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Writing for the Mobile Web | David Lee King

Writing for the Mobile Web | David Lee King | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Writing for the mobile web is a LOT like all those "writing for the web" articles you've probably seen before, but with more emphasis on scannability and
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The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation | WIRED

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation | WIRED | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Drawing on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the map shows one dot per person, color-coded by race. That's 308,745,538 dots in all.
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My Work

My Work | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Library Redesign I was hired by Emma Willard to re-envision the Dietel library space and program. I have been charged with the task of creating an innovative, well used, 21st century learning...
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Libraries lead the way to balanced copyright (infographic)

Libraries lead the way to balanced copyright (infographic) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL), is a non-profit organization of 125 research libraries from the US and Canada. Its mission is…
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Neil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural 'seed corn'

Neil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural 'seed corn' | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The author tells Toby Litt how these ‘safe spaces’ were vital to him as a child, and why their closure endangers our future
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Free Technology for Teachers: Video - How to Create Google Scholar Libraries and Alerts

Free Technology for Teachers: Video - How to Create Google Scholar Libraries and Alerts | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Citation Theory - A recap

Citation Theory - A recap | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Thanks for all for your help last week as I prepared a block class on citation theory for our three AP Language classes. It was surprisingly the most fun that I have had with a class all year becau...
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Library & Capstone, like PB&J

Library & Capstone, like PB&J | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The Capstone Project, loosely defined as an independent project, typically completed during junior or senior year, allowing a student to complete an in depth study or exploration of something that ...
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Does Your Classroom Tell a Story?

Does Your Classroom Tell a Story? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.
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20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know

20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
It's interesting how some of life's greatest lessons can be found in children's literature. And chances are that we did not realize th... | Featured Life
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3 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Libraries as Enablers of Pedagogical and Curricular Change (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Libraries as Enablers of Pedagogical and Curricular Change (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer

Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.
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Information literacy standards and the World Wide Web: results from a student survey on evaluation of Internet information sources

College students today use a variety of information sources for research including those found using commercial search engines and the Web. This information gathering process removes traditional mediators and replaces them with search engines driven by unknown proprietary algorithms. It is uncertain how well students understand these search engines and how much critical thinking is involved in evaluating information sources. How appropriate information literacy (IL) instruction is for preparing students for these unmediated searches conducted over the Web is not known. The study reported here evaluated how students perceive information sources using characteristics identified in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) information literacy standards. The study used a survey designed using the 2000 Association of College and Research Libraries literacy competency standards for higher education. Survey questions examined how subjects perceived the source evaluation criteria of reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness and point of view or bias. Quantitative analysis was carried out on the data collected from 389 survey respondents who answered twenty-seven multiple choice questions concerning their information search practice and their evaluations of information sources, for a total of 10,503 survey question responses. Survey results based on subjects' answers provided a number of unique insights into how students examine and perceive Web information sources. Findings indicate that subjects primarily use Google as a research source for academic work and appear to be confused about how to determine the author of a source and how to determine the qualifications of the author. About half of the subjects indicated they may not be able to determine the author of an Internet source yet consider it possible to determine the objectivity of the source. Additional findings were made concerning the source evaluation criteria of reliability, validity, accuracy, timeliness and bias. These findings suggest that while the intent of information literacy efforts for college students may be appropriate, the scope may be beyond the grasp of some. Information literacy instruction on source evaluation criteria may need to be reexamined in relation to the various information sources available today. More effective information literacy instruction methods which address the issues identified in this study may need to be implemented.
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ACRL releases 'Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers' | News & Press Center

ACRL releases 'Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers' | News & Press Center | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Love letters to libraries: Chris Riddell

Love letters to libraries: Chris Riddell | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
From his first adventures in reading, to the librarians who inspired him, follow illustrator Chris Riddell’s graphic journey through life-changing books - exclusively for the Guardian
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Teach your students the right way to Google | eSchool News | eSchool News | 3

Teach your students the right way to Google | eSchool News | eSchool News | 3 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between sources.
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Hawaii's Private School - Pre-K-12 - Mid-Pacific Institute

Hawaii's Private School - Pre-K-12 - Mid-Pacific Institute | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Located in the heart of Manoa on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii, Mid-Pacific Institute (Mid-Pac) is one of Hawaii's oldest private college prep schools. Serving Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle and High School
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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think
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The Evolution Of Violin Design: How Stradivarius Won The PR War

The Evolution Of Violin Design: How Stradivarius Won The PR War | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it

How Using techniques used to study plants, a scientist charts the evolution of violin design over the last 500 years.

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"Knowledge" is cultural.

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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future

4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Has technology rendered the library obsolete? It doesn't seem so. Instead, centers for higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate them.
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