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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). "

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Education Update:More than Words: Developing Core Speaking and Listening Skills:Making a Habit of "How Do You Know?"

Education Update:More than Words: Developing Core Speaking and Listening Skills:Making a Habit of "How Do You Know?" | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

As a librarian, of course, this is already a core value that I incorporate in all my interactions with students--and I think of this question as having a Bloom's-like taxonomy of complexity, with being able to provide a citation at the content knowledge level to being able to evalutate the quality of a source requiring higher order thinking skills.

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Mozilla's Web Literacy Standards Released

Mozilla's Web Literacy Standards Released | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Mozilla has just released its set of Web Literacy Standards and it's something that everyone who uses the web personally or in the classroom needs to look at and try to understand. 

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For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia

For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A parallel world of pseudo-academia, with prestigiously titled conferences and journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee, has the scientific community alarmed.
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The dark side of Open Access...

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It’s Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use

It’s Time: Create Smart Policies to Support Student Tech Use | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has issued a report in which they make recommendations for how schools should be managing technology, what teachers should be teaching about technology, and what students need from us to become effective users and consumers of technology.
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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age.

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Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search | Wired Magazine | Wired.com

Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search | Wired Magazine | Wired.com | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The importance of teaching information literacy skills is supported by a study that shows students are not as savvy as we'd like to think, especially when it comes to identifying reliable and useful resources on the open web.

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Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start | eSchool News

Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start | eSchool News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This article looks at what it means to be a literate consumer of web-based information and how schools can help students develop those skills.

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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Is it possible for our students to be both digital natives and digitally unaware? Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze social implications. All of which makes them extremely vulnerable to the overwhelming amount of information they have access to through the digital tools they use—and love!—so much."

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Changing the Teaching of History, One Byte at a Time

Changing the Teaching of History, One Byte at a Time | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the information revolution's digital free-for-all. In a previous age, when children were taken to the library to decipher the hieroglyphics of theReaders' Guide to Periodical Literature, the big question was how to find information. But today, deluged by an avalanche of information, students face a different question: should this information be believed?"

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No--You Don’t Need To Learn To Code

No--You Don’t Need To Learn To Code | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The whole world seems to be telling you that you need to learn programming. Heres why you dont--and what you should learn instead.

Via Buffy J. Hamilton
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Five Wildest Science Retractions Of 2012

Five Wildest Science Retractions Of 2012 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

By: Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience Bad Medicine Columnist Published: 12/21/2012 12:21 PM EST on LiveScience

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It turns out that we can't necessarily assume that everything we read in peer-reviewed scholarly journals can be trusted... so what do we tell our students?  READ the article, find out about the author's credentials, and if you can't verify the information in another apparently credible source, be suspicious.

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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Thinkstock Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research?

Yet another response to last week's Pew Research Center report "How Teens Do Research in the Digital World."  Some suggestions here for research assignments that could encourage students to go beyond superficial search engine results.

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GMS Shared Learning: Infographics in the classroom

GMS Shared Learning: Infographics in the classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

I often post infographics on my Scoop.It--they do such a  great job of summarizing statistics and data in eye-catching, interesting and approachable formats.  But my colleague, Mrs. Green, has some caveats and cautions for us about infographics.  She also has some suggestions for how to make our own (and have our students create them).

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Why Wikipedia Does Belong in the Classroom

Why Wikipedia Does Belong in the Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"The answer is not to ban Wikipedia.  The answer is to teach students how to use sources appropriately."  Information literacy--that's your librarian's content area.

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Infographic: Information Literacy Issues « EasyBib

Infographic: Information Literacy Issues « EasyBib | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Librarians surveyed reported that 57.1% of information literacy instruction occurs in "One-shot instruction sessions."

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