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Pedagogies of Media and Information Literacies | eLearning

Pedagogies of Media and Information Literacies | eLearning | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
Enhance your media and information literacy and take up media education in the classroom http://t.co/QeaVuKld #elearning #unesco...
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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.
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MNC Horizon report k-12 edition preview

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.... so what's next?

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The Research Safari

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
Schools are slow to address digital literacy when they see it as content to cover, not an everyday component of teaching. Jen Carey shows how to change that.
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Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools

Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it

There are practical guides to help facilitate accessibility for a wide audience and a visual map of resources that are hyperlinked to content to aid navigation. Suggestions of how to use this resource are offered as starting points for you to explore the themes, issues, literature and content and there is guidance to help you re-use this content within your own practice.


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delta14's curator insight, March 12, 11:04 PM

Se ofrece una colección de materiales didácticos , así como guías de utilización de libre uso con la característica de que se pueden adecuar al contexto de trabajo.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 13, 9:51 AM

Wonderful Open Textbook.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 13, 8:10 PM

It looks like a great starting place for teaching and learning resources for your educational environment.

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Download our Trends in Information Literacy Inf...

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Download our Trends in Information Literacy Infographic! | EasyBib on Information and digital literacy in education via the digital path curated by Elizabeth E Charles (Download our Trends in Information Literacy Infographic!

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schroede's curator insight, March 19, 7:10 PM

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Digital Literacy free learning materials from: SWGfL

Digital Literacy free learning materials from: SWGfL | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it

These free materials are designed to empower pupils and students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Find the lessons that are just right for your classroom.

 

Browse by Key Stage or Year Group, for cross-curricular lessons which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 2, 5:30 PM

Foundation to Year 10 resources and lessons from the UK.

J A Jones's curator insight, March 3, 9:46 AM

Many of these lessons could be integrated into library instruction.  Also available as free download from iTunes.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 4, 12:02 AM

Digital literacy tools by grade will guide teachers with choosing technology to suit literacy levels.

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Information Fluency Learning Games and Resources

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Online interactive learning games and teacher resources for teaching information fluency. Drop these course games into your online classes, library- media kiosks, or school webpages. (A free service of the 21st Century Information Fluency Project.)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 13, 1:03 PM

Here's my Diigo list of 21cif games.  Enjoy!

Patty Cruice's curator insight, February 14, 8:28 AM

share with Ashley

 

Patricia Baker's curator insight, February 15, 6:55 PM

Series of activities or modules to complete.

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Lessons for life lost on kids when facts are just a click away

Lessons for life lost on kids when facts are just a click away | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
RECENTLY I assessed an essay on the poetry of Bruce Dawe. It was a poor effort. Was this the result of inferior teaching? Perhaps. Was it a lack of concentration and application by the student? Maybe.
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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 12:38 AM

Curate using this visual map

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Curate using this visual map

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:18 AM

This will be helpful to share to those wondering about content curation.

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Information Literacy And Digital Literacy: Life Long Learning Initi...

Lecture presented at PAARL's National Summer Conference on the theme “Finding the Library’s Place in the 2.0 Environment” to be held in Puerto Princesa Ci

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, November 10, 2013 4:23 PM

Love that the definition of digital literacy comes from a resource published in 1997. The essence is the same, no matter the format or the new technologies.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:22 AM

Information Literacy and Digital Literacy

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Teaching Information Fluency (Discount Code)


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 6, 2013 6:30 PM

A 25% discount is available now. 

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Education Rethink @edrethink: Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom

Education Rethink @edrethink: Ten Ideas for Using Instagram in the Classroom | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it

Technology pulls us away from our senses.

And yet, for me, Instagram has done the opposite. I'm paying attention more closely to the beauty in my world. When my mind wanders, it doesn't always move into the abstract. I'm looking for beauty around me.

So, with that in mind, I'm thinking of ten ways I might use Instagram with my students next year:


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Reading Online - Research: Mental Imagery in Reading

An invited research summary and literature review for the e-journal Reading Online
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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Mind tools – What does it mean to be literate in the age of Google? | Bright Ideas

Mind tools – What does it mean to be literate in the age of Google? | Bright Ideas | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
With the holidays here, we thought we could share a longer video with you, particularly given it's one of the best videos I've watched about information
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Thanks to BRIGHT IDEAS for this - check it out and other resources from SLAV.

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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are acknowledging and welcoming the relative advantages of social media into the teaching and learning process. From creating school Facebook pages to connecting students with
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Download our Trends in Information Literacy Infographic! | EasyBib on Information and digital literacy in education via the digital path curated by Elizabeth E Charles (Download our Trends in Information Literacy Infographic!

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schroede's curator insight, March 19, 7:10 PM

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Study: Reading Literary Fiction Can Make You Less Racist

Study: Reading Literary Fiction Can Make You Less Racist | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
New research finds a compelling narrative can help us sidestep stereotypes.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, March 16, 2:47 PM

16 March 2014

 

An intriguing article about a study that "...suggests there’s something about well-written, sensitive fiction that draws us in and lets us identify with the characters—even if they’re from a foreign culture. This, in turn, short-circuits our tendency to stereotype."


The essence of the study revolves around the  variable controls in two recent studies summarized as follows:

 

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"Johnson and his colleagues describe two experiments that incorporated a 3,000-word extract from Shaila Abdullah’s 2009 novel Saffron Dreams. It revolves around “an educated and strong-willed Muslim woman, Arissa, who is assaulted in a New York City subway station,” the researchers write. The excerpt features “significant inner monologue that accentuates the protagonist’s strength of character while providing exposure to Muslim culture.”


