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"Twilight" More Difficult Than Hemingway, According To Teacher's Guide

"Twilight" More Difficult Than Hemingway, According To Teacher's Guide | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
QUIZ: which of these books is considered more "complex" according to Lexile guidelines?

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:06 PM

"Twilight" More Difficult Than Hemingway?  Scary thought, right!?


"Proof that Lexile levels aren't everything! Take the quiz" via @glibrarian

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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills

15 Must Have Google  Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
April , 2014
Google is one of the primary search engines students turn to when doing their research. On the face of it, searching Google seems as simple as typing in a search query and waiting for...

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Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, May 13, 2014 3:40 PM

Kids do not know this stuff.

Jo Laretive's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:38 AM

Always keen to up-skill myself and students with online searching.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 15, 2014 9:29 PM

Thanks for sharing, the more we teach on this the better of our students will be in the information-saturated world they live in!

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 2014 1:49 PM

This is a great article with no easy way to summarize. Reading and daydreaming lead to creativity does not do it justice.

Christine Jansen's curator insight, April 4, 2014 2:26 PM

Not only do I love his writing, but I also love that he is such an advocate for libraries!

Bisou Ross's curator insight, April 10, 2014 10:51 AM

When books in all their forms stay  number one among plenty of funny newly created media and entertaining as well as learning tools and gadgets !

 

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The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content

The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
March , 2014
In a section in her wonderful book "Understanding The Social Lives of Networked Teens" Danah Boyd talked extensively about the concept of digital natives and argued that this...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 1, 2014 4:51 PM

If you've been paying attention at all, you've know for years that "digital natives" are not necessarily information literate. As Danah Boyd notes in her book, "Just because teens are comfortable using social media to hang out does not mean that they’re fluent in or with technology. Many teens are not nearly as digitally adept as the often-used assumption that they are “digital natives” would suggest."

So check out this blog post that explains the CRAAP test to share with tweens and teens.

Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, April 2, 2014 8:28 AM

Nice clear video, not sure about acrony of CRAAP for ES, but MS and higher-similar to RADCAB, 

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:15 PM

Good advice and easily understood!

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How 3D Printers Are Cranking Out Eyes, Bones, and Blood Vessels

How 3D Printers Are Cranking Out Eyes, Bones, and Blood Vessels | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
At the dawn of rapid prototyping, a common predication was that 3D printing would transform manufacturing, spurring a consumer revolution that would put a printer in every home. That hasn't quite happened---and like so many emerging technologies, rapid prototyping has found its foothold in a surprisingly different field: Medicine.

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Gust HI, thanks for finding and highlighting this important subject. best regards. Krishan
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What Every Library Needs The Most

What Every Library Needs The Most | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
“ This is a guest blog post by Alonzo LaMont. To contribute a guest blog to SciLogs.com Community Blog, contact Paige Brown @FromTheLabBench.These are hard times for libraries of every size, shape and literary persuasion. The universal clarion call to “downsize the library” now appears to be the official economic cure-all for budgetary sanity. Who needs another feasibility study when the ...”
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Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

danah boyd (she doesn’t capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, and she’s made it available as a free PDF. On her website she writes, “I didn’t write this book to make money. I wrote this book to reach as wide of an audience as I possibly could.


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Tricia Adams's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:06 AM

Social history and reflection on today's connected youth - looks interesting

gawlab's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:01 PM

a téléchargé la copie libre  du livre de danah boyd. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2014 2:58 AM

Free Download

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Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing. And whatever our motivation, we curate content to have an impact so understanding where our traffic comes from is important. During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors so we've been in a great position to observe not only where this traffic came from but also what best practices had the strongest influence on it. So we’ve analyzed all the content curated, published and shared through Scoop.it. This post is about sharing these data and learnings so you can be more effective with your content curation. Continue reading →

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 9, 2014 1:52 PM

Content Curation traffic: SEO vs Social Media

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Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool

Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:43 PM

Thanks to Jamie Forshey for sharing this copyright teaching resource via her scoop.it curation page.  I will be sharing this with my elementary and pre-service teachers. 

BookChook's curator insight, February 23, 2014 4:15 PM

Nice simple interactive to help explain copyright to kids. 

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Teach your students about copyright laws.

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How Digital Learning is Becoming the Fourth Literacy

How Digital Learning is Becoming the Fourth Literacy | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

Reading. Writing. Math. Those are the big ones, right? Up until recently, a lot of people would have probably said that was correct. But since it is 2013 and so much of our lives happen online, digital literacy is being added to the list.


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Kirsty Watts's curator insight, November 6, 2013 4:07 AM

I think digital literacy will become just as important as reading, writing and maths. When will it become more important, is the question? Will reading, writing and math be taught by teaching code? I look forward to seeing what happens during my career in education.

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5 Mthys Vs. Facts About Copyright Infringement on the Internet

5 Mthys Vs. Facts About Copyright Infringement on the Internet | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
“ Thank you to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing the following Infographic on his blog. by floydworx. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. &n...”
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The school librarian perception vs reality – YOU make the difference

The school librarian perception vs reality – YOU make the difference | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
“ A South Carolina Educator Blog”
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Promoting Multiple Literacies (Principles of New Librarianship ...

