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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Shift Your Classroom: Small Strategic Steps | Powerful Learning Practice

Shift Your Classroom: Small Strategic Steps | Powerful Learning Practice | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

I’ve come to describe my shifted classroom as an inquiry-driven, project-based, tech-embedded environment. But that’s not where I started.

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Big6 Lesson Plans Reviewed by Teachers

Big6 Lesson Plans Reviewed by Teachers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Find big6 lesson plans from 1000s of teacher approved lesson plans by grade and subject. From big6 technology to big6 skills, quickly find lesson plans that inspire student learning.
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INFOLIT EXPERTS MERGE K-12 TECHNOLOGY LITERACY AND INFORMATION LITERACY INTO ONE CURRICULUM | Big6

INFOLIT EXPERTS MERGE K-12 TECHNOLOGY LITERACY AND INFORMATION LITERACY INTO ONE CURRICULUM | Big6 | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) Curriculum blends Big6 Skills with ISTE-NETS for a seamless approach for information-technology literacy.

 

Authors  Michael Eisenberg, Doug Johnson, and Bob Berkowitz blend baseline information literacy contexts from Big6 Skills (Eisenberg & Berkowitz, 1988) with technology standards developed by International Society for Technology in Education’s National Educational Technology Standards for Students (ISTE NETS-S, 2007). The result is a guideline for relevant technology skills all K-12 students could reasonably be expected to demonstrate before they graduate.

 

Originally known as a research methodology, the Big 6 has newly emerged as a  single curriculum combining technology and information literacy. -JL


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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » CSI(L) Carleton: Forensic Librarians and Reflective Practices

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » CSI(L) Carleton: Forensic Librarians and Reflective Practices | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Google augmented-reality glasses coming soon | KurzweilAI

Google augmented-reality glasses coming soon | KurzweilAI | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Since the first information in December, we have learned more about Google’s glasses, says 9to5 Google. It looks something like Oakley Thumps, but with a camera and voice input/output, according to a tipster.

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Twitter for Teachers: Home - Twitter for Teachers

Twitter for Teachers: Home - Twitter for Teachers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Teaching educators how to leverage Twitter for their own professional development.


How would you like to co-author an e-book to teach educators about Twitter?


For information on how you can participate in this project, visit the How to Contribute page.


This e-book is intended for use by teachers from primary, elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools. The contents of the book are made available under an attribution, non-commercial, share-alike Creative Commons license.


Any and all contributions to this resource are deemed to be done on a voluntary basis. Edits to this resource may be edited, deleted or otherwise modified by the moderators of the site.

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Video: Copyright and Creative Commons | Common Craft

Video: Copyright and Creative Commons | Common Craft | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

What it teaches


This video helps to explain the basics of copyright law and creative commons licensing and the role each can play in helping creators protect and share their work.


It teaches:


• Why copyright law exists
• How to copyright a creative work
• Creative Commons licensing basics
• How both copyright and Creative Commons licensing can help creators
• Rules of thumb for using licensed work

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Library Supercut

Supercut. noun \ˈsü-pər-kət\ — A fast-paced montage of short video clips that obsessively isolates a single element from its source, usually a word, phrase, ...

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Infographic: Reining in the information deluge

Infographic: Reining in the information deluge | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Web Search Strategies | Common Craft

Web Search Strategies | Common Craft | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This video introduces the best ways to use search engines to find information on the Web. It uses real-world examples that illustrate ways to reduce useless results and includes:


How search engines work
Picking the right key words
Using quotes and the minus sign
Combinations of strategies

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How Does Inquiry Mesh with the Common Core State Standards? Link 2 Literacy

How Does Inquiry Mesh with the Common Core State Standards? Link 2 Literacy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Utah's English/Language Arts Core consisted of three strands: Reading, Writing, and Inquiry. With the adoption of the the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers may ask how inquiry fits into CCSS or how the CCSS incorporates inquiry into its objectives.


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Managing Collective Intelligence-If you think knowledge is power, you aren’t living in the real world.

Managing Collective Intelligence-If you think knowledge is power, you aren’t living in the real world. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

[...] Chapter 9A live experiment in collective intelligence!


If you think knowledge is power, you aren’t living in the real world. Knowledge changes so fast that if you try to hold onto it, you end up with nothing. To get power, it is much more effective to share knowledge and thus build the basis for a reputation.If people think you have key strategic knowledge, you will have power within the organization.


Richard McDermott, President of McDermott Consulting (From "Lagestion du savoir", proceedings of the November 2003 colloquium organized byCEFRIO:http://www.cefrio.qc.ca/pdf/ActesGestionDuSavoir.pdf )

 

This quote describes a common-sense reality that unfortunately not everyone understands. But we can implement this idea here and now, creating the basis for a collective reputation! Chapter 9 of thisbook will thus be open to everyone and co-authored. Here, the book becomes interactive, written by readers and by the author. [...]


