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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

International Children's Digital Library

The International Digital Library (ICDL) is a project that promotes diversity and literacy.  It has a collection of children's books in digital format in several languages such as English, Spanish, and French.

This is a great resource for those professors who teach literature focused in children (English or in Spanish).  Teacher Candidates have now the opportunity of enjoying books from different cultures written in different languages to share with their students when they enter the practice teaching stage as well as their professional experience as teachers.


And for those professors and TC with small children, this site is perfect for storytelling time.

So, visit the ICDL website and begin the journey to wonderful books in digital format.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Films on Demand- A New Resource for our English Courses

The UPRH Library has acquired a new database which will serve as a new dynamic resource for our courses.  It is Film on Demand. It is a database of educational videos of different areas of interest like Literature, History, Business English and other fields.

The Library Committee was informed that during the semester, library professors will visit Department Chairs to give additional information of this new and innovative database.

Additional information appears in the article Films on Demand

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The ipad and Educational Use: Textbooks

Technology is redefining our field of education.  This article from Time Magazine discusses the free application iBooks that has been updated to iBooks 2 which now has available  textbooks from McGraw Hill and Pearson.

Here is the link to this article: http://techland.time.com/2012/01/19/apple-rolls-out-ipad-textbooks-publishing-software-for-teachers/