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Brownout

29 Jan

1. Research shows that “paying attention” to more than one thing at a time results in a ‘”mental brownout” — decreased brain power allocated to either of the two things than the brain power available when focusing on a single task or topic. http://fno.org/jan2011/brownout.html
2. green computing http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/01/24/amid-economic-uncertainty-ed-tech-leaders-do-more-with-less/
3. wikiversity http://blog.tomw.net.au/search/label/RCC11
4. Mrs Mac’s library site has been shifted http://www.mrsmacslibrary.com/
5. A.B.S. – SCHOOLS, AUSTRALIA, 2010 annual publication. Release contains statistics for students, schools and staff as at the schools census date 6 August 2010. http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4221.0?OpenDocument
6. Philip Pullman – Leave our libraries alone http://falseeconomy.org.uk/blog/save-oxfordshire-libraries-speech-philip-pullman
7. Linking school libraries and literacy http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/assets/0000/5760/Linking_school_libraries_and_literacy_2010.pdf
8. Ask Shakespeare Day http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6068276 Feb 2 2011
9. Texting good for spelling http://www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2011/01/25/25readwriteweb-research-finds-text-messaging-improves-chil-72740.html?ref=technology
10. Giggle IT has persuasive component http://www.iasl-online.org/sla/giggleIT/2011-project-01.htm
11. Deep learning http://www.iste-community.org/profiles/blogs/scaffolding-for-deep
12. Evaluating websites http://www.lesley.edu/library/guides/research/evaluating_web.html and http://dogisland.com/ and http://teacher.usd437.net/sandbmar/documents/WebEvaluation.html and http://www.workliteracy.com/the-crap-test 2 1/2 minute CommonCraft video on web explains what goes on behind the scenes of a web search http://www.commoncraft.com/search do a Google search for someone like Martin Luther King. Explain how to interpret the results: look for About page on each one.post the word Bias with a definition for this lesson because several of the sites are biased — These sites always show up in the first page of Google results and http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/eval.html and http://www.sweetsearch.com/TenSteps/Stage-Three.html
nobelprize.org – good site,
13. Readers’ Advisory Service http://event.on24.com/event/27/40/42/rt/1/documents/slidepdf/librariesareessentialcoreservicesforreadersfinal.pdf
14. LOTE http://www.digitaldialects.com/

 
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