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Learning, Design & Technology 2015
Fighting is one of the most common child-related issues reported by parents (Brody, 1998). While the quality of sibling relationship is generally stable from middle childhood to adolescence, feelings of rivalry can stem from childhood and persist into adulthood. Especially when children are different ages within the range of three to six, it can be difficult to address different abilities, interests, and temperaments (Brody, 1998). Parents have reported wanting to spend less time resolving conflict for their children so that their children can have the time to develop language, social, prosocial, and creative skills. Duo Doodle is an artboard toy that encourages preschool children to mutually engage in pretend play through props that support imaginative storytelling. Pretend play is an important part of development for preschool children, as research shows that dramatic play in free-play settings is correlated with role-taking tasks, cooperation with adults and peers, and less aggressive social interactions (Fein, 1981). While improper sharing of property and territory often causes fighting, the toy addresses this by dividing those equally, allowing children to focus on play and see each other’s perspectives through a transparent screen. In user tests with 12 families in their homes, children spent longer playing with Duo Doodle peacefully than with existing toys. User tests also showed that older siblings were demonstrating pragmatic competence while younger children were acquiring vocabulary and developing language skills when they engaged together. Our hope is that these skills will pave the way for siblings to develop stronger relationships later on.

102. DynaMed plus [2015 - ]

Book
online resource (database)
DynaMed Plus provides synthesized evidence and objective analysis to answer clinical questions. It features overviews and recommendations, expert reviews, mobile access, and links to Micromedex drug content.
Medical Library (Lane)
Physical extent
1 vol. (344 p.) : ill. en noir et en coul., graph., couv. ill. en coul. ; 25 cm., 1 disque optique numérique (DVD-ROM) : coul. ; 12 cm.
Biology Library (Falconer)
Archive/Manuscript
1 online resource (7 pages, 1 unnumbered page) : color illustrations.
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. After established by EPA in 1992, the Energy Star program, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). Section103(g) of the Clean Air Act, directs the administrator to conduct a basic engineering research and technology program to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate non-regulatory strategies and technologies for reducing air pollution. Additionally, the program provides information on energy efficient products, practices, and services through partnerships along with consumer education.
Book
volume (loose-leaf) : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Statutory provisions--some basic principles
  • Claim forms and formats in general
  • Apparatus or machine claims
  • Method or process claims
  • Other types of claims
  • Composition of matter claims--chemical cases
  • Claims of varying scope
  • Nonart rejections
  • Claiming biotechnology inventions
  • Thoughts on writing a claim.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
volumes (loose-leaf) : forms ; 26 cm
Law Library (Crown)
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is an independent government agency that regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. The Federal Housing Finance Agency web site provides sections on Supervision & regulation, Policy, Programs & Research, Conservatorship, and several others. In addition there is a section offering House Price Index information and release dates.
Book
volumes (loose-leaf) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Law Library (Crown)

110. FeelingTalk [2015] Online

Collection
Learning, Design & Technology 2015
Problems with emotion recognition have been consistently observed in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In particular, many young autistic children struggle with reading and understanding other people’s facial expressions, making it very difficult for them to build social competence and have meaningful interactions with others. Since Apple’s first introduction of the iPad in 2010, the tablet has been increasingly adopted in the education of autistic children, both as rewards for positive behaviors and means of instructional delivery. iPad apps developed specifically for autistic children can engage the learners and allow them to focus their attention on practicing targeted developmental skills without social anxiety. FeelingTalk is an interactive iPad app designed to help autistic children two to five years old to learn how to recognize facial expressions and articulate their understandings of the underlying emotions. The app seeks to incorporate learning mechanics and game features that directly coincide with autistic brain function to assist with social emotional learning. In addition, the app also provides the parents of autistic children a platform to play with their child and practice social emotional skills together at home. Evidence of learning from the app is assessed in the following areas: 1) the child’s level of engagement while interacting with the app; 2) the quantity and quality of verbal interactions between the parent and the child; 3) any improvements in the child’s ability in emotion recognition following the use of the app in both static pictures and animated videos; and 4) the extent to which the child can transfer and generalize the acquired knowledge to different social situations.
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Learning, Design & Technology 2015
FilmMe is an open source solution that provides basic story-telling experiences for young children (6-9 years old) and support language practice through play. FilmMe was designed to engage the children in exploring media creation by making their own homemade projector. FilmMe also helps children present their stories in an open-ended fashion, and motivates them to draw, play, write their own picture or stories to share their imagination to the world.

112. Flu.gov.

Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
  • Symptoms & treatment
  • Prevention & vaccination
  • Who's at risk
  • About the flu
  • Planning & preparedness
  • Pandemic awareness.
The U.S. Government's official web site to educate the public about how to prevent, recognize, and manage infection by influenza viruses. Coverage includes seasonal flu, pandemic flu , H7N9, H3N2v, H1N1 or swine flu, and H5N1 or avian flu. Also covers the current flu situation, how the flu virus changes, various populations at risk, and community and government planning for outbreaks.
Collection
Learning, Design & Technology 2015
More members of families are living apart than ever before. Especially for families with young children, communication and interaction with long-distance family members is a challenge. Folktale is a communication app that helps these families to feel more connected through storytelling. With digital photos, avatars, and props, Folktale turns video calls into play sessions where adult and child rely on each other to create stories and adventures. Children learn narrative skills and perspective taking, while adults will learn more about their young family member, the things they’re interested in and think about. In the process, both child and adult engage in a creative process, feeling closer and getting to know each other a little bit better. In the design process, I interviewed and observed geographically distributed families to understand their needs and the tools they use currently. Then, with simple wizard-of-oz prototypes, I ran learner studies with kids and their families. To assess learning, length and depth of child and adult engagement was compared with standard video calls and other story apps.
Book
online resource (image database)
Medical Library (Lane)
Video
2 videodiscs : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Music Library
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
An official guide of the U.S. Government to new and developing national standards for electronic health records (EHRs), health information security, and patients' privacy. Includes resources geared to four audiences: Providers and professionals; Patients and families; Policy researchers andimplementers; and, Federal advisory committees.

117. Historical collection [2015 - ]

Journal/Periodical
1 online resource : color illustrations
  • Society publications and minutes
  • Historical papers.
"An extensive range of historical items including books, journals, letters, lecture notes, pamphlets, monographs, minutes and magazines. This collection covers the development and evolution of the chemical sciences from the 16th century to the 20th century, as well as the publications of learned chemical societies."
Book
1 volume (loose-leaf) ; 26 cm
Law Library (Crown)
Media & Microtext Center

120. iCanGo Project [2015] Online

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Learning, Design & Technology 2015
iCanGo is a story-building tool for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Difficulty with social interaction is seen as the signature feature of Autism. The social skills that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder need to learn are often referred to as a hidden curriculum: an invisible set of guidelines that demarcate appropriate and inappropriate social behavior that children learn intuitively, and few are taught explicitly. While children with ASD tend to manage behavioral expectations within established routines somewhat adeptly, disruptions to that routine inaugurate a new set of expectations that children with ASD find difficult to manage. Social stories are a tool that allows children with ASD to have advanced notice of the behavioral expectations for a new social context, providing them with a framework for managing unexpected scenarios. A social story describes a social situation in terms of relevant social cues, perceptions and expected responses. iCanGo will provide tools that allow parents to quickly customize a social story to the using their child’s face, appropriate level of vocabulary and a motivational character.