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Oscar Wilde's most enduring epigrams – infographic

Oscar Wilde's most enduring epigrams – infographic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Probably the most-quoted author after Shakespeare, and certainly the wittiest, here's a look at his most lasting lines...
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ALA Releases Media Kit to Help Libraries Make E-book Case to the Public

ALA Releases Media Kit to Help Libraries Make E-book Case to the Public | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The ALA this week released a “media kit” to help librarians take their case for e-books to the people, continuing efforts it kicked off in September to give the simmering e-book issue more public attention.
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Does Technology Make Us Stupid Or Smart?

Does Technology Make Us Stupid Or Smart? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The answer is "both." Here's how to get your gadgets to increase not decrease your intelligence:...
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education

Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform well in a variety of ways.
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Rethinking Assessment

Rethinking Assessment | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

With few exceptions, all the things our children are using to connect and learn outside the classroom -- social media, cell phones, Internet connections -- are banned inside classrooms....let's scrap open-book tests, zoom past open-phone tests asking Googleable questions, and advance to open-network tests that measure not just how well kids answer a question, but also how literate they are at discerning good information from bad and tapping into the experts and networks that can inform those answers.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Professors, Peers, & Pinterest: The role Pinterest is playing inside and outside the classroom | WorldWideLearn

INFOGRAPHIC: Professors, Peers, & Pinterest: The role Pinterest is playing inside and outside the classroom | WorldWideLearn | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
With over 10 million users, Pinterest has rocketed to pop-culture fame since its launch in beta in March 2010.
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NOTHING BEATS THE REAL THING! Copyright Resource for Schools

NOTHING BEATS THE REAL THING! Copyright Resource for Schools | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Nothing Beats the Real Thing!is a multimodal online resource for investigating aspects of copyright and film and TV piracy in Australian secondary classrooms...
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Four steps to more humane refugee processing

Four steps to more humane refugee processing | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Time to talk about more mature solutions to the refugee issue. Julian Burnside offers a viable solution to an issue that costs Australia $350K per person processed offshore annually.

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New Developments at Grockit: Today We Introduce Learnist | Grockit

New Developments at Grockit: Today We Introduce Learnist | Grockit | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Grockit suggests social learning should be the dominant instructional design for all. Learnist makes sense of online information, creating learn boards where collaboration happens.

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Poster: 21stC Mobile Social Learning

Poster: 21stC Mobile Social Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
I thought I’d have a go at summarizing all I’d been looking at over the least 12 months. So here’s a poster for you.
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Transparency is the New Black

From my blog, preso, & workshops: http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2012/04/transparency-is-new-black.html Be daring and go transparent!


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Prof Erica McWilliam Presentation @ IB

Presented at the Asia-Pacific IB Pre-Conference Workshop 2011...
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The 5 Biggest Ways Students Actually Use Technology - Edudemic

The 5 Biggest Ways Students Actually Use Technology - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
There's a lot of learning models in use right now. So what are the biggest ways students actually use technology?
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Graphic Organizers

The Graphic Organizer is the premier web site for information about graphic organizers concept maps and visual tools.
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Fostering a Culture of Inquiry

Fostering a Culture of Inquiry | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Suzie Boss (@suzieboss on Twitter) is a journalist and author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age.
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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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4 Reasons That I'm Your Tweep - Edudemic

4 Reasons That I'm Your Tweep - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Whenever I stop following someone it has only confirmed for me why I follow others. So why am I your Tweep / why do I follow you on Twitter?
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Move Over Economists: We Need a Council of Psychological Advisers

Move Over Economists: We Need a Council of Psychological Advisers | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Much of governing involves predicting behavior or getting people to change it. Lawyers and economists need some help with both.
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Infographic: The Map Of Truth And Deception

Infographic: The Map Of Truth And Deception | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
You’re lied to 10 to 200 times a day, and a stranger will lie to you three times in the first 10 minutes of a conversation. That’s unsettling news, but according to a TED Talk by Pamela Meyer, we only pretend to be against lying.
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