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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 8:47 PM

This is a pet peeve of mine--schools are still not teaching kids how to do this properly, with disastrous results. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, these lessons will help them use the Internet more effectively (and responsibly) for research projects. 

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The Guilded Age: Professional Learning Communities in Education

The Guilded Age: Professional Learning Communities in Education | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
By Walter McKenzie

A millennium ago, artists and artisans formed guilds to share expertise and support one another in highly-skilled professional practice. These vibrant learning communities sustained artistry and craftsmanship through the dark ages when centers of learning were exclusive and rare. Much like these medieval guilds, professional learning communities (PLCs) provide a new dimension to professional development as educators flock around high-interest needs and topics. By definition, PLCs

Form organically around immediate member needs and interests.
Allow participants to self-select their roles and contributions.
Offer opportunities to enrich and deepen understanding.
Include collaborative inquiry in the learning process.
Provide practice and risk taking in a safe, supportive climate.
Grow, morph, and disband as part of a life cycle.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 30, 11:53 AM

When Walter McKenzie speaks about professional learning communities --- listen.  Walter is a very bright light. He's a pioneer in all things involving virtual communities of practice. He is also one of my mentors. Walter has taught me much over the years. Let him teach you a bit about PLC's. 


Rich Schultz's curator insight, December 1, 11:58 AM

Online learning communities are the key to building successful collaborative learners!

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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 16, 6:03 PM

Word Clouds. Interesting. I like it. Something to have a play with :-)

online4ed's curator insight, October 16, 11:48 PM
Love using this in research classes.
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e-Jobs: Online Instructor/Designer Financial Markets, Risk Management

e-Jobs: Online Instructor/Designer Financial Markets, Risk Management | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Experience, Qualifications, and Other Requirements:
PhD or Master's Degree in Economics, Finance, or closely related field. Financial Engineering or Quantitative Finance education and/or experience a plus.
o Graduate students / Post-Docs welcome
Superb written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.
Advanced organizational skills including ability to multitask, deal with competing deadlines and meet them.
Good interpersonal skills.
Strong computer skills.
Additional Skills and Abilities:
Ability to create support materials relevant to the objectives of the course, including applied learning activities.
Ability to develop assessments for content.
Instructional Design and Project Management experience in a postsecondary school, institution of higher education, or business conducting adult education.
Knowledgeable about leading edge instructional design processes.
Experience with learning management systems (edX preferred); rapid eLearning development tools (such as Camtasia and Captivate); and multi-media skills (video production to include analog and digital audio, video, and graphics).
Understanding of the principles of adult education and learning models associated with higher education.
Highly self-motivated and self-managed.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 11:59 AM

Looks like an opportunity for someone with subject matter expertise, online teaching skills and instructional design skills. 

Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, September 26, 1:13 PM

asomándose al futuro que llegó...

el aprendizaje virtual y el trabajo en linea

(e-learning y e-jobs)....

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Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. As part of our partnership, we have created  a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo. All lessons are based on Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 24, 10:26 AM
Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media
Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, September 24, 11:31 AM

Common Sense Media is a fantastic teaching resource. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 25, 2:18 PM

Great resources for anyone not familiar with being online!!!

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3 Awesome Grammar Visuals

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Polly A. Sheppard's comment, July 6, 11:14 AM
good reminder for all!
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15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Must Have Google Lessons Plans to Teach Students Effective Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 3:07 PM

Five lessons, each is differentiated as Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced. Mapped to three sets of national standards. Excellent way to get started teaching search skills. (I know there's no room in your curriculum to do this. Perhaps that's what's wrong with your curriculum?)Seize the opportunity to help your students develop real 21st Century Skills.  

Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, April 27, 8:14 AM

I like that it includes AASL Standards.  We must start teaching technology standards in every class.

Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, May 6, 6:59 AM

comf

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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:50 AM

Librarians and the Digital Age

Freek Kraak's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:11 AM

"In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever..."

