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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the (Top story: Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:03 AM

Great approaches.Teacher librarians should be responsive to the return to inquiry learning and help restore passion to teaching and joy to learning. TLs have all the tools, spaces and skill sets to help! Make the Learning Commons whole school.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 17, 2013 2:53 AM

Being fully student centred is certainly a crucial key to inquiry learning.

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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Ironic title.  All the librarians I know are the busiest people around.

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Julieta Silva's comment, September 15, 2013 6:45 PM
Yes, the future is here and now!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:03 AM

New trends in Librarianship

Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:48 AM

But I'm already really busy!!!   Rescooped from classmate @Liz Carnell

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School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

School libraries have the potential to be a vibrant hub for learning, information, reading promotion, creativity, student leadership and social interaction within their school community. From an equity perspective, the school library is one of few places in a school open to all students, teachers and parents. In addition to providing a congenial learning environment and ‘safe haven’, the school library often offers a venue for extra-curricular activities, as well as school community events and meetings.


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Karen Cuthbert's comment, September 1, 2013 8:33 PM
Thanks Karen, I agree
Esther Casey's curator insight, September 2, 2013 3:59 AM

Great to see this research being done closer to home and showing again the value of school libraries as a central hub of the school.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:05 PM

A good article on the economic value of school libraries in Australia

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What the Library of Congress Has for Teachers: Primary Sources and Tools and Techniques to Use Them | Teaching with the Library of Congress

What the Library of Congress Has for Teachers: Primary Sources and Tools and Techniques to Use Them | Teaching with the Library of Congress | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Primary sources are more important to teachers than ever before, and the Library of Congress makes it easy not only to find great primary sources, but also to quickly and effectively use them in your teaching.

The Library is one of the world’s largest sources of free primary sources, with more than 30 million items available via easy searching at www.loc.gov. U.S. history, English and language arts, science, world history and cultures–there are primary sources for almost every discipline.

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Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:56 AM

LOC is a great resource!

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, August 25, 2013 6:26 PM

boas ideias

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 26, 2013 11:15 AM

Primary sources are so important for CCSS.

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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 12, 2014 2:28 AM

'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, March 11, 2015 5:21 PM

#educacion #libros #biblioteca

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 5:05 AM

I just gave this virtual presentation at the XXV BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF LIBRARIANSHIP, DOCUMENTATION AND SCIENCE OF THE INFORMATION. 

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User-Curated Search Engine Allows Creation of Custom Collaborative Search Spaces: zResearch

User-Curated Search Engine Allows Creation of Custom Collaborative Search Spaces: zResearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Customized and collaborative search really catches my attention.  I see great applications for online teaching activities. 

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harish magan's comment, August 30, 2013 10:03 AM
Content is king. Curators are almost agree to this that if the content is good reader will read it till end.
Katherine Hanson's comment, August 30, 2013 10:08 AM
I completely agree, Harish - always has been, always will be
harish magan's comment, August 31, 2013 5:34 AM
Thanks for agreeing with me
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Key Data on Kid Reading | Scholastic.com

Key Data on Kid Reading  | Scholastic.com | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Surprising new findings from Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report.

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Christine Carlson's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:43 PM

For a good overview of parents attitudes and children's reading habits.

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20 Coolest Augmented Reality Experiments in Education So Far - Online Universities

20 Coolest Augmented Reality Experiments in Education So Far - Online Universities | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
More and more teachers, researchers, and developers contribute their ideas and inventions toward the cause of more interactive learning environments.


Augmented reality is exactly what the name implies — a medium through which the known world fuses with current technology to create a uniquely blended interactive experience. While still more or less a nascent entity in the frequently Luddite education industry, more and more teachers, researchers, and developers contribute their ideas and inventions towards the cause of more interactive learning environments. Many of these result in some of the most creative, engaging experiences imaginable, and as adherence grows, so too will students of all ages.

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Instructor’s Challenge: Moving Student beyond Opinions to Critical Thinking | Faculty Focus

Instructor’s Challenge: Moving Student beyond Opinions to Critical Thinking | Faculty Focus | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is defined as a reflective and reasonable thought process embodying depth, accuracy, and astute judgment to determine the merit of a decision, an object, or a theory (Alwehaibi, 2012). Creative thinking involves analysis, evaluation, and a synthesizing of facts, ideas, opinions, and theories. Possessing the capacity to logically and creatively exercise in-depth judgment and reflection to work effectively in the realm of complex ideas exemplifies a critical thinker (Carmichael & Farrell, 2012).
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 30, 2013 2:24 PM

I had a banner on my classroom wall for years. It read: "Learn how to think!"


