Category Archives: Organizations

K-12 Resource Guide: Resources by Content Area

K-12 Resource Guide: Resources by Content Area. Awesome resource list provided by UW Educational Outreach for those working with youth (children & teens) in the Puget Sound region.

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Random House acquires Teen Author site, “Figment”

A while ago, on my library’s Teen Blog, I posted an article about “Figment”, a website community of over 300,000 of authors, most between the ages of 13-18, passionate about creating, discovering, and sharing stories. How cool is it that there … Continue reading

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Search Engines (#15)

Actually, I don’t like using Google because I find the conceit of the developers insufferable, and I hate that they offer stock — how can you possibly own stock in a company that doesn’t have a product?  It’s stupid.   I … Continue reading

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Podcasting (#14)

Personal Interest:   Okay, I was one of the silly ones who thought that you needed an ipod to listen to podcasts.  I am thankful that I’ve been set straight, and I love Podcast Alley.  It’s great that you can serach … Continue reading

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Fake Magazine Cover

So I didn’t do the monopoly card, because I couldn’t come up with a witty short statement.  The fake magazine cover did seem like fun, though.  Then I went to the site to do the fake magazine cover, and kept … Continue reading

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OverDrive

The first thing I noticed was that the size is listed in KB, not megabytes (and I imagine books will never be less than 1 megabyte); this caused quite an issue with a service provider.  I missed a decimal, and … Continue reading

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Delicious (and no, I won’t use the name’s periods, because they’re not logical)

I do like that you can add tags to refine your own lists; I can see that it could be confusing to have each person defining what something actually "is", since folksonomy isn’t a rigid taxonomy.   The 8 minute … Continue reading

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