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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

May 5, 2014
Creative Commons has recently rolled out its new 4.0 licenses and made it available for adoption worldwide. This is a fruit of two years of hard work to overcome some of the weaknesses that marked the 2011 version CC licenses .Some of the features and improvements included in 4.0 licences which make them easily shared and re-used include : improved readability and organization and common-sense attribution.

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Creative Commons nuances copyright to make open educational resources a true avenue for distributing your intellectual and creative insights.  Bread upon the waters! 

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, May 17, 6:12 AM

Helpful and timely information as the lines between creation, curation, sharing and re-use become increasingly interwoven,

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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Five lessons, each is differentiated as Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced. Mapped to three sets of national standards. Excellent way to get started teaching search skills. (I know there's no room in your curriculum to do this. Perhaps that's what's wrong with your curriculum?)Seize the opportunity to help your students develop real 21st Century Skills.  

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Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, April 27, 5:14 AM

I like that it includes AASL Standards.  We must start teaching technology standards in every class.

Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, May 6, 3:59 AM

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EasyBib: Download our Trends in Information Literacy Infographic!

EasyBib: Download our Trends in Information Literacy Infographic! | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Use our Trends in Information Literacy infographic to gain insight into how over 300 K-12 and college librarians see the trend of information literacy in their institution. 

 

When you download the infographic, you'll be provided with valuable information on how often students: 

  • resort to the open web.
  • struggle with differentiating between paraphrasing, comments and quotations.
  • have trouble developing their research topic and more!
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Infographic + Goodies from EasyBib!

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 28, 8:12 PM

I agree with the findings, my students are typical. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 1:07 AM

Trends in #Informationliteracy by #Easybib

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 8:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 10:18 AM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 6:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Quick Guide to Using Diigo with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

February 27, 2014
Social bookmarking is an online phenomenon that has seen the light in the last few years particularly with the outburst of web 2.0 technologies or what author Will Richardson calls the read/write web. To put it simply, a social bookmarking service is a web tool that allows you to not only bookmark web documents (as traditional bookmarking did) but also to annotate, edit, tag and share them with others. Social bookmarking can also be a collaborative endeavour in which a group of users share links with the same tags.


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JordiMarínba's curator insight, March 24, 12:51 AM

Essential for bookmarking your webpages! Highly recommendable!

Bente Elisabeth Ryen's curator insight, March 31, 12:05 PM

Her er en kjekk prezi for lærere som lurer på å bruke diigo i undervisning.

Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 4:39 AM
e learning is the only way to go
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14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
From the Ngram Viewer to Google Dart, check out some of these lesser-known Google applications.
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Be sure to click the Show As List to see all14 tools.  Most were new to me. It's always interesting to scratch the thin surface of Google and see what's wiggling down there in the think tanks.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 22, 10:20 AM

Some terrific business and analytic tools. 

Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, March 22, 12:23 PM

Well I am learning something new every day. How about you? Do you have knowledge that  you want to share with us?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 9:14 AM

click the Show As List to see all14 tools. 

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Critical thinking, information fluency, content filtering.... sounds like the 21st century knocking....

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 4:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 6:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 11:57 AM

Important 21st century skills

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Visual Music Search Engine

Visual Music Search Engine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Search for musical artists and discover similar singers and bands you never knew existed.


Welcome to MusicPlasma.com the original visual music mapping tool.  Music Plasma is a visual search service that allows music lovers to discover new bands and artists that are closely related to their favorites.  Our graphic interface lets you visualize how the groups are fused together. Just enter your favorite musical artist in the search bar below. A circle will appear on the music map. Click on it and chose expand to explore.

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Would students be more interested in learning how to search if they could be delving into music?

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 2, 8:55 PM

Maybe more interested in learning how to search if they could be delving into music?

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Citing Sources - QUEST - the District 155 Research Model - LibGuides at Community High School District 155

Citing Sources - QUEST - the District 155 Research Model - LibGuides at Community High School District 155 | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
LibGuides. QUEST - the District 155 Research Model. Citing Sources.
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I enjoyed the lead off video of various speakers (students and teachers?) explaining plagiarism in their own words. 


As always, citation is the solution.

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Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is

Capture, Permanently Archive and Download Any Web Page for Free with Archive.is | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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jspellos's curator insight, February 22, 7:25 AM

Great tool to quickly save web pages, including social media pages with hashtags.  Don't forget to grab the bookmarklet and move it onto your browser, too!

