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75 Google Apps Video Tutorials | Free Technology for Teachers

75 Google Apps Video Tutorials | Free Technology for Teachers | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it

One of the most popular posts of the past week was my two video introduction to Google Forms for teachers. Those videos are part of my larger, constantly growing, playlist of Google Apps tutorial videos.


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4 Facets of Information Literacy #infolit #blendedlib #libraries #acrl

4 Facets of Information Literacy #infolit #blendedlib #libraries #acrl | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“When talking to instructors about what information literacy is, I'm not the biggest fan of referring to its commonly accepted definition: "Information literacy is the ability to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." Why? Because in order to embrace it, support it, and implement…”
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Another way to look at information literacy....
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Pati Morris's curator insight, November 30, 2015 12:01 AM

Information literacy goes beyond locating and evaluating information when needed.  

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Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ You've probably been studying all wrong.”
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Great tip to try
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Padlet – digital walls for sharing, learning and teaching.

Padlet – digital walls for sharing, learning and teaching. | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Several staff at the University of Sussex are using the free Padlet tool in their teaching. This post focuses on two examples. Padlet is an online board or ‘wall’ where multiple users can post text…”
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Looks kinda similar to Scoopit?
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Rebecca Jay's curator insight, November 28, 2015 8:20 AM
I love the Padlet app.  It is eäsy to use and a great way to organize.  Students could make their own to demonstrate knowledge on a topic.  Padlet could also be used as a discussion platform.
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Twitter

Twitter | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ You CAN keep up. MT @sylviaduckworth: 11 Tips for Keeping Up With Technology #edtechchat http://t.co/LsQTONOrOd”;
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Can manage (just) 1, 5, 8 & 9!
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College rankings crush liberal arts education. It’s time to revalue it. - The Washington Post

College rankings crush liberal arts education. It’s time to revalue it. - The Washington Post | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ A college president argues that rankings don't reflect the strengths of a liberal arts education -- and suggests ways to build a better case for its true value”
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Importance of arts education applicable to all countries...
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Robert Hicks's curator insight, September 23, 2015 1:20 PM

What is the value of a liberal arts education?

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Copyright Scares University Researchers From Sharing Their Findings - TorrentFreak

Copyright Scares University Researchers From Sharing Their Findings - TorrentFreak | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
For most researchers the main goal is to publish their research in credible academic journals. Getting published is a victory for them, but one that comes with a downside that's seldom discussed. In order to get their work accepted they have to sign away their copyrights, which means that they can't freely share the fruits of their labor.
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Academic Writing Librarian: Why I recommend librarians do doctoral research by Dr Mary Delaney

Academic Writing Librarian: Why I recommend librarians do doctoral research by Dr Mary Delaney | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ RT @JMBurns99: Pls RT Thinking of doing a PhD? -see Mary Delaney's post on doing doctoral research at http://t.co/z4YUUJK2Yd”;

Dr Mary Delaney is Head of Library and Information Services at IT Carlow.
Via Karen du Toit
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Liaising with academics and research students may be easier with a doctorate?
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 26, 2015 5:25 AM

Why a PhD for librarians?

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How Good Librarians Have Made Themselves Obsolete to Some Users, By Johannes Cronje - AllAfrica.com

"Thanks to the hard work and innovation of librarians and information specialists worldwide, and thanks to their dedication to free and shared resources, I am doing just fine without libraries."


Via Karen du Toit
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Interesting piece about the relationship between researchers and librarians - I think we'll be around for a while yet though encouraging other researchers to reach the heights of this one. The author makes no mention of library subscriptions- I wonder if he accesses recommended articles via this avenue at all.
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 8, 2015 3:58 AM

Good points on how to do research without a library/librarian!

Kudos to the librarians/information specialists who knew and taught the user to do it on his own! That is where you want the researcher to be!

Nothing new that the role of the library is changing and that future needs will depend on staying on top of changing research innovations!