In the conservative backwaters of Nevada this was considered a radical approach.  I even had a parent rant at me, "How dare you teach my child to challenge authority!"  


Still I persisted and can now smile knowing I've helped some of my students on the road to critical thinking.   


Is critical thinking a subversive activity in your school?  If so, be subversive! 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:31 AM

Good reading for anyone who works with students.

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The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World

The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
What do camels, donkeys, UFOs, boats, phone booths, and tanks have in common? They can all be libraries. Confused? Check out these weird and wonderful libraries...

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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:45 AM

All libraries are learning spaces, no matter how unusual they appear to be. Libraries support information literacy and lifelong learning.  They build communities.  They empower individuals.  They protect our right to know.  And what's more, they preserve our nation's cultural heritage.

Ann Vega's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:34 AM

Love the BiblioBurro!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 26, 2013 11:52 AM

I love the Little Free Libraries.  I would love to see them pop up where I live.  I only see one in my area and it is about 40 miles away!

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Two Video Guides to Website Evaluation

Two Video Guides to Website Evaluation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:13 AM

Two interesting videos on website evaluation from www.freetech4teachers.com

Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:33 AM

I would like to add to Beth Dicther's share, via Richard Byrne's Free Technology 4 Teachers, that website evaluation skills should be a necessity for any student and educator regardless of online or face-to-face. 

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:57 PM

website evaluation

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Wikipedia:School of Open course - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Writing Wikipedia Articles is a free six-week course offered through the School of Open, running from 6 August through 10 September 2013.

If you can read Wikipedia, you can learn to build it! In this course you will learn about the software, rules, and cultural values that drive and support this ubiquitous and community-built online encyclopedia. We will focus on articles about openness in education: open educational resources, MOOCs, Creative Commons licenses and more. Students will learn about the values and culture that have driven hundreds of thousands of volunteers to build Wikipedia, which in its 12-year history has generated millions of free articles in hundreds of languages. We will cover the technical skills needed to edit articles, as well as share practical insights into the site's collaborative norms and social dynamics. Students will gain confidence in taking on technical challenges and editorial disagreements, graduating with an ability to compose useful articles, and a sophisticated understanding of how Wikipedia works, and how to search and read it.

Students who successfully complete the course and the final project will earn the WikiSOO Burba Badge.

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There is pride of authorship when you edit or create a Wikipedia article that stands up to public scrutiny. Here's a free online course that will take you through the basics. 


Any educator looking for an alterantive to the traditional research paper should give this free class a look.  Good idea! 

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Can I use the Library of Congress Professional Development Materials to develop my own PD?

Can I use the Library of Congress Professional Development Materials to develop my own PD? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Absolutely! A media specialist just asked about the logistics of using Library of Congress professional development resources to deliver professional development in her own school!  The Teachers Pa...
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Teaching Ethically with the Free Web | Inside Higher Ed

Teaching Ethically with the Free Web | Inside Higher Ed | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Free stuff. It’s everywhere these days. Especially if you have a high-speed Internet connection or if you cart around your smart phone everywhere you go. Maybe it isn’t tangible stuff, but many fun things can be found online for free, free, free!

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/teaching-ethically-free-web#ixzz2f4ACUABF ;
Inside Higher Ed 


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Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, September 17, 2013 6:43 AM

Make sure you give credit where credit is due 

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Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound

Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Media History Digital Library. Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound.


We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 800,000 pages, and that number is growing.


Our Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines. Click on the arrows below to learn more about these periodicals and select volumes to download and read. You’ll find more material and options at our Collections page.

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Digitized journals and magazines dedicated to motion picture history: Looks like a significant archive of primary sources. 

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:00 PM

A good Source of Information

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Search 80,0000 Media History Digital Library Artifacts ~ Free Technology for Teachers

Search 80,0000 Media History Digital Library Artifacts ~ Free Technology for Teachers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"The Media History Digital Library is a massive archive of documents about the history film, television, and radio. The library can now be searched and the documents viewed online through MHDL's new site called the Lantern. On Lantern you will find reviews and critiques of movies, books and playbills, many periodicals about the movie, television, and radio industries. Your search can be refined according to date, language, and publication type. You can also browse through collections curated by MHDL.

Applications for Education

"Two thoughts came to mind as I browsed through MHDL's Lantern. First, it's obviously an excellent resource for students studying the history and development of media. Second, through MHDL's Lantern you could find some good examples of how to write a critique. Your students could use those as models for writing their own critiques of movies or even of books."

