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finding Dulcinea: How to Search the Web

finding Dulcinea: How to Search the Web | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
A Guide to searching the Web, revealing the invisible Web and the four main types of Web research tools.
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findingDulcinea and its student search engine, SweetSearch, offer many resources for building information literacy skills and doing academic research.

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Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to be able to find information on the Web, as well as to determine its validity and appropriateness. Our web literacy materials demystify the process Web so you can impart the vital skills students need to be safe, successful 21st century learners. Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.

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Hoax Sites

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A good source for finding hoax websites to use as examples of inaccurate information on the Web.

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The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Google Drive For Teachers

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Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place

Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
The Digital Public Library of America seeks to keep digital collections available to all, free.
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This would be a good source of primary documents for academic research.

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The 5Ws and H – Questions, Questions, Questions! | Socrative Garden

The 5Ws and H – Questions, Questions, Questions! | Socrative Garden | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

 

Whether an ELL teacher or a physics teacher, you’ll encounter numerous opportunities to cultivate your students’ abilities to mine for information, make sense of it, and then arrive at conclusions.  So let’s support the development and acquisition of these cross-disciplinary skills through whole class discussion, practice and guided examples. - See more at: http://www.socrative.com/garden/?p=123#sthash.psLaA1w4.dpufWhether an ELL teacher or a physics teacher, you’ll encounter numerous opportunities to cultivate your students’ abilities to mine for information, make sense of it, and then arrive at conclusions.  So let’s support the development and acquisition of these cross-disciplinary skills through whole class discussion, practice and guided examples. - See more at: http://www.socrative.com/garden/?p=123#sthash.psLaA1w4.dpufWhether an ELL teacher or a physics teacher, you’ll encounter numerous opportunities to cultivate your students’ abilities to mine for information, make sense of it, and then arrive at conclusions.  So let’s support the development and acquisition of these cross-disciplinary skills through whole class discussion, practice and guided examples. - See more at: http://www.socrative.com/garden/?p=123#sthash.psLaA1w4.dpufWhether an ELL teacher or a physics teacher, you’ll encounter numerous opportunities to cultivate your students’ abilities to mine for information, make sense of it, and then arrive at conclusions.  So let’s support the development and acquisition of these cross-disciplinary skills through whole class discussion, practice and guided examples. - See more at: http://www.socrative.com/garden/?p=123#sthash.psLaA1w4.dpufWhether an ELL teacher or a physics teacher, you’ll encounter numerous opportunities to cultivate your students’ abilities to mine for information, make sense of it, and then arrive at conclusions.  So let’s support the development and acquisition of these cross-disciplinary skills through whole class discussion, practice and guided examples. - See more at: http://www.socrative.com/garden/?p=123#sthash.psLaA1w4.dpuf

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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:50 AM

Librarians and the Digital Age

Freek Kraak's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:11 AM

"In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever..."

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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Interactive concept mapping and searching of information in various formats. 
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This looks like a great way to blend searching for information, collecting it, organizing it and synthesizing it.  That spells information literacy to me.

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Citelighter (The Pinterest For Research) Launches Massive Global Learning Database - Edudemic

Citelighter (The Pinterest For Research) Launches Massive Global Learning Database - Edudemic | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

- Like Pinterest, you download their toolbar which allows you to quickly capture content that you’re looking at online.

- Then, you can add comments while they’re still fresh in your head (perhaps to remind you why you thought it was useful in case you forget later on?) and then the toolbar creates the corresponding bibliographic citation for you.

- Once you’re done, you export your facts, citations, and notes to a word document to use later when writing a paper or creating a reference document. As you go, you can check out your list of references and notes, organize them as you wish, and view recommended Pro Articles. As you go about your business, collecting references on the education policies of the US presidential candidates or the origins of Morse Code, Citelighter aggregates them for each specific topic on Knowledge Cards.

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25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest - OEDB.org

25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest - OEDB.org | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

"Numerous libraries — be they specialty, public, or affiliated with a school — have harnessed its popularity to push education and literacy causes to the digital generation."


