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I, Daniel Blake reveals the rich complexity of literacy – and why it matters

I, Daniel Blake reveals the rich complexity of literacy – and why it matters | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
Pencil by default: the digital skills demanded by the welfare system may baffle Daniel Blake, but he is resourceful, creative and willing to work.
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The issues of literacy and digital literacy raised in this film are evident to many working in the public library sector. It is also evidenced in the FE/HE sector, where access to resources and even teaching time (blended learning) is affected by your literacy/digital literacy skills. This is a thought provoking piece and should lead us all to reflect on our place in the relationship between our users and the information they need. 
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Media literacy - Ofcom

Discover Ofcom's key research into adults' and children's media literacy
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Useful collection of OfCom's media literacy research - this aids insightful discussion with learners and informs differentiation to support blended learning. 
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy for The Web

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy for The Web | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
Via Karen Bonanno
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Great quick reference guide for learners and DL
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Government plans to make the UK one of the most digitally-skilled nations - Press releases - GOV.UK

Government plans to make the UK one of the most digitally-skilled nations - Press releases - GOV.UK | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
Government has announced plans to make training in basic digital skills free for adults lacking relevant qualifications.
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Currently this programme of proposed training is just for England, but depending on its success could impact Wales too. What does this mean for our national Information Offer and the role of librarian as trainer/teacher/support for DL/IL?
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To Pin or not to Pin?

By Jenny Morgan & Jacqui Taylor (Leeds Beckett University) from MMIT 2015
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great ideas and reference list about using Pinterest and the copyright applications of this 

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Pushing the Social Media envelope in 2016

Pushing the Social Media envelope in 2016 | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it

You might ask "Why would a library get involved in social media?" The simple answer is communication. To make the connection we strive not only to be understood in our library, but also to truly understand the needs of our patrons.


Via Karen Bonanno
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To reach users and non users we need to be communicating on the platforms that they use and share messages on their peer network. 

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Being Digital | Open University Library Services

Being Digital | Open University Library Services | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
Being digital from the Open University, is a collection of short, easy to follow activities. They cover the skills we all need to be effective online; whether it’s finding information, communicating online, or deciding who or what to trust.
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Let's make history ... by recording it

Let's make history ... by recording it | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
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Ideas for digital literacy sessions and topics - active listening. A bit like the BBC Voices project 

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Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype?

Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype? | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
To what extent is this a new model of learning in a digital age? How are private corporations employing old rhetoric to advance new avenues into public education? Most importantly, is blended learning becoming yet another overhyped myth on the crowded road of technology-as-education-reform panacea?
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Impact, impact, impact | Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog

Impact, impact, impact | Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
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access and added value = adoption 

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Information literacy is for life, not just for a good degree | CILIP

Information literacy is for life, not just for a good degree | CILIP | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
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"More recently this focus has widened to examine transition from school and Further Education (FE) into University, recognizing universities’ increasingly high expectations of new undergraduates information literacies. This widening of focus is also starting to bring workplace information literacy under the spotlight. It’s an exciting time for this area of research, as theory and practice can be seen to start to reflect the Alexandria Proclamation assertion that “Information Literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning. It empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals.” - See more at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/information-literacy-life-not-just-good-degree#sthash.rI2UoTAV.dpuf

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Can We Image: Search for images with links directly to its usage rights page

Can We Image: Search for images with links directly to its usage rights page | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
search wikimedia commons for public domain images and other images

Via John Dalziel
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Creative commons image searching - all learners should be aware of the need for accurate referencing and use of digital images. 

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John Dalziel's curator insight, June 4, 2014 1:13 PM

The Can We Image site was created to make it easier for users to find images on the web.
The site searches and displays results from Wikimedia Commons, an enormous repository of images and other digital resources.
Searching Wikimedia Commons instead of another site like Google Images provides a benefit for both learners and practitioners who want to use the digital resources legally.
All resources displayed in the search results on this site link directly to the resource's usage rights page. That page will help users decide whether they can use the resource elsewhere.
To be fair searching for images here instead of going directly to Wikimedia Commons just provides a simpler interface.
Search results appear in an easy-to-digest format that we've all grown accustomed to.
It combines the great resources of Wikimedia Commons with the interface of Google Images.

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it

Via Karen Bonanno
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Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK based education institutions you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, May 8, 2014 9:26 PM
Creative Commons - teaching digital ethics; copyright
Curatorially Yours's curator insight, May 22, 2014 7:44 PM

A great visual for explaining the different Creative Commons licenses.

