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Information Literacy And Digital Literacy: Life Long Learning Initi...

Lecture presented at PAARL's National Summer Conference on the theme “Finding the Library’s Place in the 2.0 Environment” to be held in Puerto Princesa Ci

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Dennis T OConnor
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Love that the definition of digital literacy comes from a resource published in 1997. The essence is the same, no matter the format or the new technologies.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:22 AM

Information Literacy and Digital Literacy

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13 Sculptures Made Out of Books

13 Sculptures Made Out of Books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Books are beautiful in their own right, but these artists have managed to improve on perfection.
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J3T - Judy and Tara talk tech

J3T - Judy and Tara talk tech | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
What happens when two friends get together, and pretty much impromptu, create 10 videos  in a few hours on 10 tech topics? Tara Brabazon, Professor of Education and Head of the School of Teacher Ed...
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Winning kids over one book at a time

Winning kids over one book at a time | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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Libraries are relational places. That's why we love them in communities. Via Senga White

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:44 PM

Librarians are essential to encourage reading especially in schools. 

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The Time Is Right for Libraries to Embrace Participatory Culture | SLJ Summit 2013

The Time Is Right for Libraries to Embrace Participatory Culture | SLJ Summit 2013 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
From educational equity and fan fiction to Kanye West and serious games, educator Antero Garcia brought it all together in a rousing keynote, inspiring attendees of the September 28-29 School Library Journal Summit in Austin, TX.
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Content Curation Visualized

Content Curation Visualized | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum

Via Linda Dougherty, Anne McLean
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People need help with resources. Curation is the new black!

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:14 AM
Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum

GwynethJones's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:57 PM
Linda Dougherty's insight:"Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum"

 

Couldn't have said it better meself!

GwynethJones's curator insight, October 13, 2013 1:06 PM
gwynethjones's insight:Linda Dougherty's insight:"Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum"

 

Couldn't have said it better meself! 

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33 Of The Most Hilariously Terrible First Sentences In Literature History

33 Of The Most Hilariously Terrible First Sentences In Literature History | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
"Cheryl’s mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories."
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Some of these are truly appalling. The zenith of language mangling.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:26 AM

This made me really chuckle, didn't think it could get so bad! Not information literacy but worth sharing...

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Digital Survival

Digital Survival | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Addressing digital citizenship with the “Digital Citizenship Survival Kit”.  GUEST COLUMN | by Craig Badura It's a simple little prop I use when teaching Digital Citizenship.

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Love this - concrete resources to remind students what's important when online.

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Infographic: Why librarians are crucial in the digital age

Infographic: Why librarians are crucial in the digital age | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

As campuses becoming increasingly digitized, the role of campus libraries becomes more complex—and more important. A new infographic released at Educause 2013 by Jones eGlobal Library, a provider of online library solutions, draws on a variety of research from sources such as Pew and the College Board to paint a clearer picture of the important role librarians play in their institutions.


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Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design

Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

The Hunt Library at North Carolina State University is designed to be memorable and stunning, reflecting the core beliefs of the university.

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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles": Inspiring: Informative: Ideas

http://www.healthandsuperfoods.com/ Carolyn Porco: flies us to Saturn: TED Talk: Inspiring: Informative: Ideas As web companies strive to tailor their servic...
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Understanding what is really happening on the Internet with filtering.

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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The importance of raising literate children cannot be undervalued. Brilliant piece from Neil Gaiman.

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(Digital) Information Literacy - Top 10 Tips for Parents and Teachers

(Digital) Information Literacy - Top 10 Tips for Parents and Teachers | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Explain that not everything on the internet is true Ask your child/student to compare information from different sites when doing research. Some sites may be biased or have a political agenda Trust...

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Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:18 PM

This information is important to tell students, when searching Safari on the iPads for information.

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Finding time to build influence | Bright Ideas

Finding time to build influence | Bright Ideas | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

In the final post in her series on advocacy in libraries, Catherine Hainstock discusses the eternal question - how do we find time to build influence when we already feel time-poor.

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Ensuring our colleagues are engaged and invested in the things we share is the tricky part. In my view, strategic thinking is more important than operational processing. Maybe we need to let go of some of these to free up that time.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Google Scholar Alerts

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Google Scholar Alerts | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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Often overlooked, Google Scholar indexes journals, papers and books.

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Why Reading Is Dangerous. - Edudemic

Why Reading Is Dangerous. - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Your students might appreciate the bit about how reading is dangerous in many ways, but we think the story coaster below is an excellent visualization of the different parts of a plot and storytelling.
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Love this.

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:41 PM

Spot on! Librarians are essential!

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

We love Teacher Librarians! This infographic is created by Mia MacMeekin.


Via Glenda Morris, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Anu Ojaranta, Anne McLean
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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:23 PM

The Librarian...the most diversified teacher of all!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:14 PM

Great for the library website!

Ana María Correa's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:59 AM

A really lovely infographic that brings it all home...

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Future Learning Short Documentary

Future Learning Short Documentary | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Students are the future, but what's the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world...reading comprehension, information search and retrieval skills and the ability to question.

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THIS is the essential big idea.

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APA Style Blog: How to Cite Social Media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and Google+)

APA Style Blog: How to Cite Social Media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and Google+) | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

"Thanks to developments in technology and feedback from our users, the APA Style team has updated the formats for citing social media, including content from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+."


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Leadership - Libraries are necessities, not luxuries - News - TES

Leadership - Libraries are necessities, not luxuries - News - TES | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
These underappreciated facilities should be given the credit, and
cash, they deserve

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A lot of people don't know what they don't know. They need the information specialists  - the teacher librarian and the school library - to lead the way. 

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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Specific searching skills need to be taught. We cannot assume students understand what to do because they are "digital natives".

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The Best Dystopian Novels About Banned Books

The Best Dystopian Novels About Banned Books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Happy Banned Books Week! This annual awareness campaign has been around since 1982, but decades before its inception, authors were publishing their own commentaries on censorship--often in the books that were themselves banned.
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