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rbutr - Rebuttals, Debunkings and Counter Arguments to misinformation on the internet - Think Again

rbutr - Rebuttals, Debunkings and Counter Arguments to misinformation on the internet - Think Again | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
rbutr helps you find rebuttals to any page you read on the internet so that you can get a complete view of all sides of the discussion.
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Interesting concept. Finding rebuttals to content on the web.

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30 books you have to read before 30

30 books you have to read before 30 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
WE all have our favourite books. This list in't supposed to be definitive.
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The author is suggesting these books need to be read when you are young.

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Using Avatars to Teach Digital Citizenship - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - CE13, digital citizenship, Internet Safety, NETS

Using Avatars to Teach Digital Citizenship - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - CE13, digital citizenship, Internet Safety, NETS | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Using educationally appropriate online tools with students opens up a world of possibilities for engaging them in leaning experiences that incorporate the 4 C's; communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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Amy Burns's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:28 AM

Book Trailer for Readers to WeVideo...there are some good suggestions here.

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The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age

The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age
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Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph

Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Considering the importance placed on digital literacy in many career roles, the new 2014 curriculum seems a step in the right direction – but does more still need to be done?
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A Simple Acronym For Encouraging Digital Citizenship -

A Simple Acronym For Encouraging Digital Citizenship - | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship, as we’ve theorized, has something to do with the “The quality of habits, actions, and consumption patterns that impact the ecology of digital content and communities.” In education, we love acronyms and initialisms–IEP,...
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How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic

How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Like Iron Man soaring out of the sky to save the day, the inquiry process can help save your tail when tasked with learning just about anything.
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Inquiry at its most straightforward.
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What Is The New Role Of A School Library In The Digital Age?

What Is The New Role Of A School Library In The Digital Age? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Paper books are still very ubiquitous and a very important learning tool. The same is true for paper magazines.
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British Library's old maps become 3D virtual worlds

"The British Library has challenged video game design students to turn old maps and engravings from its collection into virtual worlds. The students combined...

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The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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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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Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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We know the benefits of reading aloud to children. Maybe even older ones?

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How little libraries get people reading - Independent Online

How little libraries get people reading - Independent Online | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

There's no card catalogue or late fees. The informal lending libraries work under a simple principle: “take a book, return a book.”


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 24, 2013 3:18 PM

A great community idea to encourage your neighbourhood to read.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:30 PM

I will be setting up my little library soon!

Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:07 AM

Lovely idea

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Neil Gaiman Reading Agency lecture 2013

On 14 October Neil Gaiman delivered our second annual lecture at the Barbican Centre. To read the full transcript visit http://readingagency.org.uk/news/blog...
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We have an obligation to read for pleasure, says Neil Gaiman, to use libraries and to encourage others to use libraries, to hear the voices of the past, to put aside the distractions of the world, to see language as a living thing that flows, to understand that fiction is the lie that tells the truth...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:10 AM

Neil Gaiman is amazing. If you do nothing else today you MUST listen to this...

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:10 AM

Neil Gaiman is amazing!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:46 PM

Love this. As our district goes more and more toward leveling -- I love the encouragement to let them read what they want to read.

 

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Cloud schooling: why we still need teachers in the internet age

Cloud schooling: why we still need teachers in the internet age | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Education guru Sugata Mitra and his colleagues — who have pioneered the “School in the Cloud” — are sending ripples through the world of education.Their idea is simple: provide learning spaces with ready…...
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Today's youth work beyond 'basics'

Today's youth work beyond 'basics' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Rather than going back to basics, visiting author and educator David Price believes the solution is to create an education system based around "service learning" that fosters the entrepreneurial, creative and innovative skills needed to compete in an increasingly freelance world
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Australian students are generally literate and numerate, providing them with a competitive advantage in the employment market. Schools also need to realise the potential of "the language of our times", according to Jenny Luca from Toorak College. We need to recognise and engage in online learning in schools.

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Why content curation is a new form of communication

While the history of communication until the end of the previous century has only been focusing on enlarging the distribution to a few published or broadcasted content creators, we now live in information overload where content curators can be the new super heroes.


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John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 8:47 AM

Why content curation is a new form of communication

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 1, 12:47 PM

Curaduría de contenidos.

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The librarian edge: Title talk: Librarian + What? Teacher? Facilitator? Curriculum Leader?

The librarian edge: Title talk: Librarian + What? Teacher? Facilitator? Curriculum Leader? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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How many roles does a TL have? Great blog from Katie Day. 

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The Changing Role of School Librarians

Find out how modern teacher-librarians are improving students' and teachers' lives every day. Reporter: Mark Ray.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:13 PM

Making a difference!

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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - 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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Infographics

Infographics | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you develop...

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:21 PM

And she's an ISTE Board Member (again!)

Colleen Adam's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:42 PM

Excellent resources to help introduce students to infographics and ideas for helping them create their own!

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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

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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