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Outsourcing memory: the internet has changed how we remember

Outsourcing memory: the internet has changed how we remember | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

When Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid? appeared 4 years ago the reaction was fierce. Is the Internet changing our brains?

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Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media

Scope and Sequence | Common Sense Media | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte. The Onlin...
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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …
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Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter

Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
An open, airy floor at the New York Public Library offers kids spots to play Wii and Guitar Hero, along with books and homework help.
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The New York Public Library is trying something different, specifically for young people. The aim is to create an atmosphere where teens don't feel under constant adult scrutiny.

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17 Creative Children's Libraries

17 Creative Children's Libraries | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Libraries are like a playground for your mind, and sometimes, children’s libraries can even look like playgrounds. We love it when a library is as imaginative and creative as the stories that fill...


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Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News

Chairs and Tables: The Classroom Technology That Could Help Students - US News | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Redesigned learning spaces can engage students and faculty members, research says.

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In the back of my head I know those daggy chairs and tables are mind-numbing. Or is it just me?

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The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content

The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, June 19, 11:59 AM

An excellent perspective about blogging as content curation.

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 21, 1:25 AM

More on CC incorporated with Blogging

 

christa appleton's curator insight, June 25, 6:18 AM

Great visual representation of blogging as curation

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Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014

Last Minute Ideas for Children’s Book Week 2014 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 23, 1:42 AM

This looks great! Full,of very useful ideas. 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 24, 7:31 AM

Really useful and full of great ideas.

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Six Word Summary Showdown | Teen Book Battles

Six Word Summary Showdown | Teen Book Battles | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Posts about Six Word Summary Showdown written by ksarrain, reneethelibrarylady, dcouch2013, adyer2012, mura5aki, katieoflibraryland, and JennyGReads
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Great idea for a competition or promotion.

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Infographics & Information Literacy

Infographics & Information Literacy | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Presenting information, data, or library instruction content, in appealing and innovative formats offers librarians opportunities to engage students and library users in services, resources, and in...

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, June 14, 10:50 AM

An information literacy infographic 

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 15, 9:36 AM

Free tools for creating Infographics for school library professionals >> instruction - engagement - resources

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 15, 11:21 AM

Great graphic to place for continuing support and review!!

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KIDS REACT TO OLD COMPUTERS - YouTube

Thanks to our friends at "Halt and Catch Fire"! Check it out! http://www.amctv.com/shows/halt-and-catch-fire Premieres June 1st, Sundays 10/9c on AMC Old Com...
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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image!Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with i
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Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out'

Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
New library learning labs envisioned as spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it.
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SCIS | Bring the teachers in: enticing teachers into the library

SCIS | Bring the teachers in: enticing teachers into the library | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Library Manager at Wellington College, Brett Moodie, wanted to boost the profile of the library within the school and support the learning and information needs of staff.
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Some good ideas here to encourage staff coming to the Library. It's important to involve staff in order to enhance understanding of what libraries can do for them.

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Guide to Web Search: Web Site Credibility

Guide to Web Search: Web Site Credibility | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Web Site Credibility - findingDulcinea.com. Learn how to determine if a Web site is credible. Evaluate the credibility of Web sites.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images

Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Places to Find Creative Commons & Public Domain Images | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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Credit Is Due (The Attribution Song) - YouTube

The fourth "Minute Meme" from QuestionCopyright.org - more at http://questioncopyright.org/minute-memes/credit-is-due Movie and song by Nina Paley Performed ...
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100 novels everyone should read - Telegraph

100 novels everyone should read - Telegraph | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The best novels of all time from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 27, 2:14 AM

Now here is a reading list. I think I have some reading to do...

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The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza

The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Joyce Valenza
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Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, July 26, 9:03 PM

Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 27, 2:44 AM

A great list! Thanks Joyce! 

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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Content curation is what teacher librarians do - it's the value adding that is important for teachers and students. " curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." Absolutely.

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lynnegibb's curator insight, July 25, 7:53 PM

This gave me plenty of food for thought and some new insights into the art of and purposes of curation

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 10:39 AM

This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 30, 9:59 AM

Curation of information for educational content and context: article worth reading

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95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN

95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading 'Harry Potter' AGAIN | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Try anything on this list that doesn't feature angst-ridden, sparkly vampires.
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The Information Age to the Networked Age: Are You Network Literate?

The Information Age to the Networked Age: Are You Network Literate? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
It’s said that when architects walk through an office, they see ceiling ornamentation, light sources, building acoustics. When psychologists walk through an office, they see unresolved father issues

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What do librarians see?

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 8, 8:38 PM

I like the stages: Apprentice, Journeyman, Master

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, June 9, 3:48 AM

Apprentice: Using network technology

Journeyman: Establishing a network identity

Master: Utilizing network intelligence

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...
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Thank you Silvia. Well said. It's not just students who think anything on the net is there for the taking. I use my own media as much as possible, or Creative Commons images, but even with my knowledge it's a steep learning curve. Awareness is the first step.

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Lighting Quality, Not Quantity | Library by Design

Lighting Quality, Not Quantity | Library by Design | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
When it comes to thinking about lighting, two common misconceptions dominate library design. The first is that cutting energy consumption equals sustainability—it doesn’t. Then there’s the notion that everything in a library space should be equally lit, which in practice just means that lighting fails to draw attention to or emphasize any part of the space. Dashing these notions guided the lighting design during the renovation of Madison Public Library’s (MPL) Central Library, WI. The result is an architecturally integrated lighting system that helps to transform a decrepit 1965 building into a state-of-the-art facility, registered for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, with a highly flexible architectural interior and an operational lighting demand almost half of what is allowed by code.
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A snapshot of learning innovation - YouTube

Some examples of learning innovation @ Shekou International School. Samples of digital portfolios, global connections, feedback loops, visible thinking, stud...
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