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The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture

The Best Fictional Libraries in Pop Culture | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
Here at Flavorpill, we're always on the lookout for a great library -- even if that library happens to be fictional. So we've sifted through literature, film, and television to bring you ten of the...

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 26, 2013 4:48 AM

10 fictional libraries in pop culture.

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Ninjas! Graphic novel about finding info in the library | Digital Literacy: a conversation

Ninjas! Graphic novel about finding info in the library | Digital Literacy: a conversation | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

Heidi Blackburn, undergraduate services librarian at Kansas State Salina (USA), Kate Wise, associate librarian at Kansas Wesleyan (USA), and Kansas State Salina student Greg Charland have produced an open-access short graphic novel: Legends of the...


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How to Generate Keywords - The University of Texas at Austin Libraries

How to Generate Keywords - The University of Texas at Austin Libraries | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
How to generate keywords for conducting research.

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14 Ways To Store And Share Files On The iPad

14 Ways To Store And Share Files On The iPad | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
14 Ways To Store And Share Files On The iPad (RT @eyeoneducation: 14 Ways To Store And Share Files On The iPad http://t.co/2vptzSob @TeachThought #edtech #ipaded #ipadchat #ntchat)...

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Renee Hobbs, "Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next"

Morning keynote delivered at the Metropolitan New York Library Council's (METRO) Annual Conference (METROCON13) by Renee Hobbs, Professor and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island.


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:30 AM

Some interesting discussion of literacies, visual literacies definitions of DL and how libraries can measure their impact. Link to the slideshare presentation is available on the page.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
via Edudemic   Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … i...

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14 Ways To Store And Share Files On The iPad | TeachThought

14 Ways To Store And Share Files On The iPad | TeachThought | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

By Terry Heick

 

"iPads are neat little devices that can pretty much do it all: play music, support interactive content, reshape how we think of textbooks, produce high-quality videos, and even take a step back and function as a good old-fashioned typewriter.

 

"The iPad does, however, have its share of flaws ranging from those hardware related (proprietary connections that work with Apple and only Apple products), to software (if you want an iPad, you must go through iTunes). And one of the educators’ biggest gripes with the iPad is its lack of storage space.

 

"While PCs and laptops are now measuring their size in terabytes, and Android tablets play nicely with PCs–offering drag-n-drop support and USB integration, among other supporting features, iPads have an uphill battle here. And worse, they come in flavors (e.g., 16-64 GB) that are now rivaled or surpassed by your average thumb drive."


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Education Technology - theory and practice: 5 Visions about Future of Mobile Learning

Education Technology - theory and practice: 5 Visions about Future of Mobile Learning | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

By Timo Ilomäki

 

"My journey to understand different sides of mobile learning continues.  This third post presents some great visions of future of mobile learning. Previous mlearning post so far: Mobile Learning Resources and Definitions of Mobile Learning. Welcome to future!"


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KidTech: Early Literacy & The Evolving Role of the Librarian in Today's Digital Media Landscape 

KidTech: Early Literacy & The Evolving Role of the Librarian in Today's Digital Media Landscape  | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

Cen Campbell is a children's librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District. She has developed an archetypal early literacy program, Tablet Tales, that incorporates digital media into traditional storytelling.

 

Cen is an advocate for a librarian's use of digital media (apps + eBooks) to enhance existing literacy learning programs. She believes children's librarians should become industry leaders in evaluating, curating and recommending interactive, tablet-based technology to parents and children in their communities.

 

You can also find Cen on her early literacy blog Little eLit.


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:36 PM

An excellent interview of a librarian to keep your eye on when it comes to the digital shift ...

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Renee Hobbs, "Digital Literacy and Libraries: What's Coming Next"

Morning keynote delivered at the Metropolitan New York Library Council's (METRO) Annual Conference (METROCON13) by Renee Hobbs, Professor and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island.


