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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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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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On Literacy Survey (IMILS) of the habits and practices of university students when undertaking research assignments

 

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The CRAP test in action - Guide for Student Research (Portland State)

The CRAP test in action - Guide for Student Research (Portland State) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The CRAP test: Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/ Point of view is a simple and memorable way to help students evaluate sources for their research. This page from the Portland State University Library has two short videos that demonstrate the CRAP test being used to evaluate websites and articles. 

 

Here's a PDF overview of the CRAP test, with a list of questions to ask about the source to evaluate it: http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/central/Soc/crap.pdf

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What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning

What 4,500 Professors and Administrators Think About Online Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
What do professors and administrators really think about online education?


Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group asked more than 4,500 of them. Here are three important takeaways from their survey.

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Curious George . Research | PBS Parents

Curious George . Research | PBS Parents | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
CURIOUS GEORGE is an animated series based on the popular books by Margret and H.A. Rey and airs daily on PBS KIDS.


Great news for everyone's favorite Monkey! A study by the Concord Evaluation Group states that: "watching CURIOUS GEORGE episodes resulted in a knowledge boost for the children in the Television Group."

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The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools

The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
If helping your students write papers is a part of your school day, you probably already know that there are enough issues to focus on without having to spend a lot of time teaching your students how to build a bibliography and correctly cite their sources. Your time is likely better spent helping create a focused, concise piece of work that uses excellent grammar and sentence structure.
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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Docs New Integrated Research Tool

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Docs New Integrated Research Tool | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Google Docs has many useful features for helping students develop writing skills. When I recently opened a Google Document to plan a teacher training on Using Google Docs to Facilitate a Writing Workshop I was pleasantly surprised to find a new and powerful integrated research feature which couldn't be easier to use. Just pull down the Tools menu, click on Research and search for information in the research pane that appears on the right side of the screen. Users never have to leave the page.

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The 10 Commandments of Internet Research

The 10 Commandments of Internet Research | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

If you search for tips on how to conduct proper academic research using the Internet, how do you know that the tips you find are legitimate and useful? Too often, what masquerades as useful is not up-to-date, is written by a novice, or is not thorough. Fear not! Below, I provide the definitive guide to conducting Internet research.

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Critical reading for School leaders on the impact of school libraries on learning

Rutgers University Center for International scholarship in school libraries has  released the second part of their research into the impact of school libraries on learning.  Critical reading for school leaders


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11 free tools for discovering research | Mendeley Blog

11 free tools for discovering research | Mendeley Blog | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Finding research is often frustrating. You're always running into paywalls and the interfaces to most library databases look like they were designed sometime back in 1980.
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How Wikipedia is redefining research and killing off iconic encylopedias

How Wikipedia is redefining research and killing off iconic encylopedias | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
It took Wikipedia less than a decade to take down its traditional predecessor, the Encyclopædia Britannica, a series that has helped scholars and students for nearly two and a half decades. While most consider this to be a natural transition wit ...

This article includes a graphic about Wikipedia that explores how it has redefined research.


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Welcome - Wikipedia Maze - The Wikipedia Game

Welcome - Wikipedia Maze - The Wikipedia Game | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A maze-like game based on the wikipedia website where players earn points and badges for solving puzzles.

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Why Teachers Worry About Students’ Online Research Skills

Why Teachers Worry About Students’ Online Research Skills | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Survey shows teachers are concerned about students’ ability to find credible information online.


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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

100 Search Engines For Academic Research.. .Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for.


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Its wonderful list . Thanks for sharing it. I wasn't aware of such a big list till now.
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School Libraries Count! | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Libraries Count! | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

AASL's National Longitudinal Survey of School Library Programs


AASL sponsors a longitudinal survey to provide data on the health of the nation's school library programs. The annual survey is open to library centers at all schools teaching at the primary and secondary levels.


Full report and executive summary available in pdf. 

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Kansas School Library Study Published in School Library Research | Keith Curry Lance

Kansas School Library Study Published in School Library Research | Keith Curry Lance | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Congratulations to Mirah J. Dow, Jacqueline McMahon Lakin, and Stephen C. Court on their Kansas school library impact study titled School Librarian Staffing Levels and Student Achievement as Represented in 2006–2009 Kansas Annual Yearly Progress Data. It was published in School Library Research, the AASL online journal, back in August 2012 and just came to my attention. I believe it’s the first such study to use annual yearly progress (AYP) data–a significant landmark in this body of research.


