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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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scrible Student Edition

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scrible is launching a brand new Student Edition with new features and perks for any student with a ".edu" email address.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 9, 2013 2:17 PM

The power research features of this online social bookmarking system make me sit up and take notice: 


Citations and Bibliographies

Capture citations in a snap and create bibliographies with a 
single click.


Summaries and Reports

Compile your annotations from multiple articles into a simple summary or robust report.


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Social Media Classroom

Social Media Classroom | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Social Media Classroom and Collaboratory. It’s all free, as in both “freedom of speech” and “almost totally free beer.” We invite you to build on what we’ve started to create more free value. The Social Media Classroom (we’ll call it SMC) includes a free and open-source (Drupal-based) web service that provides teachers and learners with an integrated set of social media that each course can use for its own purposes—integrated forum, blog, comment, wiki, chat, social bookmarking, RSS, microblogging, widgets , and video commenting are the first set of tools. The Classroom also includes curricular material: syllabi, lesson plans, resource repositories, screencasts and videos. The Collaboratory (or Colab), is what we call just the web service part of it. Educators are encouraged to use the Colab and SMB materials freely, and we host your Colab communities if you don’t want to install your own. (See this for an explanation of who “we” are).

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The Keyword Blog: Howard Rheingold Interview: "Getting Net Smart"

The Keyword Blog: Howard Rheingold Interview: "Getting Net Smart" | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

A terrific three part interview Of Howard Rhiengold by Henry Jenkins

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8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users | Poynter.

8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users | Poynter. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to collect every good piece of writing and advice about verifying social media content and other types of information that flow across networks.


This form of verification involves some new tools and techniques, and requires a basic understanding of the way networks operate and how people use them. It also requires many of the so-called old school values and techniques that have been around for a while: being skeptical, asking questions, tracking down high quality sources, exercising restraint, collaborating and communicating with team members.
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Do You Tweet? Connectivism, Social Media, and School Libraries

Do You Tweet?  Connectivism, Social Media, and School Libraries | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Do You Tweet?  Connectivism, Social Media and School Libraries In the words of author Dr. Ivan Misner, “Networking is not about hunting.  It is about farming.  It’s about cultivating relatio...

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Video Tutorial: Diigo V3: Highlight & Share the Web! Social Bookmarking 2.0

Diigo ~ more than a research tool - a knowledge sharing community. Easy-to-use and so powerful... Check it out!


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Social bookmarking with Diigo blends many web 2.0 powertools into on comprehensive program that 'lives in the cloud' making it accessible from any computer.  It's a great way to manage and share information. This video tutorial will give you a solid conceptual overview of Diigo. 

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Can Social Media in the Classroom Encourage Critical Thinking?

Can Social Media in the Classroom Encourage Critical Thinking? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Many people see social media as a harbinger for the end of critical thinking.

 

...Yet a few innovative teachers have actually found ways to turn this technological enemy into an educational tool to promote critical thinking.


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Using Google+ Ripples to Connect with Influencers

Using Google+ Ripples to Connect with Influencers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This is massivley COOL and TY again to Shirley Williams!!

 

Two weeks ago today, Google released “Ripples” for Google+ and most of the world went on with their daily activities. Personally I thought it was just another one of those features that was interesting but nothing I could really use. That was until this Whiteboard+ video which I filmed with Rand. Both Rand and I were blown away at the amount of data a Ripple gives you and what you can do with it.

 

What is a Ripple

 

The definition of a “ripple effect” is: a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event. When it comes to Google+ a Ripple is an interactive diagram that shows how a Google+ post spreads as it’s shared by users. You can find the Ripple of any public post using the dropdown to the right of the post...


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Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, November 12, 2011 7:09 AM
Thank you for your posts
Martin Gysler's comment, November 12, 2011 8:34 AM
You're welcome Shirley!
Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 29, 2015 10:45 AM

#inteligencia_colaborativa 

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TrustCloud — Empower the Sharing Economy

TrustCloud — Empower the Sharing Economy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Here's a social system designed to manage your reputation backtrail.  Unlike Klout, Trustcloud evaluates your presence on a number of different social systems.  It takes into account your longevity online and your willingness to interact and contribute.  You can earn 'badges' based on a number of factors.  You can also rate the trustworthiness of folks you know on Trustcloud.


