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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

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I'm loving Easybib more and more. Guides for citations of all types of sources, AND website evaluation. The integration into Google Drive is wonderful. It works like Bibme without the ads! 

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gwynethjones's curator insight, April 13, 12:16 PM

COOL!

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 14, 12:27 AM

Citation of sources; referencing

Dean Mantz's curator insight, April 14, 7:28 AM

Thanks to reuvenwerber for sharing this post on his Jewish Education Around the World page.  http://www.scoop.it/t/jewish-education-around-the-world/

 

This comes and a perfect time as my TnC356 preservice students from Sterling College are creating PSA videos and digital storytelling projects. 

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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Of course, the librarian is in the position to help teachers infuse digital literacy into student projects. 

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Thats astonishing...
John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 9:17 AM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 11:53 AM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

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3 Solid Apps for Creating Visuals

3 Solid Apps for Creating Visuals | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
I'm not usually a fan of lists of apps.  Let's be honest - how many of those 50 apps in 50 minutes are you actually going to remember, let alone implement in your class?  However, I am a fan of wel...
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Nice recommendations including an integration idea for each. 

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5 famous copyright infringement cases (and what you can learn)

5 famous copyright infringement cases (and what you can learn) | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
This was one of the top 20 blog posts on The Creative Edge from 2013! Don't miss out on the rest. Copyright has never been an easy, black-and-white kind of i

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Some interesting copyright cases I had not heard of, mostly art related. Includes the Vanilla Ice/Bowie&Queen case with video interview from Youtube.  This one from the comments is especially interesting: Must add of these to my Copyright lessons for Ts and Ss.Cindy Callais
Missed one! Around year 2000, an FBI agent walked into a Kinko's with a black and white photo and asked for copies. (copyright infringement was being investigated) The employee said, "No problem. How many?" Agent asked about the copyright printed on the front of the picture. Not a problem. The employee arranged the pictured on the copier to omit the copyright in reproductions for a nicer image. The fine was in the millions and now FedEx owns Kinko's.Apr 26, 2013
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Naomi Bates's curator insight, March 15, 6:17 AM

Good info to share About copyright infringement 

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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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I'd say  this just about covers it!  Thanks @Joyce Valenza

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, March 4, 5:53 AM

A great overview with useful links! 

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 7, 1:35 PM

What a great find! Keep this handy for the inevitable questions that arise as students delve into research and create projects.  Thanks Karen Bonanno for sharing!

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 8, 3:21 PM

Looks like a great resource!

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Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
I am updating my workshop on how technology can be used to promote Voluntary Free Re...
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 1, 7:12 AM

While there is really nothing here we haven't heard or used before, it is a good list to use to review what you have done in the past and update it. I know I need to promote books on my library website, but when was the last time I updated it? or what about your digital displays? are they stale? I think the thing is to chose where to focus your time and make a regularly scheduled time to update it. 

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
February 16, 2014
Knowing how to develop a bibliography and cite the resources you drew on  in your research papers are two elemental skills for any student researcher. Correct and accurate...

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Another one I like is http://www.citethisforme.com/ . The free version of course.

 

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Jan Watts's curator insight, February 25, 2:13 PM

It is essential that students are able to cite the sources of their information. These tools are great support for this....

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 1:22 AM
10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 9:49 AM

Excellent collection of tools for teachers and students. I will include these in my campaign to get teachers to ask students to cite.

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Let the Librarians Lead

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A Simple Process To Learn How To Curate Any Content You Read: The Cornell Notes


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Cornell note-taking video. Handy to to teach students. 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 25, 11:43 AM

Have you considered how to share your expertise with the world via content curation?   If you are NEW to this and have expertise that others would value in choosing great content to share, here's a great place to start.  

Robin Good, provides us with a handy summary as well as providing us with a good example of how to add value to curation, via his notes.  ~  Deb

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, January 27, 5:07 AM

I will add to pkm skills.

Zhang Meilan's curator insight, April 13, 5:24 PM

如何策展你所阅读的任何内容的简单学习过程:看奈尔笔记方法。

康奈尔笔记法将笔记本分为三栏:大区域的主栏、条目栏(线索栏)、总结栏。

记笔记方法为”5R's”法:

1.Record- 在主栏中,尽可能多地记录一些重要事实、思想、概念等。

2.Reduce,归纳- 在线索栏,将这些事实,思想和概念归纳概括为一个词汇、或一句短话。

3.Recite,背诵 - 利用线索栏的提示,尽可能全面、而非机械地,用你自己的语言复述你所记录的主栏中有关讲座内容的事实、思想,然后对照笔记确认你所讲的。

4.Reflect,反思 - 思考这些材料与课程、单元/被讨论的科目之间的关系,这部分内容卸载总结栏。

5.Review,总结 - 每周花10分钟快速回顾你的笔记,你将会记住你所学习的大部分内容。


Thanks to Peter Mellow, and catspyjamasnz.

 

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Storytelling Is Not Lecturing; Lecturing is Not Storytelling

Storytelling Is Not Lecturing; Lecturing is Not Storytelling | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
I sit in the lecture hall with 10,000 others waiting for my new teacher to speak. I look at my cell phone and silently groan that this in going to be a long hour; as long an hour as an hour can be ...
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Use stories to activate learners' brains and make connections. 

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 8:57 AM

From identifying the best educational tools to managing your online reputation, this is a great social media checklist for educators.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 12:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 8:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

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Helping students understand location settings | Lucacept - intercepting the Web | Diigo

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Digital citizenship is something I try to weave in during my library lessons. The video shared in this blog post is a good one to use.  

