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View Resource Postman

Postman is a tool for working with REST APIs that describes itself as an API Development Environment. It can be used to interactively test API requests in the process of building software. For example, Postman can be used to test requests that pull data from the Internet Archive's Open Library Books API, to manually explore data available from an OAI-PMH server, or to interact with the Digital...

View Resource StickyPassword

StickyPassword is a password manager that also provides a secure vault for storing other sensitive information. Data is stored using industry standard AES-256 encryption. StickyPassword offers users a number of options to synchronize their data across devices, including cloud sync, local wifi, and manual offline synchronization. Users may also opt to skip synchronization across devices and instead...

View Resource Utilizing Tree Swallows as Indicators for Contaminants in the Great Lakes Area

The value of studying birds extends beyond the field of ornithology. Some species can be also used as indicators for ecological health and environmental monitoring. In this interactive story map created by the US Geological Survey (USGS), readers can explore how tree swallows are being used to help assess and monitor specific locations for the presence of legacy contaminants, such as pesticides...

View Resource BirdCast

Much of the northern hemisphere may still be tight in winter's grasp, but the spring bird migrations will be starting before too long! For readers interested in keeping an eye on upcoming migrations in the contiguous United States, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's BirdCast Project is a great resource. Initially launched in 2012 and substantially updated in 2018, this project uses "many years of...

View Resource Science NetLinks: Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard

Elementary educators who would like to share the joys of birdwatching with their students may want to add this lesson plan from Science NetLinks to their curriculum. This lesson, based on the book Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard written and illustrated by Annette LeBlanc Cate, aims to "engage students in meaningful observation of the natural world by sketching common birds in their...