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The Digital Content Curation Hub for Education at LibGuides

The Digital Content Curation Hub for Education at LibGuides | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it




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A deep guide to content curation assembled by Joyce Valenza and Deb Kachel.  Follow the experts to learn! 

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LLatipi's curator insight, February 14, 2013 4:09 AM

Lots of useful resources and references, and some good examples of curation at work in different educatonal projects.

André Manssen's curator insight, February 14, 2013 4:40 AM

Ook veel tools die je kunt gebruiken voor content curation in het onderwijs.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, March 1, 2013 3:43 AM
Excellent resource! I came across this as well and find it very interesting.
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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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Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, January 29, 9:37 PM

This is a great resource.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, January 30, 11:41 AM

Flujos de Información: Infografía Interactiva 

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 28, 7:15 AM

 

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Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons

Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
moderator: William C. Uricchio, Literature at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Wendy Gordon, School of law, Boston University
author: Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Educational Films
author: Hal Abelson, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
author: Pat Aufderheide, School of Communications, American University
published: March 20, 2014, recorded: April 2007, views: 4
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Fair Use exists. It's stronger today thanks to the courage of documentary film makers who codified fair use into a statement of best practices for their art form. This MIT conference digs into the deep issues of fair use in media.

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MUSOPEN: Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music.

MUSOPEN: Royalty free music. Public domain and copyright free classical music. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Musopen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on increasing access to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions.

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The mission statement says it all: " Put simply, our mission is to set music free."

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reuvenwerber's curator insight, June 29, 2:20 AM

Musopen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on increasing access to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions.

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, June 29, 9:57 PM

I’m always surprised to meet people who seem to have no exposure to classical music beyond watching Bugs Bunny cartoons. Loony Tunes and Merrie Melodies probably used classical music because (1) it’s awesome, and (2) it’s copyrights are expired, meaning the composers and their descendants are no longer getting paid. Music adds so much to any production. When you’re creating, it’s tempting to lay down some favorite contemporary music from your iTunes library. If you post the project on social media, it’s going to be flagged for a copyright claim and you’ll have to take it down. If you love music, don't steal it because the artists down get paid. Here’s an online library of free music it’s O.K. to use. A lot of it is classical. Using it for your YouTube projects can help introduce viewers who have outgrown Bugs Bunny to some of the best music ever written!

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Blogs | StaySafeOnline.org

The Internet is like an ocean: it's full of many wondrous and beautiful things but can be dangerous to the unprepared. There are all sorts of websites out there that let you do things like keep track of what books you read, watch classic movies for little to no cost, view weather forecasts for the week or just find directions to where you need to go. However, there are also troublemakers on the Internet who look to take advantage of the curiosity and trust of users like you and attempt to steal your money or personal information.  

Fortunately, you can help protect yourself from cybercriminals if you stay alert and use a bit of common-sense thinking when navigating the World Wide Web. Here are six important tips from Techboomers.com for how to stay safe online this Internet Safety Month.
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Don't live in fear, but do think safety when you use the internet. 

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Joyce Kasman Valenza (jvalenza) on about.me

Joyce Kasman Valenza (jvalenza) on about.me | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Joyce is an Assistant Professor and Director of the MLIS Program at Rutgers University SC&I.

She has been a school, public, reference and special librarian. For ten years, Joyce was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of Social Media Curation, Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged for ALA Editions.

Joyce was awarded an AASL/Highsmith research grant in 2005. Her Twitter chat, #tlchat won an Edublogs Award in 2011 and is nominated for 2015.

Joyce is a Milken Educator and an American Memory Fellow. She was selected as a Technology and Learning 100@30 and was awarded an Edublogs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011

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Follow the bright light Joyce broadcasts on all media.

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Why Do We Need Teacher Librarians?

Why Do We Need Teacher Librarians? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
By removing a teacher librarian students have an attractive space but they are being deprived of services they need to prepare them for college and careers.

Via Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 11, 11:41 AM

Many advocacy tidbits in here.  Librarians are important and greatly needed!

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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The maker zeitgeist has evolved far beyond the day when an educator might set objects—say, a box of robotic LEGOs—in a library corner and call it a “maker lab.” Educators are now focusing on how the maker movement can be truly meaningful: it’s not about where making is happening, but about how creating, experimenting, and collaborating impact education. In addition, some high schoolers tinkering their free periods away can discover a passion—sometimes leading to a future educational focus or even scholarship money.
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How to make space for a Maker Space in your library.