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Who Did the SOPA Blackout Really Affect? | Actionable Insights - A Covario Blog

Who Did the SOPA Blackout Really Affect? | Actionable Insights - A Covario Blog | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
by Jeff MacGurn


On Wednesday, January 18th tens of millions of users (and possibly more) found themselves without access to some of the internet’s most popular websites, and others found themselves witness to very public corporate protests. Most of the media coverage of this event was geared toward these sites, companies and people protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its political fallout. However, we were much more interested in whom this Blackout affected and how it affected them. So we went to putting together the data to understand just what the SOPA Blackout really meant and who it affected.

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Understanding Information Overload :: Infogineering - Master Your Information

Understanding Information Overload :: Infogineering - Master Your Information | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Information Overload is an increasing problem both in the workplace, and in life in general. Those that learn to deal with it effectively will have a major advantage in the next few years.


Information Overload is when you are trying to deal with more information than you are able to process to make sensible decisions. The result is either that you either delay making decisions, or that you make the wrong decisions.


It is now commonplace to be getting too many e-mails, reports and incoming messages to deal with them effectively.

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Meri Walker's comment, February 13, 2012 6:20 PM
Dennis, I was really stimulated by this piece today. Made a blog posting about it, shared the piece, and am in a great conversation on G+ with a bunch of folks about how "being social" actually helps us get past information overload. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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CASDA | Information Fluency Continuum/Common Core Learning Standards | CASDA

This document, published by the New York City School Library System, features the common core learning standards for students K – 12 in New York State as well as information on how the state standards align with New York City Information Fluency Continuum.

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From Teacher-Librarian to Digital Literacy Impresarios | innovative learning designs | Teacher Librarians of the 21st Century

From Teacher-Librarian to Digital Literacy Impresarios | innovative learning designs | Teacher Librarians of the 21st Century | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
From Teacher-Librarian to Digital Literacy Impresarios | innovative learning designs | @scoopit http://t.co/Y3gwTWbP...

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Wolfram Alpha Pro to be launched today | KurzweilAI

Wolfram Alpha Pro to be launched today | KurzweilAI | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The biggest change to Wolfram|Alpha since its launch nearly three years ago will be our next release, and we wanted you to be aware that it’s coming, says the Wolfram Alpha blog.

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Google Dashboard – Good to Know – Google

Google Dashboard – Good to Know – Google | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

If you have a Google Account, Google Dashboard helps you answer the question, “What does Google know about me?”. It shows you the information stored in your Google Account and enables you to change your privacy settings for many products from one central location.


When you go to your Dashboard you’ll find a single page where you can see the various products you use with your account and what’s stored in them, along with easy access to the product-specific controls. Dashboard can remind you of your last Blogger blog, your favorite YouTube playlist, your uploaded photos and more.

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How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy | MindShift

How to Judge if Research is Trustworthy | MindShift | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Scientists are notorious for questioning the veracity of publicized research — and with good reason. They want to know: Who conducted the research? Where was it published? What were the survey questions?]


It’s that much more important when it comes to evaluating research in education that will affect the investment decisions of teachers, parents, and administrators.

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Great article - thanks, Dennis! It was especially interesting to read what all parties had to say about their studies, usually you just get a review of one.
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Good to Know – Google

Good to Know – Google | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This is the landing page Google's advice about Internet privacy and security.  There are four sections, each with links to Google Resources including video tutorials.  


There is a lot to dig into here! 

  • Stay safe online
  • Your data on the web
  • Your data on Google
  • Manage your data
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elearn Magazine: A Curator's Tools and To-Do List

elearn Magazine: A Curator's Tools and To-Do List | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

By Kelly Meeker


...the magic of the curator: Putting in the work to find the content that matters and assembling objects, ideas, and media into an experience that is meaningful to the consumer. And it's not just art, wine, and books that need a good curator—information does as well.

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Information and Learning Skills from MindTools.com

Information and Learning Skills from MindTools.com | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
This page explains a wide range of techniques which can help you assimilate information more effectively.


From the site:


Early in your career you must study a huge volume of information, simply to become effective. As you become increasingly successful, you'll need to process large volumes of documents, data and reports, just to keep up-to-date in your field.
This section of Mind Tools teaches more than 30 skills that will help you do these things.

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Study shows that kids, unlike adults, think technology is fundamentally human

Study shows that kids, unlike adults, think technology is fundamentally human | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Growing up with the Internet gives today’s children a very unique view on the way the world works -- one that is vastly different from that of older generations.
These kids, the ‘digital natives,” are raised with modern technology deeply embedded into their lives, and form a natural understanding of its benefits. This deeply rooted acceptance gives kids a unique perspective on how technology can be further used to make our lives easier, and helps researchers predict future needs for innovation.

What can we learn from the digital natives?


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