Entertaining, educational avatars

Image created at http://www.meez.com Though I enjoy face-to-face interaction, I also enjoy creating avatars.  Here are two of my favorite sites for doing so: Meez You’ve often seen me illustrate posts (including this one) with Meez characters.  Your avatar can be static or animated.  Sign-up is free, and many of the items to adorn your Read More…

Looking back on learning (Infosavvy)

Image courtesy of www.freeimages.co.uk The 2010 NERCOMP conference inspired three 2010 postings on this blog: March 12,  March 18, and April 15.  Recently I found the notes for what I’d intended as a fourth post. Katie Livingston Vale (Harvard University) spoke of Harvard’s general education efforts.  She spoke of general education’s potential to provide students Read More…

Infosavvy travels

Image created at http://www.meez.com Summer means travel for many people, and travel presents many information needs.   While discount travel sites are handy for booking flights and hotels, let’s not forget about other information needs.  In honor of Bastille Day let’s imagine a trip to Paris. Firstly we’ll need up-to-date passports.  We can go to Read More…

Be infosavvy in just six words

Research can be messy.  Have fun!* Yes, I was the baby in the photo.   Take note of the caption, though:  I wrote it as an example of the six-word memoir.    This seemingly simple format has a variety of uses. Robert Miller (2011) uses six-word memoirs to spark reflection after library instruction.  John Yohe (2010) Read More…

An InfoSavvy 4th

Fireworks  July 4th Boston, MA Photo by walknboston: Used under a Creative Commons Attribution license 2.0, Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkn/182467544/ With the holiday upon us I’d like to draw attention to two timely sites: Core Documents of U. S. Democracy (for key historical documents) USA.gov (for current information) Have a safe,  happy–and infosavvy– 4th!