Did you know that the library has recently upgraded Valencia’s software subscription to LibGuides (http://libguides.valenciacollege.edu/ ) to a version which includes an LTI for embedding LibGuides in Canvas. This new version allows faculty to embed entire guides or particular pages or boxes from guides at either the module level or the page level. Special thanks […]
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Special thanks to Beth King and the library team for sharing this video about Curriculum Builder, a tool that allows faculty & staff to create reading lists of library resources inside of Canvas. What a great tool to help us start a new semester! According to Beth: “It works best with databases produced by EBSCO, such as […]
Special thanks to Beth King, West Campus Librarian, for sharing these training videos which offer a variety of ways to enhance your Canvas courses with easy to use Library Resources. Creating a Library Menu Item in Canvas Linking to a LibGuide in Canvas Linking to a Kanopy or Swank Video in Canvas […]
Google Scholar is a powerful tool that can be set to search Valencia’s Research Databases. Google Scholar also has several useful features for faculty that are conducting literature reviews, pursuing publication, or working on an advanced degree. Students doing research papers can take advantage of Google Scholar as well. The video below will demonstrate how to […]
If you missed the announcement of the new library E-book collection in The Juice, here is more information about how to put this powerful tool to use! Check out the Ebrary LibGuide for all the information you need to use, download, and share E-books. For those who would like to dive right in, the video […]
The East Campus Library and the East and Winter Park English departments have collaborated to create an E-Textbook for students and faculty using the LibGuides platform. This project is part of the ongoing college goal to reduce costs to students and increase access to course materials. If you are interested in finding out more about […]
The East Library is excited to announce our newly revised and updated iOS Library Apps. There is an iPhone and iPad version which you can download from the links below as well as review key features. Stay tuned for our upcoming Android versions! Please share this information with your students. Key features include the […]
Is print dead? Print is not dead. Rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated. The economics of the publishing industry, which of course includes e-publishing, is one of the reasons print will be with us for a long time to come. If you’d like to listen to a discussion of this issue, NPR aired […]
A kind-hearted blog that might be used for comic relief, Googly Eyed Literature could be used in a lesson in which you want to discuss a work of fiction and introduce the discussion with a chuckle. This blog has so many classics with googly eyes. Click on the book for more titles.
Ideas to unplug and regain focus! An interesting item to share as I prep for today’s Brick and Mortar sessions! How to Focus in the Age of Distraction!
As many of you know, I have been using private Facebook groups in my classroom for a year now to encourage discussion beyond the classroom. So far, it has been very successful. I found this information as I was looking for support for why using Facebook in an educational way. It explains how you don’t […]
Even though this is an oldie, it’s still funny and I’m posting because it may be new to some. It has over 3.5 million views on youtube. It’s an example of using ‘safe’ humor. I’ve used it to transition to a new discussion or activity in class, but not lately as I’m not sure our […]
A lovely guide to evaluating the credibility of websites. It shows how to identify the domain of the website and some great steps to find out who is also linking to this particular site. It could be very helpful in evaluating web resources.
Since introverts are approximately 1/3 of our population and are often misrepresented as shy, reclusive, non-social, solitary, and withdrawn, there value in society that praises the outgoing extrovert has always been reduced. This video shows the unseen strengths of introverts and that they can fit in quite well if placed in a job that value […]
14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Ingvi Hrannar. I’m testing out both the Destination homework (re-post an interesting blog post) and my new ‘Circle It’ button. There isn’t anything groundbreaking in this post, but it was a good overall affirmation about a lot of the subjects we’ve been talking about: how […]