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How Google Search Works - gifographic

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Many of us use Google on a daily basis. Yet, we barely know how few keywords can return such massive and accurate results for hundreds of web pages. Take a look at this infographic and learn how Google search works.

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9 Steps To Scaffold Learning For Improved Understanding

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9 Steps To Scaffold Learning For Improved Understanding

 

Scaffolding is a critical teaching strategy that can support students struggling with a concept, or those that have mastered it.

In short, to “scaffold” something is a metaphor that describes the process of supporting students so that they can achieve learning goals in lieu of content deficiencies.


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The Value of Curation Expressed in a Beautiful Poem: The Curator

The Value of Curation Expressed in a Beautiful Poem: The Curator | Library information literacy | Scoop.it

"We thought it would come, we thought the Germans would come, were almost certain they would. I was thirty-two, / the youngest assistant curator in the country. I had some good ideas in those days."


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Robin Good's curator insight, March 12, 6:09 AM



The Curator, by Miller Williams, is a poem that illustrates the keen value of the curator. 

It's a short story, that can be read in just 3 minutes, and which can provide a great metaphor to explain to others, emotionally, what the value of the curator, is all about. 



Beautiful. Inspiring. 9/10


Read it now: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176491 


Reading time: 3' mins.




Thanks to Nancy White for helping me discover it.

Check her super-interesting article entitled "Students Curators: Powerful Learningand her D20 Innovation blog.  



Image credit: Vintage frame by Shutterstock


Nancy White's comment, March 12, 8:32 AM
Thank you Robin - I am glad you liked it. Our students were really able to understand the concept of curating through this poem.
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25-point Website Usability Checklist

25-point Website Usability Checklist | Library information literacy | Scoop.it
Use this simple, 25-point checklist to assess critical website usability issues. Includes free download (1-page PDF).

 

The list is split into 4 roughly equal sections, (I) Accessibility, (II) Identity, (III) Navigation, and (IV) Content. I'll describe and rationalize all of the sections and line items below, but you can also download the checklist as a simple, 1-page PDF. I try to keep it simple with 3 basic ratings: (1) Green Check = Good/Pass, (2) Red Check = Needs work, but no disaster, (3) Red X = Bad/Fail. Not all points are necessarily applicable to all sites.


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So useful to use in a class info literacy session.

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Lara N. Madden's curator insight, March 17, 10:23 AM

Accessibility is so important for all users. Universal design is a must for all web-based content.

Terry Patterson's comment, March 17, 11:09 AM
Great short list. One to use that is very useful and best known is the Nielsen's heuristics list. Of course, we're talking about the generic aspects. Heuristics can be specialized as well depending on the type of software application and its function. :)
GA13's curator insight, March 19, 10:27 PM

Another good usability article.

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What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC

What is a Learning Commons, Anyway? | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC | Library information literacy | Scoop.it

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, August 2, 2013 12:52 AM

"As we work to build twenty-first learning skills...collaboration, creation and communication we need to look at how we can support this by creating an environment that meets that need.  The Learning Commons concept takes libraries that one step further to support digital students and learning."

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, August 3, 2013 4:13 AM

Learning commons is  a good concept to widen school libraries and library practices towards collaborative learning.

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21 Common Core-Aligned Math Apps for High School Students From edshelf

21 Common Core-Aligned Math Apps for High School Students From edshelf | Library information literacy | Scoop.it
A collection of teacher-approved Common Core-aligned iPhone and iPad math apps for high school students, such as Desmos, Algebra Touch, Geometry Pad, etc.

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Jennifer Vandeleest's curator insight, August 5, 2013 11:44 AM

This page displays a large selection of apps that can be used for high school students.  Some of the tools could be used to create a collaborative environment.  Examples of collaborative applications are probability tools, math with your friends, and 5 dice: order of operations game.

ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ ΚΑΡΚΑΜΠΟΥΝΑΣ's curator insight, August 5, 2013 11:29 PM

Συλλογή με μαθηματικά λογισμικά που εμφανίζεται ο τρόπος λειτουργίας τους.

ChristopherBell's curator insight, August 7, 2013 5:01 PM

AWESOME!

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UK Report Recommends Author Payments for Library Ebook Lending

UK Report Recommends Author Payments for Library Ebook Lending | Library information literacy | Scoop.it
Individual author payments per lend RT @veinglory UK Report Recommends Author Payments for Library Ebook Lending http://t.co/pbYrnwSKIB
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How Google Search Works - gifographic

How Google Search Works - gifographic | Library information literacy | Scoop.it
Many of us use Google on a daily basis. Yet, we barely know how few keywords can return such massive and accurate results for hundreds of web pages. Take a look at this infographic and learn how Google search works.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Places to Read Books | Education Hub - Health, Finance, Schools and Jobs

Top 10 Most Beautiful Places to Read Books | Education Hub - Health, Finance, Schools and Jobs | Library information literacy | Scoop.it
Mark Twain said ““In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin

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Thats it take me there, i shall read for the rest of my life. huh BKwrm

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gwynethjones's curator insight, January 21, 9:10 AM

Library Pr0n!

The Rice Process's curator insight, January 21, 2:09 PM

These beautiful spaces just made it to my "bucket list"

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, February 2, 2:29 AM
Shakespeare and Company, Paris! a magical place
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Student Designed Infographics: Process & Products

Student Designed Infographics: Process & Products | Library information literacy | Scoop.it

Last year my students designed infographics for the first time. I enjoyed the process and the products. It was a fun strategy to teach my students crucial research skills while encouraging them to think creatively about how to visually communicate information.


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:19 AM

Great examples of how students can visually represent ideas - much better than a PowerPoint slide

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:13 AM

Reading graphic text, creating graphic text - research and project based learning

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:12 PM

Infographics could be used in Digital Storytelling. . .

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How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Library information literacy | Scoop.it
It's actually quite easy to figure out how to use popular social bookmarking service Pinterest with Bloom's Taxonomy. That is, after you see this guide!

 

We’re big fans of both Pinterest and Bloom’s Taxonomy. So you can imagine our excitement when we saw this handy (and printable! Click here for the PDF!) guide designed to inform you how to use Pinterest with Bloom’s Taxonomy. It showcases a couple dozen (25) ways to integrate Bloom’s with Pinning. From building a resource board to defining vocabulary on a board with captions and images, there’s a lot of work to be done thanks to this graphic.


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Nicole Fishman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:44 AM

Love the concept...since we have moved on to Webbs DOK I would transfer over the concept to DOK

Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 12:11 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
Dafina Westbrooks's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:02 AM

Need more like this!

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Information Literacy Weblog: Metaliteracy MOOC

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Metaliteracy MOOC: "The Metaliteracy MOOC is open to students at the University at Albany and Empire ... http://t.co/vFfw8ocuE6 #infolit
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