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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory at Harvard Law School

The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory at Harvard Law School | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Hacking the Library?  It's about time. ~ Dennis


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What is the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory?


We are a small group within the Harvard University Library system that implements in software ideas about how libraries can be ever more valuable.


What do you do?


We hack libraries...in the good sense of discovering and delivering more capability and value.


Can you be a little more specific?


We work in three broad areas:


1. We think in public.
2. We build software that demonstrates how libraries can bring yet more value to scholars and researchers.
3. We amplify our effect by eagerly partnering with other groups with similar passions.

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4 Big Moves Google Should Make in 2012

4 Big Moves Google Should Make in 2012 | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Google had a big 2011, with CEO Larry Page leading the company with new focus. Here's what 2012 may have in store for the Web's No. 1 brand.
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MediaBugs

MediaBugs | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

MediaBugs is a service for correcting errors and problems in media coverage.


The journalism industry ships lemons every day. Our newsrooms have a massive quality control problem. According to the best counts we have, more than half of stories contain mistakes — and only three percent of those errors are ever fixed. Errors small and large litter the mediascape, and each uncorrected error undermines public trust in [...]

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Hypothes.is | The Internet, peer reviewed.

Hypothes.is | The Internet, peer reviewed. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

If wherever we encountered new information, sentence by sentence, frame by frame, we could easily know the best thinking on it.


If we had confidence that this represented the combined wisdom of the most informed people--not as anointed by editors, but as weighed over time by our peers, objectively, statistically and transparently.
If this created a powerful incentive for people to ensure that their works met a higher standard, and made it perceptibly harder to spread information that didn't meet that standard.


These goals are possible with today's technologies.
They are the objectives of Hypothes.is.

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#FactFest - The Future of Fact Checking @CUNYJSchool

"A daylong discussion of the future of fact checking at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, November 15, 2011..."

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Creative Commons free online workshop

Creative Commons free online workshop | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Open content licensing for educators" is a free online workshop held from 23rd - 27th January 2012. It is designed for educators who want to learn more about open education resources, copyright, and creative commons licences.


The course materials were developed as a collaborative project by volunteers from the OER Foundation, WikiEducator, the OpenCourseWare Consortium and Creative Commons with funding support from UNESCO.

 

The course will provide prerequisite knowledge required by educators to legally remix open education materials and help institutions to take informed decisions about open content licences.

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The Keyword Blog: ISTE 2011: Put On Your ‘Big Girl Panties’

The Keyword Blog: ISTE 2011: Put On Your ‘Big Girl Panties’ | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This is a call to arms by Kathy Ishizuka. Many Library Media Specialists attended the ISTE 2011 conference in Philadelphia last summer.

 

The "gorilla-in-the-room issue of threatened obsolescence" is what it's all about. Read this insightful 3 step program for standing up for ourselves!

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7 Library Tools Students Would Find Handy | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

7 Library Tools Students Would Find Handy | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Internet as we know it has become a major source of information for many students. Getting maximum amount of knowledge on all sort information such as books, journals, electronic articles is now just a few clicks away.


Via JP Hale, Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Nancy O'Sullivan
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The 21st century skills teachers should have

The 21st century skills teachers should have | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Applications, tutorials, ideas, educational games, mobile apps, and web tools to help you integrate technology into education and enhance mobile learning (The 21st century skills teachers should have:

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Most Important Skills for 21st-Century Students

Most Important Skills for 21st-Century Students | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The ability to think critically and analyze information is the most important skill 21-century-post-secondary students should learn, according to respondents. Those skill outpaced the more traditionally valued interpersonal skills, such as leadership, productivity, and accountability, collaboration


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Curation as a 21st Century Skill | Barbara Bray - Rethinking Learning

Curation as a 21st Century Skill | Barbara Bray - Rethinking Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Curation skills are the new 21s century skill. Barbara Bray lists the skills needed for curating and asks questions on how this can work with kids.


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Critical Thinking

From Channel: QualiaSoup | December 24, 2009 A look at some of the principles of critical thinking.


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Get papers and projects done faster with yolink education

Get papers and projects done faster with yolink education | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it


Move search literacy to the forefront with yolink. Help students to effectively scan web pages, browse ebooks, and mine for information. yolink finds and organizes content from search results, and makes it easy to share and create information using Google Docs or your favorite social networking tool. Download yolink today and start saving time. It's Free!


Download one of our many sample lesson plans for a variety of grade levels. Or start with the yolink mini lessons focusing on understanding the search process and how yolink works.

