"I think that many of you are tying your shoes incorrectly, I would have thought that by age 50, one of the life skills I had really nailed was tying my shoes, but not so! Let me demonstrate," states Terry Moore. This entertaining three minute video from TED.COM will help all of us to keep our shoes tied correctly!
NEW NCES REPORT
This report, "Education and Certification Qualifications of Departmentalized Public High School-Level Teachers of Core Subjects: Evidence from the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey," examines the percentage of public school teachers who held an in-field postsecondary major, in-field certification, or both, in a selection of high-school level main assignment fields. Teachers of these subjects were considered to be in-field majors if they held a major that they had earned
at the bachelor's degree level or higher in the subject(s) that they taught.
This Statistical Analysis Report is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.
CRIME & SAFETY REPORT
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has just released the First Look report, "Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: Findings From the School Survey on Crime and Safety: 2009–10." This publication includes findings from the 2009–10 SSOCS, including:
• The rate of violent incidents per 1,000 students in schools
• The reported numbers of gang-related crime
• Percentage of schools reporting student bullying
• Percentages of students involved in resolving student conduct problems as a component of violence prevention programs.
This publication, along with findings from previous SSOCS collections, can be found on the NCES website at http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ssocs/.
To view the full report please visit
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The staff at Library School Journal have published their favorite reading apps. When you are on the site, watch the video showing someone using the app and reading a book such as "Pat the Bunny." Or stop by the CLIC, and the librarians can let you experience it yourself on the CLIC's iPad.
"The app I love the best right now is How Rocket Learned to Read," said Lisa Von Drasek, who blogs at "EarlyWord" and is the coordinator of school services and children's librarian at New York's Bank Street College of Education School for Children. "It's got everything I want. You can skip around. It focuses on a small part of the picture and zooms out. You can record your own voice or not. It's got a game. It can shake — I like to shake the trees with the letters. It's developmentally perfect. Fits every rubric that I'm looking for at a great price point."
--How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
--Pat the Bunny
--PopOut! The Tale of Peter Rabbit
--Puzzle Agent by Telltale
--The Three Little Pigs by So Ouat
--Virtual History ROMA
TITLE: Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing
LOCATION: Handbook Area
CALL NUMBER: PN 146 .H36 2011
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In this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, lawyer and librarian, Nancy Sims provides some pointers for the copyright-confused, both users and owners of protected material, to help them understand their rights under copyright law. Ms. Sims is the copyright-program librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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