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:30 AM

Some interesting discussion of literacies, visual literacies definitions of DL and how libraries can measure their impact. Link to the slideshare presentation is available on the page.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Tutorial: Creating a Narrated Slideshow with ShowMe for iPad

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Tutorial: Creating a Narrated Slideshow with ShowMe for iPad | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

By Wesley Fryer

 

"Yesterday I worked with a librarian who is going to help 4th and 5th grade students next week record “narrated slideshows” to practice their oral communication skills telling stories with “story cards” from different perspectives. (1st person singular, 1st person plural, 2nd person, 3rd person singular, etc.) This is an excellent Common Core-aligned language project. She helped me record a 4.5 minute video tutorial about this, in which I show the steps for creating a narrated slideshow using the free iPad app “ShowMe.” We recorded this with my iPhone, as I demonstrated the required steps on an iPad."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, January 22, 2013 11:55 PM

Fryer regularly posts great suggestions.

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Information Literacy Weblog: Articles: collaborations in Information Literacy

Information Literacy Weblog: Articles: collaborations in Information Literacy | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

The latest issue of the San Jose State University SLIS Student Research Journal (Volume 2 issue 2) is open access and has a couple of articles about information literacy:


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Jessica Raeside's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:21 PM

Interesting article on Social Networking 

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Edmodo is THE iPad Workflow Solution

Edmodo is THE iPad Workflow Solution | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
The world of iPad workflow just got a whole lot easier. After months of ‘work arounds’ involving screenshots, Dropbox and pre-tablet technology, the latest Edmodo update has changed the...

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All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen

All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

One of the core principles of good iPad usage that my EdTechTeacher colleagues have developed is the idea that educators should focus on creation apps rather than content apps.


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Five minutes with … a clinical librarian

Five minutes with … a clinical librarian | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
Victoria Treadway fell into her role 'by accident' but explains why she loves it – and the challenges that she faces

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Putting Digital and Information Literacies into Practice - The Digidol Project

Putting Digital and Information Literacies into Practice - The Digidol Project | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

Wednesday 6th February 2013In combination with academic literacies, digital and information literacies represent a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills that ideally should be developed as an integral part of subject specific learning. The challenge at an institutional level is helping academic staff and students achieve this in a manner that is fully integrated and sustainable.

 


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New Bump Update Lets You ‘Bump’ Files Between iDevices And Computers

New Bump Update Lets You ‘Bump’ Files Between iDevices And Computers | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
Since its release several years ago, Bump has always allowed users to “bump” (i.e., share supported files) between iOS devices. Then, nine months ago, Bump introduced a new feature that allows users to bump between iOS devices and computers.

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Can't wait to get m Mac book and try this!
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Resources for Digital Learning - The Digital Shift

Resources for Digital Learning - The Digital Shift | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

By Kathy Ishizuka

 

50 great resources from School Library Journal.


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 7, 2013 5:13 PM

Categories include

-Research and curation

-Ebooks and reading

-CCSS

-Tools

-Apps

-The big picture

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9 Of The Best Free & Low-Cost Alternatives To Microsoft Office | makeuseof

9 Of The Best Free & Low-Cost Alternatives To Microsoft Office | makeuseof | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

By Aaron Couch

 

"Microsoft Office has dominated the market of text documents, spreadsheets and slide shows for years, and for good reason – it’s one of the very best. However, there’s one drawback and that is the price. Sure, it’s a relatively good investment, but for one reason or another you choose to not pay for it. What do you do?

 

"Thankfully, there are other options – and good ones. These range from web-based apps and local software to free and paid. Although some do cost, all have free options and the price you pay for the paid software is a fraction of what you would pay for Microsoft Office. Through this article I will touch upon any unique features such as mobile capability, cost, user interface and compatibility with Microsoft Office files."


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Donna Browne's curator insight, February 5, 2013 9:28 AM

I have been using Open Office for many years with good results.  Also try

the Ipad app OnLive Desktop which provides access to Office programs free of charge.  It is available free at the App Store. 

