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Transforming the Library Empire: Is it Possible?

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Wednesday's keynote session featured Steve Coffman, VP, Library Support Services, LSSI; and Roy Tennant, Sr. Program Officer, Research, OCLC.
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Library as Platform: Unlocking the Potential of Our Communities

Our buildings matter. Our services matter. But they don’t matter on their own, and we do not determine their value – that is a job for the community. It is only…
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Why Borrowing an E-Book from your Library is so Difficult

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E-books are firmly in the mainstream and no longer a new, scary technology. So why is it still so difficult to borrow an e-book from the public library?
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Video and Slides from Kurt De Belder's Transformation of the Academic Library Presentation Now Available

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6 Steps to Easily Evaluate Information Online ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Living Junction - create social magazines and presentations

Living Junction - create social magazines and presentations | Libraries and publishing | Scoop.it

Living Junction is a fun and easy way to create social magazines around your hobbies and interests.

You can drag-and-drop your favorite rich media content to the pages of your magazine to bring the stories around your favorite topics alive. Each magazine comes with a set of social features which help to create micro communities around your favorite topics.

The magazines you create can be private to you and your closest friends, or public and shared with a community of like-minded people.


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 26, 2013 9:53 AM

Get creative with what you care about.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 2:31 PM

Will try this out tomorrow, looks good for teaching

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:43 AM

 Living Junction (beta) looks like an interesting option for sharing information/content with students. I like that it can be private or public. I intend to look into LJ further. Looks pretty easy to use.

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A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Students about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software from Evident Point

ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software from Evident Point | Libraries and publishing | Scoop.it

Turn your vision into reality by creating your own version of an existing PDF or textbook. Give it a dynamic touch, jot down notes, add video/audio clips, and discuss materials with your readers within your interactive content. Use Active Textbook to learn, teach or simply share your documents online – it's easy!


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xemabg's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:47 AM

Idem

Renuka de Silva's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:26 PM

A fun and a meaningful way to engage students in their learning.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, September 30, 2013 12:56 PM

looks like a cool thing to play with 

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Public Libraries Add Multimedia Learning to Digital Mission - The Pew Internet and American Life Project

Public Libraries Add Multimedia Learning to Digital Mission The Pew Internet and American Life Project Recent findings from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life project indicate that young people could be driving much of the demand...
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Why public libraries are glamming up

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Politicians have realised that they get more bang for their buck if they spend money on libraries rather than museum and gallery projects, writes Ken Worpole
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Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected 10 annotation and bookmarking tools

 

 


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Chanelle Savich's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:46 PM

Thorough guide with step by step installation instructions as well as information about what differentiates each tool from the others. 

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Web 2.0, Annotation and Bookmarking tools

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Where To Find Good Alternative Sources for Content Curation

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Robin Good: If you are looking for ways to expand your horizon of content sources that you can use to find valuable content for your curated news channel, Pawan Deshpande, founder and CEO of Curata, has done an excellent job of listing and describing the many alternatives available to you.

 

While many beginner curators rely on their set of RSS feeds and on simple web searches to find new and interesting stuff on their topic of interest, there are a dozen more content source types that can be tapped to find relevant stuff. This article helps you start learning where to look to find them.

 

 

Useful. Resourceful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2012/12/sources-content-curation-inspiration/

 

 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:08 PM

Learn to curate, then tech curation to your students.  This process embodies information fluency skills and critical reading.  This is the sweetspot for hitting the Common Core Standards and doing what you love: research! 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:01 PM

Looks like I have some reading to do :) 

 

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Content Curation: Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use

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Library as Platform: Unlocking the Potential of Our Communities

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Awesome Visual on Creative Commons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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What Students Need to Know about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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8 Great Tools to Protect your Online Data and Privacy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Five Best Video Converters

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If you're getting your movie and TV show library in order, it helps to have all of your video in one format that you know every device you own can play without issue.
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Bright Ideas

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The Rise of 'Hybrid Authors' Who Have Self-Published and Had Publishers - PBS MediaShift

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SPONSOR MESSAGE: Have you ever thought about writing and publishing your own book?
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SlideSpeech, presentations with voice

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Shanghai metro creates a subway-only library for commuters

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Chinese subway riders using Shanghai's Metro Line 2 will soon have their very own unofficial library. Pick up a book at one station, drop it off at any other.
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Seems the opportunity to have a break from a digital screen is quite popular!

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Libraries Natural Leaders of Community-Wide Digital Inclusion Efforts

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

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Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 10:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

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Deep Link Straight To Original Quotes and Passages Within Web Pages with Citebite

Deep Link Straight To Original Quotes and Passages Within Web Pages with Citebite | Libraries and publishing | Scoop.it

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Jean Jacoby's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:40 PM

Jolly useful!

Schreib-Lounge's curator insight, February 23, 2013 1:56 AM

Webseiten-Zitate direkt verlinken … Für Blogger sicher hilfreich!

becool's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:17 AM

Interesting to point immediately to your highlight of a specific webpage.