Archive for September, 2009

BING : A Review

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 Posted in search engines | No Comments »

After trying out a few sample searches on BING, I want share these thoughts on the tool, as it has been developed to date.  These comments are, of course, offered ... Read more..

Shake up the paradigms!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 Posted in teaching & learning | 1 Comment »

Read School Library Journal's recent article, The Next Big Thing. Librarians are encouraged to embrace the "decision engine" Bing, which guides users through "a decision-making process toward a successful outcome ... Read more..

Mapping Google’s NewsMap

Monday, September 28th, 2009 Posted in reviews, web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

There's never enough time at the beginning of the school year for writing. After a month of back-to-back freshmen orientations and current events skills...I'll be looking to squeeze in ... Read more..

Doc Stoc

Saturday, September 26th, 2009 Posted in web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

Doing some research for a collegue, I came across, a document sharing site that offers storage, printing, embedding, and download capabilities.  Lots of promise here... Elements of Great Movie Scripts ... Read more..

Fair Use 2: Have Courage!

Monday, September 21st, 2009 Posted in copyright | No Comments »

Not just an idea, the Code for Best Practices in Fair Use released by media educators was released in November of 2008 to uphold and, in fact, bolster the courage ... Read more..

Fair Use and the Center for Social Media

Sunday, September 20th, 2009 Posted in copyright | No Comments »

American University's Center for Social Media makes a compelling case for the robust exercise of the fair use clause in today's remix culture. School libraries, in particular, have perhaps ... Read more..

Short Text

Friday, September 18th, 2009 Posted in web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

If you don't blog or maintain a website, you can still share with others via the internet. is a simple tool used to post text online. This "no sign up, ... Read more..


Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 Posted in reading | No Comments »

Novels-in-Verse have proved to be popular with YA readers.  The emergence of this new genre for youth should be no surprise. First of all, the novels are presented in short segments.  For ... Read more..

Disney Copyright Video…

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 Posted in design theory, multiple literacies | 2 Comments »

Disney is well known for it's jealous protection of their works, even in educational settings.  Using micro-moments from those same works to teach us about both copyright and fair use ... Read more..