Gamification may sound to some like educational games, because it uses gaming techniques to help to teach students new concepts. If one can connect with people effectively through games, can this make learning easier?
"Search literacy is an important element of the 21st century learning. The web is teeming with all kinds of information and part of this information is nothing but junk. To let our students and kids surf this ocean of information without equipping them with the necessary gear is analogous to canoeing through turbulent waves, chances of staying afloat are next to impossible."
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe.
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick suggests eight ways for teachers to prevent summer learning loss in the English language arts, including library dates, digital book clubs, and student blogs about topics that matter to them.
Space Day is celebrated in early May each year. For teachers and students interested in the universe, VideoAmy has collected some of the most fun videos and resources to bring astronomy into the classroom.
Contributing full-text, peer-reviewed research papers to an Open Access institutional repository, such as DigitalCommons@UMaine, increases the impact of scholarly research by expanding the potential audience far beyond the reach of subscription-based journals. The rapid evolution of Open Access has some scholars playing catch up to learn the ins and outs of negotiating publishing contracts to allow for self-archiving. Open Access Repositories, Copyright Laws, and Digital Commons for Graduate Students is a 26-minute video discussing Open Access, its influence on research impact cycles, and the importance of copyright. The webinar covers topics of interest to both graduate students just entering the world of scholarly publishing and experienced researchers.
Anita Vance's insight:
This is a well-done in-depth webinar about access to research. It would be a great tool for staff training, guide for in-depth research, intro to the whole idea of open access and freedom of information.... Thank you,Kim J. Sawtelle, for putting so much good info in one place!
This guide has a dual purpose. It is a subject guide for those interested in IL as part of studying Library & Information Management. It also outlines why IL is important for staff & students and what support the Library can offer at City Overview of theory for IL practitioners
Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer? Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app. If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.
"Editor’s Note: We recently discovered the Bay Area’s Prospect Sierra School’s interesting learning model that prioritizes 6 ideas for learning in the 21st century. There is, of course, no single “best” way to pursue “21st century learning”–nor any learning at all for that matter. But seeing the way other inspired educators pursue the idea can teach each one of us a lot. In this model, we appreciate the inclusion of self-knowledge, as well as moving past the idea of content to true disciplinary knowledge–seeing knowledge in context and application."
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