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How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research

How Deductive Thinking Can Drive Student-Designed Research | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Many of us sincerely wish students would follow their passions, but many of them, especially the younger ones, sincerely don’t know what that is. When we ask them, “What interests you?” and they respond, “I don’t know,” they aren’t being disingenuous or stubborn. The enormity and vagueness of the question after they’ve been conditioned to provide “right” or “correct” answers sets them up for fear and a blank brain.

Below are strategies I teach teachers when they want to encourage student-led research and they are willing to slow down the process to make the early steps visible.
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Teach them how to generate a question and find their own interests. 

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Promoting Academic Integrity: Are We Doing Enough?

Promoting Academic Integrity: Are We Doing Enough? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Maryellen Weimer, PhD:



'Could it be that in our efforts to prevent cheating we have failed to also promote academic integrity? Another study found that students understood they weren’t supposed to plagiarize, but they weren’t sure why. These students avoided plagiarizing so they wouldn’t get in trouble with the teacher, not because they really understood what it was or why it was a problem."

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 I agree that addressing personal integrity is a powerful element in the complex mix of understanding plagiarism and cheating. 


However, without information literacy (let alone fluency) students simply can't cope in the online environment.  For me the foundation is built on understanding ethical use of digital information.

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Michael Westwood's curator insight, April 23, 5:40 PM

A very thoughtful article. The comments are also interesting.

Are students confronting themselves with what cheating does to them? The damage to the sense of self-worth is difficult to repair. Cheaters lie to themselves and they lie to others. By deciding to cheat, these students are telling themselves that it doesn’t matter that they haven’t learned or haven’t done the work, and that it’s OK to pretend to others that they have. And those aren’t the type of actions that make a person feel proud and accomplished. Cheating may improve a grade but the costs to personal integrity are high and far-reaching. - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/promoting-academic-integrity-are-we-doing-enough/#sthash.AkssHLVu.dpufAre students confronting themselves with what cheating does to them? The damage to the sense of self-worth is difficult to repair. Cheaters lie to themselves and they lie to others. By deciding to cheat, these students are telling themselves that it doesn’t matter that they haven’t learned or haven’t done the work, and that it’s OK to pretend to others that they have. And those aren’t the type of actions that make a person feel proud and accomplished. - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/promoting-academic-integrity-are-we-doing-enough/#sthash.AkssHLVu.dpufAre students confronting themselves with what cheating does to them? The damage to the sense of self-worth is difficult to repair. Cheaters lie to themselves and they lie to others. By deciding to cheat, these students are telling themselves that it doesn’t matter that they haven’t learned or haven’t done the work, and that it’s OK to pretend to others that they have. And those aren’t the type of actions that make a person feel proud and accomplished. Cheating may improve a grade but the costs to personal integrity are high and far-reaching. - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/promoting-academic-integrity-are-we-doing-enough/#sthash.AkssHLVu.dpufAre students confronting themselves with what cheating does to them? The damage to the sense of self-worth is difficult to repair. Cheaters lie to themselves and they lie to others. By deciding to cheat, these students are telling themselves that it doesn’t matter that they haven’t learned or haven’t done the work, and that it’s OK to pretend to others that they have. And those aren’t the type of actions that make a person feel proud and accomplished. - See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/promoting-academic-integrity-are-we-doing-enough/#sthash.AkssHLVu.dpuf
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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom - YouTube

A school-wide approach to blended learning that allows teachers the flexibility to define and implement online instruction that meets their students needs.

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
GRADES K-12 | GAINESVILLE, FL
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The enormous challenge for teachers engaged blended learning is being fluent in both online and classroom teaching techniques. Being a teacher has always been challenging. (That's a good thing!)

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, April 13, 3:15 AM

Mooie getuigenis van twee leerkrachten die mee evolueren zonder dat ze het kind met het badwater weggooien.

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Making Learning Interactive

Making Learning Interactive | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Mary Alice Anderson:


"Last September I introduced the recently published Student Discovery Sets from the Library of Congress. These ebooks are collections of primary source sets designed to provide interactive, inquiry learning while introducing students to primary sources on common curricular topics."

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Mary Alice Anderson is a great librarian and online teacher. Check out  Teaching Digital Media Literacy in the Content Areas: Teaching with Primary SourcesShe received a Top Online Educator recognition from Walter McKenzie's Surf Aquarium.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, April 9, 12:22 AM

Inquiry and challenge models work well at all levels

jane fullerton's curator insight, April 9, 8:59 AM

Love these ideas for using the Library of Cngress

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 9, 6:38 PM

Share with ELAR AND SS teachers. 

