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Make Your Handouts Accessible for Everyone

Posted by on June 19th, 2017 0 comments

As a government-funded agency under the department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NNLM is required to comply with section 508 policy as it applies to all products and services produced by the RMLs and Offices on behalf of the National Library of Medicine. Plus it’s the right thing to do – we want our… Read More »

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5 reasons to use backchannels and 3 tools

Posted by on June 13th, 2017 0 comments

What is a backchannel? A backchannel, as used in education, is a flexible tool that can be used to extend a classroom conversation. 5 reasons to use a backchannel A backchannel provides a secure place for shy or quiet students to speak. We’re not all ready with a quick answer, providing a backchannel allows those… Read More »

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Things I learned at SXSWedu

Posted by on March 14th, 2017 0 comments

Last week I attended SXSWedu, an education-centric pre-conference to South by Southwest Interactive. I came home with 13 pages of handwritten notes and an information hangover.  South by Southwest Interactive is the now seemingly ubiquitous conference of music, culture, tech and hipsterdom held annually in Austin, Texas. SXSWedu is a smaller gathering which occurs the week before… Read More »

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2 Backchannel Discussion Tools for Librarians

Posted by on February 15th, 2017 0 comments

Backchannels have been around for awhile. A 2010 Educause 7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communication called them “a secondary electronic conversation that takes place at the same time as a conference session, lecture, or instructor-led learning activity.” Backchannels provide a space for real time conversation, alongside the primary activity. Twitter is an example of a backchannel…. Read More »

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3 Free EdTech tools Useful for Library-Instructors

Posted by on December 19th, 2016 0 comments Tags:

As a librarian-instructor, I’m always looking for new tools to use in my classes. My rule of three is: they must be free, they must be easy to use, they must encourage learning. Here’s three free tools that fit the bill. Screencast-o-matic Create online videos & post to YouTube or other places online. Screencast-o-matic is similar… Read More »

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