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International Media and Information Literacy Survey (IMILS)

International Media and Information Literacy Survey (IMILS) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The report PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY SURVEY (IMILS) OF THE HABITS AND PRACTICES OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WHEN UNDERTAKING RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS


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This site includes the background for the survey as well as all questions from the survey.  Reports is in pdf format and can be downloaded for free. 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 19, 2012 11:29 AM
On Literacy Survey (IMILS) of the habits and practices of university students when undertaking research assignments

 

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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  


Check it out?

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Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:30 AM

Love this! This is a great tool to share with ignorant teachers who are only 1 step ahead of their students.  As NYS rolls-out the research initiative, this will help us triage poor online habits.   And...if a student uses databases, it makes this a little easier.  

Tania Gammage's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:57 AM

This would be an excellent poster for a school library

Julie Aterman's curator insight, September 19, 2013 10:25 AM

This is great! I wish I could get it as a poster.

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MOOCs for Library and Information Science (LIS) Professional Development


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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 8:47 PM

This is a pet peeve of mine--schools are still not teaching kids how to do this properly, with disastrous results. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, these lessons will help them use the Internet more effectively (and responsibly) for research projects. 

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Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The success of open government data is indisputable. By empowering data scientists as well as the general public to interrogate publicly shared government data sets, we have been able to discover new trends and correlations as well as spot malfeasance. Open data affects publicly funded academic research at a governmental and funder level as well, including the types of research supported and what happens with the data collected. Nonetheless, it took a recent statement from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) to ignite the conversation about open data between individual academic researchers.


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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting…

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Social Media maven Shannon Mersand suggested this article. 

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Shannon Mersand's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:29 PM

Awesome ways to use Twitter and cellphones in your classroom

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Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Internet Search Challenge: Ann Margret Death Hoax

Internet Search Challenge: Ann Margret Death Hoax | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
While this hoax is still making its way around the blogosphere, there are a couple good investigative tips to point out.
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Two Tips from Carl Heine that anyone can use to prevent the embarrassment of passing along false information.

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Internet Search Challenge

Internet Search Challenge | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

By Dr. Carl Heine:


"A group of frustrated students prompted a teacher to write: I have struggled mightily to find a Publisher for Wingsupply.com.  Nothing I can find is accepted as the correct answer by the website.  My students are very frustrated as well.  Please advise how to find this information and also where to go for an answer key.

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A teacher and her class  working on the Who Owns It? interactive website evaluation game from 21CIF.com, hit the wall and reached out. Carl Heine's response is a superb example of seizing the teachable moment. 

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It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium

It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The report describes findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving library leaders and staff a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The format of the report was designed to provide these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership, and practice.


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Tony Bates: Writing an open textbook: Teaching in the Digital Age

Tony Bates: Writing an open textbook: Teaching in the Digital Age | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Tony Bates:


I’m writing this book more or less on my own, although I do have some support from an instructional designer and I’m anticipating getting some help with marketing once the book is complete. I’m also getting a lot of useful feedback, because I am publishing as the book is being developed (the first five chapters are already available here) and also publishing excerpts in this blog.

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This article is a report on the process of writing an open textbook. Those who know Tony Bates, know he is an insightful and skilled writer with great experience as an online teacher and distance education researcher.  


For insights into teaching, open education, distance learning... any kind of learning, this article is a doorway to some thought provoking work. 

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Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies!

Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies! | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies 

Online Course 1 semester hour graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
Enroll today! Tuition and Registration
Explore effective ways to use social media to connect communities of learners in virtual and physical spaces, to communicate with parents, and for personal professional development. Learn how to use social networks and cloud-based tools including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other personal learning networks.
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LMS pros know social media has enormous engagement possibilities for all library users. 


The key is to understand how to integrated into your school.  Expert help from a great on line teacher. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 15, 7:14 PM

1 Semester hour of graduate credit and a whole lot of fun.  Kay Lehmann's timely class will demystify social media and help find your way in the 21st Century fast lane. 


Kay's a terrific teacher. This is an intriguing class.  Jump in the information is fine. 

Kay Lehmann's curator insight, September 17, 12:22 PM

Thanks Dennis for letting folks know there is still time and room to join my Social Media class for this fall!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 26, 6:10 AM

Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies!

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uClassify | About

uClassify | About | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Welcome to uClassify.com! We want to share classifier technology with everyone. We recognized that classifiers are mostly present at universities research departments and expensive commercial companies. We want to change that. We want everyone to have the possibility to use a top notch classifier - completely free. We find it enormously exciting to see what happens when a tool for creativity is given to the community. We hope to see all kinds of beyond-our-imagination classifiers and incredible web applications being built around the API.
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I've been fascinated by Tags, Keywords, and Internet Search for years. The UClassify site promises some unusual insights for text analysis. Lots to play with here!


Be sure to click the Classifiers link to see the various ideas these clever programmers have come up with. 

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Blended Learning | Common Craft

Blended Learning | Common Craft | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Blended learning has been going on in Library Media Centers for years.  Glad to see the concept is 'new again". 

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Emilie's curator insight, September 25, 8:32 AM

Une explication simple du blended learning et de la classe inversée.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 11, 4:06 PM

I love Common Craft videos. You have fun while learning about complex topics. I added many of their videos to my online Internet/Web fundamentals class.  Thanfully, they keep adding more choices!

