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The $4 Million Dollar Teacher

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Aug 26, 2014 11:15 AM

How can a teacher make $4,000,000 a year?  Click here to find out. read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on August 26, 2014

Picture Books for the Visually Impaired Child

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jul 10, 2014 08:40 AM

An exciting new development will enable blind and visually impaired children to enjoy picture books by converting these books into 3D-printed pages.  Here is the link to an article explaining the process: http://mashable.com/2014/07/03/3d-printed-book/   read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on July 10, 2014

Chronicle: Chafing at Higher E-Book Prices

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jul 02, 2014 08:35 AM

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a recent article about a major change in pricing structures of ebooks; another chapter in the contentious relationship between  libraries and academic publishers.  Polk Library uses a subscription arrangement with Ebrary, not the "demand driven" approach desc... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 26, 2014

Polk Reserves Moving to D2L

by Ranger, Joshua P — last modified Jun 26, 2014 12:25 PM

To increase efficiency, security and student/faculty convenience, library staff will now post reserve files including articles from journals, chapters from books, syllabi, and links to records for physical reserves directly into your Desire2Learn course. To continue to use our reserve serv... read more...

Posted by:
Ranger, Joshua P on June 26, 2014

Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Make a Difference for Students

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Jun 25, 2014 08:23 AM

Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Make a Difference for Students read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on June 25, 2014

Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Children's Books

by Katz, Stephen — last modified May 15, 2014 10:30 AM

Here's a terrific resource for finding books listed according to Fountas & Pinnell reading levels: www.booksource.com I thought I'd direct you to this source since it's part of an assignment for an interim course.  If you have any questions about finding books in the EMC by Fountas & Pinnell lev... read more...

Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on May 15, 2014

Book of the States Archive Available Digitally Online

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 28, 2014 10:20 AM

The Council of State Governments has made The Book of the States digital archive available on their web site. The archive has this publication available from 1935 until 2012. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 28, 2014

"Wants and Needs" and "Goods and Services" Resources

by Katz, Stephen — last modified Apr 28, 2014 08:54 AM

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Posted by:
Katz, Stephen on April 28, 2014

OpenBook Wisconsin provides Transparency for Wisconsin Government Finances

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 23, 2014 08:41 AM

A new website called OpenBook Wisconsin has been released to provide transparency for Wisconsin Government finances. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 23, 2014

Federal Reserve System Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

by Watkins, Michael P — last modified Apr 14, 2014 11:15 AM

This year marks the 100th year of the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve was created by Woodrow Wilson to regulate banking and economic activity and an attempt to control the vagaries of the market and the business cycle. read more...

Posted by:
Watkins, Michael P on April 14, 2014

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