December 1, 2015

Amazon Ebook Deal With NYC Schools Not Dead Yet

Terms of the pending three-year, $30 million deal between the retail giant and the New York City Department of Education for e-materials are being revised after the National Federation of the Blind said that the technology would not adequately serve blind students.

MakerBridge Site and Blog Show Diversity in Maker Movement | The Maker Issue

Being a maker is about independence and empowerment, says MakerBridge Project founder Sharona Ginsberg. Focused on making in libraries and schools, the site features tech tips, tool reviews, and variety of resources and profiles.

Latinitas and DIY Girls: Paving the Way for Latina Makers

Two nonprofit organizations, Latinitas and DIY Girls, are working with Latina teens and tweens to promote tech- and media-focused skills.

“Cultural Competence” Is Essential to Serve Teens


With a society that’s growing increasingly diverse, librarians should proactively integrate cultural aspects of “diverse linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups” into programs and services.

Commentary: Dell Needs a Clue. Here’s One.


The recent ugliness in Copenhagen in which a misogynistic speaker was hired by Dell to address a company summit there hasn’t received much coverage in the general press and that’s too bad.