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How To Use Crowdsourcing In The Classroom

How To Use Crowdsourcing In The Classroom | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it
Our students write reports from information they find on the internet, not a library book. They need to understand this type of new information source and the network it comes from.
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I'd love to see students using some of these ideas!  When we were discussing website evaluation, students had great ideas for sites to look at, and it definitely enhanced the learning for all of us. We looked at Twitter feeds for McDonalds, Seane Republicans, and others.  

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14 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

14 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

"The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that children spend an average of seven hours a day consuming various types of media. This data illustrates that society’s voracious appetite for media makes media literacy more important than ever.

How can you teach your students to interact responsibly with the media? The following resources can help you plan thought-provoking lessons on the subject."

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It's well worth spending some time exploring these resources collected by Edudemic. I found several things I'll be incorporating in lessons for next year.

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Ann Elliott writes: "Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom."

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After making several suggestions to a teacher yesterday who wanted to assign a "more interesting" book project, I found Ann Elliott's article timely and useful.  Our students love viewing infographics, but need instruction on creating them, on design basics, etc.  Ann's article will be very helpful to a teacher who wants to jump into infographics, but is learning along with her students.

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Links to Photos Said to Be Stolen From Snapchat Users Flood Message Boards

Links to Photos Said to Be Stolen From Snapchat Users Flood Message Boards | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it
Just weeks after a celebrity hacking scandal, members of an anonymous online message board claimed to have accessed hundreds of thousands of photographs of noncelebrities.
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I love the last quote, in which the creator of an app that allows you to save Snapchats to your phone says, "...your average Snapchat user isn't very tech savvy."  Another teachable moment to add to my long list of examples for digital literacy. Even just reading about the mystery of Snapsaved is a lesson!

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How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic]

How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic] | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Here are some tips for writing more compelling headlines...

The infographic by Neil Patel from Quick Sprout will give you a simple formula for enticing headlines. Though there's no one-size-fits-all headline trope that guarantees a crazy influx of traffic, the tactics below should help you tweak your headlines to get your posts the attention they deserve.


Via Lauren Moss, Kim Borghouts
Mary Clark's insight:

There are some great tips here. Our 7th grades write newspaper front pages for an historical fiction project, and last year we talked about good headlines and captions. I'll share this with them this year. 

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Kamian's curator insight, October 1, 12:31 PM

(ENG) Excelente infografía con Tips para redactar titulares efectivos.

GwynethJones's curator insight, October 5, 11:49 AM

Writing kicky headlines are the THING!

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A Straightforward Guide To Creative Commons | Edudemic

A Straightforward Guide To Creative Commons | Edudemic | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Katie Lepi writes: " The Creative Commons licenses allow any internet user to easily understand how they can (and can not) share what they find on the web. The licenses are visual, and if you aren’t sure of what you see on the work you’d like to use, you can refer back to the CC website to see. The handy infographic below gives a pretty thorough overview of the licenses and what they mean. Whether you have a personal blog, a class blog, or your students want to use a photo they’ve found in a presentation, this guide will be super handy!"

Mary Clark's insight:

I love this infographic from Foter! My next presentation to 8th grade students is on Creative Commons, so this information is timely. I think the infographic will make a longer lasting impression than anything I tell them.

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NFL protests include flyover, model with black eye along with #GoodellMustGo

NFL protests include flyover, model with black eye along with #GoodellMustGo | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Cindy Boren writes: "It isn’t clear exactly where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is, but, if he’d chosen to attend at game Sunday at MetLife Stadium, he’d have seen a plane fly over  the place, trailing a banner calling for him to go in a larger #GoodellMustGo protest over the weekend."

Mary Clark's insight:

Another example of using social media to pressure public figures for action.  This would certainly generate discussion among students.--football AND make-up!

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Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases

Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it
Emotionally abusive comments are becoming more common online, and the consequences could include scaring away from the web those subject to attacks.
Mary Clark's insight:

This article would be great for a discussion about online.rights and responsibilities. Just because you can comment on everything online, should you? Can students come up with a civility code that they think we should adhere to online (or anywhere)? 


Lots to think about here.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 16, 10:50 AM

A current exploration of hating online and negative trolling 

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Staying Organized Using Google Apps for Education in the Classroom

Staying Organized Using Google Apps for Education in the Classroom | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it
(Scroll to the bottom to skip to the video) I was recently asked (twice in the same week) to share how I organize student work shared with me via Google Apps for Education. At nErDcamp Northern New...

