Posts Categorized: Library

Curriculum Builder

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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 […]

Library Resources for Canvas

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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   […]

Enhance Your Research With Google Scholar

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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 […]

Check Out East Library’s New iOS Apps!

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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 […]

R.I.P. Print?

Posted by & filed under Destinations, Library, TED, Uncategorized, Video.

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 […]

Laugh your eyes out!

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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.  

Don’t have to be Friends to Rule my Facebook Group

Posted by & filed under Destinations, Education, Faculty Development, Good Reads, How to, Ideas, Information Technology, Library, Mass Media, Social Media, Technology.

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 […]

Old Spice Library

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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 different perspective on introverts

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Education, Faculty Development, Good Reads, Ideas, Library, Music, TED, Wellness.

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

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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 […]

I just don’t know how to use them yet…

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PIL – The Freshmen Studies … is what Freshman are saying about research resources as they move from high school to college.  With Valencia College focusing on the New Student Experience course, the new report that just came out from Project Information Literacy (PIL) is critical information at a critical time.  Learning the Ropes: How […]