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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Citations are more than merely assigning credit – their inclusion (or not) conditions how colleagues regard and evaluate your work

Citations are more than merely assigning credit – their inclusion (or not) conditions how colleagues regard and evaluate your work | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The significance of citations goes far beyond energising and rewarding academic competition. Patrick Dunleavy outlines why citations are so important; from setting up a specialist discourse in an e…

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Why citations are important.

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Google Image Search Tips via Educators' Technology

Google Image Search Tips via Educators' Technology | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Ah...search tips!

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LOVE this....but I love @CreativeCommons more!

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 9:44 AM
Great infographic to help students or teachers search for images for research or projects. 
Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 14, 10:57 AM
Great way to search your family tree. I can also see  this being used to research potential job and college applicants.  
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4 Ideas to Make Dry Content Interesting in eLearning

4 Ideas to Make Dry Content Interesting in eLearning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
In this article we will give you some ideas to bring to life dull topics, simplify complex technical matter, and make the learning process a memorable journey.
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Situating Sources: Fake News, Facts, Perspectives

Situating Sources: Fake News, Facts, Perspectives | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Given the multitude of information flowing through social media, news websites, television, radio, and print media, young people (and adults!) need heightened ways of situating stories. All information comes from sources; all information has perspectives. Arguments, to be generous, fair, and truly persuasive, need to characterize the uses of their sources, and understand them deeply. Join Tom Fox, Casey Olsen, and Linda Denstaedt from the College-Ready Writers Program for lively discussion about these issues.
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7 Tips for Planning a Makerspace -- THE Journal

7 Tips for Planning a Makerspace -- THE Journal | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
An increasing number of K-12 schools are transforming classrooms, libraries or other spaces into Informal workshop environments where students can tinker or invent, and with good reason. According to The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition, "Makerspaces are also increasing student exposure to STEM subjects and technical disciplines. Learners are applying maker skills to address some of the world's pressing challenges with innovative solutions."

But how do makerspaces get started? THE Journal spoke with several experts, who shared their insights into the makerspace planning phase — not just designing or equipping the space itself but preparing the students and staff so that they're able to make the best possible use of it.

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Developing a “Healthy” Skepticism of Media Claims

Developing a “Healthy” Skepticism of Media Claims | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Health journalism is a mess, which provides a great opportunity for science teachers. For my middle school science class, specifically, it provided the context and motivation for everything we did from our body systems unit to our culminating public health project.
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Timely insights!

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How Search Works - An Illustrated Explanation

How Search Works - An Illustrated Explanation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Google search is a part of our students' daily lives (most of them have never lived in world without Google), but often they don't know how the search results displayed before them got there. How Search Works is an animated graphic that reveals the basics of how websites are sorted, ranked, and presented to you in your search results. More information is revealed as you scroll down the How Search Works graphic.
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Understanding how a search engine works is one of the foundation stones for recognizing fake news. 

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, February 20, 3:47 PM

Understanding how a search engine works is one of the foundation stones for recognizing fake news. 

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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true.
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Mike McCallister's curator insight, February 6, 4:20 PM

Blogs and social media posts are always enhanced by graphics. More people look at and interact with posts with photos. Here's another place to find compelling graphics.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, February 7, 2:48 PM
The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, February 11, 12:54 PM
Wow, just wow.
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EDUC 665 Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management

EDUC 665 Mindful Approaches to Classroom Management | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Research-based strategies to improve class climate that integrate Mindful practices and improve students’ social-emotional learning, self-regulation, motivation and academic performance while reducing test anxiety and bullying. Mindful approaches applied to student-teacher interpersonal communication and to the organization of space, routines, and procedures at all grade levels.
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Ways to create a safe learning environment for students, teachers, and schools.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 21, 4:56 PM

This new course from UW-Stout will help you find the space to teach and learn with your students.

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Ways to create a safe learning environment for students, teachers, and schools.  Find the time and space to teach with a mindful approach.

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Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators

Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Future-ready librarians are transforming traditional school libraries into bustling makerspaces where creativity and learning go hand in hand. The maker environment has the potential to teach our students to work collaboratively in ways that our curriculum often does not. Many of our students leave school lacking the abilities to solve problems, work in groups, act as leaders, and deal with failure because these skills aren’t covered in the curriculum.
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Shannon Mersand's course hits the mark for makers in the making.

Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit

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Teacher's Guide: Using Evaluation Games

Teacher's Guide: Using Evaluation Games | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Bad Apple and Use It? or Lose It? are designed to answer the question, "How good is the information?" Assessing the credibility of information can be an arduous task, especially for students who seldom see information in school that cannot be trusted.

The evaluation activities in this issue of the Resource Kit take a differe
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Help your students learn to evaluate websites with these online games.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, January 9, 3:12 PM

Help your students learn to evaluate websites with these online games.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 15, 6:43 AM
Très intéressant pour apprendre à vérifier l'information !
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How a science search engine is visualizing the discovery process - Storybench

How a science search engine is visualizing the discovery process - Storybench | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Scientists and journalists share similar skills and challenges in digital storytelling, especially when it comes to researching an unfamiliar field. Current tools for searching information from the academic world in particular can be difficult and time-consuming. PubMed and Google Scholar, for example, present searches linearly—a long list of things to sift through.


Via Andreas Christodoulou, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Elizabeth E Charles
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Something new for a new year!

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John Edwards's curator insight, June 10, 2016 4:26 AM
Great idea...
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Share your insight
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9 lessons to boost media literacy

9 lessons to boost media literacy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Those who control the messages know how to push our buttons — to get us to buy products and vote for candidates. By helping our students to critically assess media messages, we are teaching them to be savvy media consumers.

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ISTE Infographic -- good advice.

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, December 29, 2016 3:37 PM
Media evaluation.
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Media literacy
Lydia Collins Donlon's curator insight, May 15, 2:34 AM
A wonderful post with nine lessons designed to improve students' media literacy (an important skill in the 21st century). Particularly useful for English teachers.
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Kansas Student Newspaper's Fact Check Results In New Principal's Resignation - NPR

Kansas Student Newspaper's Fact Check Results In New Principal's Resignation - NPR | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
In Kansas, a student newspaper is being praised for its hard work in reporting that Pittsburg High School's newly hired principal had seemingly overstated her credentials. The principal, Amy Robertson, has now resigned, after the paper found she claimed advanced degrees from Corllins University, an entity whose legitimacy has been questioned.

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Should fact checking be part of all library training?

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, April 7, 10:27 AM
Some clues as to who should be overseeing district and board decisions?  This reaffirms Jonathan Kozol's advocacies for trusting students.  
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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

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Research to help you see what's coming over the next 5 years.

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Local Teens Win Business Venture Prize in IMSA's TALENT Power Pitch Competition

Local Teens Win Business Venture Prize in IMSA's TALENT Power Pitch Competition | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Interested teens may take advantage of TALENT workshops, mentors, internships, summer camps, pitch competitions and IMSA's membership in 1871, Chicagoland's acclaimed incubator for digital startups. For more information about IMSA’s TALENT program, visit imsa.edu/talent/talenthome, or e-mail Dr. Carl Heine at heine@imsa.edu.
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Synergy: Carl Heine and a group of talented entrepreneurial high school kids.  This is GOOD news.  Way to go Carl & IMSA! 

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Online Class: The Story of Fake News

Online Class: The Story of Fake News | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Fake news is a real problem. From allegations of election fraud to Pizzagate, fake news saturates our newsfeeds-- and our national discourse. Some say it has compromised the authority of journalism, others say writing fake news stories has brought them a fistful of money. What do we make of this phenomenon? Why is fake news so prevalent these days? And how should we respond?
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Fake News? How could this happen.  Find out, take this free online class from Edx.

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Mining OER infographic

Mining OER infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Open Educational Resources -- Dig in!

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OFFREDI Didier's curator insight, March 9, 3:20 AM
Mining OER infographic | @scoopit via @MarkEDeschaine http://sco.lt/...
Patricia Sweeney's curator insight, March 9, 8:20 AM
A Helpful Guide to Understanding Open Educational Resources
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 13, 9:22 PM
Sometimes searching for materials in the internet can take hours. If you are looking for a specific lesson or how to meet a specific objective, chances are someone has a lesson for it.  Looking through Open Educational Resources can help you find what you need, or at least get you started in the right direction.
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UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
his global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. It also positions these critical literacies as a combined set of competencies–knowledge, skills and attitudes–central for living and working in our world today.
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Sharpen your global understanding. 

