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Genetics, Education, Discovery

Genetics resource for students and teachers in grades 9 - 12

"GeneEd Web is a resource for students and teachers in grades 9 - 12 to learn genetics. Explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Evolution, Biotechnology, and much more. Use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide a reliable source to students conducting research. The site links to research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments. 3D images, illustrations and text help to enrich the user experience. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, which makes this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom.



How Many People Use the Top Social Media, Apps & Services?

A monthly, running tally of how many are using social media

Is social media really the "big thing" it is made out to be? Read this post to get a sense of the sheer volume of users involved in the various apps, services and sites... ie Facebook, with 1.06 billion monthly active users...

"Here is my monthly, running tally of how many people are using some of the top social media, services and mobile apps updated for April 2013 (the best I could find, at least). A couple of recent updates of note include YouTube's 1 billion unique monthly users and Rovio's (Angry Birds) 1.7 billion downloads.


The Art of Making - the Flamenco guitar

What takes 299 hours to make and sounds simply amazing?

"Pieces of wood, love, knowledge and 299 hours of work, condensed in a 3 minute film." A good review of the many steps required to make a guitar. Music students will appreciate both the workmanship and the musical accompanient in this video clip.


Weeding: The Basics and Beyond (Webex archive)

Practical advice and helpful suggestions in deselection
[Link to Webinar recording] Recorded (April 16, 2013)

Weeding - love it?  loath it? Listen to this....

"Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist editor for Reference and Collection Management, presents the basics of weeding a collection as outlined in her popular Corner Shelf feature, "Weeding Tips." Miriam Tuliao of New York Public Library and Mary Cohen of Palos Verdes Library District offer practical advice and discuss the benefits of using collectionHQ."


7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom

Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox!

This handy infographic suggests 7 roles (with specific examples) for the iPad in your classroom. Each category is represented by an action word, and lists apps you could explore:

Show (on the big screen)
Manage (the classroom)
Assess (student work)
Interact (with students)
Access (your files)
Make (instructional media)
Learn (new things)