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Teach your students the right way to Google Kelly Maher November 24th, 2014 In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between primary and secondary sources As in decades past, proper research methods are an essential skill for today’s students. 3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life Everyone can learn to be more creative, but to become very creative, I’ve come to believe you need to lead a creative life. In watching my best students, in examining the lives of successful entrepreneurs, and in seeing the process of the great Native American artists who I know, it is clear that how they live their daily lives is crucial to their success. I realize that it sounds very “zen-y” (which is OK by me), yet I come to this realization not through a search for spirituality or clarity but from simple observation.

The Encyclopedia of Television The Encyclopedia of Television The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information.

DYSON COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Showcase Your Faculty Achievements Online Thank you for being part of this exciting initiative to showcase Dyson faculty achievements online using Digital Measures. The key benefits of this new program are: Digital Measures Has Been Preloaded with Banner Information To make it easier, the software has be preloaded with some of your information. The advanced Google searches every student should know Google has amazing tools for finding school-worthy sources. Too bad most kids don’t know they exist “Did he seriously just ask that? How old is this guy?”

Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER SCAMPER is a technique you can use to spark your creativity and help you overcome any challenge you may be facing. In essence, SCAMPER is a general-purpose checklist with idea-spurring questions — which is both easy to use and surprisingly powerful. It was created by Bob Eberle in the early 70s, and it definitely stood the test of time. In this posting, I present a complete SCAMPER primer, along with two free creativity-boosting resources: a downloadable reference mind map and an online tool that generates random questions to get you out of a rut whenever you need. SCAMPER Primer SCAMPER is based on the notion that everything new is a modification of something that already exists. 15 Great Dictionary Websites Below is a collection of some web-based dictionaries that can make your digital reading experience an enjoyable one. I personally use a great dictionary extension installed on my Chrome and which works quite smartly. Whenever I come across a word that I need to look up I just select and tap on it and a small window pops up right above it providing me with the explanation, and a little mic icon to hear how it is pronounced and a link to click on to see a detailed explanation. I have already curated a list of some great dictionary extensions to install on your browser, check it out here. Today I am sharing with you a list of some of the best dictionary websites online which you can use for yourselves and also share with your students. I know there are tons of them online but the ones below are among the top.

Association of American Colleges & Universities A Brief Overview Excerpt from High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter, by George D. Kuh (AAC&U, 2008) How to Search in Google: 31 Advanced Google Search Tips If you’re like me, you probably use Google many times a day. But chances are, unless you're a technology geek, you probably still use Google in its simplest form. If your current use of Google is limited to typing in a few words and changing your query until you find what you’re looking for, then I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way -- and it’s not hard to learn.

OAIster Access to OAIster A freely accessible site for searching only OAIster records is available at Additionally, OAIster records are fully accessible through WorldCat.org, and appear as WorldCat.org search results along with records from thousands of libraries worldwide. The OAIster database is searchable on the OCLC FirstSearch service, providing another valuable access point for this rich database and a complement to other FirstSearch databases. Contributing to OAIster The OAIster database is included in WorldCat and metadata harvesting goes through the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. These services offer several advantages for repository managers:

This website is a collection of librarian-created research guides on numerous topics. Users can narrow searches to search guides created by academic, public, and special libraries as well as K-12 schools, and partner sites. Users can also search by author's name. by pshearer Oct 28

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