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NoodleTools : Blog : Noodling » Blog Archive » NoodleTools Provides Its Show Me© Information Literacy Modules Gratis

NoodleTools : Blog : Noodling » Blog Archive » NoodleTools Provides Its Show Me© Information Literacy Modules Gratis | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

In a widespread effort to support teachers and students in the tricky art of evaluating information, NoodleTools has made freely available its Show Me Information Literacy Modules:http://www.noodletools.com/guide/showme/

 

With a mix of vibrant images, visual annotation and text, the modules are designed by educators at NoodleTools to engage students in information literacy and the research process. What constitutes credible information? How does source type contribute to relevance, authority and point of view? How do I evaluate and cite born-digital images and online sources?

 

Over twenty full modules are available, addressing source and website evaluation, digital literacy skills, plagiarism prevention and ethical writing. There are three progressive levels to choose from (Starter, Junior and Advanced) for elementary through university students.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:31 PM

Debbie Abilock is a seasoned professional librarian and media specialist who is the driving force behind NoodleTools.  These new modules promise affordable, on demand, modular training.  Check them out! 

Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 14, 2013 9:55 AM

Useful information about our NoodleTools subscription.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:31 PM

More tools for the librarian's toolbox.

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Millennials Prefer Freelancing, Study Says

Millennials Prefer Freelancing, Study Says | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I've been given a sneak peak at an Elance study that investigates the attitudes of "millennials" to work, their careers and job searching.
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School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

School libraries have the potential to be a vibrant hub for learning, information, reading promotion, creativity, student leadership and social interaction within their school community. From an equity perspective, the school library is one of few places in a school open to all students, teachers and parents. In addition to providing a congenial learning environment and ‘safe haven’, the school library often offers a venue for extra-curricular activities, as well as school community events and meetings.


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Karen Cuthbert's comment, September 1, 2013 8:33 PM
Thanks Karen, I agree
Esther Casey's curator insight, September 2, 2013 3:59 AM

Great to see this research being done closer to home and showing again the value of school libraries as a central hub of the school.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:05 PM

A good article on the economic value of school libraries in Australia

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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists

What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Sara LaBarbera is teaching 6th graders at Walker Middle School near Tampa how to research poets using an online library.

One student, working on a series of questions about a Lewis Carroll poem, asks LaBarbera for help.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:24 AM

Common core standards for Library Media Specialists: important role of LMS in education

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How to create a canvas on Edcanvas

Learn how to create a canvas on Edcanvas.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, June 5, 2013 7:26 PM

EdCanvas is a great new tool for collaborative curation and storytelling. Check it out!

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Learning/ Web LiteracyStandard - MozillaWiki

Learning/ Web LiteracyStandard - MozillaWiki | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Currently, this first draft version of the Web Literacy standard comprises the competency-level grid and descriptors. Further iterations will include more granular levels of detail at the 'skill' level as well as at the meta-level 'literacies' level.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:51 PM

Mozilla is working on something close to our heart: learning objectives and dispositions for web literacy. 

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NoodleTools : Blog : Noodling » Blog Archive » NoodleTools Provides Its Show Me© Information Literacy Modules Gratis

NoodleTools : Blog : Noodling » Blog Archive » NoodleTools Provides Its Show Me© Information Literacy Modules Gratis | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

In a widespread effort to support teachers and students in the tricky art of evaluating information, NoodleTools has made freely available its Show Me Information Literacy Modules:http://www.noodletools.com/guide/showme/

 

With a mix of vibrant images, visual annotation and text, the modules are designed by educators at NoodleTools to engage students in information literacy and the research process. What constitutes credible information? How does source type contribute to relevance, authority and point of view? How do I evaluate and cite born-digital images and online sources?

 

Over twenty full modules are available, addressing source and website evaluation, digital literacy skills, plagiarism prevention and ethical writing. There are three progressive levels to choose from (Starter, Junior and Advanced) for elementary through university students.


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love Debbie and Damon Alcock !!! 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:31 PM

Debbie Abilock is a seasoned professional librarian and media specialist who is the driving force behind NoodleTools.  These new modules promise affordable, on demand, modular training.  Check them out! 

Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 14, 2013 9:55 AM

Useful information about our NoodleTools subscription.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:31 PM

More tools for the librarian's toolbox.

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Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks

Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Includes slidecast:  "Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks" PLS President's Program at the NYLA 2011 Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. Abstract: Imagine libraries are places to learn and create, not consume and check out.


