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Another creepy old computer game story: Petscop

44 minutes agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Kotaku dives into Petscop, an innocent-seeming cute computer game with a surreal and disturbing hidden level. A YouTube let's play series follows Paul as he explores the escalating weirdness. For more, there's a wiki, a TVTropes page, and a giant...

What Are the Proper Purposes of a System of Schooling?

Our compulsory school system was designed, long ago, for very specific purposes. Those purposes may now be outdated. What should be the purposes of a system of schooling today?

May/June 2017 Issue of AALL Spectrum

The May/June 2017 issue of AALL Spectrum is now available online.It is the monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. Among the feature articles are: Artificial Intelligence Legal Research and Law Librarians iSpy:...Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-04-16

Meet FlexiSpy, The Company Getting Rich Selling ‘Stalkerware’ to Jealous Lovers – Motherboard Internal company data, stolen by a hacker and provided to Motherboard, provides new insight into FlexiSpy, its founder, and the sprawling, predatory consumer spyware market at large. Show More Summary

Unsafe at Any Speed at CPE 1

I sat down today with people from a school we'll call Central Park East 1, and I heard stories. This is a school conceived in democracy, now taken over by a former accountant. (I have nothing against accountants, by the way. Mine isShow More Summary

Mr. Staples: Here's What Happened to Black Teachers

As the chief education spokesman for the New York Times editorial board, Brent Staples' support for corporate education polices most often goes unsigned in his editorials. This week, however, Mr. Staples has an editorial piece in the...Show More Summary

Earthquakes Explored in Today's Engaging STEM App

Content-rich resource digs deep into the causes and consequences of earthquakes

Six New Sources: Amazon India, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, and China

We’re pleased to announce the addition of six new Amazon sites to LibraryThing’s cataloging sources. They are: Amazon.in (India) Amazon.it (Italy) Amazon.com.br (Brazil) Amazon.es (Spain) Amazon.com.mx (Mexico) Amazon.cn (China) This...Show More Summary

Impactstory Launches Browser Extension for OA Discovery

Nonprofit altmetrics pioneer Impactstory has launched Unpaywall, a free extension for Google Chrome and Firefox browsers that helps users obtain free full text copies of open access (OA) research papers.

Making Libraries Sing | Music Matters

Instead of focusing on a genre of music, or items to add to your collections, this column offers a shout-out to a librarian with a double life, and the work she and others do to bring music to patrons in a variety of ways.

Students with Disabilities Face Harsher Discipline

“Feds investigate claims that black and disabled students face harsher discipline in Richmond” exclusionary and disproportionate discipline practices discipline that is unfair and inconsistent failure to implement positive behavior interventions Continue Reading ?

Subversive Librarians | Sustainability

Overnight we went from a president who declared climate change as the single greatest threat to future generations to a president, and Senate, who appointed a climate change denier to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E...

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