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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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My Bias Is More Objective Than Your Bias

My Bias Is More Objective Than Your Bias | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Lately a plethora of research in psychology and neuroscience has suggested that when we argue about politics, we are claiming to be more objective than the person or persons we are arguing with. The result is that, most of the time, political argument serves no purpose except to drive home and reinforce the beliefs we already hold."


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Upside of Irrationality Chapter 4: The Not-Invented-Here Bias

Dan discusses Chapter 4, The Not-Invented-Here Bias: Why "My" Ideas Are Better than "Yours"...
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Bias in Science Reporting - TED talk

Bias in Science Reporting - TED talk | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Excellent, humorous TED video about bias in science reporting.  


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List of cognitive biases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of cognitive biases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Amazing list of cognitive biases (or, how do I know whether to believe what I think I think?

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Google Search reveals religious biases/ stereotypes

Google Search reveals religious biases/ stereotypes | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Not saying that Google Search itself is biased, but that it can reveal the bias of internet users and all of the "information" posted online.  Within the proper context, seeing potential searches can be very informative about cultural perceptions, online communities and prejudices.   Be cautious and judicious in how (or if) you use this within a classroom setting.   See comments for additional results of additional "religious" searches. 


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 13, 2011 2:48 PM
For the search "why are mormons so..." the results were 1) nice 2) happy and 3)rich.
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For the search "Why are atheists so..." the results were 1) angry 2) hated and 3) mean.
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For the search "Why are Hindus so..." the results were 1) afraid of Muslims 2) angry with Avatar 3) cheap and 4) smart.
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Confirmation Bias, Satire, and Stephen Colbert

Confirmation Bias, Satire, and Stephen Colbert | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
By: Christopher C. Duke, PhD

Even if you are not a psychologist, you have probably heard of confirmation bias. Whether you have heard of it or not, you have most certainly seen it and engaged in...

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Search Stereotypes: What Web Content Reveals About Cultural Biases

Search Stereotypes: What Web Content Reveals About Cultural Biases | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Publications and communities that focus on Latinas and Asian women (among other groups) are finding it difficult for their content to compete with pornography in search results. What can be done to shift these hyper-sexualized biases on the web?

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Is There A Hidden Bias Against Creativity? Psychological Science

Is There A Hidden Bias Against Creativity? Psychological Science | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

A new study finds that people have a hidden bias against creativity. We claim to like creativity, but when we’re feeling uncertain and anxious—just the way you might feel when you’re trying to come up with a creative solution to a problem—we cannot recognize the creative ideas we so desire.


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E-learning tools and resources for schools and education - Mind Map | Teacher-Librarian

E-learning tools and resources for schools and education - Mind Map | Teacher-Librarian | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
This is a collection of usefull web . and social media applications for anyone in education. I have tried them all and I have seen the potential in them. Now it is up to you and your imagination to use them in your teaching or when studying!

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Reflective Teaching for Librarians

Reflective Teaching for Librarians | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Most librarians are educators in one sense or another, even when the role is not explicit. The best teachers learn from others and learn by doing. This is a good rule for improving at virtually anything: Seeking inspiration and accepting criticism makes your work richer and more well rounded."

 

This article, adapted from Char Booth's book on Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning (2011), presents her ideas based on her own method expanded through mentorship, coteaching, online forums, and other collaboration channels: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/03142012/reflective-teaching-librarians


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Teaching to the Common Core State Standards Using Blended Instruction

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Teach technology and media literacy while providing students more opportunities to develop their reading, writing, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills. More effectively prepare your students for life beyond high school!


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How Groofer Works to Find Relevant Results | Groofer

How Groofer Works to Find Relevant Results | Groofer | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Groofer works by filtering, matching, and presenting what’s relevant in your in your news and blog stream, based on the collective smarts of your work groups."


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Hoshyar Foundation | Note & Point

Hoshyar Foundation | Note & Point | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Ready to make a difference? Since it's inception, the Hoshyar Foundation has helped provide education and care for over 2,000 girls/women that otherwise would not have the opportunity in oppressive nations such as Pakistan and other South Asian...
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Cognitive Biases Manifest in Trayvon Martin Case

Cognitive Biases Manifest in Trayvon Martin Case | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Opinions are divided over the killing of Trayvon Martin; but they are not just divided over the central questions of guilt.


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A Selective Emotional Decision-Making Bias Elicited by Facial Expressions

A Selective Emotional Decision-Making Bias Elicited by Facial Expressions | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Les expressions du visage introduisent un biais lors d'une prise de décision. Emotional and social information can sway otherwise rational decisions. For example, when participants decide between two faces that are probabilistically rewarded, they make biased choices that favor smiling relative to angry faces.


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Media Literacy: Constructing Bias

Media Literacy: Constructing Bias | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Last week my grade 7's were given the task of deliberately constructing media with bias.


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Complexity, Context, Probability & Bias | The Big Picture

Complexity, Context, Probability & Bias | The Big Picture | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
No one seems to remember the second part of Occam's razor as rumored1 to be stated by Albert Einstein: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not (BigPicture: Complexity, Context, Probability & Bias: No one seems to remember the ...

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Biases That Cripple Smart Decision-Making

Biases That Cripple Smart Decision-Making | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Here are 8 common biases that cripple smart decision-making. Maybe if we become more aware of them we can better avoid them.

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The Anti Creativity Behavioral Bias

The Anti Creativity Behavioral Bias | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
People often reject creative ideas even when espousing creativity as a desired goal. To explain this paradox, we propose that people can hold a bias against creativity that is not necessarily overt, and which is activated when ...

