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Florida teachers told to remove books from classroom libraries or risk felony prosecution

My Sun Coast: “Manatee County Schools Spokesperson Michael Barber confirms that communication has been sent to principals of schools to vet books teachers have in their classroom. In December, House Bill 1467 stated that School Library and Instructional Materials requires school district to adopt procedures for determining and reviewing content for library media centers. This… Continue Reading

Students want new books. Thanks to restrictions, librarians can’t buy them.

Washington Post: Schools are struggling to keep their shelves stocked as oversight by parents and school boards intensifies – “States and districts nationwide have begun to constrain what librarians can order. At least 10 states have passed laws giving parents more power over which books appear in libraries or limiting students’ access to books, a… Continue Reading

Smithsonian Open Access Create. Imagine. Discover.

“Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to more than 4.4 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s… Continue Reading

scite Smart Citations

“scite is an award-winning platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations. Smart Citations allow users to see how a publication has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or contrasting evidence for the cited claim. scite is a Brooklyn-based startup that helps… Continue Reading

Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach

The New York Times – “…Across the country, university professors like Antony Aumann, a philosophy professor at Northern Michigan University, department chairs and administrators are starting to overhaul classrooms in response to ChatGPT, prompting a potentially huge shift in teaching and learning. Some professors are redesigning their courses entirely, making changes that include more oral… Continue Reading

Legal Writing I & II: Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice

Fernandez, Ben, Legal Writing I & II: Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice (December 5, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4293995 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4293995 “Legal Writing I & II; Legal Research and Writing & Introduction to Litigation Practice contains a brief discussion of all of the topics covered in law school courses on legal… Continue Reading

Open Syllabus Explorer

“Mapping the college curriculum across 7,292,573 syllabi. Open Syllabus is a non-profit research organization that collects and analyzes millions of syllabi to support novel teaching and learning applications. Open Syllabus helps instructors develop classes, libraries manage collections, and presses develop books. It supports students and lifelong learners in their exploration of topics and fields. It… Continue Reading

Google Translate gets offline translation for 33 more languages

Android Police: “Google Translate has become a powerful tool for people who need quick, on-point translations. If you have the smartphone app, you can download language packages to translate phrases completely offline, but it’s not available for all the languages Google Translate currently supports. Still, Google is making an active effort to not only support… Continue Reading