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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Handhelds in School Libraries Conference « Agnostic, Maybe

Handhelds in School Libraries Conference « Agnostic, Maybe | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Handhelds in School Libraries unconference sponsored by the New Jersey library cooperative, LibraryLinkNJ. This conference idea originated in the hallway of last year's ...

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Accessible materials for individuals with visual and learning disabilities | Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Accessible materials for individuals with visual and learning disabilities | Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) offers an online catalog of the best audio book and audio learning opportunities on the internet.

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10 Ways Researchers Can Use Twitter | Networked Researcher

10 Ways Researchers Can Use Twitter | Networked Researcher | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: Science | Powerful Learning Practice

Life in a Inquiry Driven, Technology-Embedded, Connected Classroom: Science | Powerful Learning Practice | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom. A mouthful, I know. So what does that mean? It means I lecture less, and my students explore more. It means that I create a classroom where students encounter concepts, via labs and other methods, before they necessarily understand all the specifics of what is happening.


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When creative machines overtake man | KurzweilAI

When creative machines overtake man | KurzweilAI | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Machine intelligence is improving rapidly, to the point that the scientist of the future may not even be human! In fact, in more and more fields, learning machines are already outperforming humans. As noted in this transcript of a talk at TEDxLausanne on Jan. 20, 2012, artificial intelligence expert Jürgen Schmidhuber isn’t able to predict the future accurately, but he explains how machines are getting creative, why 40‚000 years of Homo sapiens-dominated history are about to end soon, and how we can try to make the best of what lies ahead.

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Online searches for future linked to economic success - tech - 05 April 2012 - New Scientist

Online searches for future linked to economic success - tech - 05 April 2012 - New Scientist | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
People in countries with a higher GDP are more likely to search for information about the year ahead rather than the previous year...


"Our results are consistent with the intriguing possibility that there is a relationship between the economic success of a country and the information-seeking behaviour of its citizens online," the authors write.

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Integrating Infographics into the iClassroom

Integrating Infographics into the iClassroom | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

“Common Core Standards: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears”


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Luke's e-Learning Blog: Assessing Collaborative Efforts

Luke's e-Learning Blog: Assessing Collaborative Efforts | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The thorn in the side of teachers and students since the beginning of education has to be group projects.

 


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, February 25, 2012 6:52 PM
Thanks for the re-scoop Anne. Glad you liked it. Susan
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Glad you enjoyed this article Dennis.
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Essential research apps? Creating a library « NeverEndingSearch | Teacher Librarians of the 21st Century

Essential research apps? Creating a library « NeverEndingSearch | Teacher Librarians of the 21st Century | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Essential research apps?Creating a library « NeverEndingSearch | @scoopit http://t.co/skPxxHC8...

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Information Forensics: Five Case Studies on How to Verify Crowdsourced Information from Social Media | Truthiness in Digital Media

"False information can cost lives. But no information can also cost lives, especially in a crisis zone. Indeed, information is perishable so the potential value of information must be weighed against the urgency of the situation. Correct information that arrives too late is useless. Crowdsourced information can provide rapid situational awareness, especially when added to a live crisis map. But information in the social media space may not be reliable or immediately verifiable. This may explain why humanitarian (and news) organizations are often reluctant to leverage crowdsourced crisis maps. Many believe that verifying crowdsourced information is either too challenging or impossible.The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that concrete strategies do exist for the verification of geo-referenced crowdsourced social media information.The study first provides a brief introduction to crisis mapping and argues that crowdsourcing is simply non-probability sampling.Next, five case studies comprising various efforts to verify social media are analyzed to demonstrate how different verification strategies work."

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Want Better Reading Scores? Hire a Full-Time Librarian - Care2.com (blog)

Want Better Reading Scores? Hire a Full-Time Librarian - Care2.com (blog) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Want Better Reading Scores? Hire a Full-Time LibrarianCare2.com (blog)by Anna Klenke The ever-present budget cuts and faculty reductions that plague schools across the country have sparked questions about which services and staff members are...

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Snakes and Ladders of research for undergraduates

Snakes and Ladders of research for undergraduates | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Recently I have been teaching a module about Qualitative research methods for second year undergraduates in human geography. As well as five one-hour lectures, the module includes three two-hour se...

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The Learning Power of LEGO| The Committed Sardine

The Learning Power of LEGO| The Committed Sardine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Everybody loves LEGO, and it was certainly an exciting part of my own childhood. Like many other kids who were that age, I revelled in letting my imagination take over as I built pretty much anything I could think of. As you create, a whole back story evolves behind what you've made with your LEGO, and there are no limitations. That's what makes it such a great learning tool—this is pure creative power. This infographic shows just how successful it can be as an educational resource.

