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Technological tool available online or in the library that is related to research, reading, or demonstrating learning

Automated book citations with Noodle Tools mobile app

Noodle Tools now offers a free Noodle Tools Companion app (iPhone and Android) that automatically creates citations for scanned books and adds them to a works cited list.

It only works for adding books, but it’s pretty cool and gives you the option to add an annotation after you scan the book’s barcode.

For more info and the links to download the app, see their related blog post: http://www.noodletools.com/blog/archives/1053

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2014 in citing, news, techtool, tip

 
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Simple solution to standing while working on laptop

Simple solution to standing while working on laptop

No fancy laptop stand or cart required – just place an empty copier paper box on the counter or desk surface for an instant laptop stand. I wouldn’t recommend it for extended periods since looking down at your screen isn’t healthy for your neck, but it works fine for short bursts.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2014 in news, techtool, tip

 
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Google Docs tip: How to format an entire works cited list with hanging indents

Watch this 1-minute video (from GBS Library) to see how to format an entire page of works cited/bibliography entries to have hanging indents – all at once. Handy tip!

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2014 in citing, news, note-taking, techtool

 

What do a well-equipped public library and a LEGO set have in common?

Both were recently used by a 16-year old and a 12-year old to leverage technology to help others.

  • In San Jose, 12-year old Shubham Banerjee used his LEGO set to construct a braille printer after he learned how the cost of braille printers prevents many blind people from owning one.
  • In Kansas, Mason Wilde, a high school junior, modified online plans for a prosthetic hand (called a robohand by some inventors) and used the Johnson County Public Library’s 3D printer to manufacture the parts so he could assemble a prosthetic hand for a young family friend.

How can you leverage your technology know-how to help others this year?

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2014 in news, techtool