweets come from? Now, there’s an easy answer thanks to the one million tweet map. Though this Mashable video ends with a Justin Bieber question, the map can be a media literacy tool, powerful for analyzing trends, how and where information flows, and perhaps, where and why it does not. It may [...]

EasyBib’s New Extensions: two/too “easy buttons”?

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This past week, in its Educator Blog, EasyBib announced its Chrome Toolbar Extension, available for free download in the Chrome Web Store. Essentially, the tool allows users to do two things: Automatically cite web sites with one click using the EasyBib Toolbar. Receive advice on the credibility of the web site you’re citing. The toolbar extension [...]

Educational Twitter Hashtags, the infographic (updated)

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Compiled By: OnlineCollegeCourses.com So many of the teachers and teacher librarians I know continue as unconverted.  They don’t yet see the value of Twitter as a tool for learning and keeping up.  Beyond the walls of their own schools, they have yet to build a PLN. This new infographic from OnlineCollegeCourses.com offers quick visual reference [...]

Infographics: Round 2

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We just completed the second go-round of our global infographics project. It’s an opportunity for students to visually represent their research in a way that makes an impact on an audience.  It’s a way for them to practice media literacy, data crunching and communication skills. And, combined with their oral presentations, it’s a way for [...]

UN History Project launched

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Earlier this month, Harvard University’s Department of History announced the launch of the United Nations History Project. Supported by the United Nations Foundation, in cooperation with the Harvard Asia Center and the Joint Center for History and Economics, the site aggregates a wealth of materials for researching and teaching the history of the United Nations [...]

Rutgers’ RIOT & other infolit tutorials

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Rutgers University’s RIOT (Research Information Online Tutorial) is a sweet suite of five animated and interactive information literacy modules. Our friendly host Kate is just about to graduate from library school and needs to train you to take her tutoring position in the library.  You’ll have to  help some animated college students with a series [...]

Library 2.012 archive posted

Don’t fret.  In case you miss any part of the outstanding, free online Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference last week, the full archive is now available. Thank you (and curse you!) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University and Steve Hargadon, Dr. Sandra Hirsh, and the dedicated, generous group of [...]

#tlchat live tomorrow

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The vote is in!  Join us tomorrow night for our second ever #tlchat live! The topic will be: New tech tools and how you are using them. All you need to do it tweet or lurk from 8:00 till 9:00 PM Eastern tomorrow night. Should you want to share, and I know you will, make [...]