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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech and translation.


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Luix Vargas's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:28 PM

Lo que hubiera dado yo por una de estas apps cuando era niño; lástima que en ese entonces sólo daban coscorrones en estos casos

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:28 PM

An easy-to-read table of apps. Includes links and descriptions.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:45 PM

Great appps to help!

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App Curation and Discovery: Find Your Ideal Apps with BestVendor ...

App Curation and Discovery: Find Your Ideal Apps with BestVendor ... | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Robin Good: Bestvendor is a new web service which allows you to search, find and discover useful apps for whatever interest you may have. BestVendor users populate, rate and comment existing apps providing a dynamic community of ...

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When will iBooks become the norm in schools?

When will iBooks become the norm in schools? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"There has been a push to replace books in the educational arena for some time now. This push hasn’t been in Washington or school board meeting rooms even though they are happening there as well. The big push is happening in the minds of students who are growing increasingly tablet-savvy and almost “spoiled” to the point that paper-products are old, almost archaic."

There is an infographic with this article that looks at the ongoing debate called 'Can Apple Do It Again? How Apple's iBooks will change the way we iLearn."


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7 Tips for Citing an App in MLA Format | edSocialMedia

7 Tips for Citing an App in MLA Format | edSocialMedia | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Clay Shirky famously pointed out that the problem in the information landscape today isn’t necessarily that there is too much information but that our filters aren’t any good. Students feel this problem acutely due to their perpetual crunch for time and lack of nuanced Google skills. So where does a responsible student go for reliable information she can use in an academic context?


That was the question I asked my students this fall and the answer I got surprised me.


Students increasingly aren’t going to the premium information services we’ve set up for them through our school library.


They might not even be inclined to go elsewhere on the Web.


Instead they often turn to Apps for their information.


  • And here are my 7 tips for creating a MLA citation for an app:
  • Use the free online tool EasyBib to cite ‘software found on the internet’
  • Get the software title and version number from the App Store
  • If the app doesn’t list an author for the specific content you are using leave it blank
  • Use ‘Apple App Store’ for Website Title
  • Enter the app publisher name in Publisher / Sponsor, this information is available in the App Store
  • Copy and paste the iTunes link for the App into the URL field (you can get this link by right clicking (or control+click) on any app in the iTunes store on your computer and choosing ‘Copy Link’)
  • The publish or update date is clearly listed in the App Store
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50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities - Online College Courses

50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities  - Online College Courses | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.
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ReadCube | Free Reference Manager - Academic Software For Research

ReadCube | Free Reference Manager - Academic Software For Research | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Readcube is a free, simple, academic software and reference manager for researchers. Read Cube helps researchers organize, annotate and stay on top of new research literature.
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Librarian Serves up ‘Appy Hour’ — The Digital Shift

Librarian Serves up ‘Appy Hour’ — The Digital Shift | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Kathy Kaldenberg didn’t stir any gimlets or martinis. But her November Appy Hour did serve up a taste of applications that enable note taking, formatting citations, and streaming news—all an effort to get local educators to infuse 21st-century tools into teaching and learning.


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