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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there! Please feel free to add your suggestions!

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Here's a truley deep archive of interesting resources for any LMS!

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A Dose of (Augmented) Reality: Exploring possible uses within a library setting

A Dose of (Augmented) Reality: Exploring possible uses within a library setting | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Guest post by Anthony Humphries (Learning Resource Coordinator) Of the many emerging mobile technologies that libraries are looking at one that has always appealed to me is augmented reality (AR). ...

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LIbraries should be the place pioneers discover new ways to think with information technology.  They are palaces for self-directed learning!  Augmented Realty tech is one more great innovation to discover at the Library! 

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Journal of Information Literacy

Journal of Information Literacy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

open access journal of information literacy - aims to investigate information literacy in all its forms to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 1, 2013 5:10 PM

A great resource for PD and professional reading.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, January 1, 2013 6:10 PM

Informative primary source articles for use in study and research.  Free access

Terheck's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:39 AM

Some good articles for everyone interested on Information Literacy.

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Six Traits for Identifying Complex Texts > Eye On Education

Six Traits for Identifying Complex Texts > Eye On Education | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards for Reading call upon students in grades K-12 to read and comprehend complex literary and information texts independently and proficiently. But before students can learn how to tackle complex texts, teachers must be able to identify texts that meet this challenge. In Big Skills for the Common Core: Literary Strategies for the 6-12 Classroom Amy Benjamin and Michael Hugelmeyer outline six traits that can be used to identify complex texts and the difference between informational texts and literary nonfiction..
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Vital resources for school librarians everywhere.

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Curation for eLearning: Using curation to test and asses - Home - Content Curation Marketing

Curation for eLearning: Using curation to test and asses - Home - Content Curation Marketing | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Curation for eLearning: Using curation to test and asses (Curation for eLearning: Using curation to test and asses - Home
- Content Curation Marketing http://t.co/NB0lSD5a via @newspin)...

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Librarians on the Fly: Myth #9 Post Survey - Library Time Should Be Part of the Rotation

Librarians on the Fly: Myth #9 Post Survey - Library Time Should Be Part of the Rotation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 22, 2012 8:24 AM

Thoughtful look at school library scheduling issues.

Aida Espaillat's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:26 AM

This year I have a hybrid schedule at the middle school level and I love it. There are some issues that need to be tweaked but overall it is great for all parties. More students come to the library than ever before.

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Connectivism in Practice — How to Organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org

Connectivism in Practice — How to Organize a MOOC | Peeragogy.org | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Anyone considering creating a mooc will benefit from a little advice.

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Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator

Trust, Context and Humaness: That's What Makes One a True Curator | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good, Jimun Gimm, David Hain, donhornsby
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Curation has many purposes; networking, marketing, learning, evaluating.  As an intellectual pursuit curation means reading widely and distilling that information by sharing insights with an audience is the embodiment of applied information fluency skills. 

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Beth Kanter's comment, December 22, 2012 10:50 AM
love the term link spraying
Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 22, 2012 10:51 AM

Robin has curated list of definitions for content curation.  new term link spraying

Eric Moran's curator insight, February 13, 2013 3:50 PM

Common misconception about content curation is that everything is automated . This article does a great job explaining the human element involved in curating content. It also shares some bad habits people pick up from the unintentional convenience of automated tools.

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10 Amazing Google Search Hidden Tricks That Will Surprise You

10 Amazing Google Search Hidden Tricks That Will Surprise You | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Google is probably the most useful and effective search engine among all others. People can blindly rely on Google for any kind of search and for any kind of
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Enter certain words into the Google search box and you get different results. Just enter ASKEW and you would be forced to tilt your head.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, December 19, 2012 8:42 AM

Enter certain words into the Google search box and you get differentresults. Just enter ASKEW and you would be forced to tilt your head.

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Internet Search Challenge: Searching isn't as hard as Thinking.

Internet Search Challenge: Searching isn't as hard as Thinking. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Just google it. You're bound to find something you're looking for.

Finding is no longer the challenge it once was. Knowing what you are looking for remains no easy matter.
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My friend and project partner Carl Heine has been creating great blog posts on searchng for several years. Here's another

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Librarians Use Social Networking Professionally More than Teachers and Principals, According to Report - The Digital Shift

Librarians Use Social Networking Professionally More than Teachers and Principals, According to Report - The Digital Shift | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
"Librarians use social networking more than other educators, including teachers and principals, according to a recent report conducted by MMS Education"
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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, December 14, 2012 8:23 AM

Study in the US, but I suspect the situation to be somewhat similar in Finland.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:58 PM

It would be interesting to know if there was a similar report for Australia. Possible that the situation would be similar.

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19 handy Google tricks that you weren’t aware of

19 handy Google tricks that you weren’t aware of | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
After covering everything that Google Search has to offer, you can easily forge that search only forms one small part of the Google behemoth. With so many different features and clients ...

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E-Learning Certificate Program: David Wiley on Openness (TEDx)

E-Learning Certificate Program: David Wiley on Openness (TEDx) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
View this TEDx Video of David Wiley's presentation! The basic values of open education: sharing and generosity promote world wide learning in a dramatic and empowering way.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 13, 2012 2:05 PM

If you're reading this you've already built some expertise in the area of online education. Working online makes it very easy to share.  Wiley makes a point that should encourage you to share your knowledge:" Expertise is Nonrivalrous. It can be given without being given away." 

