Get Library of Congress Videos on iTunes U

November 6, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS You now can access lots of free audio and video from the Library of Congress on iTunes U. There’s a lot of great material suitable for a history class, such as early films made by Edison himself … Continued

Celebrate Banned Books Week this week

September 28, 2009

BY BILL FERRIS Do something subversive this week — read a book. It’s time once again for the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week (September 26 through October 3). Every year, hundreds of books are banned or challenged by people … Continued

Random roundup: Library of Congress

June 17, 2009

For this month’s random roundup, we’ve selected the Library of Congress, our nation’s storehouse of pretty much everything worth knowing. As you’d expect, a lot of great resources for teachers have been derived from the Library. See your tax dollars at work.

Free library for people with disabilities at Bookshare

June 10, 2009

BY GRETCHEN SCHAEFER For people with a vision disability, technology can be invaluable. From screen-reading programs to the general accessibility features in an operating system, technology has narrowed the divide in ways that previous generations may not have imagined. However, … Continued

Apply for these upcoming educational grants

May 27, 2009

Check out these upcoming educational grants, as listed on Grant Wrangler. Samsung Focus on Learning Grant Program — Deadline: June 15 Need a Samsung 850DX document camera? Samsung is giving away 50 of them to educators who can demonstrate a … Continued

Random Roundup: Jurassic Park

March 11, 2009

Welcome to the first Random Roundup, in which we spotlight otherwise-unrelated articles that all happen to share some arbitrary criterion — in this case, Jurassic Park, which we apparently reference pretty often. In addition to realizing that my pop culture … Continued

Teen Tech Week begins March 8

March 2, 2009

“Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” This warning by Jeff Goldblum in the cinematic classic Jurassic Park is as true for discussing the hazards of … Continued