Via AdinaSullivan
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I think we should establish a consistent policy for this at school!

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What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications?)

What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications?) | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

There are so many ways that teachers are using social media –  both in the classroom and for their own professional development. From Instagram and Facebook in the classroom to Twitter lists and hashtags for their PLN, there are so many social networks and so much content to choose from when you’re looking.

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So now we know!

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, July 27, 12:16 AM

Good things to remember and to share about engaging in social media. 

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

“Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more.”


Via Cindy Rudy, Jenny Smith, Jim Lerman
Mary Clark's insight:

This will be good to share at the beginning of the year. I think it will reassure some teachers, and light a fire under others:)

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 15, 11:55 AM

Like my friend Mary Clark said (She's a great follow!)  This is a really great graphic to share with teachers at the start of school! 


I'm also gonna share this on my New Teacher Survival Guide wikipage!

Rachel Gutzler's curator insight, August 13, 11:25 AM

Curating with ScoopIt.  #pasummit

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Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation

Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it
With the vast amount of content that is shared on the Internet, content curation is becoming an essential digital literacy skill for teachers and students.
Mary Clark's insight:

Good article to share with teachers new to content curation, as it gives a good summary of several curation tools.

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, July 27, 12:18 AM

As Mary said this is a great list for teachers new to content curation.  Very helpful. 

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Social Media Literacy: The Five Key Concepts

Social Media Literacy: The Five Key Concepts | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Stacey Goodman writes: " Online digital technology has empowered users in ways that were unimaginable twenty years ago. Social media sites have given us the ability to reach a global audience, and have increased the average user's means to persuade and influence. We are no longer just consumers of media, but content creators and distributors, as well as editors, opinion makers, and journalists."

Mary Clark's insight:

Very thoughtful review of the responsibilities we have as both consumers and creators of digital content. 

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Stephen Williams's curator insight, October 14, 6:35 PM

As Stacey Goodman says, we are no longer just consumers of media, we also help to create and curate it.

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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives?

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

C.J. Kettler writes: "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."

Mary Clark's insight:

Using social media to follow news stories is a great way to help students (and adults) develop critical thinking and digital literacy skills.  Our recent wildfires served as a great example.  Twitter gave us some timely information, but I also read a lot of misinformation and spam.  Teaching digital literacy and using examples that interest students isn't that hard!

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@HistoryInPics, or Does Copyright Count?

@HistoryInPics, or Does Copyright Count? | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it
Meet Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, ages 17 and 19, whose ability to build a massive audience from nothing may be unparalleled in media today.
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I'm sure if I share this with my students, their response will be, "Then why should we bother searching for images that are free to use or share? We're not even going to be making money on our projects!" Interesting point, and one that would make a great research or debate topic. 

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 30, 9:59 AM

Great convo starter!

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Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests

Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers, Study Suggests | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it
Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research shows
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I'm a big media multi-tasker, so I'm pleased to see it's not that detrimental to my work!

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9 ways to use Hyperlapse for your school's videos

9 ways to use Hyperlapse for your school's videos | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Cassie Dull writes: "See how to use Hyperlapse for school videos to create engaging content for social media."

Mary Clark's insight:

I just started using Hyperlapse last week, mostly showing students coming and going in the library. I am going to use some of Cassie's suggestions!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 5, 11:10 AM

Sweet! Thanks, Mary!

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10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Katie Lepi writes: "Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom."  

Mary Clark's insight:

Katie's list would be very helpful for teachers just starting to dip their toes into social media. I love the idea of using photos for writing prompts! I haven't used my library Instagram account often enough--I'd love to ask students to share photos of creative reading spots, or photos that could be alternative covers for their favorite books.  Another idea for the to do list!

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Kim Borghouts's curator insight, September 28, 6:17 PM

A nice ice breaker.

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What We're Missing with Digital Footprint

What We're Missing with Digital Footprint | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

John Spencer writes: "I've noticed a trend toward educating students on the notion of a permanent digital footprint. Often, this leads to a conversation about personal branding. Do this and don't do that. Craft this image to make yourself look great for an employer. Don't get caught saying or doing anything dumb at sixteen."

Mary Clark's insight:

 This is an interesting take on how we teach about digital footprints or tattoos. John Spencer wonders if we're encouraging students to be less than authentic online by focusing on the impact of their digital teen life on their future education or employment prospects.


