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Source: Listen and create ambient sounds easily
“The Ready to Code Collection provides resources and strategies for coding and computational thinking activities that are grounded in research, aligned with library core values, and support broadening participation.”
An initiative of the American Library Association (ALA)…
Source: Home | Libraries Ready to Code
The Hour of Code is coming December 3-9, 2018. Computer science is foundational for every student to learn.
Source: Computer Science Education Week
Courtesy of NASA
“How to live-stream Insight’s landing on Mars. You can watch InSight’s attempt to land on Mars live on NASA TV. On Monday, Nov. 26, NASA TV will broadcast the landing from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST/2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. There will then be a post-landing news briefing no earlier than 2 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST. You can also watch the landing on YouTube and UStream.”
Source: How to Watch Live As NASA Lands on Mars Today | Travel + Leisure
Whatever your discipline, you should also be teaching students how to understand, assess, evaluate, and apply information.
Source: How to Teach Information Literacy in an Era of Lies – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Libraries exist for the public. Amazon exists to maximize profits.
Source: Why public libraries are still essential in 2018 – Vox
Editor’s Note: I disagree with this article. The site, and its keepers, and the tools used, are not friendly for librarians or most others. It is dominated by those who turn away criticism, replace materials without reason, and seek to keep out those who don’t follow them. The hierarchy of the old guard keeps out anyone who thinks differently. Too bad.. was a good concept and got lost by giving all the power of truth to the leaders with the most history and who dominate the site and its posts.
See how Wikipedia, its community, and libraries are increasingly working together to provide free and open information to all in this excerpt from Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge (ALA Editions, 2018).
Source: Bringing Wikipedia into the Library | American Libraries Magazine