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14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936 Consider the knowledge you already have — the things you really know you can do. They are the things you have done over and over; practiced them so often that they became second nature. Every normal person knows how to walk and talk. But he could never have acquired this knowledge without practice. For the young child can’t do the things that are easy to older people without first doing them over and over and over. Ten Skills for the Future Workforce Ten Skills for the Future Workforce Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration. These are the 10 skills needed for the future workforce.

The Story of Stuff The Story of Stuff, originally released in December 2007, is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the Stuff in your life forever. Download the Fact Sheet

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget. Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between. Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” referenceandinformationresources / Plagiarism Resources Tutorials: Two brief videos from ABC News (one focuses on the videos available on YouTube that "teach" cheating): From Connect with Kids: High Tech Cheating A brief video and article (August 18th, 2010)

Manual tasks and ergonomics Manual tasks includes a range of activities in the school and work environment including moving furniture, entering data into a computer, carrying a bag full of sporting equipment, using a hedge trimmer and transferring a student from a wheelchair onto a toilet. These tasks involve the exertion of force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold, slide or transfer a person or object. Manual tasks can contribute to a range of musculoskeletal disorders (injuries) including: Sprains and strains of musclesInjuries to muscles, ligaments, discs and other structures of the backInjuries to soft tissues such as nerves, tendons, ligaments in the wrists, arms and shoulders. These types of injuries are often cumulative with damage occurring over a period of time before pain or injury is apparent. Some work activities may present additional hazards that can also overload the body and lead to injury.

Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles. But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case. In a study of children in Year 4 and 6, those who had regular access to devices with eReading capability (such as Kindles, iPads and mobile phones) did not tend to use their devices for reading - and this was the case even when they were daily book readers. Research also found that the more devices a child had access to, the less they read in general. Print your own masterpieces and digital pens People can now access much of Sydney’s Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences’ extensive collection online. High-resolution images of more than 130,000 objects are available for viewing on a new, mobile-friendly collections website. The Museum, which includes the Powerhouse Museum, is one of a host around the world making their collections and data available for free public use.

Library staples: what people really want from their libraries! Let’s call it the Apple Store Agenda, an environment where you can relax, use the gizmos and gadgets, get online or take a class without anyone hassling you or being too invasive. Thanks to pioneers such as Apple, Google and the like, the world’s now filled to the brim with modern day consumers who have expectations - expectations that the basic staples will always be available to them, and they will be of a certain quality. What does that mean to anyone wanting to attract a new audience into their world or space? It’s simple, provide the basic quality staples and your target audience shall come (assuming you have the right stapes for the right target audience, and of course - they know about it!). With libraries as a leading community resource, we generally have this element of our organisation pretty well handled.

10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever It's National Library Week, and we couldn't resist paying homage to one of the most important members of the school community: librarians. Also known as library media specialists, librarians play a unique role in our schools. Often asked to take on a wide range of duties, these passionate and savvy educators deserve more than only a week of praise. Take action – Fair Copyright 1. Email your politicians Please use the form below to quickly find and send and email to your local MP and the Senators that represent your state or territory to tell them that you support fair use for Australia. Many federal politicians do not yet really understand why Australia urgently needs fair use.

Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs - Atlas Obscura In September 1885, a bunch of librarians spent four days holed up in scenic Lake George, just over 200 miles north of New York City. In the presence of such library-world luminaries as Melvil Dewey—the well-organized chap whose Dewey Decimal System keeps shelves orderly to this day—they discussed a range of issues, from the significance of the term “bookworm” to the question of whether libraries ought to have a separate reference-room for ladies. They then turned their attention to another crucial issue: handwriting. As libraries acquired more books, card catalogs needed to expand fast in order to keep track of them. Though the newly invented typewriter was beginning to take hold, it took time and effort to teach the art of “machine writing.”

"Cheat sheets for Technology" students Reference sheets from in-class activities Web developer Rico Sta. Cruz has published all of his own cheatsheets on his website.

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