Share your RefWorks folder (part a, 2 minutes)
Access a shared RefWorks folder (part b, 1 minute)
Beginning this Friday each person who logs in will automatically go to RefWorks 2.0. They can still reset their preference to Classic, but they will have to take some action to do it. Do note that RefWorks staff is saying RefWorks Classic will be phased out at the end of the year.
Students who started in Curry this year are already using RefWorks2.0 as are many of you who switched from RefWorks Classic to RefWorks2.0.
TOPIC: RefWorks 2.0 update
DATE: Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 2, Nov. 3, Nov. 4
TIME: 12pm -12:15pm
LOCATION: CLIC Computing Lab
DESCRIPTION: The librarians will Introduce the RefWorks 2.0 interface. this workshop is intended to help RefWorks 1.0 (AKA RefWorks Classic) users transition to the new interface.
Don't hesitate to contact us by email or phone with questions about the new RefWorks 2.0 interface. New RefWorks users are urged to set up a consultation with a CLIC librarian. You can contact us at 434-924-7040 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOPIC: Audience Response Systems (think clickers)
DATE: Thursday, October 27th, 2011
WHERE: Clemons Library, room 201
DESCRIPTION: The Mobile Networking Community is hosting a forum on Audience Response System (ARS) (think clickers). ARS devices are used to engage students and audiences as well as enhance the educational experience through the implementation of mobile devices, social networking and networked feedback. Our 4 panelists represent a cross-section of educational fields and will discuss specific instances of how they are applying these types of technologies to the teaching and learning experience.
PANELISTS: Michael McPherson,
Associate Vice Provost Deputy Chief CIO
Marianne Kubik, Drama Department
Light snacks will be provided.
2011 Nation’s Report Cards in Mathematics and Reading
Tuesday, November 1
TIME: 11:00 am
DESCRIPTION: The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) will release The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2011 and The Nation's Report Card: Reading 2011 on Tuesday, November 1.
A panel of educational experts will discuss the results in a live webinar beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET. To register and view the event, visit http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard
Get yourself ready for the 2011 results by reviewing the 2009
reading and mathematics statistical highlights in the new brochure NAEP 2009: Year in Review.
The 2009 High School Transcript Study (HSTS) User’s Guide is now available to researchers. The User’s Guide documents the procedures used to collect and summarize the data, with specific chapters dedicated to the sampling of schools and graduates, the data collection and data processing procedures, the weighting procedures, and the 2009 data files and codebooks.
The 2009 NAEP restricted use datasets are now available to researchers with NCES restricted-use licenses. These data sets include the following assessments: National Indian Education Study, NAEP Mathematics - Grades 4 & 8, NAEP Reading - Grades 4 & 8, NAEP Science - Grades 4, 8, & 12, and NAEP Mathematics and Reading - Grade 12.
Other NAEP restricted use datasets available to researchers, along with lists of their variables, are also in the chart listing all NAEP datasets since 1990. Click here for more general information on using NAEP data for secondary data analysis.
Click here to obtain an IES restricted use datasets and which restricted datasets are available.
You know about the ERIC database, but did you know you can search it for free once you graduate? Use http://Eric.Ed.gov and you can do the same searches you do now in the ERIC database version to which the UVA library subscribes.
In addition to searching the database, you can also set up automatic alerts to send you, for example, articles about autism and reading. Just register for your free My ERIC account, a tool provided by ERIC to help you manage your ERIC searches, alerts, sources, and citations.
K-12 EDUCATION NEWS
Keep up with K-12 news, read Education Week!
HIGHER ED NEWS
The Chronicle of Higher Education...You gotta love those job posting, blogs, reports, advice, facts, & forums!
The 2011 AERA conference video presentations and conference papers are now available. This is a great place to discover resources for your research!
The 2012 annual conference is March 13-17, 2012.
Click to learn how to apply for an AERA committee appointment as committee selections are about to begin.
TALENT/VARIETY SHOW TOPIC: Curry Talent/Variety Show
DATE: Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
TIME: 1:30pm -3:00pm, show begins at 2:00pm
LOCATION: The CLIC, 3rd floor Ruffner Hall
DESCRIPTION: The annual talent show. Everyone is invited. Join Us for food, conversation and laughter!!!!.
TOPIC: Georeferencing Paper Maps
DATE: Tuesday, November 1
TIME: 2pm - 3:00pm
LOCATION: Alderman Library Electronic Classroom
DESCRIPTION: Do you like old maps? Would you like to find the real-world location of features you see on old maps? Maybe overlay old maps with new maps to see what’s changed over time? Georeferencing makes paper maps geo-smart so they play nicely with Google Earth, ArcGIS, and other geo-software for visualization and analysis. You’ll leave this hands-on session with georeferencing skills and tools to geo-enable any paper map.
INSTRUCTORS: Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston
No registration is required.
View this timeline for K-12 education 1981-present. Select a presidential tab at the top of the page and then, click on the yellow and white dots indicators for information about timeline topics.
. RESERVE THE DATE
MOVIE: “Crash,” Class and Race – Exploring Diversity
DATE: November 3, 2011
TIME: 7pm to 9pm
WHERE: The CLIC, Ruffner Hall, room 302
DESCRIPTION: Join us as we view and discuss this provocative, 2006 Best Picture Oscar winner about intersecting lives in Los Angeles.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Diane Whaley
This event is free and open to the public.
This 2011 edition of a biennial series of compendia reports presents education indicators describing how the U.S. education system compares with education systems from Group of Eight (G-8) countries.
The report is organized into five topical areas: population and school enrollment, academic performance, contexts for learning, expenditures for education, and educational attainment and income. Results are drawn from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) ongoing Indicators of Education Systems (INES) program, as well as the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which is also coordinated by the OECD.
Scenario #1 : You have completed writing your paper using RefWorks Write-N-Cite, yet when you try to format the paper to include the bibliography, an error message appears instead of the final, formatted paper.
Solution #1: Bibliographies may not format if the Word file type is .docx. To avoid this problem save your Word files with a .doc extension (compatibility version). This will allow the RefWorks program to properly format your papers and bibliographies. We have seen this problem more often in Macs than PCs, but the Tech Support staff at RefWorks informed us that it IS an issue for PC users as well. The .docx extension is the default file type in Word 2007 and 2010.
Scenario #2: “Since I've updated my RefWorks account to Version 2 I cannot type entries in the "title" field for a new, manually entered reference. When I try adding text in the “title” field using the “edit” view, I am still unable to type in the text, so this is not a viable workaround. Typing in the other citation fields works fine. What is wrong? “
Solution #2: RefWorks Tech Support staff have seen this type of behavior with the browser, Internet Explorer 9. In these cases, running the browser in compatibility mode has corrected the issue. It does not seem to a consistent issue nor does it seem to be a 32bit vs. 64bit browser issue as some installations work fine and others need to run in compatibility mode. Use one of the options outlined in this handout for setting compatibility mode on your computer's IE browser. If this still fails to work properly, try using the Firefox browser.
Scenario #3: You set up a folder to share with a colleague using RefShare, but when you email the URL to share the folder, the URL is not included in your email, only some garbled text where the URL should be.
Solution #3: According to the RefWorks Tech Support staff, when you set up a share folder, you need to include a title for the shared folder in the "title" field and provide some information in the "information" field, for example, title the folder SHARED PRESCHOOL and in the information field enter the date you started the share. Doing this will correct the problem. RefWorks Development does not have a timeline on when it will address this issue.
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