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 1:01 PM

This could be handy to use with students looking at how internet based media can change and a story be altered. use this tool to preserve current ate of a story at a particular day/time.

Josette Williams's curator insight, June 22, 10:42 PM

I love the idea of this site-Archive Is-archive any site permanently and access it later. Thanks Robin Good.

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Center for Media literacy YouTube

Center for Media literacy YouTube | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resou...
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Digital Forensics: How Experts Uncover Doctored Images

Digital Forensics: How Experts Uncover Doctored Images | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Modern software has made manipulation of photographs easier to carry out and harder to uncover than ever before, but the technology also enables new methods of detecting doctored images
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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 5:30 AM

In the world of "trans" it is important to detect transfer.

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Web Site Investigator: Information Fluency

Web Site Investigator: Information Fluency | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

WSI: Web Site Investigator

It takes special investigative skills and practice to decide if online information can be trusted. Almost anything can be made to look real on the Internet using deceptive wording and PhotoShop.


An Information Forensics Specialist knows how to find clues and tell if a web site can be trusted or not. By becoming an Information Forensics Specialist you are less likely to be scammed or tricked into believing false information.
 

Information Forensics Training

This training helps you identify clues about the source of information and the quality of its content. To determine the reliability of sources you must ask probing questions.

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Free online resources from 21cif.com

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Nancy Jones's comment, February 16, 8:14 AM
I have used this with my students since being introduced to it at a Carl Heine presentation about 6 years ago. Lots of interactive opportunities for them to show what they know in an engaging manner.
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ALA releases 2014 State of America’s Libraries Report | News & Press Center

Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community. But school libraries continue to feel the combined pressures of recession-driven financial tightening and federal neglect, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, and school libraries in some districts and some states still face elimination or de-professionalization of their programs.These and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2014 State of America’s Libraries report, released today during National Library Week, April 13– 19.
Sections of the report include: Libraries and Community Engagement, Public Libraries, Ebooks and Copyright Issues, School Libraries, Academic Libraries, Social Networking, Library Construction and Renovation, Outreach and Diversity, Washington Scene, and Intellectual Freedom including the list of “Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books” in 2013.

 

The full text of the 2014 State of America’s Libraries report is available at http://www.ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2014.


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Just picked this up from Joyce Valenza. 

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 14, 3:25 AM

The importance of libraries highlighted for the community, but the challenges for school libraries are rife!

Lisa Norris's curator insight, April 20, 6:35 PM

Great library programs are energetic, flexible, and always researching and experiementing with innovative effective and efficient ways to meet the information needs of its patrons!

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Open Content Program (The Getty)

Open Content Program (The Getty) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Open Content Program provides free, unrestricted access to the Getty's digital resources.


Why Open Content?

The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art for free and without restriction, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. The Getty sincerely hopes that people will use the open content images for a wide range of activities and that they will share the fruits of their labors with others.

What's in Open Content?

Currently, there are more than 87,000 images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute available through the Open Content Program, including more than 72,000 from the Research Institute's Foto Arte Minore archive, which features photographs of the art and architecture of Italy over 30 years by German photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1913–1988). Other images include paintings, drawings, manuscripts, photographs, antiquities, sculpture, decorative arts, artists' sketchbooks, watercolors, rare prints from the 16th through the 18th century, and 19th-century architectural drawings of cultural landmarks. Over time, images from the Getty Conservation Institute will be added, as well as more images from the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Research Institute.

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Open Content Program: 87,000 images from the Getty Museum.  Book mark this one! 

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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, April 23, 8:42 PM

"The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art for free and without restriction, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. The Getty sincerely hopes that people will use the open content images for a wide range of activities and that they will share the fruits of their labors with others."

Armando's curator insight, April 29, 4:04 AM

Open Content Program (The Getty) 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 21, 1:20 AM

Open content you can't beat that! Getty has some of the best on top of that.

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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, April 13, 12:16 PM

COOL!

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 14, 12:27 AM

Citation of sources; referencing

Dean Mantz's curator insight, April 14, 7:28 AM

Thanks to reuvenwerber for sharing this post on his Jewish Education Around the World page.  http://www.scoop.it/t/jewish-education-around-the-world/

 

This comes and a perfect time as my TnC356 preservice students from Sterling College are creating PSA videos and digital storytelling projects. 

