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The Changing Library

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In the digital age, how do libraries avoid becoming museums for books?
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Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text -

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Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Selecting Text For Comprehension In the previous literacy posts in this series I identified a few guiding questions that stem from the research: Do...
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Adapt for "How to Read for Research"

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Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks — Medium

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Eoghan mac Suibhne/@buileshuibhne
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IB Teacher Dan Byrne Discusses Growing a Culture to Support Academic Literacies

IB Teacher Dan Byrne Discusses Growing a Culture to Support Academic Literacies | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In yesterday's post, I wrote about our most recent collaboration with Dan Byrne and James Glenn and on a larger scale, the possibilities for libraries as  places and catalysts for growing academic ...
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Outline of the Living Online curriculum

Living Online lab promoting digital and media literacy K-12 Reuben Loewy
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AISL Tampa 2015: Bridging Our Differences (with images, tweets) · alexandrap529

A Social Media Story storified by Alexandra Patterson
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14 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Librarians

14 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Librarians | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
"Yes, I can help you find all the books." "No, I don't spend all day reading them."
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Google Apps Experts: New Sharing Permissions for "Departments" and non-Google Users

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Media Literacy 101

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The term media literacy has been around for years with various definitions. Most of the definitions include the words “analyze”, “critique” and “evaluate”
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Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar's presence in popular media.

Citations are not enough: Academic promotion panels must take into account a scholar's presence in popular media. | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Scholars all around the world are almost solely judged upon their publications in (prestigious) peer-reviewed journals. Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr argue that publications in the popular media...
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Teaching evidence via @Erik_Palmer

Copyright Erik Palmer   www.erikpalmer.net What is evidence?            Telling a young child to identify “evidence used to support…claims” or to “focus on evidence-based writing,” using the langua...
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Teaching With Web-Based Resources

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Web-based teaching starts with identifying and vetting your resources, creating a lesson plan, and developing online handouts that provide information and encourage student participation.
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Coming Back from the Ledge

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This blog appears on The Right Question Institute's Guest Blog  The past three books I’ve read changed me. Actually, they defined me. No wait, they articulated what I’ve always known myself to be, ...
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Digital literacy is about asking the right questions - ICT and Computing in Education -

Digital literacy is about asking the right questions - ICT and Computing in Education - | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Being digitally literate is not just about knowing how to use programs or being aware of copyright...
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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

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Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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Right Question Institute - A Catalyst for Microdemocracy

The Right Question Institute is a non-profit organization in Cambridge, MA focusing on education, healthcare, parent involvement, voter engagement and microdemocracy.
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Teaching evidence via @erik_palmer

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Americans’ Views on Open Government Data

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Many hope that more transparency and data sharing will help journalists, make officials more accountable and improve decisions. But very few think agencies are doing a great job of providing useful data.
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Core Principles of MLE

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As the field of media literacy education has matured over the past 25 years, its focus has evolved from WHAT is taught to HOW we teach. The Core Principles of
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Why Making, (and especially, why in a Library?)

Why Making, (and especially, why in a Library?) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Periodically, we will have guest blog posts from library and museum
practitioners working in makerspaces or maker programs. These blog posts,
among other aspects, will highlight: why making furthers the goals of their
program or organization, what roles people play in facilitating making in
their programs and spaces and, what some of the tools and materials are
that are key to support learning in their maker learning experiences.

First off, we have Terry Lawler from Phoenix Public Library
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