Tuesday, June 30, 2009

How Teens Use Media: A Nielsen Report on the Myths & Realities of Teen Media Trends

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Link: How Teens Use Media: A Nielsen Report on the Myths & Realities of Teen Media Trends (PDF File)

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In this report, Nielsen seeks to debunk the conventional wisdom that today's teens are different. Nielsen contends that teens are "normal," claiming that teens are not abandoning TV for new media, spend less time browsing on the internet than adults, watch less online video, like to read newspapers and listen to the radio, like advertisements, and have similar media preferences like their parents.
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Social Networks in Education

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Link: Social Networks in Education

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A wiki listing of social networks used in educational environments or for educational purposes.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier

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Digital Nation is a multiplatform project that includes this interactive Web site and a one-hour FRONTLINE documentary to air Winter 2010. The project aims to capture life on the digital frontier and explore how the Web and digital media are changing the way we think, work, learn and interact. Over the course of ten months, FRONTLINE's Digital Nation Web site will feature video reports from the production team, regular blog updates from the field, live online forums with a variety of digital mavens, and other interactive tools for users to share and connect around. Topics will rotate regularly and may focus on education and technology, human development, online privacy, virtual worlds and online games, technology in the military, digital media in the workplace and more. In addition, visitors to the Digital Nation Web site may contribute to a mosaic of user-generated content titled Your Digital Nation. We'll capture what we learn in the field, on our Web site and from our users and present the story in a documentary to air nationwide on PBS in Winter 2010.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Teaching U.S. History

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Link: Teaching U.S. History

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Learn more about U.S. history by going back to the original source documents, from the founding through the 20th century and beyond. Includes primary documents, lesson plans, podcasts and other resources for teaching U.S. history.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pew Research Center's Latest Statistical Data on Undocumented Immigrants


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In 2008, an estimated 11.9 million unauthorized immigrants resided in the United States. The growth of the undocumented population was rapid from 1990 (when there were 3.5 million undocumented immigrants) to 2006 but it has since stabilized. Unauthorized immigrants are 4% of the nation's population and 5.4% of its workforce. The current population, however, is far more geographically dispersed than in years past as large numbers of immigrants move into states where relatively few had settled two decades ago. This is especially true in Georgia, North Carolina and other southeastern states. While long-time immigrant destinations, including Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas, have retained their appeal to undocumented migrants, the state with the largest immigrant population, California, has seen slower growth.
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Monday, June 22, 2009

All About the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom

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Link: All about the Web 2.0 Connected Classroom

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This blog post provides loads of information on the various tools for setting up and running a web 2.0 classroom. It is especially useful for those who are interested to integrate web 2.0 tools in their classroom pedagogies and looking for ideas and starting points.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Famous Historical Speeches (mp3s for downloading)

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Link: Famous Historical Speeches

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A collection of mp3s of famous historical speeches (politicians, scientists, civil rights activists, etc.), hosted by The Free Information Society that you can download for research, classroom instruction, etc.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

50 Best Blogs About Environmental Law

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Link: 50 Best Blogs About Environmental Law
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A listing of 50 best blogs about environmental law, covering environmental violations, toxic torts, environmental news, development, and education, etc. This list is maintained by e-Justice Blog.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Smarthistory: A Multimedia Web-Book About Art & Art History

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Link: Smarthistory: A Multimedia Web-Book About Art & Art History
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Smarthistory.org is a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement or substitute for the traditional art history textbook.

For More Information: About Smarthistory
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Monday, June 15, 2009

100 Awesome Open Courses for Those Who Want to Change the World

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Link: 100 Awesome Open Courses for Those Who Want to Change the World

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It’s easy to say that you’re ready to change the world, but how do you get started? Even if you don’t have a specific cause or mission in mind, expanding your education and understanding of the world will give you a solid foundation for your ultimate adventures. These 100 awesome open courses, ranging from health and medicine to engineering to religion to policy making to media will get you on your way.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Useful Firefox Add-ons for Academics & Researchers

Firefox add-ons are small extensions that give new functionality to complement the browser's built-in features, so that you can customize it to fit your own individual needs. This is a list of add-ons recommended by law librarians. It was created by Bonnie Shucha, University of Wisconsin Law School for a presentation at the CALI Conference of Law School Computing, June 2009.


Link: 50 Firefox 3 Add-ons That Will Transform Your Academic Research

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Out of the box, Firefox 3 is already an incredible web browser. But when you consider all of the power tools that can be added to enhance your research, it’s even better. Check out these add-ons for Firefox 3, and you’ll take your browser to the next level and transform your academic research.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

1o Best Digital Resources for 2009

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Link: School Library Journal's 10 Best Digital Resources for 2009

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School Library Journal's annual “best of” list looks at products reviewed between June 2008 and the present. The past year saw many excellent and innovative projects—and narrowing them down to a top-10 list wasn’t easy. As we prepare for the next school year—or as public libraries develop the budget for a new fiscal year—these are the products for children and teens you should be advocating to add to your digital collection.
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Open Culture's Top Cultural & Educational Video Sites

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Link: Open Culture's Top Cultural & Educational Video Sites

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Looking for great cultural and educational video? Then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we have compiled a list of 44 sites that feature intelligent videos. This list was produced with the help of our faithful readers, and it will grow over time. If you find it useful, please share it as widely as you can. And if we’re missing good sites, please list them in the comments below.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

100 Websites You Should Know and Use

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Link: 100 Websites You Should Know and Use

Abstract: The Web is constantly turning out new and extraordinary services many of us are unfamiliar with. During TED University at this spring's TED2007 in Monterey, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, offered an ultra-fast-moving ride through sites in many different areas, from art, design and illustration, to daily news, blogs and curiosity. Now, by popular demand, here's his list: 100 Websites You Should Know and Use

Source: TED Blog
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Google's 15-seconds Search Tips Videos on YouTube

Ever wanted to be a power Google Search user but don't have time to plow through long instructions? You might want to head over to the Google's 15-seconds Search Tips on YouTube. Currently, there are 8 short videos teaching you how to use Google to search for:
  • weather forecast
  • local businesses
  • unit conversions
  • movie times
  • sports scores
  • flight tracker
  • dictionary
  • world time (any city in the world)

100 Professors You Should Follow and Learn on Twitter

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Interested to tap into the brightest academic minds on Twitter? Then you would want to consult this list: 100 Professors You Should Follow and Learn on Twitter.
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