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EduScapes: A Site for Life-long Learners

EduScapes: A Site for Life-long Learners

Flightplans for Learning: Differentiation & Deep Thinking with Technology Elements of a Flight Plan Consider each of the following elements of an effective flight plan. Destination Departure & Arrival Times Estimated Times Alternative Airports Instrument or Visual Guidance Flight Rules Airway Route Fuel Passenger Experiment! Like the FAA's required plan (on the right), you probably have a standard format for lesson plans. Marketing for Libraries What do people want and need from a library? What services can your library provide? How can services be connected with the needs of current and potential library users? Marketing is much more than creating attractive displays and updating your Facebook page, it's about meeting the needs of individuals and groups. Marketing is about understanding the needs and interests of current and potential users, reaching those individuals with quality resources and services, and evaluating the experience so adjustments can be made to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and appeal. Regardless of whether you're interested in academic, school, public, corporate, health, and/or other special library or information settings, this course is a great elective. Explore the Course Materials section to read the Syllabus, explore the Calendar, Tips and Checklist, or access the Course Guide.

Garbology Featured Activity: Waste-Less Lunch Lead your students in learning about natural resources used in common packaging materials. Challenge your students to conserve natural resources through their lunch choices. Check out this and other Garbology lessons for the classroom » Featured Activity: Conduct a Waste Assessment Do you know how much waste your school puts in landfills each week? Learn how and check out other Garbology activities » Featured Activity: Composting With the FBI The FBI turn waste into healthy soil. Bring Garbology home » Best Free Podcasts 10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library Today’s hottest web and mobile technologies are offering libraries a new world of opportunities to engage patrons. Ultra-popular social media websites and apps combined with the availability of affordable cloud-based services and the evolution and adoption of mobile devices are enabling librarians to share and build communities, store and analyze large collections of data, create digital collections, and access information and services in ways never thought about before. Libraries have become technology leaders by integrating cutting-edge tools to enhance users’ experience. Forward-thinking librarians are actively experimenting with and incorporating these new technologies into their digital strategies. Host a cloud-based collection As libraries increasingly deliver digital content, storage requirements may strain their local resources. For example, you could store content in Amazon S3 and use your library’s ILS to describe and present links to it. Create a basic mobile website

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