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Negativity Bias

Negativity Bias | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

While scientists have only fairly recently gotten around to studying cogitative biases, philosophers have been teaching about them for centuries-typically in the form of various logical errors. However, it is good that the scientific attention to these biases is serving to attract additional attention to them.

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How Cognitive Biases Shape User Experience

How Cognitive Biases Shape User Experience | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Everyone develops opinions regarding how things should look and behave.This article explores the concept of cognitive bias with examples.


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A 12 Point Library Program Checklist for School Principals - 2012 - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

A 12 Point Library Program Checklist for School Principals - 2012 - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
RT @litchick_ky: A 12 Point Library Program Checklist for School Principals - 2012 - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog http://t.co/ZK8Xt0s3...

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TheirSpace: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens

Slidedeck for SxSWedu 2012 presentation.

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What’s our future – school libraries and librarians

What’s our future – school libraries and librarians | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in ...

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Credit and Attribution Are Fantastic Untapped Resources for Discovery, Not Duties: Maria Popova and The Curator's Code

Credit and Attribution Are Fantastic Untapped Resources for Discovery, Not Duties: Maria Popova and The Curator's Code | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Maria Popova has just launched a classy and laudable initiative, focused on increasing awareness and in highlighting the importance of honoring always where or via who you have got to a certain article, report, video or image.

 

Credit and attribution are not just a "formal" way to comply with rules, laws and authors but an incredibly powerful emebddable mechanism to augment findability, discovery, sinergy and collaboration among human being interested in the same topic.

 

She writes: "In an age of information overload, information discovery — the service of bringing to the public’s attention that which is interesting, meaningful, important, and otherwise worthy of our time and thought — is a form of creative and intellectual labor, and one of increasing importance and urgency.

 

A form of authorship, if you will.

 

Yet we don’t have a standardized system for honoring discovery the way we honor other forms of authorship and other modalities of creative and intellectual investment, from literary citations to Creative Commons image rights."

 

For this purpose Curator's Code was created.

 

Curator's Code is first of all "a movement to honor and standardize attribution of discovery across the web" as well as a web site where you can learn about the two key types of attribution that we should be using:

a) Via - which indicates a link of direct discovery

b) Hat tip - Indicates a link of indirect discovery, story lead, or inspiration.

 

Each one has now a peculiar characterizing icon that Curator's Code suggests to integrate in your news and content publication policies. 

 

Additionally and to make it easy for anyone to integrate these new attribution icons in their work, Curator's Code has created a free bokkmarklet which makes using proper attribution a matter of one clic.

 

Hat tip to Maria Popova and Curator's Code for launching this initiative. 

 

Whether or not you will sign Curator's Code pledge, become an official web site supporting it, or adopt its bookmarklet instantly is not as important as the key idea behind it: by providing credit and attribution to pieces of content you find elsewhere, you not only honestly reward who has spent time to create that content, but you significantly boost the opportunity for thousands of others to connect, link up to, discover and make greater sense of their search for meaning.

 

Read Maria Popova introductory article to Curator's Code: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/03/09/curators-code/ 

 

How to use the Curator's bookmarklet: http://vimeo.com/38243275 

 

Healthy. Inspiring. 9/10

 

Curator's Code official web site: http://curatorscode.org/ 

 

N.B.: Too bad that the Curator's Code bookmarklet doesn't work with Scoop.it, as the one excludes the other. But you could save the two codes for the special attribution characters in a text note and copy and paste whicever you need. Given the need for simplicity and integration this is not an ideal solution but I am sure that between Maria and Guillaume at Scoop.it they will find a way to make this work easily for all. Maria and Guillaume: what do you say?

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, March 11, 2012 1:01 PM
Thanks Robin for sharing and curating this article with your summary. I discovered it via Barbara Bray's collection where she had re scooped your scoop -- [and if following the curator's code added a via]. I came over here to rescoop (with a via!) because you are the original source and one of the links was broken (you corrected it and added an update) thus reminding me the importance of going to the original source. Here on scoop.it you can just follow the trail of the rescoop icon.

I am disappointed that the bookmarklet doesn't work together with the scoop.it one - but it would be great to have it integrated. Now to figure out how to rescoop it with the characters.
Robin Good's comment, March 11, 2012 1:12 PM
Hi Beth, thanks for your kind feedback. I was just out today for a video interview with Nancy White here in Rome, and she mentioned you as someone she likes for your ability to curate and make sense of things.

Re the integration of the curators' code icons, I have received feedback from Guillaume De Cugies of Scoop.it that he has been exchanging with Maria Popova and that he is looking with her for a way to integrate the two.

For now you can simply install the Curators' Code bookmarklet and use the "via"<a href="http://www.curatorscode.org" target="_blank" style="font-family:sans-serif;text-decoration:none" >&#x1525;</a> or hat tip <a href="http://www.curatorscode.org" target="_blank" style="font-family:sans-serif;text-decoration:none" >&#x21ac;</a> icons by copying and pasting their code into your scoops manually. The problem, at least for me is, that the scoop.it editing window is in the same position where the Curators' Code bookmarklet is and therefore I can't see both at the same time.

In any case I think it would be trivial for Scoop.it or any other tool to integrate such buttons directly into their system without having us to use two different tools for one task.
Karen Dietz's comment, March 11, 2012 9:36 PM
Many thanks Robin for the help! Somehow I missed the article -- computer fatigue probably :) I read it earlier today and look forward to using the codes. I'm thrilled to hear that scoop.it is looking into integrating them into the platform. Thanks for keeping us updated on this new, and important twist, for curating. Cheers -- Karen