In a recent trip to Serbia and Austria, Kim Olson-Charles explored a variety of libraries as part of a study abroad class for her Master of Library Science program. Join her for a fascinating presentation comparing the technologies used in the libraries there, and how they were similar or different from libraries in the United States.
Have you ever felt out of time at the end of class? Do you want a less-formal, low-effort way of delivering lecture online? Educreations is a virtual whiteboard for creating and recording lessons. You can import figures and add colorful annotations, recording your discussion over them. (For iPad or the Web. Canvas friendly.)
Searching the Web for information is something most of us do every day, but it can be difficult to keep track of the things you find. Join Lori Wamsley to learn about Evernote, a free online tool, that will let you store the websites, videos and images you find on the Web. Best of all, you can add your own notes, tags and reminders to the things you save and you can share what you’ve found with your friends and colleagues.
Magazine focused on current and emerging environmental issues.
Magazine focused on current and emerging environmental issues. Run by an independent non-profit, this is the website of the award-winning print publication by the same name, in publication since January, 1990. Site includes some full-text articles from the print publication, daily news, blogs, an environmental advice column, and a list of resources. (http://www.emagazine.com/about-e/)
Site focused on "the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development."
Site focused on "the intersection of the environment and socio-economic development." World Resources Institute, a global non-profit policy research and analysis center, focuses on trying to improve life and the environment for people around the world. Their main research topics are: Climate, Energy and Transport; Governence and Access; Markets and Enterprise; and People and Ecosystems. They have numerous articles and statistical data on a wide range of subjects related to the environment. (http://earthtrends.wri.org/about).
U.S. Census Bureau statistics on the make-up of the country, by city, county and state.
U.S. Census Bureau statistics on the make-up of the country, by city, county and state. From the website: "This interactive tool provides the latest statistics about where you live. You can search different geographies including states, counties, incorporated places (towns/cities) and census designated places (CDP). With Easy Stats, you can view detailed racial, age and sex breakdowns and much more." (http://www.census.gov/easystats/).
College-level e-books covering wide range of academic disciplines.
College-level e-books covering wide range of academic disciplines. 256,000 titles full-text, viewable through the EBSCOhost interface. Set up an optional user account to take advantage of all the features.
Keywords: EBSCOhost e-books, EBSCO e-books, net library, netlibrary
Pew's Economic Mobility Project (EMP) focuses public attention on economic mobility in the U.S.
From the website: "Pew's Economic Mobility Project (EMP) focuses public attention on economic mobility---the ability to move up or down the income ladder within a lifetime, or from one generation to the next. By forging a broad and nonpartisan agreement on the facts, figures and trends in mobility, the project is generating an active policy debate about how best to improve economic opportunity in the United States and to ensure that the American Dream is kept alive for generations that follow." (http://www.pewstates.org/projects/economic-mobility-project-328061)
Keywords: Pew Charitable Trust, Social Mobility, class warfare, middle class, social class
Provides research and statistics on a variety of U.S. economic topics.
Provides research and statistics on a variety of U.S. economic topics. Website of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, focusing on economic issues affecting people in low to middle class economic brackets. Their esearch covers not only straightforward economic policy, but policy affected by economics, such as education, immigration and health.(http://www.epi.org/about/)