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How Toronto libraries are trying to chase the winter blues away

How Toronto libraries are trying to chase the winter blues away | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
Two Toronto libraries are participating in a pilot project that is shining some light on what’s commonly known as the 'winter blues.' This week, the Toronto Public Library put light therapy lamps in two of their branches: Malvern and Brentwood.
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A simple way to be be more welcoming and inclusive in any library!
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Being Digital | Open University Library Services

Being Digital | Open University Library Services | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
Being digital from the Open University, is a collection of short, easy to follow activities. They cover the skills we all need to be effective online; whether it’s finding information, communicating online, or deciding who or what to trust.
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A great tool from the Open university for self assessment and pathways to support learner's digital skills. This approach would support learners as part of the new digital literacy framework in Wales, but also the general study skills sessions provided in the library. 
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Fake news, real violence: 'Pizzagate' and the consequences of an Internet echo chamber

Fake news, real violence: 'Pizzagate' and the consequences of an Internet echo chamber | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
Millions of people have read about a crazy conspiracy theory called "Pizzagate." An untold number of them actually believe it. One person apparently took matters into his own hands and showed up to the pizza place that the conspiracy theorists say is at the center of the web with guns.
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We need to be supporting our learners to identify and call out fake news stories - to understand echo chambers and the reasons false information is published in this way. Could you confidently to these things too? This link was originally shared through the LIS-INFOLITERACY JISCmail list 
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Pinterest, image sharing websites and the law | Jisc

Pinterest, image sharing websites and the law | Jisc | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
A guide to the legal considerations of using image sharing social networks for teaching and learning.
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JISC legal guides for considerations when using Pinterest 

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Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning

Resources and Downloads to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it

Find information, strategies, protocols, and tools -- including resources and downloads from teachers and schools – to promote curiosity and engage students in asking questions, thinking critically, and solving problems.


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50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child -

50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child - | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it

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PRIMO

PRIMO | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online Database
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PRIMO is a means to promote and share peer-reviewed instructional materials created by librarians to teach people about discovering, accessing and evaluating information in networked environments. The Committee hopes that publicizing selective, high quality resources will help librarians to respond to the educational challenges posed by still emerging digital technologies.

 
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The Online Teachers’ Guide To Difficult Students

The Online Teachers’ Guide To Difficult Students | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
It often happens as you’re working through your emails, replying to students who are making good progress and who appreciate your guidance. Suddenly, you open an email that’s surprisingly brutal. In a matter of seconds, that one message blots out all the positive conversations you’ve just had. It’s like a black cloud over the sun.

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Phillip Morgan's curator insight, September 10, 2015 2:05 AM

Even the online teachers have to met with various challenges every now and then. Stay calm and follow the basic few tips to overcome the hurdles and patchy behaviour of various students.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 11, 2015 12:31 PM

Some great tips in this article. I particularly liked 

Set up a FAQ page and refer demanding students to that, as a default starting point. Make it a one-stop information shop for common queries.but I do find you have to constantly refer students to it. They don't normally look for answers first.   Set up a FAQ page and refer demanding students to that, as a default starting point. Make it a one-stop information shop for common queries.
Donna Farren's curator insight, September 14, 2015 11:03 AM
Helpful reminders about how to work with all types of students and why good protocols should always be followed.
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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood...
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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, September 8, 2015 9:18 AM

The role of the librarian or teacher and the impact of their support isn't mentioned in this article - could this make a difference??

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SMIRK jQuery Mobile Web App Start page

SMIRK jQuery Mobile Web App Start page | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
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 "The new version of SMIRK features auto text resizing to suit the type of mobile device used and improved navigation. SMIRK is the mobile version of the information literacy and communication skills package SMILE. It is completely open access - no login required."

 

Originally shared on the JISCmail INFOLIT group. 

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Collaborative Approaches to Information Literacy

Collaborative Approaches to Information Literacy | Library and Information DigiLIt CPD | Scoop.it
Collaborative Approaches to Information Literacy
This event aims to give participants an opportunity to learn from the good practice of the presenters who have innovated and developed their practice by working collaboratively.
The speakers for the event include staff from different HE and FE institutions who will discuss how they have collaborated with different professionals, both across their institutions, and externally.
As a result of attending this event participants will have a greater understanding of how to develop integrated approaches to information and digital literacy practice. There will be a focus on how collaborative practice can raise the profile of IL beyond the library and enable services to work more efficiently with stronger outcomes. Attendees will learn practical ways to share information and knowledge beyond immediate teams, and how to build relationships to make better use of existing resources and aid skill development.
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Library instruction for first-year students

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Plymouth University (US) has developed a first year IL training course to support student skills 

"Plymouth State University attempts to address the needs of budding scholars through a required First Year Seminar (FYS) course, which is designed to develop the research, writing, and critical thinking skills that they are expected to use while pursuing an education. Each FYS course is assigned an instructor, a topic, and a personal librarian who meets with the class once or twice during the semester to cover these skills."

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