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Touch Van Gogh

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Share this with your favorite art teachers and art-loving learners. I love that technology removes the theater rope.  That great art can be less guarded, more accessible, nearly touchable. And I sincerely hope that Touch Van Gogh, the newly updated, free, award-winning app from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is only the beginning of [...]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Shares 400,000 High-Res images for us to use!

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Early last month, I wrote about the big news from Getty Images. Last week, Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly [...]

Emily’s PLN choice (and my own network rut)

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What teacher doesn’t want to share their most awesome lessons?  Emily is home for Thanksgiving and I’ve never seen her this charged about her teaching before. I’ve never seen her this charged about networking before. What I discovered is that Emily’s PLN journey is very different from mine. Our conversations revealed that I haven’t questioned [...]

NGA Images Database launches (with Open Access Policy)

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Yesterday, our National Gallery of Art made the following generous announcement that will be of interest to teachers and learners across the disciplines. The National Gallery of Art announces the launch today of NGA Images, a new online resource that revolutionizes the way the public may interact with its world-class collection at http://images.nga.gov. This repository [...]

CLSA Bookstore

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Jane Lofton, librarian at Mira Costa High School, asked me share Jackie Siminitus’ new promotional flyer for the Cafe Press Library Store (cafepress.com/csla). The online store features art donated by book illustrators in support of the new California Campaign for Strong School Libraries. You don’t have to be from California to appreciate and use these [...]

Design tools to die for

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We’re getting a little fussier about the way our stuff looks.  My students and I are coming to the realization that this read/write web thing makes us all not only writers, but designers as well. I am collecting a full range of tools on our New Tools Guide, but I thought I share just a [...]

Meme: Designing the new action figure

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I know the Nancy Pearl Library Action Figure is meant to be tongue in cheek.  I have three in my office–representing both the deluxe and basic variety. I absolutely admire Nancy and her work, but after years of watching visitors try her amazing push-button shushing action, the joke’s worn thin. I know that the folks [...]

Library of the Living Dead!

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Even small academic libraries can be confusing for students. And so, the librarians at the Miller Library at McPherson College developed the super-cool, zombie-rich graphic novel, Library of the Living Dead, as a vehicle for introducing student users to their resources and services. The authors explain their mission, one designed to combat zombie-style research on [...]

Speaking Image

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I discovered Speaking Image via my Diigo network this morning and the wheels are spinning.  The application, an online tool for the interactive annotation of images,  allows users to create and share their interactive images with individuals and groups and to manage permissions for collaborative work.  Moving way beyond adding text annotation similar to Flickr’s [...]

OMGigapixel!: Google Art Project launches and it’s beautiful!

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In collaboration with seventeen of the world’s great museums, Google now takes its Street View indoors and allows to visit more than 400 rooms, examine the work of over 385 artists, and view and compare more than 1000 works of art. Here’s an introduction from Google developer Amit Sood and Sir Nicholas Serota of the [...]