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20 Excellent Apps for University Students curated by Educators' Tech

20 Excellent Apps for University Students curated by Educators' Tech | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Jan Swanepoel's curator insight, May 12, 8:57 PM
This article features some of the most useful apps university students are encouraged to explore. The apps are into 10 categories, which for each category two apps are identified that go with it. A table is also included below the visual where links to the featured apps are found.
Robert Heyman's curator insight, May 24, 5:44 AM
Great apps to be used by any students undertaking the quest for knowledge. Rescooped via Jan Swanpoel's curated collection.
Gabrielle's curator insight, May 24, 3:27 PM
Great insight into useful apps I can use/unaware of.
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Unlocking the Mystery of Critical Thinking

Unlocking the Mystery of Critical Thinking | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
Critical thinking. We all endorse it. We all want our students to do it. And we claim to teach it. But do we? Do we even understand and agree what it means to think critically?

According to Paul and Elder’s (2013a) survey findings, most faculty don’t know what critical thinking is or how to teach it. Unless faculty explicitly and intentionally design their courses to build their students’ critical thinking skills and receive training in how to teach them, their students do not improve their ski

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Ruby Day's curator insight, December 2, 2014 5:20 PM

The challenge with projects can be getting students to go into depth, think critically about their research - its relevance and the conclusions they draw and apply to the project. Some probing questions in this article to help.

BogDan Wrzesinski's curator insight, December 3, 2014 2:33 AM

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sian etherington's curator insight, December 4, 2014 4:16 PM

Useful insights - particularly that critical thinking skills can't develop in a knowledge vacuum.

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15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion | Edudemic

15 Tips For Facilitating Online Discussion | Edudemic | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
Facilitating discussions between students is one of those things that is infinitely easier when you’re teaching in a physical classroom rather than online. When the students are all in one room, discussions happen more naturally. Facilitating the same type of productive, useful discussion when teaching online is more of a challenge.

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Irmgard Huppe's curator insight, November 28, 2014 5:13 AM

short and sharp collection of a few important pointers

Rich Schultz's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:54 AM

Online discussion tips!

Almudena Rueda's curator insight, February 7, 2015 1:17 PM

Another great Infographics from Edudemic.

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Scholarpedia - peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia

Scholarpedia - peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

The peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia,
where knowledge is curated by communities of experts.

 

Scholarpedia is an English-language online wiki-based encyclopedia with features commonly associated with open-access online academic journals, which aims to have quality content. Wikipedia


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ANCIL - A New Curriculum for Information Literacy

A revolutionary new Information Literacy curriculum for Higher Education institutions in a digital age.

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Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, March 8, 2013 11:47 AM

Teaching information literacy is the purvue of all educators.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:43 AM

This applies to all educational settings, not just universities.

Sue Hickson's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:50 PM

A strategic focus on information literacy teaching that involves collaboration in the teaching of info skills, from educational designers, academics, IT staff and librarians. Needs buy in from the academic community which is not always easy to get.

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

Simply put, students suffer when they don’t have adequate resources—and, in particular, we’ve found that student achievement suffers when schools lack libraries that are staffed by full-time librarians. “Nearly every public school in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties has a library with certified staff, which has been proven to increase student reading and comprehension,” notes Kintisch. “In contrast, most public schools in Philadelphia do not employ a certified librarian, and more than 140 do not have a library.”


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:01 PM

Kieth Curry Lance's decade long research studies established (beyond any doubt) that a professionally staffed library is essential for student achievement. It never hurts to be shown the obvious truth (over and over again).


When will the decision makers stop the lip service and pay attention to the research? School Libraries and Librarians WORK! 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:35 AM

Told you so! ;-)

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How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload

How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the use of computers and Facebook are more associated with information overload than the use of television and iPhones.

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ReViTaL KleiN's comment, December 19, 2012 12:38 PM
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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, December 29, 2012 12:36 AM

Interesting points!

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A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science

A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.

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Lisa Labon's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:52 AM

Mind boggling to think what that the overload of content he speaks of is now created in a single day, every day.

garassini's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:51 AM

Applicare il metodo delle associazioni mentali all'archiviazione e alla ricerca delle informazioni. La visione profetica di Vannevar Bush.

Ken Feltman's curator insight, April 25, 2015 10:48 AM

Prescient

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ANCIL - A New Curriculum for Information Literacy

A revolutionary new Information Literacy curriculum for Higher Education institutions in a digital age.

