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Movers Movies | ALA Annual 2015

The 2015 cohort of LJ's Movers & Shakers celebrated with some of their compatriots from previous year's during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual conference at a gala luncheon at Perry’s on the Embarcadero. For those who couldn't...Show More Summary

UX Par Excellence | Not Dead Yet

I’m so happy I could be twins. We now have an honest-to-goodness Library User Experience (UX) Specialist: Amy Deschenes, who came to us from Simmons College, where she was the Systems and Web Applications Librarian. Amy has only been...Show More Summary

Cat story or the rise of Cthulhu? "The Call of Tutu"

I'm gonna to open that door and let ol' Tutu in. Just to see what he does. Ayuh. "The Call of Tutu" is a story about a man, his cat, and his wife. Or maybe a bit more than that....

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

If Jurassic Park Were In Different Geological Eras – YouTube tags: dinosaur video humor weekly Disney Parks Ban Selfie Sticks “Disneyland and Walt Disney World have officially banned selfie sticks inside the parks. In a statement to the press, a Disney spokesperson cited safety concerns as one of the reasons for the ban. “ tags:… Read More

Growing a Digital Data Archive @evernote @googledrive #eportfolios #iplza15 #edtech

Hard to believe, but last summer, a colleague asked me to craft a proposal for a "digital data archive," exploring the various options. I did but then promptly forgot about it when the school decided to not pursue it. In chatting with a friend at iPadpalooza 15, I remembered that I had done this and had not shared it. Show More Summary

#iplza15 You Matter! MiniKeynotes @cordym @ipadwells @techrabbi @msmagiera @gcouros @reshanrichards @hookertech #qfat

What a neat idea! At iPadPalooza 15, there is a string of mini-keynotes to kick off Day 2 of the conference. Listen to the Audio of MiniKeynotes Announcement: Join #etdrive, a Texas wide conversation focused on 3 strands using "push to learn" technology, VoxerChats. Show More Summary

The Tenure Apocalypse

Right now, college professors are taking a real beating at the state level. There was the state senator in North Carolina who wanted to codify a 4-4 teaching load. Then there was the one in Iowa who wanted to let students vote their “worst” professors out of a job. Show More Summary

To Series or Not to Series…Does it Matter?

It's taken quite a bit of time to put series information on all our chapter, tween, young adult, adult, and large print books. However, the response from the community has been tremendous, and it's taught us a few things about our collection as well!

Innovation, 3D roller coasters, and questioning the status quo

Below are my notes from Day 1 of our Northwest Iowa TICL conference… Session schedule Session resources #ticl2015 Tony Vincent, Learning In Hand, @tonyvincent Question the Status Quo Entrepreneurs are curious, creative, and fearless about experimentation – Hal Gregersen Showing us a series of ‘life hacks’ to help us think outside the box What does innovation [...]

Christopher Lee reading Dracula

2 weeks agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Celebrate Sir Christopher Lee's passing by listening to him read Dracula: (thanks to William Thompson, commenting on the Draculablog)

Get It Loud In Libraries with Frank Turner - YouTube

Topic: Libraries Published on Jun 9, 2015 Hi, Im Austin and I am a media student at Blackburn College. This is the short documentary I have made for my final project with Frank Turner and Get It Loud In Libraries. From Get It Loud In Libraries with Frank Turner - YouTube

Faster Faster NMC Notes

I’m doing Faster Nyan Cat!1 Build! Build! tomorrow at NMC so... I’d better get moving on linking all this madness into some sort of coherent story with examples. So take a deep breath and... go look at another webpage. This is going to be long. Consider it something between… Read More

I am a Human (mostly)

Hopefully this video will introduce me to you and demonstrate my commitment to networked learning and a few of the many benefits I’ve seen as a result. It also shows my long-term commitment to these entwined tools and practices. If, for some reason,1 you want to investigate any of the sites referenced more deeply they’re… Read More

Gamifying Classrooms

The idea of using game based ideas in the learning environment or gamification continues to gain momentum with teachers…but more importantly with students. Let’s not mistake “using games in the learning environment” with “gamifying the learning”. They are two different approaches to using technology within the classroom. Gamification is using …

Virtual EduTech – 2015 Version

Last year, I compiled a virtual version of EduTech for my staff, hunting videos that were close to the presentations that we saw live. It is over on our staff blog but seeing I've done the hunting and embedding, there may be readers who might like a look as well. 2015 This year, the WGS […]

“This Is Your Money”

Is Corinthian Colleges’ recent bankruptcy a sign of the end times for the for-profit university industry? As the Washington Post recently put it, proprietary institutions everywhere are currently “buckling under government lawsuits,Show More Summary

Transitioning from What to Why #iPad #Chromebook #edtech #simonsinek

"No matter how visionary or how brilliant, a great idea or a great product," shares Simon Sinek in his book, Start with Why, "isn't worth much if no one buys it." Assuming Sinek is right, it probably shouldn't come as a surprise to instructional technologists that this is why they are often ignored. Show More Summary

The Web Provides – All Tab URLs to HTML

I gave a quick talk to University Seminar on General Education this morning. As is my want, I did it live from the browser with many, many tabs open. At the end of the presentation I was asked if I could give those tabs to the other humans in attendance. I could have gone the… Read More

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