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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

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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 12:24 AM

Common core standards for Library Media Specialists: important role of LMS in education

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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interacti...

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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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By desire, not default: information literacy best practice | JISC RSC Wales Blog

By desire, not default: information literacy best practice | JISC RSC Wales Blog | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:49 PM

Interesting read, information literacy is very important even in the digital world. 

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How the Semantic Web Changes Everything for Search

How the Semantic Web Changes Everything for Search | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

The semantic web will present numerous challenges for search marketers, but by acting now you can soften the impact and actually take advantage of the opportunity it presents.

 

Here's how to work now to prepare for that eventual shift.

 

Read More: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2285277/How-the-Semantic-Web-Changes-Everything-for-Search


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It sure does and this is what our lawyers teach over at www.circleoflegaltrust.com
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LibGuides at Springfield Township High School

LibGuides at Springfield Township High School | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.

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Pathfinders listing resources on many subjects for high school students.  Renowned library media specialist Joyce Valenza and her fellow librarians have collected some great resources.

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Primary Sources in the Classroom

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Using primary and secondary source materials in the classroom.

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Copyright in a Copy Paste World

Copyright in a Copy Paste World | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
A website dedicated to informing secondary students and their teachers of copyright law, plagiarism policies, and caveats in order to uphold literary integrity and digital ethics through a compilation of various media.

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Developed by the New York State Library.

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Kris McGlaun's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:30 AM

Cool website.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 12, 2013 2:51 AM

A good site for plagiarism and copyright resources.

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Historical Primary Sources | UC Berkeley

Historical Primary Sources | UC Berkeley | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
A guide to finding primary sources in history at the UC Berkeley Libraries
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there!

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21cif Action Zone Search Challenges

21cif Action Zone Search Challenges | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
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Five online games that challenge learners to master their information literacy skills.

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Pixabay - Public Domain Images

Pixabay - Public Domain Images | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Find free quality public domain pictures 


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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, May 4, 2013 5:54 PM

Awesome place for free photos to use for your articles! 

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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 1:22 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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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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Nell Ududec's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:08 PM

Always looking for good primary sources.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:09 PM

Be your social studies teachers' hero.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 19, 2013 1:39 AM

A great resource for Global history and a good archive for primary sources.

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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Research a topic with an interactive map

Customize it with facts, links, and videos

Share it to show what you’ve learned

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This is a different way for students to do research with search results that include facts, visuals, a glossary, website links, media, and even quizzes.  Collect what you find in your Journal and keep track of where you've been in History.  Much more student-centered than a simple Google search, this is worth exploring.  Teacher accounts $35/yr allow viewing student work.

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Mashpedia

Mashpedia | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Mashpedia is a web encyclopedia that aggregates content from different sources and fosters social participation around specific topics. Mashpedia fetches contents from different online sources in real-time, and aggregates everything in a user-friendly interface, presenting an organized outlook for every topic that includes: Information from Wikipedia, recent news, books, videos, images, social answers, twitter messages and related Facebook pages - all related to the topic in question.
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Using this requires students to qualify their sources critically, but if they master those skills, this could be very helpful for research.

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librarywork

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There is a myriad of resources here for media specialists, collected by the librarian of St. Joseph School: authors, books, history of books, fiction v nonfiction, call numbers, book care, library catalog, Dewey decimal system, dictionaries, interactive activities, dictionary use, Internet use and history, reference sources, research skills, reading, genres, words and word games, thesaurus usage, using maps and more.

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National Archives and Records Administration

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The online collection of resources from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.  Includes Teacher Resources, and Veterans' Service Records.

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Repositories of Primary Sources

A listing of
websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books,
historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.
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Wizard Tool for Searching

Wizard Tool for Searching | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

This tool is built on Google's Advanced Search and conducts a Google search with the keywords that you fill in for each field. As you type, WATCH as the Wizard builds your query in the search box above. Then click Search. Evaluate the results and revise your keywords to get the best results for your topic!


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Think of this as Google Training Wheels!  This advanced search help page will guide you though the hidden search features of Google. Click the question mark for context sensitive help and tips.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 26, 2013 4:43 PM

Think of this as Google Training Wheels!  This advanced search help page will guide you though the hidden search features of Google. Click the question mark for context sensitive help and tips.

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Europeana - Homepage

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Europeana - Homepage

 

Europeana, Europe's digital library, museum and archive, belongs to the public and must represent the public interest.

The Public Domain is the material from which society derives knowledge and fashions new cultural works.

Having a healthy and thriving Public Domain is essential to the social and economic well-being of society.

Digitisation of Public Domain content does not create new rights over it: works that are in the Public Domain in analogue form continue to be in the Public Domain once they have been digitised.


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A consortium of European Museums and European Cultural data, housed in a multilinqual database.  Content in the public domain.  Lots of primary sources! 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 4, 2013 10:31 AM

A consortium of European Museums and European Cultural data, housed in a multilinqual database.  Content in the public domain.  Lots of primary sources!