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11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own

11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought We’re putting together some research for some upcoming BYOT policy content, and in the course of doing so found many existing policies enlightening. For starters, it is clea...
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Our high school is about to implement BYOT in September. These sample policies were very useful as we begin to craft our own documents.  Some are in question/answer format and others are very prescriptive.  I recommend this resource as a good starting point for thinking about what should be included in effective communication with parents and students re. BYOT initiatives.

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60 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom by Category

60 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom by Category | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and intere...
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Another excellent resource for teachers that may convince some of us to incorporate Twitter into our classes.

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To Light a Fire

To Light a Fire | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. - Victor Hugo Burma     Umbria, Italy At one magical instant  the page of a book – that string of confused, alien...
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Stunning photographs of people reading around the world--each photo is accompanied by a quotation.  Don't miss this.

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World's Tiniest Library Pops Up In New York City

World's Tiniest Library Pops Up In New York City | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
The "inhabitable" library looks more like a weird robot or a doughnut on stilts.

Via Tania Sheko
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Gimme Shelter!  Great conversation starter--with another passerby or a book.  This little library offers anyone who dares pop inside a small selection of books for the taking or borrowing.  Peep holes provide the timid with a view inside before they "duck in," as well as a porthole on the world from within.  Libraries on the move...

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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains [Epipheo.TV]

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it eve...
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Fun to watch with students...AND it addresses those (including some teachers!) who claim that we don't need to know things that we can just "look up."  As a plus, the video creator talks about some of the hidden references in the video (click on the link at the end).

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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 | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
Kids know how to Google—they just can't tell when the results are crap.
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More proof (from Wired magazine this time) that we need to be teaching students how to evaluate the websites they visit for reliability and validity.

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Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
how to avoid plagiarism: an infographic for bloggers and harry potter fans.

Via Tania Sheko
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A great visual that will capture students' attention when it comes to citing sources

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Lucinda Scott-Kellermeier's curator insight, May 18, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a quick guide to what's palgiarized and what's acceptable paraphrasing. Good for middle school students, and especially for Harry Potter fans!

Lis Marrow's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:55 PM

10 points to Gryfindor Mr Potter!

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[Re]Integrating the School Library | digitalliteracynh.org

[Re]Integrating the School Library | digitalliteracynh.org | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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Lisa Petrie, a high school library media director, discusses how the library needs to move out into the classroom and work with all teachers and administrators.

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A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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Clear chart on how to cite social media (blog posts, youtube videos, tweets, facebook and emails) in APA and MLA formats.

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6 Hot Trends in Educational Technology [Infographic]

6 Hot Trends in Educational Technology [Infographic] | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via EdTech Magazine No one can predict the future. But that’s never stopped us from trying. Educators are notorious for this. Just imagine how much money and effort we’d save if we could som...
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How is the conversation going in your school vis-a-vis the uses of technology in education?  This infographic shows where schools are now and where we seem to be heading.

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Book It: Bring a Mini Library to Your Front Yard

Book It: Bring a Mini Library to Your Front Yard | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
Take a book, leave a book. An ingenious lending-library idea is sweeping the nation — see if it's right for your neighborhood
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Wonderful idea for creating a sense of community around the borrowing and lending of books.  You can make your own "Little Free Library," or purchase it from the non-profit organization mentioned in this article.

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Crap Detection 101 | City Brights: Howard Rheingold | an SFGate.com blog

Crap Detection 101 | City Brights: Howard Rheingold | an SFGate.com blog | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
Crap Detection 101
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A terrific article on how to help your students sift through all the "crap" they find on the Internet.  Rheingold introduces the term "crap detector" via a quotation from Hemingway: "Every man (sic) should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him." But if our students don't (or we don't), this article will provide much-need strategies.  

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100 Essential Sites for Voracious Readers: Masters in English

100 Essential Sites for Voracious Readers: Masters in English | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
guide to masters in english degrees, online colleges, and organizations.
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Here's a great list of sites...the ones you mean to keep track of but seldom manage to (or at least that's my story!).

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6 Technology Challenges Facing Education

6 Technology Challenges Facing Education | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via The Journal Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementatio...
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A brief, thoughtful article about the challenges facing K-12 teachers as we strive to implement technology effectively in our classrooms.

