A Crisis—as in School Closures Due to Coronavirus—Justifies Fair Use, Say Librarians. Book Creator. Learning At Home Resources for Teachers. How To Run a Virtual Book Club with Middle Schoolers. Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Harms Authors. The Authors Guild is appalled by the Internet Archive’s (IA) announcement that it is now making millions of in-copyright books freely available online without restriction on its Open Library site under the guise of a National Emergency Library.
IA has no rights whatsoever to these books, much less to give them away indiscriminately without consent of the publisher or author. We are shocked that the Internet Archive would use the Covid-19 epidemic as an excuse to push copyright law further out to the edges, and in doing so, harm authors, many of whom are already struggling. With mean writing incomes of only $20,300 a year prior to the crisis, authors, like others, are now struggling all the more—from cancelled book tours and loss of freelance work, income supplementing jobs, and speaking engagements.
IA is using a global crisis to advance a copyright ideology that violates current federal law and hurts most authors. Background A Solution Without a Problem. How Graduate School Prepared Me For Teaching During A Pandemic – Sharon H. Fox. How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic. Keeping libraries safe is important for both workers and guests.
But during the current COVID-19 pandemic, questions about how to do that—particularly when it comes to materials and surfaces—have complicated answers. It’s an unprecedented situation. Conservators, who are experienced in diagnosing and repairing collection damage, say that historical information on sanitizing library materials is lacking. 25+ Super Cute Paper Roll Crafts for Kids. Sharing is caring!
We hope you have been saving up those paper rolls as today we are sharing a whole bunch of incredibly fun ideas for toilet paper roll crafts. Publishers & Their Imprints. Students' Pandemic Journals Could Become Primary Sources. By Lauren S.
Brown Several weeks ago – what is starting to feel like a lifetime ago – I finished grading 100 plus family history projects. Some were videos, but most were illustrated stories my students had written about someone they interviewed in their family. Some kids interviewed parents or grandparents about their parents or grandparents. Public Statement: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research. Keeping Students Connected Thru COVID19 Closures Pt. 1 – Don't Shush Me! Hi everyone!
Our entire state (PA) has closed all schools in response to COVID-19. I’m fortunate that our district has just actually closed, and we are not being asked to continue instruction during this time. Thank goodness, because of equity issues and special education accommodations, I truly don’t know how any district expects that to be a realistic option, especially on short notice.
Learning at Home During an Extended School Closure. Virtual Field Trips. Amazingeducationalresources. Exclusive: Zoom CEO Eric Yuan Is Giving K-12 Schools His Videoconferencing Tools For Free. On Thursday, on the heels of Zoom's biggest day ever for downloads the day before, CEO Eric Yuan was taking the time to remotely sign up schools to free accounts of his videoconferencing software.
First was a prestigious school in Silicon Valley, then two schools in the Austin, Texas area. “They told me they’d connect with my team, and I said, ‘no, I’ll do that for you,’” said Yuan, reached by Zoom at the San Jose, California-area home that is now his office for the foreseeable future. “I did it manually myself.” As the Covid-19 virus sweeps across the planet, leading to quarantined cities and shut-down schools, Zoom has emerged as one of the leading tools to keep businesses up and running and students learning. On Wednesday, the most recent day for which data is available, 343,000 people globally downloaded the Zoom app, 60,000 in the U.S. alone, according to mobile intelligence firm Apptopia — compared to 90,000 people worldwide and 27,000 in the U.S. just two months ago. Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings.
Tools and Resources for Remote Instruction curated by The New Jersey Association of School Librarians. Facebook. Administration / Home Learning Resources. RUSH-HENRIETTA SCHOOLS CLOSEDAlthough Rush-Henrietta does NOT have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the coronavirus, we are one of 22 local school districts closing after consultation with the Monroe County Department of Health.
This is effective now and until further notice. The health department will review this plan with local superintendents on a weekly basis moving forward.We have created learning resources for students in the event of a closure. Let’s Keep Reading. What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month. Since February 17, I’ve been teaching 11th-grade humanities writing to students who are self-quarantined in China.
Our teachers were in the same position several weeks ago that U.S. teachers are in now—we were expecting to teach in classrooms in Beijing. Now we’re teaching virtual classes remotely from our homes in China and countries around the world. Tools and Resources for Remote Instruction curated by The New Jersey Association of School Librarians. Kate Messner - Susan Tan has put together a YouTube...