Monday, March 20, 2017

Getting ready for Cite This For Me

EasyBib, Refnotes, Citation Machine  and Endnotes will disappear within a year or so.

Here is the free tool that will remain, although they will love you to subscribe to the full version for a fee:
1. Save the url: http://www.citethisforme.com/
2.  Get the App from Chrome web store
3. Create an account
4.Create a bibliography:
Select MLA8
Save 1 web page,
Save 1 article
Save 1 book
Select Copy and Paste
Example of a bibliography
5. Databases process:
  • Gale: no change
  • EBSCO: Export> MLA> Copy directly into your research paper

IMPORTANT: DO SAVE YOUR BIBLIOGRAPHY TO YOUR RESEARCH PAPER ASAP AS IT WILL DISAPPEAR AFTER 7 DAYS.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Zero Noise Classroom: A Cool Chrome Extension for classroom management

Display it on your Smartboard when you need to control noise volume in your classroom. 
Install this free Chrome app in seconds.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Evaluating a News Article - Downloadable infographic


Ask the Media Center if  you would like a laminated 8.5x11 for your classroom.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Be prepared: EasyBib is going away

EasyBib will be going away at some point during the summer of 2017.
By then, the only alternative will be Cite This For Me by Chegg Company, which acquired Easy Solutions. The free version offers only minimal features. I recommend you give it a try with your students. I will survey everyone at the end of he year to determine whether the school should consider subscribing to the fee based version.

EasyBib, EasyAcademy, you will be missed...

Monday, February 20, 2017

What is fake in this posting?

A quick, essential check list from NPR's  Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News (...and find what is fake in this posting 😀)

  • 1. Do you know who the source is, or was it created by a common or well-known source? Example National Geographic, Discovery, etc.
  • 2. How does it compare to what you already know?
  • 3. Does the information make sense? Do you understand the information?
  • 4. Can you verify that the information agrees with three or more other sources that are also reliable?
  • 5. Have experts in the field been connected to it or authored the information?
  • 6. How current is the information?
  • 7. Does it have a copyright?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Welcome to the Media History DIgital Library: A Resource for Film, TV & Radio History

Welcome to the Media History Digital Library

We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 2 million pages, and that number is growing.
Our Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines. Click on the arrows below to learn more about these periodicals and select volumes to download and read. You’ll find more material and options at our Collections page.
▽  American Cinematographer (1921-1942)
▽  Broadcasting (1931-1956)
▽  Business Screen (1938-1973)
▽  Cine-Mundial (1916-1946)
▽  Close Up (1927-1933)
▽  The Film Daily (1918-1948)
▽  International Photographer (1929-1941)
▽  Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers (1916-1949)
▽  Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (1950-1954)
▽  The Educational Screen (1922-1962)
▽  Modern Screen (1930-1960)
▽  Motion Picture [Magazine] (1914-1941)
▽  Motion Picture Daily (1931-1960)
▽  Motion Picture Herald (1931-1948)
▽  Motion Picture News (1913-1930)
▽  Motion Picture News Booking Guide (1922-25)
▽  Moving Picture World (1907-1927)
▽  Photoplay (1914-1943)
▽  Radio Age: Research, Manufacturing, Communications, Broadcasting, Television (1942-1957)
▽  Radio Broadcast (1922-1930)
▽  Screenland (1920-1960)
▽  Sponsor (1946-1964)
▽  Talking Machine World (1906-1928)
▽  Variety (1905-1949)

Magazine of the Month

Close Up (September 1929) — “The Only Magazine Devoted to Films as an Art.”