When working on multimedia projects, you will need a wide range of resources: images, video clips, audio and musical recordings, etc. But copyright is a major hurdle.
Guilt-free resources to download music and sound clips for class presentations (via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning):
The Free Music Archive
Royalty Free Music
Resources for free, public domain images to use (via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning):
National Gallery of Art
The British Library (on Flickr)
Public Domain Pictures
What gives old books that ever-so-distinctive smell? Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher in the UK, gives us all a quick primer with this infographic posted on his web site, Compound Interest. The visual comes accompanied by this textual explanation. Writes Brunning: Generally, it is the chemical breakdown of compounds within paper that leads to the production of 'old book smell'.
Share your favorite poem with Ms. Schombs, or write your own, for an extra sugary treat today!
Follow the #nationalpoetryday conversation on Twitter for inspiration and surprises.
Highlight from last year's National Poetry Month spine poetry in the library.
New York City has been a muse for literary geniuses throughout history. Check out the literary map of Manhattan, from the New York Times Book Review section, and a literary map of Brooklyn from Brooklyn Magazine.
Ms. Hailey Watkins is the Library Media Specialist of Loyola School in NYC. Check this page for news and snapshots of library life.
-New York Public Library
-Morgan Library & Museum
-Metropolitan Museum of Art
-American Immigrant Wall of Honor
-New York Magazine
-The History Channel: New York City
-New York Historical Society
-NYPL's Best of the Web: New York City History
Looking for a good book?
Try these sites for recommendations:
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NYPL Staff Picks