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Today's Media and Knowledge Specialists | Scholastic.com

Today's Media and Knowledge Specialists | Scholastic.com | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
As workstations replace dust-covered shelves in your district libraries, a new breed of librarian—the library media specialist (LMS)—has become an essential part of a school’s faculty.
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Library Media Specialists can make a school a true blended environment. 

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Dona Chakraborty's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:14 AM

Library Media Specialists can make a school a true blended environment. 

GKAnanthram's comment, January 10, 2013 1:44 AM
Can the schools afford ? Are they equipped financially ?
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A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 3 - Wired

A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Jan. 3 - Wired | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle posted here.

SPOILER WARNING:
We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use theGoogle-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience."


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A daily does of info-tention training.  Nice! 

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:43 PM

A daily infotention exercise!

Petra Pollum's curator insight, January 5, 2013 1:26 PM

"Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge

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Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review

See how the world searched with Google's 2012 Zeitgeist: http://www.google.com/zeitgeist Music: "All I Want" by Kodaline Video production by Whirled Creative...
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Copyright & Schools: photocopy, scan, screen or broadcast copyright resources in classrooms - simple advice for teachers

Copyright & Schools: photocopy, scan, screen or broadcast copyright resources in classrooms - simple advice for teachers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
One-stop-shop with guidance for teachers copying and using books, magazines, newspapers, music, film & TV in classrooms - from the CLA, ERA, NLA, CCLI, PPL, PRS, MPLC, PVS
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Nicely done tutorial that will answer your copyright and fair use questions. 

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John Rudkin's curator insight, December 29, 2012 4:34 AM

Great resouirce on copyright rules 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 29, 2012 11:42 AM

Excelent way of showing what to do about copyrights

Víctor Xepiti Eme's curator insight, January 1, 2013 3:48 PM

Schools rely on a vast pool of resources and this site is here to help you make full use of copyright material such as books, television, music, films, and websites.

To start, simply click on the icon of the resource or activity that best describes what you want to do and follow an option to see how to use that material legally and where to find more information.

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What Can You Do With Google? Lots of things. | 21st Century Information Fluency

What Can You Do With Google? Lots of things. | 21st Century Information Fluency | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Tweet What Can You Do With Google is a nice infographic from GCFLearnFree that provides a nice summary of some of the tools and apps that Google has and what you can do with them.

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Google helps spread information fluency. 

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nihal abitiu's curator insight, December 25, 2012 4:53 AM

Les utilités de Google

Karem Abdul Jabbar's comment, December 26, 2012 2:38 AM
Google Everything...
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How News Curation Can Help Kids Learn How To Search, Evaluate and Publish Information

How News Curation Can Help Kids Learn How To Search, Evaluate and Publish Information | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Guided curation for kids is a great way to teach information fluency skills. 

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 22, 2012 3:36 PM

A good way to build this 21st century skill.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 31, 2014 11:39 AM

Curation is an activity that  requires critical reading and writing skills. 

Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, September 13, 2014 6:28 PM

A great idea

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International Media and Information Literacy Survey (IMILS)

International Media and Information Literacy Survey (IMILS) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The report PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY SURVEY (IMILS) OF THE HABITS AND PRACTICES OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WHEN UNDERTAKING RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS


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This site includes the background for the survey as well as all questions from the survey.  Reports is in pdf format and can be downloaded for free. 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 19, 2012 11:29 AM
On Literacy Survey (IMILS) of the habits and practices of university students when undertaking research assignments

 

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Google Zeitgeist 2012 : une année de recherches

Google Zeitgeist 2012 : une année de recherches | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
1.2 trillion searches, 146 languages. What did the world search for in 2012?
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Fun for search Geeks!  From the profound to the mainly trivial... what are we searching for?

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Using advanced search - Gmail Help

Using advanced search - Gmail Help | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Advanced search operators are query words or symbols that perform special actions in Gmail search. These operators allow you to find what you're looking for quickly and accurately.
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I've got 5 years of Google main archived and I sometimes need to search it. This page of advanced operators will come in handy!

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CORE - free access to scholarly publications...from many Open Access repositories

CORE - free access to scholarly publications...from many Open Access repositories | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

CORE (COnnecting REpositories) aims to facilitate free access to scholarly publications distributed across many systems. As of today, CORE gives you access to millions of scholarly articles aggregated from many Open Access repositories.


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Tim Scholze's curator insight, December 16, 2012 1:58 PM

I don't know a teacher who doesn't like free! I like the fact that there is now greater freedom to scholarly articles. Everything for education should be OER :)

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Content Curation for the School Librarian

Content Curation for the School Librarian | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it


Robin Good: "Content Curation and the School Librarian" is the featured article for the latest issue of Knowledge Quest magazine.


Authored by Nikki D. Robertson the article illustrates some of content curation key strengths, how the author has utilized content curation for her academic projects, and popular curation tools for those interested in exploring the field further.


PDF download here: http://bit.ly/QgtjwU





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Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:44 PM

With students accessing different kinds of material and the same material in different ways, the OPAC and vertical file may not be the best way to lead your students to the best content.  This article shows differing ways of attacking the problem.

 

Leigh Zika's curator insight, June 12, 2015 9:34 PM

Good examples of content curation tools for school librarians and teachers/students.

Brooke Roberson Buxton's curator insight, April 22, 12:12 PM

Easy article that introduces several key curation tools for use in the school library.