 

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Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need. Here, Dr Neil Jacobs and Rachel Bruce from Jisc’s digital infrastructure team share their top ten resources for researchers from across the web.”
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Using Mail Merge from a Google Form

Using Mail Merge from a Google Form | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ If you use Google Forms with students you can use mail merge to provide students with feedback. The Flubaroo Add-On allows you to add personalized comments to each students responses before ...”
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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education

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Some of these look great for uni students and academics too...
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Free learning resources for teachers | Jorum | jorum.ac.uk

Free learning resources for teachers | Jorum | jorum.ac.uk | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
Jorum Repository of learning and teaching materials
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Creative Commons content for educators- huge range of material to use

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10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About - eLearning Industry

10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About - eLearning Industry | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Interested in learning about the most useful Online Research Tools? Check 10 Online Research Tools every Online Learner should know.”
Via Chris Carter, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Elizabeth E Charles
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Tools to let your colleagues and students know about if they don't already
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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 1, 2015 7:05 AM

RefMe should be item #1 and isn't even on the list?!? This is an otherwise good list, but then go to RefMe and be amazed!!! https://www.refme.com

Angela Ribo's curator insight, November 3, 2015 10:59 AM

Technology resources are growing and changing all the time. This is good to know.

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Find Copyright Free, Properly Cited Images for Student Use

Find Copyright Free, Properly Cited Images for Student Use | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Find copyright free images for student use. Citations are automatically added to all images. Photos for class is a must-have EdTech site for all classrooms.”
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iris ish's curator insight, November 3, 2015 11:49 AM

וגם

 

http://www.kamilagornia.com/find-free-stock-photos-blog-social-media/

 

 

Miranda Embleton-Smith's curator insight, November 14, 2015 7:54 AM

Hands-on, downright practical site for guilt-free image sourcing which I will definitely share with teachers at my school.

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5 Tools to Make Your Own Poll Quickly

5 Tools to Make Your Own Poll Quickly | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Decide anything quickly among your friends, family, or co-workers: set up a poll and gather opinions. It's simple with the right app. Whether you're deciding with your friends what to eat or joining forces with some family to buy a single massive wedding gift, sometimes decisions need to be made in a group. Today Cool…”
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Durbin, Franken, King Introduce Legislation to Help Make College Textbooks More Affordable | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois

The Official U.S. Senate website of Dick Durbin
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Affordable College Textbook Act - great idea!

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The Plagiarism Epidemic: Copy and Pasting your Education

The Plagiarism Epidemic: Copy and Pasting your Education | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it

Today’s student body is the most technologically-fluent generation to enter the realm of higher education. Current students are blessed with the most advanced digital systems society has seen, custom-designed to aid their learning and development.

But the computer revolution has brought with it an epidemic of institutional proportions – plagiarism is rampant throughout North American college campuses, and some have even turned it into a profitable business.


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Academic Social Network Hopes to Change the Culture of Peer Review – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academic Social Network Hopes to Change the Culture of Peer Review – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
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Interesting addition to Academia.edu for researchers...

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The Evolving & Expanding Service Landscape Across Academic Libraries #ala #acrl #highered #libraries

The Evolving & Expanding Service Landscape Across Academic Libraries #ala #acrl #highered #libraries | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it

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Reference transaction stats declining but "pop-up"and other services growing
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Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it

Working with digital media materials implicitly entails a tacit knowledge about the different concepts related to copyright and fair use. I have always insisted through the posts I shared in the "copyright materials for teachers " section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on the importance of teaching our students about how to properly credit sources and documents they grab from Internet.


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Very comprehensive crash course, parts of which could be used for a New Zealand audience.
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Students & Instructors on Library Use: Infographic #edtech #acrl #libraries #highered

Students & Instructors on Library Use: Infographic #edtech #acrl #libraries #highered | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“College students and instructors provide their insights on library use, the value of libraries, and research skills.”
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No surprises here really!
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John Shank's curator insight, September 11, 2015 3:37 PM

The gap between students and faculty perspectives is a valuable tool for libraries to market their services and instruction and glean insight into their value.

Emily Agunod's curator insight, September 17, 2015 4:44 PM

Thanks for posting, John! 

Connie Head's curator insight, September 22, 2015 11:25 AM

Great infographic. We still have work to do!

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Using Word to Write your Thesis: Creating an Outline

Using Word to Write your Thesis: Creating an Outline | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ When I started the third year of my PhD, I was advised to attend a course to learn to how to use Microsoft Word properly before I started writing. I laughed! Of course I…”
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Some useful tips to help you format your thesis using Microsoft Word...
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An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Interactive Presentations

An Excellent Google Drive Tool for Creating Interactive Presentations | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it

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Might be a useful tool for evaluating library tutorials
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SMIRK can now be downloaded from Jorum

SMIRK  can now be downloaded from Jorum | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ SMIRK is a mobile friendly version of the online information literacy resource SMILE. It covers information literacy and communication skills, with added information on copyright and research skills. ”Published: 5 February 2015, by Glasgow Caledonian University
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Great content and links to YouTube clips etc
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