Participants in the first experiment (68 Americans recruited online) read either the aforementioned excerpt, or a 500-word synopsis of the same scene. In the synopsis, “the descriptive language, monologue, and dialogue were removed to reduce the narrative quality,” 

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What is it about the removal or inclusion of descriptive language, monologue and dialogue that explains the difference between what readers absorb and contemplate and thereby "take-away" from a reading experience? 


It is implied, or at least I inferred, that there might be a tendency while reading literature to read with both our minds and our hearts, that is with our capabilities for logic and for empathy, causing what I have often referred to as the "3-Dimensionalization" of reading.


Fiction gently, but insistently, forces us to determine which characters we care about and what causes us to care or not care about them. It's a constant engagement with point and counter-point behaviors expressed by pro- and antagonist behaviors. We begin to  see examples of behaviors that exemplify a "character's Character" through his or her expressions of values, motives, and choices made when confronted by challenges to those values, motives, and choices made. And, we see them as expressed through the values, motives, an choices made by the peripheral characters all of whom bring additional dimensions to the reader's perceptions of the various plot intrigues that readers know is a fictional representation of the "truths" of human behaviors mirrored by those characters.

 

In fiction we become omnipotent yet caring spectators privy to more than just our own sense of right and wrong and levels of caring, but to multiple characters' senses of right and wrong and levels of caring. And in doing so, if the story is written well enough to maintain our engaged suspension of disbelief, we are constantly seeing our own values in light of the great and complex diversity of human behaviors that are driven by an equally great and complex diversity of forces driving not just our own but "all human value-driven behaviors."

 

It is the best of literature that is so engaging that it actually engages us in a sort of willing receptiveness to revisiting our own existing values, motives, and behaviors.And, in doing so, we become potentially more willing to adjust our receptiveness to the differences between ourselves and others.

 

Our attention then turns more towards whether or not we can appreciate  and consider adopting or rejecting the adoption of those differences once we have opened our receptiveness to revisiting the depth of our understanding of those who we had previously not given sufficient open-minded attention. We open ourselves to the vast gray areas distinguishing individuals within any group from the simplistic assumptions that come from the shallowness of black and white group defines the -driven behaviors.

 

We become open to the possibilities that human behaviors and values are better "judged" at the individual rather than group level and that it is that it is too simplistic to assume the individual's allegiance or patriotism, or alignment with large groups beliefs and values will drive that individual's behaviors in exactly the same direction as every other member of that group. Though peer pressure to not break ranks can be intense, we can come to appreciate that the individual is more than the group and group alignments are not the entirety of the individual. We con come to understand that there are those in the "other groups" with whom we have more in common than the differences defining the parameters of our group alignment.

 

Fiction can engage us in considering the myriad shades of gray in human behavior; behaviors that like it or not, are the sum total of our individual perceptions of what we believe to to be reasonable and our inevitable imperfection in balancing our selfish and selfless values-driven behaviors.

 

In spite of my moderate positions regarding portions of the Common Core Standards.for English Language Arts, I am a very strong proponent of the importance of both the skills associated with Informational reading and the benefits of engaged literary reading.

 

It IS important, no it is ESSENTIAL to appreciate the value of informational literacy. The entire human community can no longer run the risk of the anti-factual. Nor can we afford the damage caused by the well-intended but ill-informed; or the disinterested. or the superficially interested.

 

But spreadsheets and fact sheets alone can not tell the whole story. 

And, storytelling can not include all the facts. Each "adds" what the other can not do alone to one's "more complete" understanding of the human condition. 

 

Let's not allow the one to "trump" the other in importance. Facts without the synthesis of how the facts play out in the real world are as potentially dangerous as they are potentially beneficial.  Storytelling's strength is the ability to engage readers in an "entertaining" involvement in caring about how those facts play out in the real world. 

 

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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WEAC's curator insight, January 21, 11:57 AM

From identifying the best educational tools to managing your online reputation, this is a great social media checklist for educators.

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

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HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School

HOME - GENERAL: Citing Sources - LibGuides at Miss Porter's School | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
LibGuides. GENERAL: Citing Sources. HOME.

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 8:28 AM

Good graphic to pull it together visually.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 20, 8:29 AM

Good use of a graphic to pull plagiarism together visually.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 5:08 AM

Easy to understand guide to avoiding plagiarism

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SearchReSearch: The fourth R--Research, and the skills we all need

SearchReSearch: The fourth R--Research, and the skills we all need | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:29 PM

Interesting concepts listed by the author on what is digital divide.

John Slifko's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:36 PM

The Euro American Masonic Open Forum will be experiementing with curator technology as it develops.  Curator technology may evolve into an important component of digital communication, learning and association.  

Emma Greengrass's curator insight, November 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Critical thinking and information literacy skills are key for students in order to progress...

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Information Literacy and Engaging the 21st Century Learner -- 3rd edition

Digital literacy, research skills, and other information literacy skills are essential for today's learners. This video explains why these literacies are ess...

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 10, 2013 2:57 PM

Save this one for the next school year, or put it to work right now. 

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itsallaboutart: Visual Note Taking

itsallaboutart: Visual Note Taking | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, October 14, 2013 7:38 AM

Great collection of resources!