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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest - OEDB.org

25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest - OEDB.org | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Everyone seems to flock toward Pinterest these days, delighted by its numerous boards allowing them to bookmark Internet ephemera they find valuable and worth sharing.
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8 Search Engines for Open Educational Resources (#OER)

8 Search Engines for Open Educational Resources (#OER) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
By Santosh Bhaskar K OER (Open Educational Resources) are freely accessible, usually openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, educational assessment and research purposes i.e.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:01 PM

Indeed, students do turn to Google first. Teacher Librarians however, need to be directing students to other suitable search engines for their research.

kathymcdonough's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:28 AM

Essential questions are explored.

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A nice blend of different levels for student engagement.

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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David  Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

“Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.”

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MAría Rosa Arias's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:21 AM

Muy bien explicado que es Curació de Contenidos

Elizabeth B's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:04 PM

Insight into the value of social media and curation, and how to make sense of overwhelming amount of information online. Ideas about new ways to think about learning I.e. Informal and learner-led education.

Claudie Graner's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:25 AM

To avoid being swamped....curate...

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E-readers prove easy on the eye for some dyslexics

E-readers prove easy on the eye for some dyslexics | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Lots of visual space makes processing text easier for a subset of dyslexics.


In a paper published in the journal PLOS One, the authors found that a group of dyslexic teenagers showed greater reading comprehension when using an iPod Touch e-reader than when asked to read from paper. The e-reader was formatted to display around nine lines of text on the screen at a time, with only two or three words in each line, leaving fewer visual distractions. The authors therefore concluded that this improvement is due to the reduced demands on visual attention when reading from the iPod.

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11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation

11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content. There are some great resource...
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I love this kind of assignment.  Practice evaluation skills by working out on hoax sites.


For on demand training in evaluation skills see: http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/evaluation.html

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I love this kind of assignment.  Practice evaluation skills by working out on hoax sites.


For on demand training in evaluation skills see: http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/evaluation.html

Lynn Dixon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:18 PM

funny learning.

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Who "owns" teacher created materials? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Who "owns" teacher created materials? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Question of the week:

I have a teacher that has created a creative commons curriculum.  It's on a Google Site.  It is amazing.  My problem  is that he has created it on his professional site - which is a a public Google site and and he has purchased a domain name for it.  While he has clearly licensed it under Creative Commons, I have concerns about what would happen if he leaves, if he got hit by a bus, etc.   Do you have any thoughts to this or a policy?  We dont care that he has developed CC curriculum. I am more concerned about the physical space it resides on - and lack of district control.  Should I be?

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Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Here's links and descriptions of a dozen great websites for finding historic documents in World history. Samples from each site are included.
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I'm always collecting primary sources.  It's fun to share them as well. 

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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 ;
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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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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.

Bryan R. D.'s curator insight, April 21, 6:10 PM
Interesting description of the Media History Digital Library, which is a massive archive of documents about various forms of media including film, television and radio. This would be a great resource for those wanted to research pop culture or media history.  

The archive site is called the latern and has many documents regarding media pieces including critiques and and evaluations. Could be a good tool for students to pick up pointers on how to compose a critique or media studies. 
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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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10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library - OEDB.org

10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library - OEDB.org | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

is a very popular mobile photo sharing app that’s currently being used by over 80 million users. It was acquired by Facebook earlier this year, so it’s something that’s going to be around for quite some time. Instagram allows you to put all sorts of filters and effects on images and then share them with your network and the world. Here are ten ideas for ways you could use this immensely popular app for your library:

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Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries

Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Google made one of the biggest-ever changes in its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries.


Google originally matched keywords in a search query to the same words on Web pages. Hummingbird is the culmination of a shift to understanding the meaning of phrases in a query and displaying Web pages that more accurately match that meaning.

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snopes.com: 25 Hottest Urban Legends

snopes.com: 25 Hottest Urban Legends | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A list of the most frequently-performed searches on snopes.com


This page compiles the 25 urban legends currently circulating most widely, as determined by frequency of access, user searches, reader e-mail, and media coverage. 

If you'd like to receive automatic notification of additions to this site, please sign up for our update mailing list. We send out update mailings every week. 
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/info/top25uls.asp#jKULRTK87Yw4WjZ8.99

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Launch of Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning

Launch of Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Available at k12onlineresearch.org, the Clearinghouse already houses over 450 references to important research and publications in the field of K-12 blended and online learning. Some references came from the previous work of the Virtual School Clearinghouse, a website initially sponsored by the BellSouth Foundation and later by the AT&T foundation and directed by Dr. Rick Ferdig. Other references have been identified by MVLRI, iNACOL or other project contributors such as the Center for Online Learning and Students with Disabilities. Many, but not all, of the resources have links to full versions of the publications. -


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 21, 2013 2:04 PM

Here's a direct link to the research database: http://k12onlineresearch.org/rmwp?&func=advSearch

Lynn Dixon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:08 PM

interesting resource, great collaboration!

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Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials

Four Helpful Web Search Strategy Tutorials | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Vaughn Memorial Library at Acadia University hosts four free animated tutorials designed to teach lessons on web research strategies. The four tutorials are Credible Sources Count, Research It Right, Searching With Success, and You Quote It, You Note It."


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:29 PM

This is a helpful share from Richard Byrne's site Free Tech 4 Teachers.  I encourage all educators to add this resource site to aid in the development/strenthening of student searching skills. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 23, 2013 9:28 AM

just can't have too many tools in our 1:1 toolbox. These are aimed at intermediate and middle grades. Thanks Beth for another helpful Scoop!

Lynne Kemmer's comment, September 25, 2013 2:55 PM
Excellent!!
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20 Most Magnificent Places To Read Books

20 Most Magnificent Places To Read Books | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Where you read will make your reading experience a lot different. If you love books and libraries, these great places to read books' what you can't miss.
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Seeing these photos inspires me to retreat to my own library room and just read!!!!

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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:09 PM

Be your social studies teachers' hero.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:39 AM

A great resource for Global history and a good archive for primary sources.

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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.