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Digital Public Library of America on edshelf

Digital Public Library of America on edshelf | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. The DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used, through its three main elements:

1. A portal that delivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, format, and topic.

2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. With an application programming interface (API) and maximally open data, the DPLA can be used by software developers, researchers, and others to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps.

3. An advocate for a strong public option in the twenty-first century. For most of American history, the ability to access materials for free through public libraries has been a central part of our culture, producing generations of avid readers and a knowledgeable, engaged citizenry. The DPLA will work, along with like-minded organizations and individuals, to ensure that this critical, open intellectual landscape remains vibrant and broad in the face of increasingly restrictive digital options. The DPLA will seek to multiply openly accessible materials to strengthen the public option that libraries represent in their communities.

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Bing launches Bing for Schools: An ad-free search zone for schools - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Bing launches Bing for Schools: An ad-free search zone for schools - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Bing launches Bing for Schools: An ad-free search zone for schools The Herald | HeraldOnline.com "Bing for Schools offers teachers the freedom to empower students through a 21st century learning environment," said Aleigha Henderson-Rosser, director...

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Develop Web Search Challenges for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Develop Web Search Challenges for Students | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

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sjgknight's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:22 AM

Nice brief tips for developing search challenges for students based around images.  See also my tips http://people.kmi.open.ac.uk/knight/edusearch-tips/

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eHistory at OSU | Online Books | The Official Records of the Civil War

eHistory at OSU | Online Books | The Official Records of the Civil War | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
(Primary Source) The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (the 'OR'); complete text and maps
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The Museum of Hoaxes

The Museum of Hoaxes | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception.
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A good resources for teaching evaluation of information.

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NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules

NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

NoodleTools research guides on citing and evaluating source. Use a Show Me© module to enhance your teaching and guide students in information evaluation. 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? All modules incorporate common core concepts.s

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:24 PM

This could be very useful. Is anyone using this and if so how expensive is it?

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Google Docs & Research: How-To?

Google Docs & Research: How-To? | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
The last session I am attending is "Google Docs & Research: How-To?" given by Christopher Craft, Ph.D. As I am using Google Drive with my students for an upcoming research project, I'm excited ...
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Web Literacy Standard - Mozilla Webmaker

Web Literacy Standard - Mozilla Webmaker | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

The Web Literacy Standard is a map of competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web.

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Is Learnist a Good Option for Instructors? | edcetera - Rafter Blog

Is Learnist a Good Option for Instructors? | edcetera - Rafter Blog | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Advice on using Learnist in the classroom and teaching responsible practices for image searches and ...
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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | 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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These are information literacy skills: how to find, access and use information.

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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:09 PM

The Big Six taught me a lot on how we assume kids can skim and scan.  We need to take more time to show them how to search.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:07 PM

do your students know how to search, find and curate information?

Cindy Gerken Butler's curator insight, November 11, 2014 2:34 PM

We are a 1:1 school and we have several students who could learn a lot in regards to searching for content on the internet.

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Common Core | School Library Journal

Common Core | School Library Journal | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

SLJ's articles about what CCSS means for school libraries.

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Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries

Google Alters Search to Handle More Complex Queries | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Google made one of the biggest-ever changes in its search engine, as part of a shift away from matching keywords on Web pages to understanding the meaning of search queries.

 

Google originally matched keywords in a search query to the same words on Web pages. Hummingbird is the culmination of a shift to understanding the meaning of phrases in a query and displaying Web pages that more accurately match that meaning.


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10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources - Edudemic

10 Web Resources To Help Teach About Primary Sources - Edudemic | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Wondering how to get your students to use and analyze primary sources instead of their beloved Wikipedia? Here are some great resources for primary sources.
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Primary documents are interesting to students because they are real pieces of history.  They are great launching points for further research.

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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists

What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | 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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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interacti...

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interacti... | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Paige Jaeger 's insight: Love this! This is a great tool to share with ignorant teachers who are only 1 step ahead of their students. As NYS rolls-out the research initiative, this will help us triage poor online habits.

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