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, October 24, 9:48 AM

Useful if you are planning to explore blended learning in your teaching situation. 

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What can you do with Shakespeare in a database?

What can you do with Shakespeare in a database? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly  see articles on JSTOR that reference
the line.


JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. 

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What librarian wouldn't love this? 21st Century Meets the 1600's. Indexed Genius. The intersection of Shakespeare, scholarship, and databases.  Ah....

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 1:19 PM

Here's a fine tool for school, or for anyone with a love for language and a fascination for electronic intersection. 

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Open Access the key to ivory towers

Open Access the key to ivory towers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
One Australian university is pushing the boundaries of unrestricted access to its scholarly research.

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OAGU's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:39 PM

Changing publishing models and content types.

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The Rise of Digital Poster Sessions: creating new learning interactions in the library

The Rise of Digital Poster Sessions: creating new learning interactions in the library | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
What I like about the digital poster session format is that not only do students conduct research and articulate a problem or solution, but they openly present on it as well. This has led to new instructional opportunities related visual literacy and related content. Students have to give careful thought to how they express their ideas.
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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, December 15, 9:28 PM

It's time to raise the ceiling on school multipurpose rooms! Check out the interest and engagement among students, staff and community members this library ignited by making its multipurpose room "gallery space." (Of course, TVs that double as "digital posters" help generate a buzz, too.)

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The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 14, 7:42 PM

Great resource for your students & teachers!

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, December 15, 9:47 PM

Gone are the days when educators could carefully choose a wide selection of books for the school library, and then expect students' learning would be well-rounded as a result of those inputs. Today there fabulous digitized learning materials, and only some are books. Check out the types of resources being curated, organized and rendered retrievable by the Digital Public Library of America. Are K-12 school libraries on board?

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Scam Alert: "My Predicament (I need your help)"

Scam Alert: "My Predicament (I need your help)" | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
First thing Saturday morning I was confronted with an appeal sent from my daughter-in-law's gmail account. Here is the full text of the message entitled "My predicament (I need your help):"
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Scam Alert:  This kind of email is used to steal from your friends. Once they hack your email account they go after your gullible friends.  Here's some common sense ways to inoculate yourself and your friends.

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▶ Understanding the MOOC Landscape and Its Impact on Libraries' Digital Resources - YouTube

http://ala.org/alcts An ALCTS webinar. MOOCs are forcing us to rethink how we teach, learn, and provide educational resources. These courses have become a ca...

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, December 9, 8:42 PM

Awesome

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 10, 12:06 PM

Wow!  Take a look at this copyright flowchart.  Every business and educator should have this posted by their desk or bookmarked for easy access.

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Los Angeles Library Debuts Online High School Program -- THE Journal

Los Angeles Library Debuts Online High School Program -- THE Journal | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A new program offered through the Los Angeles Public Library allows residents to earn their high school diploma online.

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C.S. Lewis on Why We Read

C.S. Lewis on Why We Read | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another,” Rebecca Solnit wrote in her gorgeous contemplation on reading. A century earlier, Kafka asserted in a memorable letter to his childhood friend that “a book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” Indeed, the question of what books do for the human soul and spirit stretches from ancient meditations to contemporary theories about the four psychological functions of reading. But hardly anyone has articulated the enchantment of literature more succinctly yet beautifully than C.S. Lewis, a man deeply invested in the authenticity of the written word.
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Creating Effective & Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian Webcast Recording now available

Creating Effective & Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian Webcast Recording now available | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The recording of our 9/18 webcast "Would You Watch It: Creating Effective and Engaging Videos" is now available. Over 200 librarians attended the webinar and the evaluation feedback was overwhelmingly positive. If you missed it or if you attended and want to share it with colleagues, please take advantage of the great information shared by Martin's.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, October 28, 6:59 PM

Planning to watch

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Intel Teachers Engage: Digital Citizenship and the Common Core

Intel Teachers Engage: Digital Citizenship and the Common Core | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Digital Citizenship Week is October 19-26, 2014. While Digital Citizenship encompasses many things, we would be remiss if we did not address plagiarism and copyright when we talk to our students about what it means to be a responsible digital citizen. Clearly, teaching students the appropriate and ethical uses of information in key in helping them become responsible Digital Citizens, but how can we do that? Luckily, there are tons of people and organizations out there who are addressing our needs! Below are a variety of resources we can use to help teach our students about the ethical use of information.

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Here is a well constructed archive of information about digital citizenship issues from Shannon Mersand, a sharp library media specialist with a lot to share. 

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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Open access: six myths to put to rest | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber
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Essential information to help you dispel the myths and shine the light on Open Access Research. (Let's tag it Open Educational Resources for now.)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 4:03 PM

You've slaved over your research. You want an audience for your thinking..  The pundits you've been hearing are saying....


Understand the terrain. Discover the truth beyond the myths about Open access research publication.

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Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials

Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Google Tutorials

This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators.
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Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 8, 1:53 PM

A great site with some useful tutorials as you begin the new school year. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 10, 6:10 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Joann David's curator insight, September 26, 4:20 PM

Always good to bookmark a great resource for technology tutorials. Great tips to explore.