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Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, March 8, 2013 11:47 AM

Teaching information literacy is the purvue of all educators.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:43 AM

This applies to all educational settings, not just universities.

Sue Hickson's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:50 PM

A strategic focus on information literacy teaching that involves collaboration in the teaching of info skills, from educational designers, academics, IT staff and librarians. Needs buy in from the academic community which is not always easy to get.

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New: Common Core State Standards Mapped to the information fluency model

New: Common Core State Standards Mapped to the information fluency model | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards provide a framework for teaching information fluency in Grades 3 through 12. To help educators in this task, relevant information fluency competencies are mapped to the appropriate standards.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 22, 2013 2:43 PM

Click through the Blue headline for the crosswalk.  A pdf version is also linked on the page. 

Deborah Owen's curator insight, January 23, 2013 8:56 AM

Why is digital information fluency important? This page shows you how each step directly addresses Common Core standards! 

Doug Picirillo's curator insight, January 26, 2013 6:36 PM

Information fluency is not about learning to manage information, or even to communicate about information.  It is about about learning to discover and manage meaning and communicate effectively in a world awash in information.

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The Road to Information Literacy: Kirsti Lonka's keynote

Kirsti Lonka, University of Helsinki, Professor of Educational Psychology (@kirstilonka) gave the opening keynote at last week’s IFLA Satelllite meeting on Information Literacy, at Tampere University, Finland, entitled ‘Engaging learning environments for the future.’ There are now some photos from the conference online. Kirsti told us how teachers in higher education might actually be able change society with their thinking, but they don’t always recognise this. Kirsti talked about how we need to adapt new ways of collective learning for better results and to consider the emotions we experience while we are learning. This theme of ‘emotional intellgience’ came up a number of times at the conference, and chimed with my work on ANCIL and the affective dimension of learning.


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Teacher librarians crucial in info age

Teacher librarians crucial in info age | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

"This leads me to a modern myth that needs busting: that of the capabilities of the ''digital native'', defined by Oxford as ''a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology''. The myth is that because these children have grown up with technology, they are ''naturally'' information literate. Being able to independently intuit how to play Angry Birds is a far cry from being able to critically evaluate a subtly biased website."

 

Well said - being born in the digital age is no guarantee of being digitally literate...

 


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SEEK! A game for Information Literacy Instruction

SEEK! A game for Information Literacy Instruction | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

"I'm Andrew Walsh, an Academic Librarian and National Teaching Fellow.

 

I want to get students excited about developing their information literacy, but let's face it - that's a losing battle... Instead, how about making information literacy instruction as interesting, active and engaging as possible and make sure some deep learning takes place?

 

Once of the ways I've been trying to do this recently is through games. This crowdfunding attempt is to help develop a non-digital, quick and easy to use card game that can be used in one-shot, 50 minute information literacy sessions..."


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Attention: A Muscle to Strengthen

Attention: A Muscle to Strengthen | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

"We have multiple set exercises throughout the day where you basically bring intentionality to your attention," he told me over the phone. They involve no newfangled brain-training software, or really anything at all new to neuroscience or philosophy—which may be why it's easy to dismiss them. For example, he might tell a patient to take on little tasks like, when they wake up in the morning—instead of ruminating on the day ahead or idling on their phone—thinking about five people in their lives for whom they're grateful. Maybe even send those people a little note. That strengthens relationships and makes those people feel appreciated, sure, but the real point of it, Sood explained, is that "by choosing where to deploy your attention and what you're processing, you're basically strengthening your attention."

Theoretically a person could accomplish that same attention-building with other exercises—say, staring at a fish tank for a while, counting and naming the fish, and then introducing them aloud whenever one swims near another—but Sood likes to recommend practices that are more productive. 


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, January 24, 2015 12:47 PM

Mindfulness and attention training have become fashionable, which in my opinion is not a bad thing. The author is an MD and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic. His approach does not specifically focus on training attention in the context of multiple screens and information input streams, but the basic exercises probably generalize -- particularly his emphasis on intention. He also has a popular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZZ0zpUQhBQ

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George Siemens: Dual Layer Mooc? Interesting Spin.

George Siemens: Dual Layer Mooc? Interesting Spin. | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
You recently launched the DALMOOC, which you created with a focus on improving the social experience of learners – can you tell me a bit about the structure and format you have chosen?