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Matt Manfredi's curator insight, February 21, 8:42 PM
So critical, now more than ever!!
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A Handy Visual Featuring The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should Know about

A Handy Visual Featuring The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should Know about | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Use CC licenses to share your work. Bread upon the water.

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Le mag 2.0 de l'Asfored's curator insight, February 10, 11:21 AM

S'y retrouver dans les licences Creative Commons, pas toujours simple. Voici un récapitulatif bien utile en attendant notre prochaine formation sur le droit d'auteur ;) le 23 février : http://asfored.org/edinovo/stage-14DT158

 

Chris Simon's curator insight, February 11, 2:24 PM
Si retrouver dans Les Creatives Commons Licences !
Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 16, 4:48 PM
A clear and useful graphic (Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivs CC by ND)  that you can use with students to explain how to use other people's created works fairly and legitimately.
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Join Now: EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces

Join Now: EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Learn evidence-based instructional strategies and how to use tools (physical or virtual) to support building models, prototypes, inventions and innovations and encourage creative problem solving and team collaboration across a wide range of subject matters and all grade levels.


Applications of learning theory and assessment strategies will be employed to create K-12 interdisciplinary inquiry-based maker experiences.

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Engage your students with the ultimate hands on approach to learning.  Make your library the heart beat of innovation. 

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Executive Summary: Evaluating Information

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Recent study from Stanford confirms what we already know. 

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, January 12, 6:40 PM

A recent study from Stanford...  

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Evaluating Information
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Danah Boyd: Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points

Danah Boyd: Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Danah Boyd:

 

What Is Truth?


As a huge proponent for media literacy for over a decade, I’m struggling with the ways in which I missed the mark. The reality is that my assumptions and beliefs do not align with most Americans. Because of my privilege as a scholar, I get to see how expert knowledge and information is produced and have a deep respect for the strengths and limitations of scientific inquiry. Surrounded by journalists and people working to distribute information, I get to see how incentives shape information production and dissemination and the fault lines of that process. I believe that information intermediaries are important, that honed expertise matters, and that no one can ever be fully informed. As a result, I have long believed that we have to outsource certain matters and to trust others to do right by us as individuals and society as a whole. This is what it means to live in a democracy, but, more importantly, it’s what it means to live in a society.

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Researcher Danah Boyd asks tough questions about media literacy.  The most thought provoking questions are those with no clear answer.  This article will shake your point of view and get you thinking. 

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Workshop: Propaganda and Media Manipulation

Workshop: Propaganda and Media Manipulation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
On May 19, 2017, Data & Society will host a workshop in NYC on the ways in which technology and algorithmic practices have altered dynamics of propaganda and media manipulation. The purpose of the D&S Workshop series is to enable deep dives with a broad community of interdisciplinary researchers into topics at the core of Data & Society’s concerns.
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Serious research:

 

Dates

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Selection Decisions: March 1, 2017
Full Paper Deadline: April 14, 2017
Workshop: May 19, 2017

 

 

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10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students

10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Those who search for research will may have already found these search engines.  Don't rely on a single search engine. Triangulate your queries, look for multiple credible sources.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 26, 2016 1:49 AM
Something for me to share in the New Year. Great to add to research lesson for secondary school students. 
Andy Bull's curator insight, February 4, 7:00 AM
...and for journalists
Oskar Almazan's curator insight, February 8, 8:42 AM
Niche-specific content is usually not readily available through regular generic search engines. One example is the academic and scholarly content. While running a search query about an academic topic through a generic search engine such as Google would probably render fairly decent results, it, however, usually takes digging into so much fluff before finally landing on relevant results. This is where having access to topic-specific search engines comes in handy. Such search engines do not only provide specific content tailored to the topic under study but their content is more likely to be reliable and authoritative. To this end, we have compiled this list of excellent academic search engines that teachers, student researchers and academics can use to quickly locate and access scholarly works and publications. We have only included what we believe are the most relevant and popular titles out there.