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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...
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What skills, attitudes and behaviours do we now need to be literate?
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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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Online Tools and Resources That Support Academic Honesty

Online Tools and Resources That Support Academic Honesty | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
By Michael Yarbrough - A list of 10 edtech tools that can help with academic honesty, fit nicely into daily routines and improve educational efforts.
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Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’

Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’ | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
The man responsible for many of this year's viral political hoaxes thinks he may have swung the election.
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Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Susan Waterworth's curator insight, November 7, 2013 2:47 AM
Digital Literacy Curriculum w/lessons.
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Watch Infotention Part One: Dashboards, Radars, Filters | HowardRheingold Episodes | Learning Videos | Blip

Mindful infotention is part attentional discipline and part technical skill. This video introduces the mental and technical aspects of information dashboards, radars, and filters. Subsequent installments will provide step-by-step instructions.

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Survey Examines Students' Web Research Skills

Survey Examines Students' Web Research Skills | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
A new study shows that librarians have little confidence in student skill level when it comes to both properly paraphrasing and identifying credible Web sources in research when compared to students’ evaluations of themselves.

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Don Dea's curator insight, February 16, 2015 12:33 AM

“Google has become this somewhat pervasive entity in our lives. It's a verb; it's most people's gateway to the Internet; it's extraordinary how much we rely on it to find information. I don't think there will ever be a day where students don't use Google in some capacity for their research, even at the academic level,” - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/survey-examines-students-web-research-skills-1500233723#sthash.pyT00Y5H.dpuf

Linda Weeks's curator insight, May 1, 2015 2:56 AM

“Project Information Literacy reported a few years ago that 90% of students use Google in course-related contexts. The reality is that this is a tool they are going to use, and given their comfort level with using it, teachers and librarians should find ways to demonstrate how it can be tailored to improve the search results (e.g., using Boolean operators, the advanced search, or Google Scholar). Of course, it is imperative for students to learn other critical research skills, but we should ensure that they know how to best use the tool we know that they rely on.” 

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Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

Why Curiosity Enhances Learning | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.
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The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
Thanks to the wonders of neuroplasticity, adolescents are primed to improve their performance in school—and beyond. Here’s how to help.
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Fake news: CNN anchor dumbstruck by Donald Trump voters convinced of mass voter fraud

Fake news: CNN anchor dumbstruck by Donald Trump voters convinced of mass voter fraud | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
The clip from the US news network is both stunning and depressing.
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Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
Teachers are finding that when they explicitly teach deep reading strategies geared to digital media, students can access and comprehend complex texts.
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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 2015 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 2016 3:08 AM

Kathy Schrock has been looking ahead with technology and a librarian's instinct for organization for years. She's still hitting it out of the park. 

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The New Literacies of Online Research and Comprehension: Rethinking the Reading Achievement Gap - Leu - 2014 - Reading Research Quarterly - Wiley Online Library

The New Literacies of Online Research and Comprehension: Rethinking the Reading Achievement Gap - Leu - 2014 - Reading Research Quarterly - Wiley Online Library | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
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What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
Teach your students about the "9 Key Ps" of digital citizenship as you help them acquire both proactive and experiential knowledge of the online world.
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Howard Rheingold’s World of Infotention

Howard Rheingold’s World of Infotention | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
If we're going to help our students develop the focus they need to think deeply about things -- to acquire Howard Rheingold's "Infotention" -- then I think most schools will need some ground rules, made in collaboration with students after lots of conversations around these important topics.

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Linda Weeks's curator insight, May 1, 2015 2:49 AM

Thoights of teacher

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Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium

Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium | Literacy in a digital world | Scoop.it
Or, Can books save us from what digital does to our brains?
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..a wonderful resource from Australia

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