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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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A Filmed Review Of The Best Digital Literature Apps

Lisa Gee speaks to the experts about the best literature apps and e-reader experiences. A short film featuring the expert recommendations of digital literatu...

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Library Instruction with Twitter

Library Instruction with Twitter | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Twitter (twitter.com) has morphed from being an online social media platform used for a quick updating of one’s life events to a powerful and popular social networking tool having a broader scope for giving and receiving information to and from...

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WorldFuturist.net Seeks Input from Young Futurists

WorldFuturist.net Seeks Input from Young Futurists | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

WorldFuturist.net, a Web site for future-focused kids aged 8-18, is seeking submissions in the following categories: future predictions, future scenarios, utopian visions, alternative lifestyles, science fiction, science fiction book reviews, science fiction video game reviews, science fiction movie reviews, science and technology news reports, scifi drawings, and futuristic videos according to the site's creator, FUTURIST magazine blogger and IEET managing director Hank Pellissier.

 

WorldFuturist.net is also looking for regular contributors aged 13-18 who want to be columnists, critics, and news reporters on topics ranging from Neanderthal studies to black holes.

 

All material published by WorldFuturist.net will include the author's name, photo, and biography. WorldFuturist.net is sponsored by the California registered non-profit, The Kids' Co-op, Inc. Official launch is April 15, 2012. Directors include Gabriel Rothblatt, Nikki Olson, and Hank Pellissier.

 

To submit material or make inquiries, contact hankpellissier(at)yahoo.com

 

Source: IEET on Facebook


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Library Future Webcast: March 28, 2012 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT (New York, NY)

Library Future Webcast: March 28, 2012 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT (New York, NY) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This webcast will explore how to maximize this powerful and popular tool, how people and brands are using Pinterest, how user and visitor behavior is changing in this context, and what opportunities it offers. The instructor will cover various ways that we can make use of this tool in our institutions and how exactly to carry out successful projects with it.

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Leading a Learning Revolution - Sir Ken Robinson

Leading a Learning Revolution - Sir Ken Robinson | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Sir Ken Robinson provides the closing statement for the LWF 12 conference (Sept. 2011) under the theme "leading a learning revolution". Reforms are required for our industrial scale education systems but what forms shall they take, what will they value and what purpose shall they serve?

In closing the conference Sir Ken reflects upon earlier speakers statements and offers a call to action for the delegates to look at the future with a new determination based upon the challenges that future generations face and where our education systems will need to nurture the creative innovators upon which our future well-being will be placed.

 

This has just been posted and is, I believe, perhaps the latest video by Robinson currently online. (Scroll toward bottom) -JL


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The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

From the website

 

One of the strategies I’ll be writing about is cooperative learning. In the course of my research, I’ve found some pretty good sites that I thought readers might find useful.

 

I’ve divided them into two sections — one sharing sites that provide research results on its use and the second section with sites offering more practical ideas on how to implement cooperative learning in the classroom.

 

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas:


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Full-time School Librarians Linked to Higher Student Reading Scores

Full-time School Librarians Linked to Higher Student Reading Scores | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"According to new research from Library Research Services, which reviewed standardized test scores from Colorado schools in 2005 and 2011, reading scores statistically increased when schools retained or gained a school librarian. "There is a positive and statistically significant relationship between advanced reading levels and endorsed librarian staffing trends," reads the report, published last month."


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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

information investigator | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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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Transforming Information Literacy for Today’s K-12 Learners Through...

Transforming Information Literacy (Lots we need to digest and embrace in @buffyjhamilton presentation http://t.co/OvLVf5K6...)...

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Doug Johnson: Top Ten Social Media Competencies for Teachers

Doug Johnson: Top Ten Social Media Competencies for Teachers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

What are The Top Ten Social Learning and Educational Networking Competencies for K-12 Teachers?


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A Pinterest Contest for the ‘New Librarian’

A Pinterest Contest for the ‘New Librarian’ | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The Future of Librarianship


What is the future of librarianship? You might have seen it in your community. You might be creating it yourself.


The future of librarianship is the Little Free Library that just popped up in your neighborhood.


It’s high school students creating their own research “dashboards” in a program invented by their school librarian collaborating with their English teacher.


It’s a seed library in a public library, where community members can check out heirloom seeds and return some of the seeds they harvest at the end of the season.


It’s a Fab Lab makerspace equipped with a Makerbot Thing-o-matic 3D printer.


It’s a Human Library where people can check out other people, like an HIV-positive man, a Haitian refugee, or a reform Jew, just to have a conversation.

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Simple Pinterest for Beginners

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Simple Pinterest for Beginners | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Pinterest is a new network that revolves around pinning photos. If a website or blog does not have a photo, it literally cannot be "pinned" to a pinterest board. (Listen up bloggers and website owners, powerful sharing is going on at Pinterest, if you want to be included, you should have nice graphics.)

 

I'd like to help you get started just like I did with QR Codes, Web 2.0, wikis, etc.


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Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality

Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Building upon a process- and context-oriented information quality framework, this paper seeks to map and explore what we know about the ways in which young users of age 18 and under search for information online, how they evaluate information, and how their related practices of content creation, levels of new literacies, general digital media usage, and social patterns affect these activities.

 


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Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks

Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
When it comes to the Google search box, you already know the tricks: finding exact phrases matches using quotes like "so say we all" or searching a single site using site:lifehacker.com gmail.
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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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