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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Beyond Barrel Roll: 10 Hidden Google Tricks

Beyond Barrel Roll: 10 Hidden Google Tricks | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Oh, those whimsical Google nerds. The Mountain View-based search giant may not have Apple's design chops, but it certainly knows how to code a good joke.
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How Do You Cite a Tweet in an Academic Paper?

How Do You Cite a Tweet in an Academic Paper? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
There are rules for these sorts of things. They are how civilizations are built and maintained.

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iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library

iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a digital pinboard application which started just last year but has quickly become one of the top 10 most trafficked social networking websites according to Hitwise. During the second week in December the website had over 11 million visitors. This is pretty impressive considering that the site is still in the invite-only stage.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With Edmodo

Free Technology for Teachers: 15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With Edmodo | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

For those not familiar with Edmodo, in a nutshell it is a microblogging system designed specifically for teachers and students. Using Edmodo teachers can create a microblogging network for their classes. Edmodo allows teachers to create a group specifically for their students and exclude those not invited to the group. Edmodo provides teachers with a place to post assignment reminders, build an event calendar, and post messages to the group. Just as with any good microblogging service users can share links, videos, and images.

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information investigator

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Our newest self-guided course is designed for students in middle school through college and staff development. The three hour experience includes performance assessments and interactive tutorial challenges.


Information Investigator 3.1 is the third in a series of assessment-tutorial packages that may be incorporated within a class, library orientation or independent study.

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Historypin | Tours - Witness the past in modern-day Washington, DC, the Penn Quarter Neighborhood

Historypin | Tours - Witness the past in modern-day Washington, DC, the Penn Quarter Neighborhood | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together to share glimpses of the past and build up the story of human history.
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What Happens Every 60 Seconds In Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Happens Every 60 Seconds In Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest – What Happens Every 60 Seconds In Social Media?

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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Use multi-media to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths.


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Information Fluency: Staying Ahead of Web 2.0

Information Fluency: Staying Ahead of Web 2.0 | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This workshop page is part of the Carl Heine and Dennis O'Connor's work shop for ICE (Illinois Computing Educators).  The work shop is scheduled for February 28th in St. Charles Illinois.

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How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results | MindShift

How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results | MindShift | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Dear Savvy Searcher,


My students keep wanting to enter their entire research question into the search bar. I keep trying to tell them that’s a bad idea. How do you teach students to identify the right words to use in a search?


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The Futurist Interviews Librarian Futurist David Lankes | World Future Society

The Futurist Interviews Librarian Futurist David Lankes | World Future Society | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

As more information moves online, traditional libraries are losing relevance, but librarians are becoming more important than ever. This is according to R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship (MIT Press, 2011). Himself a librarian—he is the director of Syracuse University’s Library and Information Science Program and an associate professor in Syracuse’s School of Information Studies—Lankes sees librarians’ roles evolving into that of “facilitators of conversation” who interact with their communities to support each one’s informational and learning needs. Rick Docksai, staff editor for THE FUTURIST, spoke with Lankes about his book and his views on libraries’ future.


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Teacher-Librarians: Tremendous Assets — Support School Libraries | School Library Advocacy

Teacher-Librarians: Tremendous Assets — Support School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
I am a Geography at Columbine High School. Two years ago I wanted to have my students do an outside reading assignment for my Honors Geography course. I went directly to our teacher librarian Juli Thomas for some help.

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Grammarly - world's most accurate grammar checker and automated proofreader

Grammarly - world's most accurate grammar checker and automated proofreader | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Grammarly is an automated proofreader and your personal grammar coach. Check your writing for grammar, punctuation, style and much more.


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slide show: 10 Google Search Tricks You Might Not Know

slide show: 10 Google Search Tricks You Might Not Know | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Looking for a quick answer among Google's millions of search results? Here are a few tricks to help you out.
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Improve Search Skills - A Google a Day ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Improve Search Skills - A Google a Day ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Improve search skills with A Google a Day.

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Internet Search Challenge: Leap Years, Leap Seconds

Internet Search Challenge: Leap Years, Leap Seconds | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Leap years are curious occasions. They occur every four years. Well, almost.


There are some four year stretches when a leap year is not observed. A century is not a leap year unless it is divisible by 400. That's why the year 2000 was a leap year and why 2100 is not.

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Where does 21st Century teaching begin? [Guest Blog] | Dangerously Irrelevant

Where does 21st Century teaching begin? [Guest Blog] | Dangerously Irrelevant | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Let’s assume that the goal of teacher training and professional development (PD) is to prepare teachers with powerful models, tools, and pedagogies that will inform expert practice over a career. If so, the 21CTP is designed to help us as a community, 1) hear from 39 award winning teachers, and 2) ask relevant questions about how to study and design teacher training and PD in the coming years.
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10 Amazing Uses for Wolfram Alpha - How-To Geek

10 Amazing Uses for Wolfram Alpha - How-To Geek | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
You may have heard of Wolfram Alpha, which is a “computational knowledge engine.” That makes it sound a bit scary, but it’s a great tool once you can wrap your head around it.
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The National Archives on Historypin

The National Archives on Historypin | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The National Archives invites you to "pin your history to the world" at Historypin. This new media/map mashup site allows users to overlay photographs, videos and audio recordings on Google maps. Come help us put NARA on the map! Upload your digital files, add descriptive information and personal narratives to these items, and experience how familiar environments have changed over time in front of you. You are also encouraged to share your own memories and stories related to the records as well.
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LEGO.com : Comic Builder

LEGO.com : Comic Builder | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The LEGO City Comic Builder is here. Tell your stories in the form of comics, print and share with friends!


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The Importance of Doubt, Asking Questions and Not Knowing

The Importance of Doubt, Asking Questions and Not Knowing | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Why is it so important to doubt, question everything and not know?! Check out Socrates’ article on SingularityWeblog.com to find out.


Not knowing, just like other cases of being uncomfortable, is a great incentive for personal growth. Progress always comes at the point of resistance. Getting uncomfortable and willing to be uncertain, to not know, to ask questions, to err and to fail, is the best and only way to learn, grow, progress and move forward.

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TEACH Act Frequently Asked Questions

TEACH Act Frequently Asked Questions | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

General oveview of copyright law


A page of answers to questions about the TEACH Act.

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Debunking Handbook: update and feedback

Debunking Handbook: update and feedback | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"When we published the Debunking Handbook, I have to admit, we completely underestimated the impact it would make. A few days after the launch, it suddenly went viral with over 150,000 downloads in a single day. This week, it just ticked over 400,000 downloads. We always planned that the Handbook would be useful not just for climate myths but for communicators having to deal with any type of misinformation."

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How Essential Are School Librarians? - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher | The Teaching Librarian

How Essential Are School Librarians? - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher | The Teaching Librarian | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Wow! (How Essential Are School Librarians?

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13 Reasons Teachers Should Use Diigo

13 Reasons Teachers Should Use Diigo | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Diigo stands for “Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff.” It is a social bookmarking program that allows you to save your ‘favorites’ online, so that they can be accessible from any computer with an internet connection. However, Diigo does much more than this.


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