 


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Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 29, 2013 7:49 AM

What an amazing resource - and you can search within individual issues of film magazines - I shall be using this for lots of personal research on old films...

Margaret Waage's curator insight, August 29, 2013 10:50 AM

Back to school - great resource - thank you!!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 2013 1:55 PM

Without words... excellent applications for education in particular for students of history and development of media.

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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists

What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Sara LaBarbera is teaching 6th graders at Walker Middle School near Tampa how to research poets using an online library.

One student, working on a series of questions about a Lewis Carroll poem, asks LaBarbera for help.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:24 AM

Common core standards for Library Media Specialists: important role of LMS in education

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Nik Peachey - 15 Reasons Why Online Teacher Development Works Best

Nik Peachey  - 15 Reasons Why Online Teacher Development Works Best | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

I've started this article with quite a bold statement, but it's a conclusion that I have been coming too over the course of quite a few years now. I should really put this into context though, as most of the teacher training I do deals with pedagogical training for the use of technology and is most often delivered during intensive face to face sessions, usually with groups of teachers working in a computer lab. Though, having said that, I do still believe that many of the reasons I have listed below do also apply to other kinds of more 'mainstream' teacher development too, especially intensive courses. 

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Intelligent reasons why online professional development is here to stay. 

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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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midmarketplace's curator insight, August 9, 2015 5:20 PM

This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  

 

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:05 AM

This is a great infographic for showing the thought process of finding information.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:50 AM

A pretty well-reasoned, fundamental thought process for most knowledge work research.  This serves as an even better backward (there-to-here) model to guide the core research workflow process automation  a knowledge worker may want to devise, install.  Think work product-informed -> DevonThink structures -> DevonAgent w/'Active Filtered' automated searches.  The most important drivers here are - 'ethical' - (more than just multiple sources, a stage needs to be added at the work product stage to provide authenticity) and - 'bias' -  (a post automated search,  subsequent manual search for corroborating items selection to provide authority).

corroborating

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.

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Tania Gammage's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:03 AM

Fullof great ideas..something to think about doing. Now on my list!

Joycelyn DeVore's curator insight, February 4, 2015 9:22 PM

So many people are on Pinterest, that it only makes since that teachers and librarians try to use these resources. This article talks about how to use Pinterest to organize information, so that is can easily be found by students, and since it is through a site most teens use, its an engaging tool. 

Loretta VU's curator insight, April 25, 2015 2:49 AM

Jut because it's relevant to this unit.

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15 Cool Ways Libraries Can Use Vine to Create Social Videos - OEDB.org

15 Cool Ways Libraries Can Use Vine to Create Social Videos - OEDB.org | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Vine is a new social video application from the folks at Twitter that will let you create and share short and sweet 6-second videos that loop.  This exciting free app is available for both iOS and Android devices.  And libraries have already begun adopting this popular new format.  If you’re wondering what can be accomplished in a 6-second video, here are some ideas for ways libraries can use Vine videos:
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Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students

Argument Curation: An Effective Approach To Develop Critical Thinking Among Students | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:48 PM

An excellent story for lecturers or teachers thinking in content curation as a tool in their aulas.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, October 8, 2013 2:22 AM

Useful for educators - key digital literacy skill

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:00 PM

content curation and critical thinking skills

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A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"The folks in Common Sense Media have designed this beautiful poster for you to print and use in your classroom. The poster is an excellent guide for students to help them make the right informed decisions when it comes to photo sharing."


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Elania Garrett's curator insight, July 29, 2013 6:20 PM

Wonderful!

Monica Goddard's curator insight, July 30, 2013 12:39 PM

I like it! Simple and straight forward!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:29 PM

Encourages all to take time to 'think' through the steps! Choices.

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Student Perspectives: Research Outcomes : PBS LearningMedia

Student Perspectives: Research Outcomes : PBS LearningMedia | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
PBS Learning Media Home Page
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Here's a short video of students talking about doing online research.  This is from PBS LearningMedia.  Great resources! 

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Fifty Ways to Leave Your Term Paper/Book Report & Tell Your Story — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Term Paper/Book Report & Tell Your Story — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Although we believe that students need to develop the skills necessary to prepare a thoughtful, well-written, inquiry-driven research paper, our students have many other engaging product options. They can acquire subject knowledge and develop transferable information literacy and technology skills through a variety of creative activities. The following is a list of some alternative assessments for your class. For any research product or response to literature, consider how we might offer video, digital storytelling and publishing, art, drama, or presentation as an option for students to creatively communicate/share/publish/broadcast the knowledge they have gained. 

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