From The British Library Digital Scholarship Blog: Sarah Cole from TIME/IMAGE is the British Library’s new Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence, having secured funding from CreativeWorks London to work on a project called Poetic Places. Show More Summary
Snopes reports on a fun scary digital technology hoax involving a fatal Xbox One console: According to reports, the Xbox One forcefully ejected a disc, slicing the teens throat. According to authorities, Davenport was killed when his Xbox One malfunctioned,...
Governor Cuomo has a new TV commercial, praising himself for supporting the $15 minimum wage. Make no mistake, this is a good thing. But it's not an accurate thing. In fact, NYC workers will not have that wage until the end of 2018,Show More Summary
The creepy clown invasion reached Chicago this month, as a solitary clown snuck into a closed-down cemetery, then posed for a horrified onlooker. Julia Graham and her husband spotted a strange figure in shiny pants scaling a 7-foot-tall fence at...
The LLRX.com website has published a helpful list of tips on best practices for creating library research guides.Among the tips: Create a clean and consistent look Create guides for specific tasks or courses Quality over quantity Provide...Show More Summary
In the Cojocaru v. British Columbia Women's Hospital and Health Centre decision (2013 SCC 30,  2 SCR 357), the Supreme Court of Canada had to decide whether it was OK for a judge to simply copy-and-paste, without attribution, vast...Show More Summary
Pearson, the world’s largest education company, the one that testing critics love to hate, wants to get much, much bigger. It is selling other investments so that it can focus entirely on its education business. The sales come at a time when the company has lost some big testing contracts in the United States and […]
The Law Reform Commission of Ireland has released a Report on Prevention of Benefit from Homicide that recommends comprehensive legislative reform to prevent a person from benefitting from his or her wrongdoing, especially an act ofShow More Summary
In Phoenix, Arizona, an apartment dweller attempted a good dead, only to crash into a horror story: A male neighbor knocked on the door of the apartment to check on the 43-year-old suspect, whom he hadn't seen since the day...
Sea level study: James Hansen issues dire climate warning. “: Hansen’s study comes via a nontraditional publishing decision by its authors. The study will be published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, an open-access “discussion” journal, and will not have formal peer review prior to its appearance online later this week. [Update, July 23: The paper […]
I haven’t written much in this space lately. I spent a lot of my last school year looking at my classroom practices, seeing what I’ve done in the past, and putting that up against much of what I was reading that was new online. I’ve been heavily involved with edtech for over a decade and […]
A dancer being filmed on the median on Broad Street.
Let's say you have a disturbing doll. What can be done with it? Mental Floss offers sixteen - count 'em, 16 - excellent uses for creepy dolls. For example, or (thanks to Gabor Por)
Someone at work mentioned that the Flickr WordPress widget didn’t work with group photos. We use this group as part of our (sort of just getting started) Friday photo walks. Since I’m trying to learn stuff I figured I’d play a bit with the Flickr API and see how that worked. After getting an API […]
He stood so still while the world moved on around him. Just a little animated gif made from two shots I took walking past this gentleman staring so intently at his phone. He didn’t move a bit but because I was walking the shot shifted some allowing me to animate it and give you this… Read More
As NY State scrambles to follow the mandates of charter-owned Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Heavy-Hearted Assembly, everyone wonders how the hell NYC will deal with the specter of receivership. The geniuses who crafted this bill decided...Show More Summary
Have you ever heard of of a classroom management method called the No-Nonsense Nurturer® Program created by The Center for Transformative Teacher Training? Educator Amy Berard was trained in it at Guilmette Middle School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, when she was teaching English Language Arts there last year, and she became a fierce critic for reasons […]
Matt Caduff said (about a summer maker camp): When all I bring home is a piece of paper and I picked B instead of C, I don’t have a lot to talk about with my parents and because I picked C and the answer was B I don’t want to talk about it... [...]