We call it a dual layer MOOC, but we don’t mean that in a binary sense, it’s more like saying there are two pathways to take. You can either take a structured pathway – the way that you see with a lot of MOOCs that are run, say, on Cousera or edX – and that’s a heavy teacher focus with guidance. As in, you click through to the next level.

We’ve created a second level that we’re calling more of the ‘social layer’ and we’re basically asking students to engage with one another and to create artefacts that reflect their understanding and to share those artefacts.

In the learning process we need different cycles of scaffolding – there are times when you come across a new idea completely and you can’t really create and socialise around it effectively because you just don’t know anything. So, there may be a cycle by which the learner follows a traditional structure or pathway but as soon as they become more confident they move into social and more emerging formats. In a way they’re oscillating between these two elements of the MOOC: structure and linear versus emergent and social.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 26, 2014 3:36 PM

The actual title of this article is: "

George Siemens: ‘Students need to take ownership of their learning’

I focused on Siemens design of multiple pathways through a MOOC.  His description of the design as "oscillating between these two elements of the MOOC: structure and linear versus emergent and social." triggers some interest. 


Social engagement in any online class is a precious and memorable experience. 

ExtensionEngine's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:34 AM

"A lot of what’s wrong with MOOCs stems from how they emulate traditional classrooms" - @gsiemens

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:35 PM

Dual layered MOOC.  I do see the obvious benefits. 

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 2015 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 2016 3:08 AM

Kathy Schrock has been looking ahead with technology and a librarian's instinct for organization for years. She's still hitting it out of the park. 

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The Handbook for Interactive Open Educational Resources

The Handbook for Interactive Open Educational Resources | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
This is the book site to learn more about the JB and ACRL book on finding, choosing, and using interactive open educational resources (OERs)

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Can Wordpress move from siloed blogs to be more of a media or a community?

Can Wordpress move from siloed blogs to be more of a media or a community? | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

WordPress is going to curate more content and may focus on longform writing and even native advertising, CEO Matt Mullenweg said in a panel at SXSW Saturday.


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Janet Fouts's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:26 AM

Interesting. Wordpress for curation? Makes sense to me!

Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:54 PM
For the sake or your own credibility, please learn to spell WordPress. Look it up online.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, March 20, 2013 4:22 PM
@Janet: it's actually more about WordPress curating blogs then doing specific things to help curators.
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A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science

A 1945 Essay on Information Overload, “Curation,” and Open-Access Science | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.

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Lisa Labon's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:52 AM

Mind boggling to think what that the overload of content he speaks of is now created in a single day, every day.

garassini's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:51 AM

Applicare il metodo delle associazioni mentali all'archiviazione e alla ricerca delle informazioni. La visione profetica di Vannevar Bush.

Ken Feltman's curator insight, April 25, 2015 10:48 AM

Prescient

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Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections

Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to land somewhere near the top of the "Muy Importante" list.


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Tom Hood's curator insight, January 28, 2013 7:39 PM

I see this helping to create a PLN Personal Learning Network

bookwarrior's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:32 PM

This educator describes how Scoop.it can be the tool by which you teach students to gather, manage, and evaluate information. I 100% agree with his caveat at the bottom that Scoop.it doesn't do the teaching but because it is so simple and seamless and allows for so much interaction and feedback between student curator and instructor, it is the perfect medium for it.

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:18 AM

Need a new subjects or all higher education students - digital content curation - we provide less pre-preapred resources - students need to learn what is worth citing 

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The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 16, 2013 1:46 PM

Performance assessment was the big idea that died when NCLB grabbed hold of Education.  I still believe that most advanced learning takes place as a process that is best assessed as a performance. Here are resources to consider if you are curious or or like mind on the issue. 

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Biblio Bouts

Play the BiblioBouts online game to learn the process of finding high quality information while you complete your assignments. University of Michigan.


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Why Do We Focus On Finland? A Must-Have Guidebook | Edudemic

Why Do We Focus On Finland? A Must-Have Guidebook | Edudemic | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it

Some features about the Finnish educational system! 


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School libraries vital to reading achievement | I Love Libraries

School libraries vital to reading achievement | I Love Libraries | InfoLitmisc | Scoop.it
New #ILL feature - School Libraries Vital to Reading Acheivement http://t.co/jZcrwsRn...
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