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Artstor shares more than a million images @ library.artstor.com

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I am an unabashed lover of the Artstor database and I was thrilled to discover a recent Artstor blog announcement sharing that more that one million images, videos, documents, and audio files from public institutional collections are now freely available without a login. You don’t need to be a subscriber. Simply visit http://library.artstor.com .  All this lovely new discoverability […]

The news from ISTE

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I am just back from ISTE in Chicago where I shared in some very interesting developments and experiences. 1. Following input and feedback from more than 1300 educators from the US and around the world, ISTE released its new Standards for Education Leaders, formerly known as the ISTE Standards for Administrators. According to the official press release, These […]

Best Websites and Best Apps, my faves and a brief reflection on when it really needs to be an app

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Greetings from ALAC18 in New Orleans, friends!  Here’s a partial tech awards update from yesterday The annual lists honor 25 apps and 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. These technology resources are chosen for their ability to foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation […]

Off to ALA and ISTE (and how to follow along when you’re #notat . . .)

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I’ll be off to New Orleans this week and then Chicago after that for my fairly regular attempt to attend two overlapping conferences. I am not complaining, but it’s good to know how to follow along or catch up with the events on your own time during and after the fact.  Last year I felt […]

Highlights Hangout launches: a sonic spin on a classic kids favorite

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Just in time for road-trip season comes the new free monthly podcast series, Highlights Hangout  Launched this week, the series is a collaboration between the makers of the popular and iconic Highlights For Children magazine (now 72-years old!) and the creators of NPR’s also popular science podcast Wow in the World, both produced in partnership with Tinkercast.com, a leading producer of educational audio. […]

The Great American Read and its sweet by-products

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I was mesmerized by the two-hour launch of PBS Great American Read campaign.  While I believe choosing one book is impossible and not actually the point of this celebration,  I was enchanted by one compelling little book talk after another.  And it was delightful to listen to people talk with such passion about their books. Yesterday, I discovered When […]

LOC introduces its Story Maps

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Around a month ago, the Library of Congress announced new curatorial strategies for interactive storytelling around its diverse collections with its Story Maps. The stories offer users engaging ways to access these collections and leverage data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a new story platform created by ESRI a corporate leader in the areas of […]