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News 2015 - ProQuest and Google Collaborate to Improve Researchers’ Workflows

News 2015 - ProQuest and Google Collaborate to Improve Researchers’ Workflows | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
ANN ARBOR, MI, March 24, 2015 – ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest.
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Useful!

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edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.
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Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects. 


Libraries become hives of invention when you promote a maker culture.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 19, 3:29 PM

Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects.

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Public Domain

Public Domain | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.
Completely free & made available by Pond5.
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The Public Domain section of Pond5 has a large collection of media available for free download and royalty free use.

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What's Hiding In The Deep, Dark Web?

What's Hiding In The Deep, Dark Web? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

..despite Google’s web prowess, it and other search engines have a very limited view of what’s out there. (Some researchers say that search engines only show about 1% of what’s actually available online!).

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Deep Web, Dark Web, Hidden Web... synonyms for the data locked away beyond the reach of search engine crawlers.  You have to find the site and dig in using the local tools.  Despite a bit of fear mongering, this is a clever article with an interesting infographic. 


Note: This article recommends Truthfinder.  Be aware that Truthfinder is not free.  They hide their fee structure. You won't know the bill until you've completed your search query.  Caveat Emptor.

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Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams

Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
After conducting a systematic literature search across disciplines, our researchers have identified roughly 1,600 relevant academic journal articles, conference proceedings, and graduate dissertations on e-learning and virtual teams published in the past decade.
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This will make your inner librarian smile. 

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Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload

Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Media literacy helps us understand, analyze and create media. While we rely on good journalism to provide accurate information, we also have responsibilities of our own in this media-saturated environment. We can no longer be passive consumers of media. We need to be active users of media, as readers, listeners, viewers and creators, so we are all better informed. Our goal is to help you do just that.

Via Howard Rheingold
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Endorsed by Howard Rheingold. Enough said. 

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, June 26, 4:47 PM

I contributed three short videos to this and very strongly endorse the instructor, Dan Gillmor, author of We The Media and Mediactive

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Study finds that high-poverty schools with a certified teacher librarian achieve a 5-year graduation rate of 79% « Library Research Service

Study finds that high-poverty schools with a certified teacher librarian achieve a 5-year graduation rate of 79% « Library Research Service | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Study finds high poverty schools with a certified teacher librarian achieve higher graduation rate http://t.co/sBaNAhCB8t #SchoolLib

Via Karen Bonanno, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Research proving the effectiveness of library media services and professional librarians has been irrefutable for the past decade.  Time for the 'data based decisions makers' to wake up and acti.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
  1. raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;
  2. gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; 
  3. comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;
  4. thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; and
  5. communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

Via John Shank
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I've followed Kathy Schrock's work for years.  She's always on it! 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 25, 11:06 AM

I like the breakdown presented in this article as well as the emphasis on using apps as critical thinking tools, not just creation tools.

Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

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"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research

"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Most people teaching today weren’t trained to instruct students about researching in a technologically advanced world. Many need a quick refresher course or tutoring packet on successful student research. The tips below are meant to help teachers and students get off to a good start as they embark on an inquiry adventure:
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Understanding Creative Commons - Infographic

Understanding Creative Commons - Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

A good summary/overview of CC licenses and use for photos.


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Good graphic representation of a complex topic.

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Susan Davis Cushing's curator insight, May 10, 5:46 PM

Are you crediting people well enough? An infographic overview of Creative Commons (cc) 

Marco Favero's curator insight, May 11, 3:12 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Sarah johnstone's curator insight, May 19, 4:57 AM

Great infographic - clear and helpful rules for CC Licences for photo sharing on the net. �� Check it out! 

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Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature | Collections | Library of Congress

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature | Collections | Library of Congress | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Listen to audio-recorded readings of former Consultants in Poetry Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Frost; Nobel Laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Czeslaw Milosz, and renowned writers such as Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, and Kurt Vonnegut read from their work at the Library of Congress.

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress dates back to 1943, when Allen Tate was Consultant in Poetry. It contains nearly two thousand recordings—of poets and prose writers participating in literary events at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory.

