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Why Kids are Getting More Aggressive on the Playground

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Apr 16, 2015 08:14 AM

According to the author of an article appearing in The Washington Post kids' behavior on the playground is becoming more aggressive.  Even the seemingly innocuous game of Tag is not immune to such behaviors.  So, some schools have even banned the game of Tag.  Why is this happening?  Here is a ... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on April 16, 2015

Interesting Take on Learning Modalities

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Mar 17, 2015 11:41 AM

This is a blog post by an education professor about misconceptionsabout learning modalities:  http://nicholasmeier.com/2015/03/14/learning-modalities/   read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on March 17, 2015

Polk Adds Springer Journals

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Feb 09, 2015 04:20 PM

Polk Library is happy to announce it has licensed the “standard collection” of academic journals of the storied Springer Publishing Company.  With over 1600 licensed and 300 open access journals, Springer Journals provide an important addition to Polk’s online arsenal of academic titles.  P... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on February 09, 2015

Executive Budget Bills Released on February 3

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Feb 04, 2015 08:45 AM

The Governor announced his proposed Budget on February 3. There were two executive budget bills released by the Legislative Reference Bureau on February 3. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on February 04, 2015

The 2015 Caldecott, Newbery & Coretta Scott King Award Winning Books

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Feb 02, 2015 11:55 AM

Here is a link to the list of recipients of the Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and other ALA children's and young adult awards: http://live.webcastinc.com/ala/2015/live/doc/yma_15_wrap_final.pdf read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on February 02, 2015

The Top 100 Picture Books

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jan 13, 2015 10:35 AM

A few years ago School Library Journal created a list of the top 100 picture books of all-time.  Can you guess which picture book was considered the #1 choice?   Here's the link to the list: http://www.slj.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/SLJ_Fuse8_Top100_Picture.pdf read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on January 13, 2015

PBS Streaming

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Dec 19, 2014 03:27 PM

Frontline, American Experience, Nova, and Ken Burns documentaries: you know PBS has some quality and important programming.  Now you can STREAM these programs to your students in or out of class through Polk Library. Polk Library now has streaming access to over 400 PBS videos courtesy of the P... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on December 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Teaching Ideas

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Nov 06, 2014 04:25 PM

Excellent resource for Thanksgiving bulletin boards,  art projects and lesson plans: http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/themes/thanksgiving.html read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on November 06, 2014

Is Adobe reading over our shoulders?

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 31, 2014 02:54 PM

After charges made by technology and e-reader bloggers regarding its data collection activities,  Adobe confirmed in statements that its product Adobe Digital Edition 4 does indeed capture use data regarding books and the pages of books a user reads and transmits this information as plain text acr... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 31, 2014

Reversal of Georgia State E-Reserves Case

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Oct 20, 2014 09:26 AM

Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling in the so called "Georgia State case," an important lawsuit regarding the legality--under copy-right law--of certain electronic reserves.   As instructors are taking a larger role in preparing their own reserves using D2L, it i... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on October 20, 2014

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