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Learning Never Stops: 6 websites to discover stunning images from around the world.

Learning Never Stops: 6 websites to discover stunning images from around the world. | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

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6th grade ss

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Hunger Games! -->Fun Lib activity - RUN!

Hunger Games! -->Fun Lib activity - RUN! | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
There's something you need to know about me and The Hunger Games, I love them way too much. There was one time we were discussing the trilogy in my Youth Literature class during library school, tha...

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Always need fun library activities.  Add this blog to  Feedly. 

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gwynethjones's curator insight, September 25, 2013 6:36 PM

I swear, I feel like if I ever need a clever activity idea I just have to go to Rad Books for Rad Kids blog and BAZINGA! Awesome ideas!

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 12, 3:58 PM

This blogger might be hibernating (like I should talk!) but this is an interesting idea.  Maybe for the incoming 6th graders next year.

Found this one on @gwynethjones's scoop.it board.  I always wanted to tie the food drive with the Hunger Isn't a Game movement.  Maybe we could give bonus points to those who donate to the food drive. (Or is that too much like the rich tributes from the Capitol getting extra gifts?)

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Literary Fusions

Literary Fusions | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
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Super duo workshop presenters and a great blog to follow, a mixture of books and technology. 

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How to Choose the Best Colors for Your Presentations

How to Choose the Best Colors for Your Presentations | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

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Selecting color schemes is not limited to presentations. How about your signage and bulletin boards in the library or digital flyers and posters used to advertise and promote the library programs and resources. Even your website may be spiffied up a bit with a new color selection. 

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gwynethjones's curator insight, March 17, 3:28 PM

Great ideas here! I also love Colour Lovers to find great, already organized colour palette's!

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15 Amazing Web Tools Facilitating Pre-Search Strategies… Digital Literacy Series Part 2

15 Amazing Web Tools Facilitating Pre-Search Strategies… Digital Literacy Series Part 2 | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"Last time we reflected on the idea of the internet being an amazing place filled with a wealth of information. I addressed what I feel are ten important pre-search strategies when beginning research with students.  You can read about these strategies in the prior post. In this post, I wish to build on  the steps outlined earlier. I would like to introduce some tools that can be used to help facilitate the pre-search period of time with students. By understanding the need for pre-search one can see how these tools, some of which you may already know, can be used in a different way to help students as they get ready to research.  Please enjoy the tools and let me know of other that I can include in a future post."


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Some. Different  tools for classroom collaboration and research. 

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10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1

10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1 | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

by Michael Gorman

 

"Welcome to a series that examines the process of research. The first few posts will include that important pre-search process. In this series you are sure to find something that will fit any classroom"


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Ravi Bhatia's curator insight, March 3, 9:07 PM

 

10 Steps For Pre-Search Strategies... Digital Literacy Series Part 1
Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, March 4, 5:40 AM

There are those who believe that, because of the wealth of information available on the internet, the importance of the librarian is diminished.  On the contrary, teaching digital literacy is an important role of the school librarian.

 

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 5, 8:57 PM

Steps in pre-search to help students develop their research questions. How often do we skip this, just give them the topic and move on for lack of time? 

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Teach Students About Creative Commons: 15+ Resources

Teach Students About Creative Commons: 15+ Resources | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category
“Nothing is original.

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Resources for teaching and locating CC licensed content. 

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TCEA 2014 Handouts

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Hours and hours of technology pd on your own time available here.

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And the survey says.... Librarians speak out on 1:1/BYOD - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

And the survey says.... Librarians speak out on 1:1/BYOD - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
It's not so much what I want to do, as it is what needs to be done.



If you think of it a...
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How BYOD affects librarians' role in school.

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Naomi Bates's curator insight, January 31, 7:27 AM

Interest survey for librarians to read about BYOD 

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Educational search engines | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educational search engines | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information for Librarians | 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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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, January 19, 9:40 AM

Collection of Ed Tech and Mobile Learning articles/posts on  a variety of search engines for a variety of disciplines. Great resource.

Jim Spitler's curator insight, January 19, 11:51 AM

Seems like a good site - I look forward to fully exploring it...

Emma Greengrass's curator insight, January 20, 2:53 AM

A useful free resource for online research...

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Digital Citizenship Exploration

Digital Citizenship Exploration | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
Our 7th grade students are exploring the concept of digital citizenship in their advisory classes (unfortunately only three- 30 minute classes). Below you will find the slide deck with lesson progr...
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Digital Citizenship lessons in 3 parts.

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A Book and a Hug - Books Alive!

A Book and a Hug - Books Alive! | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it
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Author interviews! "You can download them for free and use parts of them or the entire interview.  You might want to scroll down and see who else is there... Laurie Halse Anderson, Katherine Paterson, Mo Willems, Dan Gutman,  Gordon Korman, and more...Probably about 45 in all." -Barb Langridge

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Joyce's Story: The Ending Is Up To You

The Adventures of Library Girl: Joyce's Story: The Ending Is Up To You | Information for Librarians | Scoop.it

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Evaluate your own library program. How does it measure up?

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 21, 2013 5:39 AM

Time to do something about it?

Carey Leahy's curator insight, December 22, 2013 1:28 PM

Agreed - we need to busy - being significant!

Lourense Das's curator insight, December 27, 2013 6:51 AM

If every school library looked like what Joyce Valenza is describing, our profession would not be on the endangered species list.