Most of these recordings are captured on magnetic tape reels, and only accessible at the Library itself. In digitizing the archive and presenting it online, the Library hopes to greatly broaden its use and value. The material featured on this online presentation represents a sample of this collection. The site will continue to provide additional items from this archive on a monthly basis over the next several years.
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Treasures of literature from the LOC.  Just a click away.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, April 22, 12:50 AM

Goosebumps alert! Just spent a glorious hour listening to a lecture given by Kurt Vonnegut at the Library of Congress in 1971. The author also read from “Breakfast of Champions,” a book that wowed the preadolescent me when it came out, and set me on a trajectory to read everything Vonnegut would write. The last in my collection is the audiobook “If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?” a collection of commencement speeches and other advice Vonnegut gave to young people. Vonnegut has died. Professional readers narrate the speeches. I had never heard Vonnegut’s voice until tonight. The lecture is part of a newly digitized collection of author and poet talks that the LOC has posted online.  Next I’m going to listen to Ray Bradbury in hopes that he’ll reference “Dandelion Wine,” another novel that I loved when I read it in a high school english class. I’m spoiled today. I hear popular authors speak regularly on the New York City Public Library podcasts. But hearing the voices of great writers who have passed is a real treat. Thanks, LOC, for digitizing these lectures so we can hear them without making a trip to Washington D.C.!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 10:37 AM

Just in time for your April Poetry activities!

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Using and Teaching Visual Literacy in the Library

Using and Teaching Visual Literacy in the Library | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Visual literacy can be incorporated into activities with students of nearly any age, from emergent readers to teens. Below are some ideas to spark your imagination, including a real sample program from Champaign Public Library, plus links to resources to guide you as you develop a program suited for your own community or library.
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Strong resources/bibliography distinguish this library oriented site. also Includes Media and Information literacy Resources

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US NSF - News - Special Reports - Public Access to Results of NSF-funded Research

US NSF - News - Special Reports - Public Access to Results of NSF-funded Research | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The National Science Foundation (NSF or Foundation) has developed a plan outlining a framework for activities to increase public access to scientific publications and digital scientific data resulting from research the foundation funds. The plan, entitled “Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries,” is consistent with the objectives set forth in the Office of Science and Technology Policy's Feb. 22, 2013, memorandum, "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research," and with long-standing policies encouraging data sharing and communication of research results.
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Public Access - of course!

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Web & Digital Literacies MOOC

This video is about Web & Digital Literacies MOOC


Via Anne Whaits
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Enroll in this self-paced course at: https://openeducation.blackboard.com/mooc-catalog/courseDetails/view?course_id=_222_1

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, March 31, 5:21 PM

A beautifully designed activity-based self-paced open online course for all students and teachers. Informed by the Mozilla Web Literacies Map and Dr Doug Belshaw's digital literacies it is a must for all who use the World Wide Web.

 

Enroll here:

https://openeducation.blackboard.com/myvciielearn

 

 

Learning Units Overview

 

Learning Unit 1 Navigate ~ Infrastructure ~ Web Mechanics

Learning Unit 2 Credibility ~ Security ~ Privacy

Learning Unit 3 Open Practices ~ Search ~ Compose

Learning Unit 4 Share ~ Collaborate ~ Participate

Learning Unit 5 Coding/Scripting ~ Design ~ Remix

Learning Unit 6 The Ultimate Remix

Anne Whaits's curator insight, March 31, 5:25 PM

A beautifully designed activity-based self-paced open online course for all students and teachers. Informed by the Mozilla Web Literacies Map and Dr Doug Belshaw's digital literacies it is a must for all who use the World Wide Web.

 

Enroll here:

https://openeducation.blackboard.com/mooc-catalog/courseDetails/view?course_id=_222_1

 

https://openeducation.blackboard.com/myvciielearn

 

 

Learning Units Overview

 

Learning Unit 1 Navigate ~ Infrastructure ~ Web Mechanics

Learning Unit 2 Credibility ~ Security ~ Privacy

Learning Unit 3 Open Practices ~ Search ~ Compose

Learning Unit 4 Share ~ Collaborate ~ Participate

Learning Unit 5 Coding/Scripting ~ Design ~ Remix

Learning Unit 6 The Ultimate Remix

 

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Text Engine was developed to offer cell phone users a means to search the web using their text messaging service. This is great news for educators and students in low-income and rural communities.  

And that's a good thing, because while smartphones are popular, there is still a great need for text-only services in low-income and rural districts. There is also a need in districts like NYC that empower students to bring their own devices to school, but don't have the means to enable students to connect to the internet.  
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Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 16, 12:06 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 30, 9:44 AM

In this short article and video advertisement learn how you can leverage a texting free tool to obtain Internet info. This is a great tool for anyone with limited data plan, or no data plan.