I usually couch my digital tattoo talks with comments about how glad I am that camera phones weren't around when I was a teen, but John's article will make me shift my emphasis a bit away from the fear, and more toward  the questions John poses.

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Are We All Narcissists? Viral Social Media Campaigns

Are We All Narcissists? Viral Social Media Campaigns | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it
Following the pattern here would make an intriguing assignment for secondary students. Campaign goes viral, campaign gets criticized, campaign gets forgotten or breaks down horribly? Are those always the steps? I know we saw it with Kony 2012 and Invisible Children. I doubt we'll see that kind of public flame-out from the good people at the ALS Association, but it's certainly worth studying viral campaigns.

Is this slacktivism at its best, and does it matter, since money is allegedly being ...
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I'm going to spend more time focusing on social media with students this year. This is a great example that they can all relate to! Digger deeper with critical thinking is key.

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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it
With all the "sky is falling" cries about American students reading less, I often wonder why we don't track how much reading and writing students do daily on social media. Bring social media into your lessons is crucial to helping students develop critical thinking about the media many of them consume and create in large amounts every day.

In this article from Edudemic, Dave Guymon suggests that pairing visual or non-linguistic ideas with text-based ones can help students recall or interpret...
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I've started using Vingle to do more reflection on topics that interest me. Here are my comments on Dave Guymon's article on visual literacy.

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How a Raccoon Became an Aardvark

How a Raccoon Became an Aardvark | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Eric Randal posted: "Wikipedia is an experiment in crowdsourcing as much human knowledge as possible, and the logical outcome of that process is that the wisdom of the crowd often rules—as insensible as the crowd can be."

Mary Clark's insight:

Great article to share with students when teaching about credible sources.

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Ann Ewel's curator insight, July 27, 12:20 AM

Great article to share about credible information and why we all need to be alert and careful. 

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 

Mary Clark's insight:

So much to digest here! This article is definitely worth reading, and then re-reading, for a new insight into curation.

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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 10:39 AM

This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 30, 9:59 AM

Curation of information for educational content and context: article worth reading

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, August 25, 5:05 AM

More on curation. Creating new content from old. When should you blog about it, and when should you tweet?

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Reading Writing Responding: What's So Digital About Literacy Anyway?

Reading Writing Responding: What's So Digital About Literacy Anyway? | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Aaron Davis writes: "In a post titled, 'The Importance of Modeling Positive Use of Social Media', +Chris Wejr suggested that schools need to do more to both model the appropriate use of social media, as well as promote more positive stories. This got me thinking about some of the other things that we may do personally online , but not necessarily model all the time in school. One such practise is that of reading and responding online. So often students are told to use tracks and be active readers, to write regular journal reflections, but this usually starts and stops at the physical book. When are students getting the same opportunity to read and respond online?"

Mary Clark's insight:

Lots of great stuff in here to ponder.  The blog post itself is a great answer to how reading digital content is a different skill than reading print--do you wander off to the embedded links as you're reading? Do you read the entire post, then go back and visit the links? I find myself down a rabbit hole too often, clicking links, reading, clicking more links.  That works fine for me, but would that work for a student trying to gather information for a research project? Online reading definitely feels more scattered to me, as I am easily distracted. Does that matter to students researching? Do we need to highlight the differences for them? I think at least making students aware by modeling online reading would be helpful, as they can reflect on how they  interact with print and digital information.

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10 Proactive Steps for Schools to Limit Student Issues With Social Media

10 Proactive Steps for Schools to Limit Student Issues With Social Media | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Kelly Walsh writes: " Combining what I learned with suggestions from the great staff at Kinry Road Elementary School, and my own personal perspective as a parent, I developed this list of approaches to help parents and educators limit incidents and issues by tackling the problem head on."

Mary Clark's insight:

Hmm.  Some good points here, but that graphic? I'd rather start with the positives!  I do like the idea of a peer mediation program, which would work with our PALS program. 

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Why Curation Matters

Why Curation Matters | Digital Literacy in the Library | Scoop.it

Steven W. Anderson writes: "I spend a great deal of time looking up stuff. Whether that stuff is blog posts to get a pulse on what is happening in the edusphere or researching new tools to share with teachers, I come across a wide variety of resources that I need to save, catalog and be able to come back to later. Curation is a large part of my day. 

But what is curation? Why is it important and how can you do it easily?"

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I use Diigo for personal use, but I love Scoop.it when I'm sharing resources with others. While I can tag and organize in both Diigo and Scoop.it, I love the look of Scoop.it! 

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