Encyclopedia Britannica online

July 13, 2009

I am very happy to tell you that we now have an online subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica for Schools. The Encyclopedia is structured into 3 levels, Primary schools, Middle School and Senior High School. So hopefully this will be a useful resource for everyone that needs to check an encyclopedia for information.

The encyclopedia is very up to date. Film clips and news will be added almost immediately when major events in the world occur.

There are also teachers resources, and educational games.

I hope you will all find this useful! The link you will find on the library website under Find Information.

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About copyright

May 11, 2009

Copyright is a really tricky thing, but here is a pretty informative video, all though it’s American, it’s pretty general and worth to spend 6 minutes on watching.

The video is from Copyright clearane center.


The online documentary archive

April 27, 2009

Now how cool is this? This site Non Fiction Videos, the online documentary archive, has(today) 131 documentaries uploaded. Some are very well known, like The Inconvenient Truth, I Love Trash and Supersize me.

“Our mission is to share the work of documentary film makers, increase awareness of various non-fiction topics, educate the public on various points of view as well as foster discussion and innovation within the community. “


Hoaxes

April 23, 2009

All of us receive mass sent emails containing warnings and or spectacular news now and then. My take on those emails are always the same, very skeptic until proven true.

There are numerous sites that are worth a visit after you received a potential Hoax email. Here are some:


Worldmapper

November 7, 2008

World mapper

Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

They described so well in just one short sentence or the web site. This is a quite effective visual tool, for discussing the differences in our planet. The image above shows the clothing export. Countries who export a lot more than they import are big, countries who import a lot more than they export are small. Quite immidiate isn’t it?