Monthly Archives: October 2021

New Atlas

October 30, 2021

New Atlas
https://NewAtlas.com/

Readers interested in the latest science and technology research will want to check out New Atlas, an online magazine that seeks to “trace the development of extraordinary ideas that move the world forward.” First launched in 2002, New Atlas offers a popular science digest of “advances in technology, science, transportation, architecture, design, and many other disciplines.” Articles in the online magazine adapt recent publications from peer-reviewed journals and news items from reputable outlets. Every article has citations and links to sources for further information, and many articles also include an embedded audio version. Readers can access the latest articles from the home page or select from the drop-down menus at the top of the site organized by theme: Lifestyle, Science, Technology, and Transport. Articles in New Atlas feature a broad range of topics, from Energy (found under the Science tab) to Tiny Houses (under Lifestyle). Users can read articles for free with ads or sign up for an ad-free subscription. There is also the option of signing up for a free daily newsletter by clicking “Register” at the bottom of the page. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer . Copyright © 2021 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu.

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CAST: About Universal Design for Learning

October 28, 2021

CAST: About Universal Design for Learning
https://www.cast.org/impact.universal-design-for-learning-udl

Whatever educational environment we find ourselves in, remote, hybrid, or in-person, one thing is certain – utilizing the tenets of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can help make it better for all learners. According to CAST, the creators of the framework, the goal of UDL is “to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.” This portion of the CAST website provides a solid introduction and a guide to understanding the basics of UDL. At its heart, the overarching framework helps educators and others guide the design of their instructional goals, methods, assessments, and resources so they are personalized to meet the educational needs of all learners. Visitors to this page can use it as a jumping-off point to explore the rich and diverse set of resources available, while also coming to understand the underlying goals of UDL through videos and data that highlight key components. The “UDL at a Glance” video is a particularly good starting point for anyone interested in exploring techniques that help minimize educational barriers and make learning more inclusive and transformative for everyone. CAST (previously featured in the 05-31-2019 Scout Report) is a nonprofit dedicated to educational research and development. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer . This will be added to Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources Subject Tracer™.  Copyright © 2021 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu.

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Hybrid Pedagogy

October 26, 2021

Hybrid Pedagogy
https://www.hybridpedagogy.org

Hybrid Pedagogy is an open-access journal dedicated to the discussion of “critical digital pedagogy by advocating for students and fostering awareness of academic hierarchies”. First launched in 2011, the journal provides voices in education that might otherwise be marginalized with a venue for peer-review and publication. In addition, Hybrid Pedagogy curates primers on “Online Learning” and “Digital Pedagogy” that will be especially useful for educators adapting to online and hybrid learning models. These can be accessed by clicking on “About” in the menu at the top of the page and scrolling to the Primers section. Readers can also click “Podcast” to listen to HybridPod, produced by the journal and hosted by Chris Friend. The journal has also published several book-length works (accessed under “Books”), including Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection, and Hybrid Teaching: Pedagogy, People, Politics, which are available through an open access Creative Commons license. The journal is published through the nonprofit Hybrid Pedagogy Inc. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer. This will be added to Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources Subject Tracer™.  Copyright © 2021 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu.

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Awareness Watch Newsletter V19N11 November 2021

October 23, 2021

Awareness Watch Newsletter V19N11 November 2021
http://AwarenessWatch.VirtualPrivateLibrary.net/V19N11.pdf

Awareness Watch™ Newsletter Blog and Archives
http://www.AwarenessWatch.com/

The November 2021 V19N11 Awareness Watch Newsletter is a freely available 40-page .pdf document (1,218KB) from the above URL. This month’s featured report covers 2022 Guide to Searching the Internet  and is a comprehensive listing of searching resources and tools including 2022 new economy and new normal directories, subject guides, and index resources and sites on the Internet available for the 2022 year. The below list is taken partially from my white paper titled Searching the Internet and is constantly updated with Subject Tracer™ bots at the following URL: http://www.2022SearchingTheInternet.com/. These resources and sources will help you to discover the many new pathways available through the Internet to find the latest new and existing competent internet search resources, sources, tools, and sites. As these sites are constantly updated it would be to your benefit to bookmark and return to the above URL frequently. The below resources and sources including the deep web will be your pathfinder to all the new search resources, tools, and alerts!! Completely updated with new links and all links validated. The Awareness Watch Spotters cover many excellent and newly released annotated current awareness resources, sources, and tools as well as the latest identified Internet happenings and resources including a number of really neat and must-have tools! The Awareness Watch Article Review covers Tokenomics: A New Opportunity in the Real Estate Business? A Qualitative Approach to Crowdfunding and Blockchain Interaction by Fabio Creta and Francesca Tenca.