I first became aware of Keith Curry Lance's research while working on the 21st Century Information Fluency Project in Illinois.  His comprehensive series of impact studies span a decade and provide detailed insight into the positive effects on learning that occur when schools build library media centers staffed with professional librarians.  Anyone fighting to preserve their library media center should use this research to PROVE that the Library Media approach is more effective than almost any way of teaching.  You want better test scores? More engaged students? Better prepared young people able to function in the 21st Century?  Then build a library program as the heart of your ed-tech integration solution. 


His research is so complete and conclusive I'm amazed anyone who says they rely on research to make decisons could dream of shuttering libraries. (And yet they do!) ~ Dennis


For more on his Illinois study: http://21cif.com/resources/links/research.html

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Learning In Burlington: Pew Survey Shows We Are Not Adequately Preparing Students

Learning In Burlington: Pew Survey Shows We Are Not Adequately Preparing Students | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

A very interesting study, titled How Teens Do Research In The Digital World, was released by the Pew Research Center this week. Unfortunately, the part that seemed to get the most publicity centered around the fact that the majority of the teachers surveyed, 64% to be exact, said that "digital tools do more to distract students than to help them academically."

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99 Resources to Research &Mine the Invisible Web

99 Resources to Research &Mine the Invisible Web | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The following resources were designed to help you do just that, offering specialized search engines, directories, and more places to find the complex and obscure.
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Si vous passez par Turbo 10, Incy Search, Internet Archives.... vous trouverez une mine d'informations...

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How can Google Sites benefit an Academic Library in India?

Nirmal Ranjan Mazumdar, Sanjay Kumar Singh (2012) Google Sites for Academic Library: A Practical Approach in Pub Kamrup College Library, 8th Convention PLANNER-2012, Sikkim University, Gangtok, March 01-03, 2012
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ReadCube | Free Reference Manager - Academic Software For Research

ReadCube | Free Reference Manager - Academic Software For Research | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Readcube is a free, simple, academic software and reference manager for researchers. Read Cube helps researchers organize, annotate and stay on top of new research literature.
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Pew Internet Releases New Report: “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books” |

Pew Internet Releases New Report: “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books” | | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Pew Internet is out with a NEW report that focuses solely on library patron (public library patrons to be specific) usage of ebooks and some related issues. Kudos to Pew for the broad picture since libraries are about more than ebooks.The report runs 80 pages.

Direct to Full Text Report: Libraries, patrons, and e-books


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Primary Sources: What Are They? | Teachinghistory.org

Primary Sources: What Are They? | Teachinghistory.org | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

What is a primary source? Primary sources are materials directly related to a topic by time or participation. These materials include letters, speeches, diaries, newspaper articles from the time, oral history interviews, documents, photographs, artifacts, or anything else that provides firsthand accounts about a person or event.

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Making Sense of a Large Research Library: Curate Your References and Papers with Mendeley

Robin Good: Mendeley is a cross-platform research tool, which can help you tap into a vast online library of over 30 academic paper databases, while helping you "curate" your own library of references, bibliographies and reference documents.


From the official site: Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research available.


Key features:


-> Generate citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, and LaTeX.


-> Open PDFs and capture your thoughts through sticky notes and highlights.


-> Import and organize PDFs from your computer, EndNote™, Papers or Zotero.


-> Collaborate with colleagues and securely share your papers, notes and annotations.


-> Access your papers on the web, iPhone or iPad.


-> Discover papers, people and public groups.


Compare with other research tools: http://www.mendeley.com/compare-mendeley/ 


Download: http://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop/ (available for Mac, PC, Linux and iOS)


Video tutorials: http://www.mendeley.com/videos-tutorials/ 

Find out more: http://www.mendeley.com/ 


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Charles Rein's comment, June 8, 2012 11:42 AM
I used to be in Awe in Syracuse University Libraries (5) the amount of information available at your finger tips. The Internet and software tools make the World at our fingertips
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Research Skills and the PARCC Assessment

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Research Skills and the PARCC Assessment http://t.co/85bD73iy (re: Common Core shifts)...


As we perused the PARCC materials, it became clear to all of us that we will need to be doing a lot around teaching critical research skills to our students. We know this is a weak area for us. And in talking to other teachers and working in other districts, this seems to be a common area of weakness.


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