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YALSA » It's Not About the Collection: Homework Help Solutions

YALSA » It's Not About the Collection: Homework Help Solutions | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Not only that, it is a space equipped with technology tools, something not all students have access to out of school, and it is a learning environment, free of many of the distractions teens face at home.
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Why some school libraries have flexible schedules - by Carol Natoli - Helium

Why some school libraries have flexible schedules - by Carol Natoli - Helium | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Why some school libraries have flexible schedules: School districts and administrators that know how 21st century librarians should be run, using ..., Carol Natoli (Why some school libraries have flexible schedules - by Carol Natoli - Helium
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How Will We Save Our Profession? Reflections from a Texas Librarian | School Libraries | Scoop.it

How Will We Save Our Profession?  Reflections from a Texas Librarian | School Libraries | Scoop.it | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How will we save our profession?  This is the question that I’ve been struggling with more than usual lately, as I plan for two days of Professional Development with the librarians in my district.  I feel obligated to provide them with tools and...
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Digital Citizenship « Library Learning Commons | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it

Digital Citizenship « Library Learning Commons | Social Networking for Information Professionals | Scoop.it | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
When we are active online we are creating our own digital footprints. This area of the website will help you understand what that means and will link you to tools and resources for the ethical use of online media.
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CILIP | Policy and advocacy - Designed for learning: school libraries

CILIP | Policy and advocacy - Designed for learning: school libraries | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Designing school libraries DVD and resources (CILIP | Policy and advocacy - Designed for learning: school libraries http://t.co/WmH175H...)...
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Libraries as Learning Commons | LemonsWedge - Childrens Book ...

Libraries as Learning Commons | LemonsWedge - Childrens Book ... | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
However, school and public libraries can enhance their value by providing a needed space for face-to-face collaboration. The buzz word for this is a “Learning Commons.” In today's schools, collaborative learning is touted as best ...
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NCTE Media Blog: Should transliteracy replace language arts?

NCTE Media Blog: Should transliteracy replace language arts? | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Recently ISTE solicited responses to this question (Should transliteracy replace language arts?) and in the latest (Sept-Oct 2013) issue of its "Learning & Leading With Technology" publication, it includes the point and ...

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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 | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Abstract: In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online. In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform Storify to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes.

Keywords: Media Literacy, Curation, Civic Engagement, Digital Learning


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Mindy M Walker's curator insight, August 24, 2013 12:52 PM

The value of being a skilled curator of digital media  should not be underestimated. This article is a good foundational piece on the topic, and also on the need to incorporate curation into digital media instruction.

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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

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John Shank's comment, October 10, 2013 2:43 PM
This presentation has gone viral (at least for a library presentation) it has been view about 16,000 times on Slideshare, so I am offering a reprise of this presentation free, and online for the Library 2.013 pre-conference event - Connected Librarians to learn more visit http://www.library20.com/page/connected-librarians. Enjoy!
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For those of you who would like to hear the recording of this presentation visit https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.820C6A2CDCB53A7CBA17D3686556C0
SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 12, 2:28 AM

'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:09 AM

Good article to share with your teachers who are looking to improve student research skills to meet standards.

Maria Persson's comment, June 17, 2013 11:00 PM
If this happens in the early years of learning it will not be such an issue at the tertiary level where plagiarism is still a real problem!
Maria Persson's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:07 PM

A number of great points that are both practical and theoritical in terms of how to assist students' understanding of digital literacy skills, preparing them for the future, increasing their understanding of what the future might bring! 

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A Great Selection of Resources on Curation and Learning by David Kelly

A Great Selection of Resources on Curation and Learning by David Kelly | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Dawn Adams Miller's curator insight, May 23, 2013 11:12 PM

Anything from LnD Dave is pure hold and very practical.  Enjoy'

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:51 AM

A GREAT resource for the buzzword "Content Curation." Finally!

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100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School

100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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Collaboration Online

Collaboration Online | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Writeboard http://writeboard.com/ Allows people to collaborate on drafting a document online. Useful for team projects or team ideas.
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School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in 21st Century Australia

On Monday 23 May 2011, the House Standing Committee on Education and Employment tabled its report on the inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools entitled "School...
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An education funding issue that's easy to forget: school libraries ... | AHS Scoop.it | Scoop.it

An education funding issue that's easy to forget: school libraries ... | AHS Scoop.it | Scoop.it | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
An education funding issue that's easy to forget: school libraries. [If you don't follow the Labor Section of the Daily Kos blog, I highly recommend it.] This weekend on Daily Kos Labor, Mark Anderson writes about a ...
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Schools Matter: Is a dog a reader's best friend? No. | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Schools Matter: Is a dog a reader's best friend? No. | School Libraries | Scoop.it | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @skrashen: Is a dog a reader's best friend? No. Parents, teachers, librarians & libraries are. (Schools Matter: Is a dog a reader's best friend?
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My Favorite Libraries: "Your Informal School, College and University"

My Favorite Libraries: "Your Informal School, College and University" | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In an increasingly isolated human world, libraries are gathering places which confirm the shared social endeavor of learning together.
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Minnesota Learning Commons » Home

Minnesota Learning Commons » Home | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC) is a partnership that helps Students, Educators, Advisors and Parents efficiently access high-quality online public education courses and programs, educational materials, and technology tools anytime, anywhere.
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