 This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

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Next Gen Personal Finance

October 21, 2021

Next Gen Personal Finance
https://www.ngpf.org/

Next Gen Personal Finance is a nonprofit that provides teachers with free curriculum and professional development for financial education. Educators will find everything they need to teach full courses or individual lessons on personal financial literacy, including syllabi, lesson plans, activity packets, and assessments. In the Curriculum dropdown menu in the page header, teachers can click “Units” to browse a subject library featuring topics such as Budgeting, Investing, Taxes, Insurance, Managing Credit, and Paying for College. Also in the Curriculum menu, teachers can check out the ready-to-go “9-Week Course,” “Semester Course,” “Full Year Course,” or “Middle School Course,” and math teachers can head to the “Math Collection” for activities to integrate finance problems into math lessons. Educators looking for professional development opportunities should navigate to the Teacher PD dropdown menu in the page header. Clicking “NGPF Academy,” teachers will find live classes (Virtual PD), self-paced modules (NGPF On-Demand), and even a multi-week course to earn certification (Certification Courses). Teachers may also get gift cards and other swag by completing professional development courses. In the page header, users can also check out the “Arcade” for educational games for students and the “Advocacy” menu for resources to learn about and advocate for financial education, including the film The Most Important Class You Never Had, and a “School Search” of financial education offerings in different U.S. states. A free teacher account is required to access some parts of the site. This will be added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™.  Copyright © 2021 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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LEDGER

October 19, 2021

LEDGER
https://www.ledger.cli.org/

Ledger is a command-line accounting tool designed for technical users who have a love of plain-text formats. Creator John Wiegley describes Ledger’s approach as “the Bran Muffin of accounting tools.” Rather than providing a user interface and integrated set of tools to manage accounting data, Ledger is designed to be used as one in a set of small, composable tools in the spirit of the UNIX philosophy. It defines a simple, text-based format for transactions and then allows users to create and manage account files in that format using the tools of their choice. From this data, users can generate a variety of reports using the “ledger” command. Reports can be generated for a subset of the data selected based on date range, payee, account transaction amount, and other attributes of the transaction. Ledger also supports budgeting and forecasting features, automated repeating transactions, and accounts in multiple currencies. The ledger manual (available by clicking “Docs” in the menu at the top of the page) provides an introductory tutorial and a detailed reference guide. Users can click “Download” for installers for Windows, macOS, Linux, and BSD systems. This will be added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™.  Copyright © 2021 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Prediction Markets 2022

October 18, 2021

Prediction Markets 2022
[Download Prediction Markets 2022 White Paper Link Dataset Compilation]

Prediction Markets 2022 (PredictionMarkets.com) and Information Futures Markets (InformationFuturesMarkets.com/) are  Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. They are designed to monitor prediction and information futures markets on the World Wide Web and listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing and please submit by clicking here. This site has been developed and maintained by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Internet expert, author, keynote speaker, and consultant. His latest white papers include 2022 Guide to Searching the Internet, Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources 2021, and Knowledge Discovery Resources 2021. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from WhitePapers.us.  His latest monthly column is available by clicking here. Subscribe to his free monthly Awareness Watch™ Newsletter. Learn more by clicking here.

Created on October 18, 2021; 21 pages; 459KB PDF.

© 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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GNUCash

October 16, 2021

GNUCash
http://www.GNUCash.org/

GnuCash is a full-featured double-entry accounting application. While initially designed to provide personal accounting features similar to the popular Quicken program, it has since grown to support accounting for small businesses and nonprofit entities. For personal accounting, the software includes features for budgeting, forecasting, automated scheduled transactions, bank and credit account statement reconciliation, and check printing, among others. For business or non-profit accounting, the software includes features for invoicing, accounts payable and receivable, and sales tax tables. New users can take advantage of “The Tutorial and Concepts Guide” (found by clicking “Documentation” in the Support menu on the left-hand side of the page linked above), which provides a friendly introduction to the concepts of double-entry accounting and how to apply them with the software. On that same page, the “Help Manual” gives an overview of the software’s user interface and operations. For Windows and macOS users, installers are available in the Download section of the page linked above. For Linux and BSD systems users, GnuCash is located in their package repositories. This will be added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™.  Copyright © 2021 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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November 2021 Zillman Column: 2022 Link Guide to Accessibility Resources

October 16, 2021
November 2021 Zillman Column: 2022 Link Guide to Accessibility Resources

The November 2021 Zillman Column features 2022 Link Guide to Accessibility Resources by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library. This is a comprehensive listing of accessibility resources, sites, and tools on the Internet and available in the new “zoom” education/learning/business age. These competent accessibility resources and tools will be your search engine for your accessibility research. The below list of sources is partially taken from my Subject Tracer™ Information Blog titled Accessibility Resources 2022 and is constantly updated with Subject Tracer™ bots at the following URL: http://www.AccessibilityResources.info/. These resources and sources will help you to discover the many pathways available to you through the Internet to find the latest accessibility resources, sources, and sites. This is another MUST have column to discover the latest 2022 competent online accessibility resources and tools to give you the information you need in today’s ever-changing and fast-paced 2022 New Economy business and academic research world and the New Normal 2022.

 This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.

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World Wide Web Reference 2021

October 14, 2021

World Wide Web Reference 2021
[Download World Wide Web Reference Resources 2021 White Paper Link Dataset Compilation]

World Wide Web Reference 2021 (WWWReference.info) is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to monitor world wide web reference resources on the World Wide Web and listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing and please submit by clicking here. This site has been developed and maintained by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Internet expert, author, keynote speaker, and consultant. His latest white papers include Searching the Internet 2021, Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources 2021, and Knowledge Discovery Resources 2021. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from WhitePapers.us. His latest monthly column is available by clicking here. Subscribe to his free monthly Awareness Watch™ Newsletter. Learn more by clicking here.

Internet-of-Things (IoT) Resources 2021 available at:  http://www.Internet-Of-Things.ws/

Site updated with all links verified on January 9, 2021; 65 pages; 905KB PDF.

© 2020, 2021 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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