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WebGL Bookcase

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Browse thousands of titles from Google Books.

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Discovering Assistive Technology

Discovering Assistive Technology | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Free, online, self-paced tutorial developed California School Library Association about assistive technology for people with disabilities.


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instaGrok | A new way to learn. (New Search Engine)

instaGrok | A new way to learn. (New Search Engine) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

instaGrok


  • finds age-appropriate educational content on any topic presented with interactive multimedia interfaces
  • generates quiz questions based on student's research activity and skill level
  • supports creation of research journals and concept maps for learning assessment
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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Common Sense Media offers this FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum to help educators empower their students and their school communities to be safe, responsible, and savvy as they navigate this fast-paced digital world. NO COST to your school. It's all free thanks to generous support from our philanthropic supporters.


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Cool or fool? Which of these news stories are fake? | KurzweilAI

Cool or fool? Which of these news stories are fake? | KurzweilAI | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
OK, we admit it may not always be obvious, but KurzweilAI does not make up its news items. Really. Well ... except this time.
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Our Internet Safety Obsession Is Bad for Children

Our Internet Safety Obsession Is Bad for Children | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Our obsession with online safety for children is excessive. It is driven by group-think and fear, generated by media and interested parties who often ignore any rigorous evidence-based approach to the issues, or even bother to explore a simple risk analysis. Back in 2007 I wrote a book called Idolising Children, wherein I argued that we have an unhealthy obsession with children and youth culture. An obsession that sees adults trying to preserve an idea of childhood and youth that doesn’t actually exist while simultaneous trying to act out their own youthful fantasies and cling to idealized concepts of youth.


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7 Must-Read Books on the Future of Information, The Web & its Impact on Our Lives

7 Must-Read Books on the Future of Information, The Web & its Impact on Our Lives | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

I selected this post from Maria Popova, who never fails to produce the best content and information on her blog brainpickings It's always thought provoking and challenging and today is no exception.

 

My commentary:

 

**The future is upon us and excelerating at a rapid pace, knowledge is power......

 

**These books suggested are timely and relevant and can be helpful to all of us who curate, create, consume and share content and information on the web.

 

**These books examine the networked society, the sharing of information and interpretation and its impact on our thinking, our minds and our future.

 

**How will the sharing economy impact collaboration and innovation

 

**How will you participate in all of this?

 

"From retrofuturist media prophecies to the cognitive consequences of mobile-everything".

 

Here's an intro which will tell you what you can expect from this article.

 

We’re deeply fascinated by the evolution of media and the sociocognitive adaptations that go along with it,

 

**but perhaps even more so by the intellectual debates surrounding this ever-swelling topic of increasing urgency and controversy.

 

The past year has been particularly prolific in varied takes on our shared digital future, contextualizing

 

**our current concerns in fascinating media history and exploring the potential consequences of our modern media diets.

 

Collected here are 7 of our favorite books investigating the subject from dramatically different yet equally important angles.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Feel free to browse my topic "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/wGEEHB]

 


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janlgordon's comment, February 27, 2012 2:54 PM
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It does seem so indeed. That would be so nice to meet you in Maryland and have soft shell crabs, perhaps some day soon:-)
Tom George's comment, February 27, 2012 3:24 PM
That would be a good experience and we would certainly have a lot to talk about. I would like that.
janlgordon's comment, February 27, 2012 3:46 PM
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Perhaps sometime in the Spring, just got back from London, on my way to Los Angeles in a few weeks, squeezing launch prep in between. Yes, it would be nice we would indeed have lots to talk about:-)
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The seven pillars of information literacy | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers

The seven pillars of information literacy | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Information literate people will demonstrate an awareness of how they gather, use, manage, synthesise and create information and data in an ethical manner and will have the information skills to do so effectively.

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Ogilvy notes: an inspiration for student creation?

Ogilvy notes: an inspiration for student creation? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
As I was looking for more information on Howard Rheingold’s book yesterday, I discovered the Ogilvy notes for his book launch from the SXSW Conference recently held in Austin.

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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
RT @hdstapleton: A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians: http://t.co/zHjzKgMD via @AddThis...

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Smells Like Library: BULLETIN BOARDS & DISPLAY : Easter and ...

Smells Like Library: BULLETIN BOARDS & DISPLAY : Easter and ... | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
That'll buy me some time. Our district is planning to lay off all the credentialed Teacher Librarians again this year. They threatened that last year, but this year the general consensus is that it will really happen.

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