The library has computers that students can check out and take home? Yes! Courtesy of a Technology Fee Grant, the library is now checking out 15 netbooks to students that can be taken home for 21 days just like a book. This is really going to make a difference for students who don’t have computers [...]
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Have you ever wondered how best to use technology to better plan, document, and share your travel experiences? As part of International Education Week, join English Instructor William Durden for a presentation on social media, digital literacy, and travel. He will narrate a backpacking trek across Chile with a special focus on documentation of the Chilean student demonstrations that took place in 2011. [...]
Lost your flash drive? Need more file storage or an online collaboration space? Come and explore Google Drive, a single place to manage all your files, including Google Docs. Using practical examples, you can see how Google Drive is free, easy to use and can be accessed online with any computer and most mobile devices [...]
Clark Librarians have been busy making how-to videos. You’ll find them embedded throughout the website, but you can see them all at a glance on our new “How-To Videos” page. We’ll add new videos regularly, so keep checking back. Path to the “How-to Videos” page: library website >> find >> images/media >> click the blue [...]
Last evening’s episode of On the Media had three interesting segments related to Internet issues that affect users globally. You can stream or download these segments: In Internet Censorship from Around the Globe (6:48) On the Media cohost Bob Garfield and Electronic Frontier Foundation Activism Director Rainey Reitman discuss recent and ongoing events related to [...]
Getting ready for a vacation abroad or trying to improve your foreign language pronunciation or comprehension? Check out several free useful language learning tools on BBC Languages website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/) including the “Quick Fix” page featuring essential phrases in 40 different languages from Albanian to Urdu. This site also includes audio and video clips [...]
Don’t forget! April is National Poetry Month! Find out more at: Poets.org from the Academy of American Poets.
Are you familiar with Google Labs? Google calls it their “Technology Playground.” One of the newest, cool tools in labs is Google Body. “A detailed 3D model of the human body. You can peel back anatomical layers, zoom in and navigate to parts that interest you.” You can identify muscles, organs, bones and more. To [...]
If you missed last week’s drop-in session, here’s a link to the handout: Beyond the Search Box: Google Tips and Tricks. One look at all the options and you’ll never use Google the same way again!
Do you use maps in your classes? If yes, take a look at a new database on the library website – A to Z Maps Online. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection [...]