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Infographic: “How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?”

Infographic: “How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?” | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via larryferlazzo.edublogs.org
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Teaching writing can be a challenge, but students are so appreciative. This time of year, I hear more students thanking teachers for helping them develop their writing skills than for anything else.  This infographic shows the parts of the brain that "light up" when we write and when we read.

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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | Mihailidis | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | Mihailidis | Journal of Interactive Media in Education | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education
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Mihailidis and Cohen (Emerson College & Hofstra University) explore digital content curation as a pedagogical tool and present six ways that it can be used "to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online." This paper is important reading for teachers who want to push the boundaries of media literacy with their students.  I wanted to  experiment with curation tools in my library instruction, but realized that our school computers need some updates over the summer first!  This article provides solid evidence of the pedagogical value of incorporating online digital curation. 

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Teens are tired of Facebook 'drama,' find refuge on Twitter and elsewhere, says Pew

Teens are tired of Facebook 'drama,' find refuge on Twitter and elsewhere, says Pew | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
According to the latest data from Pew, teens find Facebook to be more an extension of their daily interactions at school and home than a place where they can relax and be themselves. The unease...
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Interesting to read about how teens' use of Facebook is changing. It's still popular, but Twitter is gaining.

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22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

22 Ways to Apply Blooms Taxonomy to Twitter ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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Interesting summary of ways to use Twitter in teaching--nicely categorized according to Bloom's Tax.  Our school is a pilot school for BYOD in Fall 2013, so I'm putting together resources for teachers interested in using tools such as Twitter.

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7 Love Letters To Learning From The World's Sharpest Minds

7 Love Letters To Learning From The World's Sharpest Minds | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
To the bookmobile!
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Check out some GORGEOUS library spaces as you read how libraries have inspired some great minds.

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ContentCuration - PART I What & Why Curate

ContentCuration - PART I What & Why Curate | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
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Great series of videos and articles about content curation: what it is, why it's important, tools to use, and classroom applications.

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50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly

50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
A list of the best quotes about libraries and librarians, together with quotes that you can share as images.

Via Dr. Steve Matthews
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I found some quotes in this collection I hadn't seen before.  I'm thinking of ways to display some of them in our library. 

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Ann Vega's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:25 AM

Love This!

Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, April 21, 2013 5:21 PM

This will come in hand! 

Amy Barr's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:59 PM

add qoutes to bookmarks

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via Edutopia "Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought or an event." -- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consul...
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Edcanvas looks really promising...I can see applications for this web tool in creating info lit lessons for the library (or in any class).  Take a look!

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Can Twitter Open Up a New Space for Learning, Teaching, and Thinking?

Can Twitter Open Up a New Space for Learning, Teaching, and Thinking? | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
  via The Guardian Two academics discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter as a learning tool to encourage instinctive thinking in higher education At the end of 2011, a few geeks in Sweden s...
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This article focuses on the use of Twitter in Higher Education, but teachers in secondary are definitely exploring the same possibilities with an eye to the issues that are briefly outlined here.

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What will the new Google search mean for teachers?

What will the new Google search mean for teachers? | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it
As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools
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Morse wonders how teachers, who "currently have trouble adjusting to tweaks in the curriculum" will fare as "the nature of education will seismically shift in the next 10 years."  That shift has begun. Morse--a teacher himself-- explores students' search habits and the role of educators of the near future.

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How to Foster Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance: An Educator’s Guide | MindShift

How to Foster Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance: An Educator’s Guide | MindShift | Information Literacy High School | Scoop.it

How can we best prepare children and adolescents to thrive in the 21st century? This question is at the heart of what every educator attempts to do on a daily basis. Apartfrom imparting content of knowledge and facts, however, it’s becoming clear that the “noncognitive competencies” known as grit, perseverance, and tenacity are just as important, if not more so, in preparing kids to be self-sufficient and successful.

To that end, the Department of Education’s Office of Technology has released a report called Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance


Via Dennis T OConnor
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I hear Jonah Lehrer speak at a Library Conference on this issue...he was very inspiring.  We need to help students develop their abilities to "stick with things"!

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