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Presentation Zen: Lucas, Scorsese: On the need for visual literacy

Presentation Zen: Lucas, Scorsese: On the need for visual literacy | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

By Garr Reynolds

 

"A professional or student in the 21st century needs to have a good degree of multimedia literacy. The term multimedia literacy and visual literacy encompass many things and borrow from many disciplines. However, for at least a generation or more when people speak of the need for multimedia literacy (they may call it different things) they very often focus on the high-tech tools of the day. This is especially true in education. But the tools of the day are for the most part ephemeral. But an understanding of the principles and techniques and "rules" found in the broad field of visual communication are the thing of real and lasting value. Hardware and software are important, of course, but what's of much greater value is the software between one's ears....

"Below, in separate interviews, two legendary American filmmakers — George Lucas and Martin Scorsese — are very direct in their assertions that visual literacy is crucial for people in today's world and that it should be both more highly valued by educators and taught in schools."


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How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve - Edudemic

How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve - Edudemic | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
Technology can make life a lot easier in the classroom. In the past criticism was often aimed at new technology coming into the classroom, recent advances in tech have made drastic changes to the learning environment.

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Improving Children's Literature in Digital Spaces

Improving Children's Literature in Digital Spaces | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it
How do we know if a digital book is of a quality to support children's literacy development? An answer to this question must be constructed by all who contribute to a child's growth as a literate person.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:38 PM

Excellent article for reference ...

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, January 30, 2013 4:28 AM

For digital children's stories, quality is paramount. 

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5 Places To Find Free Educational eBooks

5 Places To Find Free Educational eBooks | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

Hunting down classic literature and important manuscripts may mean more than a quick Google search for many of us. You may turn to paid sources like Amazon or even (the humanity!) turn to printed books in your library. The horror! We kid. We love the library and feature effective ways to use libraries all the time.

So what happens when Google, Amazon, and your local library come up short in your quest for free educational eBooks? Never fear, there are a few critical resources you should know about. From Harvard to Bartleby to the International Children’s Digital Library … there’s plenty of ways to find a quality epub or downloadable book for your classroom or pleasure reading. Here’s some of our favorites:


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How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve - Edudemic

How To Overcome The iPad Learning Curve - Edudemic | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

By Dave Wingler

 

"No matter what the educational focus is, there is an app which supports practically any curriculum target imaginable.  Finding them involves the arduous task of downloading, appraising, ranking and discarding apps based on usefulness and engagement.  While apps provide numerous educational benefits as well as entertainment they are not always appropriately connected to curriculum targets.  Kathy Shrock provides an excellent evaluation rubric for download which judges applications across multiple areas including effect on student motivation, user friendliness and how it incorporates the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

 

"Teachers and institutions can also rely on some of the many quality iBooks that have been written up in the last 2 years that provide constructive reviews of applications for use in education environments.  Among the most recent and useful publications currently in the app store is Annalisa Kelly’s guide: “iPads in the Classroom 2013” The publication serves as a beginner’s reference for teachers in primary and secondary schools. This guide discusses aspects of using iPads with students across grades and is inclusive of special needs, regular stream and gifted students.  The text not only provides guidance to teachers who currently augment their lessons with iOS devices but it is also intended for those who are planning deployments in their schools.  A useful “App-endix” has also been added to the guide which lists over 35 applications that educators will find useful based on their usability for educators and their pertinence to curriculum."


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iPad and iPhone: User Guide Instructions, Tutorials and Resources | Groovin' On Apps

iPad and iPhone: User Guide Instructions, Tutorials and Resources | Groovin' On Apps | Libraries, HigherEd on an iPad | Scoop.it

Want to evolve quickly from iNovice to iMaster? Check out these Apple and third-party resources for excellent iPad and iPhone user guide instructions, tutorials and "training wheel" guidance.


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