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“ Digital literacy is the only fully technology-dependent literacy on the diagram. Critical, information, visual and media literacy are all essential components of digital literacy. Often, people will refer to digital literacy when ...”
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Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides To Help Students Make Appropriate Citations and Bibliographies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 13, 2014 3:16 PM

COOL!

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 14, 2014 3:27 AM

Citation of sources; referencing

Dean Mantz's curator insight, April 14, 2014 10:28 AM

Thanks to reuvenwerber for sharing this post on his Jewish Education Around the World page.  http://www.scoop.it/t/jewish-education-around-the-world/

 

This comes and a perfect time as my TnC356 preservice students from Sterling College are creating PSA videos and digital storytelling projects. 

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Web 2.0 Resources for School Library Media Specialist - YouTube

This brief tutorial gives school librarians a brief look inside the web 2.0 technology resources that they can easily incorporate into their classroom.

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ProQuest Celebrates America's Libraries with Free Resources and Video Contest - PR Newswire (press release)

ProQuest Celebrates America's Libraries with Free Resources and Video Contest - PR Newswire (press release) | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
ProQuest Celebrates America's Libraries with Free Resources and Video Contest PR Newswire (press release) ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest, an information firm central to research, joins libraries in schools, campuses and...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 1, 2014 1:46 PM

Free resources available for National Library Week with some extensions as much as 30 days. Take advantage!

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Our School Libraries Make Us HAPPY! (West De Pere School District) - YouTube

The School District of West De Pere, in De Pere, WI, is celebrating April's "School Library Month" by showing the world how HAPPY we are to be in our librari...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 2, 2014 2:45 AM

Lots of happy kids here.

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 6, 2014 8:18 AM

Lots of happy kids in the school library [video]

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The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Student Researchers and Academics

The Best Citation and Bibliography Apps for Student Researchers and Academics | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
March 27, 2014
Following the posting of "20 must have iPad apps for student researchers and academics" I  received a request from a PhD student from Australia asking for iPad apps to help him...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 27, 2014 4:28 PM

To follow up on the "20 Must-Have iPad Apps for Student Researchers..." this is another great list. If they're going to do the research, they're also going to have to cite sources, right? 

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Rebranding Removes the Term Library

Rebranding Removes the Term Library | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I knew this was coming when I wrote The Revolutionary Library in April of 2011, and again in August with The Physics of Your Library Brand.

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Karen du Toit's comment, February 28, 2014 4:05 AM
Changing the name to incorporate all the new functions /spaces/services the "library" offers! To get past the stereotypical idea of a "library" with only books and a quiet place of study!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 1, 2014 5:19 AM
Rebranding Removes the Term Library
LibrarianLand's curator insight, March 1, 2014 6:37 PM

This is really b.s. The term library and it associations are still very important and vital to the institution in most of its forms. "Digital Idea Space" or "Ideal Village"  or "You can make it happen here!" or what ever the heck you want to rebrand it does not convey the wonderful history and values that make libraries great and sound trendy and hollow.

 

I agree that libraries need to be marketed better and often times differently but just as importantly they need to hire and retain the best and brightest who will actively provide and support the creation of new knowledge. A trendy new name that obliterates a very powerful concept in many folks' minds, LIBRARY, does not do the history or values of the idea justice. Perhaps a hybrid name that involves both is OK, like "Library Resource Center" or "Digital Learning Library" or even a name that does not include the word but clearly markets the traditional values of intellectual freedom, equity, learning, and yes, still preserving and collecting traditional things like books.

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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit

A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
A true digital citizen understands how to ethically use the works of others to build his or her own creative products—music, art, video,...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 7, 2014 4:35 PM

What a great find! Keep this handy for the inevitable questions that arise as students delve into research and create projects.  Thanks Karen Bonanno for sharing!

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 8, 2014 6:21 PM

Looks like a great resource!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 14, 2014 6:52 AM

I'd say  this just about covers it!  Thanks @Joyce Valenza

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The Role of Librarians In The Digital Age Infographic

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“ The Role of Librarians In The Digital Age Infographic explores how digital technology is changing libraries and the unique role librarians play.”
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Talk It Out Thursday – What is a Librarian? | The Printed YA Word

Talk It Out Thursday – What is a Librarian? | The Printed YA Word | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
“ I am a teacher. Apparently hardly anyone sees school librarians as teachers anymore, which is ridiculous in my opinion. Aside from the fact that I have a teaching license in teaching English to secondary grade levels, I still see ...”
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LibGuides - Over 400,000 guides created by over 60,000 librarians!


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Infographic of the Week: The Road to Digital Literacy

Infographic of the Week: The Road to Digital Literacy | Library Stuff | Scoop.it
Digital literacy… Information literacy… Technology literacy… There are so many “literacies” in education these days, but what do they all mean? Probably just what you might imagine—and then some! But besides becoming competent in these essential 21st Century skills, it’s important for you, your students and your colleagues to understand their significance.
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Librarydoor: Metaliteracy, Megaliteracy and Information Literacy!

Librarydoor: Metaliteracy, Megaliteracy and Information Literacy! | Library Stuff | Scoop.it

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