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Museum Box Homepage | Best Websites in One Start Page instaGrok | A new way to learn EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker 200,000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Go Online What better way to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Today, the King Center has made available online 200,000 papers belonging to the civil rights leader — the first step to bringing more than one million documents to the web. The documents give you a good glimpse of Dr. King’s role as a scholar, father, pastor and catalyst for change. And, among the papers, you will find “speeches, telegrams, scribbled notes, patient admonitions and urgent pleas.” Underwritten by JPMorgan Chase, the archive lets you navigate through documents by theme and by type of document. Related Content: MLK’s Soaring “I Have a Dream” Speech, 1963 MLK’s Haunting “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” Speech, 1968

12 Ways to Create Videos Without a Camera or Software It wasn't that long ago that creating videos in your classroom meant that you had to have access to cameras and editing software. That is no longer the case. Now with nothing more than a reliable Internet connection you and your students can create all kinds of documentary, entertainment, and how-to videos. JayCut is a free, online, video editing service. Masher is a great, free, tool for creating video mash-ups. Animoto makes it possible to quickly create a video using still images, music, and text. Flixtime is a video creation service that is quite similar to Animoto and Stupeflix. Photo Peach is a new service that allows you to quickly and easily create an audio slideshow, with captions, from images in your Flickr, Picassa, or Facebook account. Memoov is a free service for creating animated videos. Stupeflix is a service that allows user to quickly and easily create video montages using their favorite images and audio clips.

Surfon | technologies The Poetry Society (Home Page) How To Cite A Tweet In Academic Papers Twitter is a big part of education and technology. But what happens when it needs to be included in an academic paper? Until now, you had to do your best to guess the proper citation for tweets in academic papers. That all just changed. Official MLA Twitter Citation Format The Modern Language Association ( MLA , yes that MLA format) just released its official usage for citing tweets in academic papers. MLA gives an example using the famous tweet that acknowledged the attack on Bin Laden’s compound in May: Athar, Sohaib (ReallyVirtual). They go on to elaborate on one of the biggest issues with citing tweets: time. The date and time of a message on Twitter reflect the reader’s time zone.

Skerricks Poll Results: What Technologies will impact libraries in 2-5 years? There were an amazing 395 responses to last week’s poll question: Which new technology(ies) do you think will have the most impact on libraries over the next 2-5 years? e-Books, mobile, and cloud computing technologies dominated the responses. Here are the results: e-Books: 79 votes, 20%Mobile Apps: 68 votes, 17.22%Cloud Computing: 60 votes, 15.19%Semantic Web: 31 votes, 7.85%Social Publishing Applications (blogs, wikis, Twitter, YouTube): 30 votes, 7.59%RFID: 25 votes, 6.33%Social Networking Applications (Facebook): 23 votes, 5.82%Augmented Reality Apps: 19 votes, 4.81%QR Codes: 18 votes, 4.56%Social Bookmarking (Pinterest): 18 votes, 4.56%Location-Aware Technology (Foursquare): 12 votes, 3.04%Other: 12 votes, 3.04% And here are the results of the “Other” category Discovery ServicesHTML5 as an app platform Book scanners for ILL and photocopier replacement GISiPad Mobile devices moble web large screen, gesture-based info exploration linked data None of the above

10 Resources for Copyright and Royalty Free Media A long time ago, in a pre-computer media landscape when copying and pasting meant you actually got to play with scissors and glue, teachers and students created multimedia projects with little regard to copyright law. Images from magazines, corporate logos, and other media were used with reckless abandon to create visually and aurally pleasing projects. Before the dawn of the internet, these types of projects were hung in hallways, classrooms, and refrigerators with great care, and for the most part, didn’t cause much of a stir with copyright holders. However, with the proliferation of dozens of social media sharing websites, many educators’ lack of clear understanding of copyright law and fair use (at no fault of their own, it can get complicated), and the ability for all of these wonderful projects to go digital and posted to the web, the battles and issues with copyright holders can produce paralyzing anxiety over what can be remixed, repurposed, and shared online. Audio Still Images