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Five Search Engines You Can Use to Search the Deep Web

Five Search Engines You Can Use to Search the Deep Web | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the Web that you can access from search engines and directories), information in the Deep Web is just not visible to the software spiders and crawlers that create search engine indexes. Since this information makes up the vast majority of available content on the Web, we are potentially missing out on some pretty amazing resources.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:00 AM

usefulothers useful to know when teaching searching to 6th formers!

 

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, April 28, 2013 4:09 PM

Looking a bit more deeply in seeking information

Carey Leahy's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:50 AM

Just a reminder about what 'else' is out there to access!

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Bring back shushing librarians

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Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?
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NoodleTools Teacher Resources

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Free Technology for Teachers: Video - How to Find Creative Commons Images


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janelle mcmahon's curator insight, March 26, 9:15 PM

The change took the advanced search options off of the front page. ....requests for help finding Creative Commons images through Google. Therefore, I put together the short screencast that you should see embedded below.

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Informed Teacher Librarianship | 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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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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Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy

Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, and Google Tools - Free Course

 

This course gives an overview of several powerful Google tools that are free to web site owners. It focuses mainly on Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. Webmaster Tools helps web site owners track the health of their website. Google Analytics helps web site owners track conversions and visitors.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 19, 6:52 PM

Use E-Books and Videos to get stared with Google tools. 

Tom Perran's curator insight, April 21, 7:54 PM

Great place to start your journey into the world of Google tools for education! 

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How to Green Screen on the iPad - YouTube

A quick tutorial of how to do green screen or chroma key work on the iPad using the Green Screen app by DoInk.

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Not sure if a site is safe from 'Heartbleed'? Use this tool to check

Not sure if a site is safe from 'Heartbleed'? Use this tool to check | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

By Salvador Rodriguez

April 9, 2014, 10:59 a.m.

A bug named "Heartbleed" was recently discovered and likely affects most websites on the Internet. Fortunately, an online tool makes it easy for users to quickly check whether a website is secure or not.

Heartbleed is a bug that affects OpenSSL, a technology that is used by many Internet services to keep user data secure. Hackers can take advantage of the bug to steal a key code that can then be used to steal information, including user passwords.

A fix has been created for the bug, but many websites across the Internet have still not implemented it to their services.



http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-heartbleed-test-check-safe-sites-20140409,0,2218732.story#ixzz2ybCvv8y6

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Technology Trends in Libraries for 2014

Technology has changed the face of libraries, and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to customers. This workshop introduces emer...

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 15, 9:37 AM

Awesome take-aways to look at for your school library.

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Mr C says...

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FILM, TELEVISION, MUSIC, THE ARTS, POPULAR CULTURE, MEDIA EDUCATION
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Advances in Citation Management Technologies: How Do They Shape Inquiry and Literacies?

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Two years ago, I adopted EasyBib as my primary citation subscription service for a multitude of reasons, but the driving factor was to spend less time on the mechanics of citation and more time hel...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 23, 6:02 AM

Buffy asks how "less emphasis on the mechanics of citation change people’s perceptions and connotations of “research”?" and "How do these technologies and access or lack of access to them function as sponsors of literacy?"

 

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 27, 5:23 AM

I have subscribed to EasyBib for several years and LOVE that the Gale Databases now make it one click to export the citation info. to EasyBib. Way more students use the databases because of it.

 

 

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Five Best Screen Capture Tools

Five Best Screen Capture Tools | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Capturing your computer screen is a terribly handy trick in all sorts of situations, ranging from creating tutorials to capturing web moments for posterity. Take a peek at the five most popular screen capture applications.

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We Are Teachers

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Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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Free Printable Door Signs for EXAM Week

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School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff.

School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff. | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

School library marketing has to begin and end with impact.  It has to be about what we do for our kids, our teachers, our communities and why it's important.  It has to be about outcomes and the message that "we're all in this together" or, put another way, that we care just as much about student success as any other teacher in the building.


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"Before we can even begin to think about how we're going to market our work and its impact on student learning, we have to create work that impacts student learning! "

Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, March 18, 11:56 AM

If you want to be considered an awesome school librarian, you have to think of the kid' needs. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, March 18, 5:15 PM

Includes a template for planning the marketing of your school library

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5 Simple Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own | Diigo

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NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules (Starter)

NoodleTools research guides on citing and evaluating sources
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Cropp.me | The easiest and smartest way to crop your images

Cropp.me | The easiest and smartest way to crop your images | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Cropp.me is a uber cool and easy-to-use online tool for auto-cropping created by imagga. It shows our ability to find the most interesting region in an image and suggest the right cropping for it based on the size you need.

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Mark Rounds's curator insight, April 11, 8:47 AM

Cropp.me is a beautifully simple web tool for quickly cropping your images. Cropp.me is a little different than a lot of the other services in this market. What makes Cropp.me different is its smart auto-crop option. If you choose this option, Cropp.me will auto-detect the focal point of your images and crop accordingly. Cropp.me allows you to upload and crop up to five images at the same time. You can crop your images to one of nine predefined sizes or you can specify a custom size.

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Web Literacy Education for Educators

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Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.

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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 21, 12:27 AM

Educators need web literacy:

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 21, 12:42 AM

thanks!!!

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The Remarkable Power Of Visual Metaphors To Make Us More Creative

Figurative images, such as an illuminated or a blown bulb, can improve our insights--but they can also dim them.

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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

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These activities work great with your SMARTboard or interactive  whiteboard for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab  or at home for individual learning. Choose from fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for math, english language arts, science, social studies, brainteasers, music, art, holidays and more!


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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 | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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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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A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool

A New Geo-Tagged Storytelling Site Might Be The Ultimate Travel Tool | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Alissa Walker:  'I also like the simple way Hi talks about itself on its homepage: "A community of writers, journalists, journalers, illustrators, photographers, travelers, poets, and musicians exploring the world, and sharing those explorations through images and text."'

IBooks Author's curator insight, April 1, 7:45 AM

So is there an approach here to add to your next book?

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Evaluating information

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Information literacy refers to the set of skills required to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library

Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

One of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library.  A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn.  When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money.  I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.


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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library
Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 15, 12:05 PM

Raises ideas about thelibrary as a makerspace 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 20, 8:28 PM

Awesome maker spaces in this learning commons!

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Wiki based resource page: tools for search -

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 19, 2:37 PM

Here's the home page of a wikispaces archive of search tools. There are a lot of resources here that are new to me. Will they be new to you?

Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, March 20, 1:43 AM

A lot of links to search tools which I haven't explored all. 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 21, 2:49 PM

Wiki based resource page: tools for search

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Sokratik, create and share

Sokratik, create and share | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 17, 10:14 AM

Interesting tool for flipped lessons. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 17, 8:13 PM

This is an amazing little tool that makes extremely effective and simple video presentations. I am going to test it out on iPads and see how it goes!

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, March 18, 4:22 AM

a great tool to prepare and share visual presentations

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Retro library signs - using old keyboard keys

Retro library signs - using old keyboard keys | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Our first sign using an old keyboard. If anyone knows where to purchase old typewriter keys cheaply, I would appreciate it. I'm hoping to do signs for 'fiction', 'picture books', etc. using some in...

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