Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bringing Multimedia to the K12 Classroom--Education Majors Take Note

" is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing website that provides students and educators with a safe and FREE video sharing website that is exclusively endorsed by leading education associations."

Because it is moderated, it is a safe environment where materials made by and for students, organized into strands or channels, can be shared and used for educational purposes. In April, the site is asking for videos showing "what you and your club, school or community is doing to celebrate" Earth Day.

There are over a dozen professional organizations and companies serving as educational partners on the site. It has grown from its launch in 2006 to become the "largest teacher moderated video sharing website" in the United States.

Random House Children's Books provides a channel featuring video "book talks" and related resources to encourage reading in grades K-12.

"Smartlink" in EBSCO Activated for Linked Full Text

The "smartlink" feature is now activated in our EBSCO database collections.  After you run a search and find an article that is available by "linked full text," click the link and make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled. Otherwise the feature will not be able to open the resource in a new browser window.  Give it a try and let us know what you think by sending us an email.

New Titles for Philosophy Majors (and Others) in Credo Reference eBook Collection

The Credo Reference eBook Collection has recently added or updated these titles: Encyclopedia of American Studies, The New Encyclopedia of the American West, OECD Factbook 2010: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics, Debrett's People of Today 2011, and the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts.

Philosophy majors, take notice. There are several new titles you may want to consult for your studies, such as: Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece, Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy, Encyclopedia of Ethics, The Essentials of Philosophy and Ethics, and Great Thinkers A-Z.