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Citeology - Projects - Autodesk Research

Citeology - Projects - Autodesk Research | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Visualizing data by graphing the interconnections between reseach citations is a fascinating concept. This Autodesk Research project gives us a glimpse of how citations and research might work in a graphic oriented environment. ~ Dennis


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Citeology looks at the relationship between research publications through their use of citations. The names of each of the 3,502 papers published at the CHI and UIST Human Computer Interaction (HCI) conferences between 1982 and 2010 are listed by year and sorted with the most cited papers in the middle. In total, 11,699 citations were made from one article to another within this collection. These citations are represented by the curved lines in the graphic, linking each paper to those that it referenced.

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Internet Search Challenge: Resolutions for Information Fluency

Internet Search Challenge: Resolutions for Information Fluency | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

If becoming more fluent in digital information is one of your goals for 2012, I have a few suggestions. Readers are welcome to add to the list!

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This History and Current State of Fact Checking

"A look at how fact checking started at American magazines and has spread and evolved over time. By Craig Silverman of RegretTheError.com."

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Reading, Writing, & Research in the Digital Age

At the School Library Journal Leadership Summit 2011, Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie looked at the “state of reading” in the digital age by going through (Check out this SlideShare presentation : Reading, Writing, & Research in the Digital ...)...

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21cif newsletter subscription

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Subscribe to our email newsletter and receive periodic updates about 21CIF including professional development opportunities and new resources.

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Joyce Valenza School Library Trendspotting « NeverEndingSearch

Joyce Valenza School Library Trendspotting « NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

When Joyce Valenza speaks I listen.  By folllowing experts you learn quite a bit. This recent blog post details library media issues for the coming year.  Topics include:


Learning Commons/iCentre/Libratory/Kitchen
Creative Commons
Scaling open educational resources:
YA Lit as fan culture and serious genre:
Free, really, really good, professional development:
Mobility of Program
What to do about ebooks 

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011

5th Annual Survey of Learning Tools...

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10 Information Fluency Search Tips

10 Information Fluency Search Tips | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

These 10 tips will sharpen your search skills.  


For those who want to delve deeper, each tip is linked to one of our micro-modules. 


Information Fluency combines search and evaluation skills with ethical use of digital information.  


Our work closely aligns to NETS-S III Research and Information Fluency

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Useful guidelines for all levels of student researchers.

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Interview: Joyce Valenza, Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award

Interview: Joyce Valenza, Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Superstar teacher librarian Joyce Valenza is this year's winner of the Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award for her tremendous contribution to the world of ed tech.


There were 40 nominees for the Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award, and a librarian won. What does that say about how others view the profession?


It's about time—not for me—but for the school library profession. I think it says two things. One, that our teacher librarian colleagues have a real voice in the ed tech field—one that's loud enough to be heard outside the libraryverse. It says that we are connecting, not only with partners in our buildings, but with partners in the other communities of practice—classroom teachers across disciplines and grade levels, administrators, academics, librarians in other library situations, across geography. We now mingle effectively face-to-face and online. Our ideas cross-pollinate. We are a force at ISTE [International Society for Technology in Education conference] and BLC [Building Learning Communities conference] and at edcamps and at unconferences, at webinars, and on Twitter and through our blogs. Two, within our own profession, we are now an effective tribe. We have leadership. We have forums. We share with each other, we mentor each other. We can mobilize for action quickly. To be completely honest, I know I had some very kind teacher librarian colleagues advocating for me on Twitter and on their blogs.

 


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Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0 | The Search Principle blog

Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0 | The Search Principle blog | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
My British information literacy friend, Peter Godwin, a fine librarian blogger and his colleague Jo Parker have edited a new volume of essays on information literacy in a social media-saturated, post-library 2.0 world.

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Writing Multiple-Choice Questions for Higher-level Thinking by Mike Dickinson : Learning Solutions Magazine

Writing Multiple-Choice Questions for Higher-level Thinking by Mike Dickinson : Learning Solutions Magazine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"We eLearning developers are used to the question, “Which is better, eLearning or classroom instruction?” The answer is, “It depends.” It’s the same answer if one asks, “Which are better, multiple-choice or essay questions?” Either question type is useful for assessing a variety of levels of thinking, depending on how well the designer crafts the questions. Designing multiple-choice questions is not as daunting a task as one might think."


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The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Google Reader : The Edublogger

The Complete Educator’s Guide to Using Google Reader : The Edublogger | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Love it!? Hate it!?


Doesn’t really matter what you think of the new Google Reader interface…..


What does matter is they’ve changed some of the Google Reader functionality educators like to use.


So here’s my essential guide for what educators now need to know about using Google Reader.

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