This is all tied to the concept of collaborative consumption.  Investigate this if it tickles your interest. ~ Dennis

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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, April 12, 2013 4:54 PM

Nice tool fo everyone who believes in the rise up of a new more collaborative #sharingeconomy @Ouishare and @Shareable

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Media Lab Conversations Series: Howard Rheingold | MIT Media Lab

Media Lab Conversations Series: Howard Rheingold | MIT Media Lab | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

How can we use digital media so that they help us become empowered participants rather than passive consumers? In his book Net Smart, Howard Rheingold shows how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. 

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Social Media, Social Networking and School Libraries.

"Social networking is a participatory medium that is changing the very nature of our professional connections, our community practices and the nature of learning..."
Great presentation to get you thinking...


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How To Verify Content from Social Media: A Good Guide

How To Verify Content from Social Media: A Good Guide | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are a journalist, a reporter, or a professional news curator, you MUST read this.

 

Excerpted from the guide: "This how-to features advice from a panel of experts on the key considerations, questions and tools journalists should have in mind when carrying out verification of content that surfaces via social media, be it a news tip, an image, a piece of audio or video.

 

The process covers three main stages: monitoring of social networks and the online community before news breaks, checking the content when it comes into play and subsequently reporting that content once verified. The comprehensive advice outlined in this how-to guide offers practical steps, specific questions and cross-checks journalists can make at each stage, as well as online tools to support them."

 

...to summarise, the top tips from our panel of experts on an effective verification process from start to finish are:

 

  • Monitor across platforms (including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Soundcloud, AudioBoo, Bambuser)
     
  • Spot and understand trends (using tools like Hootsuite, Tweetdeck and Trendsmap to create lists and identify trending topics)
     
  • Build a network of contacts before the story breaks and limit the stress
     
  • Use online tools to examine evolution of images (including TinEye, Google Images and WolframAlfra)
     
  • Verifying sources – speak to them and cross reference answers with social data
     
  • Verifying sources – look at social media history across platforms
     
  • Use Whois tools to verify websites
     
  • Check for photoshopping or repetition in images
     
  • Apply the Too Good To Be True test
     
  • Harness online discussion boards and experts (use sites like Snope to spot urban myths and common hoaxes early on)
     
  • Question edited footage
     
  • How urgent is it – could more steps be taken to verify before you publish?
     
  • Crowdsourcing – 'be judicious' about how you send out unconfirmed information
     
  • Consider any permissions and crediting which may be necessary
     
  • Clearly communicate the level of verification a story has been given
     
  • Made a mistake or new information come to light? Issue a clear and networked correction

 

Invaluable. Very informative. Useful. 9/10

 

Full article: http://www.journalism.co.uk/news-features/how-to-verify-content-from-social-media/s5/a548645/ ;


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Ruveanna Hambrick's curator insight, October 2, 2014 2:27 PM

This is a great source for knowing how to monitor and filter information on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

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Doug Johnson: Top Ten Social Media Competencies for Teachers

Doug Johnson: Top Ten Social Media Competencies for Teachers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

What are The Top Ten Social Learning and Educational Networking Competencies for K-12 Teachers?


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ifttt / Put the internet to work for you.

ifttt / Put the internet to work for you. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

I'm fascinated with knowlege filtering.  I want to be able to control and customize the channels of information I receive.  The flip side of this is to be able to control where that information goes. 

 

IFTTT (If this then that) is a simple way to construct your own broad cast system. Almost everything your write or read can be automatically sent to one of the many social systems triggered by this system. 

 

This kind of communication is like a customized pinball machine for your interests. Pull the trigger once and you communicate with a wide audience.  There are many more social systems connected to IFTTT than just those in the graphic above. Try it? I certainly am.~ Dennis

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The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education - Curtis J. Bonk

The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education - Curtis J. Bonk | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

If this book could be shortened to its narrowest point, it would exist as a one line proclamation that states, "Anyone can now learn anything from anyone at anytime."

 

Research conducted: This book is the product of more than two decades of research on e-learning, blended learning, and technology in education to support this project (including YouTube, wikis, collaborative technologies, simulations and gaming, and online language learning). Dr. Bonk interviewed dozens of business leaders and educators for this book, including the presidents/chairmen of Livemocha, Chinswing, Textbook Revolution, Wikipedia, Sun Microsystems, Scribd, and Chinesepod. He features companies like IBM, Deloitte, Microsoft, Linden Labs, Google, NetLibrary, Facebook, Stumble-Upon, the University of Phoenix, Jones International University, and FriendsAbroad as well as non-profit and government organizations like the British Library, the Internet Archive, the Michigan State University Confucius Institute, the Department of Defense, the WikiMedia Foundation, and the African Virtual University.


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