Wired: “Where Gadgets Go To Die: Facility Strips, Rips and Recycles” – interesting look at how a facility sorts and recycles old electronic equipment.
Library of Congress YouTube Channel – “Timeless treasures and contemporary presentations from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. As the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, we are the steward of millions of recordings dating from the earliest Edison films to the present…”
World Digital Library – looks interesting and will become active on April 21st. “The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials…”
New York Times: “A Story of a Teenager’s Suicide Becomes a Best Seller” – article about the origins of the book TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY by Jay Asher. This title is on our South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Nominee list this year. The article also mentioned the YouTube video campaign that shows someone listening to Hannah Baker’s tapes.
Chicago Tribune: “Annoying ‘mosquito’ noise keeps students moving” – the article shares how an Indiana high school uses the mosquito machine to deter students from socializing in an area of the hallway between classes and instead get to classes on time. I’ve written previously about this machine here and the mosquito ringtone here. I am opposed to this device being used, especially INSIDE a school, and not just because I can still hear the tone. There are other ways to ensure students keep it moving in the hallways – HELLO, teachers, stand at your doors and don’t let the kids stop to chat. When I stand at the library doors, the students don’t loiter between classes. When I’m not there, the do – doesn’t take a genius to figure that one out.