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 5:52 PM

isual guide to critical thinking. print or post to share with students

 

Charlotte Walters's curator insight, April 11, 5:24 AM

Hello, Year 9! 

Here is an excellent resource regarding questions that a critical thinker asks whilst reading. I believe this will be incredibly useful for you as you develop your chapter summary for chapter four of The Outsiders which is due at the end of this week. Remember - you can present your chapter summary in any way you wish - a story board, a mind map, a Prezi, a short multimedia presentation, whatever takes your fancy. 

As a critical thinker, you will need to develop the skills to read between the lines of what the author (in this case, S. E. Hinton) is describing through the text. This infographic provides you with some questions to help you get into the role of a critical thinker, and get you started on your project.  

Jackie Gil's curator insight, May 14, 9:43 AM

Con tanta información a nuestro alrededor es fundamental que aprendamos a cuestionar nuestros hallazgos y nuestras propias ideas.

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Why You Need A Content Curation Tool (And How To Choose One)

Why You Need A Content Curation Tool (And How To Choose One) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Content curation tools are a fantastic way to stay organized, up-to-date and in-the-know. But the number of content curation tools out there can be almost as overwhelming as the amount of articles and blog posts you want to ...

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Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, April 2, 4:27 AM

Students, teachers, and administrators need to curate content.

Felicia Morley's curator insight, April 4, 8:32 AM

add your insight...

JulieLaRoche's curator insight, April 10, 12:14 PM

New to content curation? Wondering if it is a good tool for you? This quick article provides brief bullet points about content aggregation and content discovery and mentions Feedly and Scoop.it as tools. Currently I am testing Scoop.it to gather, read and comment on material online.

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Wiki based resource page: tools for search -

Wiki based resource page: tools for search - | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Here's the home page of a wikispaces archive of search tools. There are a lot of resources here that are new to me. Will they be new to you?

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Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, March 20, 1:43 AM

A lot of links to search tools which I haven't explored all. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 21, 2:49 PM

Wiki based resource page: tools for search

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HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School

HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
LibGuides. GENERAL: Citing Sources. HOME.
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Kudos to Laura Pearle for a very useful page on citation!

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 5:28 AM

Good graphic to pull it together visually.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 5:29 AM

Good use of a graphic to pull plagiarism together visually.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 2:08 AM

Easy to understand guide to avoiding plagiarism

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What do your stakeholders know about school library programs?


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 27, 3:28 PM

Even though there is substantial evidence about the significant benefits of school libraries it is often ignored and dismissed.

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Launching Scoop.it for Google+: authorship and posting to Google+ Company pages

Launching Scoop.it for Google+: authorship and posting to Google+ Company pages | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
While some debate whether Google+ is a ghost town or not, the search giant's social network quietly passed the 1 Billion user mark. That's right: 1 Billion people have a Google+ account which is 2x Twitter's user base and only 15% less than Facebook's. Perhaps more importantly, the +1 button is pressed more than 5 million times a day and 340 million of its users are active.
Scoopiteers didn’t need to wait for those metrics to be public to demand that we add Google+ to the Scoop.it’s sharing options: as our platform is a hub to discover, curate and share content to feed your online channels, it’s natural to offer as many distribution options as possible. So today, after integrating  with Facebook profiles and pages, LinkedIn profiles, groups and pages, Twitter and many other social platform such as Wordpress or Tumblr, we’re excited to launch our integration with Google+ with 2 new features:



Adding Google+ Company pages as a sharing option to Scoop.it


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Rich new feature in Scoop.it

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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 22, 9:55 AM

This is comprehensive and amazing, which is no surprise, because it's from Joyce Valenza!

gregmhagar's curator insight, March 4, 6:00 AM

Helpful resource on legally / ethically obtaining and reusing content.

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Center for Media Literacy

Center for Media Literacy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Center for Media Literacy provides you with a wide selection of teaching tools, carefully evaluated for their quality and importance to the field.
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What You See And What You Don't

What You See And What You Don't | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

A key part of media literacy is asking what is left out of the message--what am I not seeing


By considering this question, students begin to consider what is not included (and why) as much as what is.

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Media Literacy: Provocative question:  what is left out of the message--what am I not seeing

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