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:50 PM

:-)

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Classroom technology must be accessible to those with disabilities - The Boston Globe

Classroom technology must be accessible to those with disabilities - The Boston Globe | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Even as new technology-rich environments revolutionize the classroom, few make provision for people who are blind, dyslexic, or otherwise print-disabled. , Outrage would be justifiably rampant.

 

The National Federation of the Blind and the Association of American Publishers have drafted a bill called the Technology Education and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act; it would inform manufacturers of the minimum level of accessibility needed for digital platforms, clarify for schools what to seek in their materials, and relieve students of the burden of ensuring access to their own educational content. The US Access Board, which created the Americans with Disabilities Act building guidelines, would create standards for digital educational materials.


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Search 80,0000 Media History Digital Library Artifacts ~ Free Technology for Teachers

Search 80,0000 Media History Digital Library Artifacts ~ Free Technology for Teachers | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"The Media History Digital Library is a massive archive of documents about the history film, television, and radio. The library can now be searched and the documents viewed online through MHDL's new site called the Lantern. On Lantern you will find reviews and critiques of movies, books and playbills, many periodicals about the movie, television, and radio industries. Your search can be refined according to date, language, and publication type. You can also browse through collections curated by MHDL.

Applications for Education

"Two thoughts came to mind as I browsed through MHDL's Lantern. First, it's obviously an excellent resource for students studying the history and development of media. Second, through MHDL's Lantern you could find some good examples of how to write a critique. Your students could use those as models for writing their own critiques of movies or even of books."

 


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Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 29, 2013 7:49 AM

What an amazing resource - and you can search within individual issues of film magazines - I shall be using this for lots of personal research on old films...

Margaret Waage's curator insight, August 29, 2013 10:50 AM

Back to school - great resource - thank you!!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 2013 1:55 PM

Without words... excellent applications for education in particular for students of history and development of media.

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What the Library of Congress Has for Teachers: Primary Sources and Tools and Techniques to Use Them | Teaching with the Library of Congress

What the Library of Congress Has for Teachers: Primary Sources and Tools and Techniques to Use Them | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

Primary sources are more important to teachers than ever before, and the Library of Congress makes it easy not only to find great primary sources, but also to quickly and effectively use them in your teaching.

The Library is one of the world’s largest sources of free primary sources, with more than 30 million items available via easy searching at www.loc.gov. U.S. history, English and language arts, science, world history and cultures–there are primary sources for almost every discipline.


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Sheila Fredericks's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:56 AM

LOC is a great resource!

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, August 25, 2013 6:26 PM

boas ideias

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 26, 2013 11:15 AM

Primary sources are so important for CCSS.

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Free Plagiarism Poster!

Free Plagiarism Poster! | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
 
I know this is a little simplistic, but I thought this flowchart from the fine folks at EasyBib was a fantastic way to drive home to students that more often than not they need to cite their sources.

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, July 15, 2013 2:44 PM

Paragráfe, citação, referência bibliográfica não são plágio!

There's no need to plagiarism... just quote properly!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:39 PM

Yes, simple to us, but to our kids? Probably not. Nice to have a visual for them to see just when they need to cite and add a bibliography.

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 14, 7:42 PM

Great resource for your students & teachers!

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, December 15, 9:47 PM

Gone are the days when educators could carefully choose a wide selection of books for the school library, and then expect students' learning would be well-rounded as a result of those inputs. Today there fabulous digitized learning materials, and only some are books. Check out the types of resources being curated, organized and rendered retrievable by the Digital Public Library of America. Are K-12 school libraries on board?

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Creating Effective & Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian Webcast Recording now available

Creating Effective & Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian Webcast Recording now available | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

The recording of our 9/18 webcast "Would You Watch It: Creating Effective and Engaging Videos" is now available. Over 200 librarians attended the webinar and the evaluation feedback was overwhelmingly positive. If you missed it or if you attended and want to share it with colleagues, please take advantage of the great information shared by Martin's.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, October 28, 6:59 PM

Planning to watch

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Edutopia: Mastering Online Discussion Board Facilitation


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 8:56 PM

Best practices, Netiquette, Time Management tips... all in one sweet pdf package.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 4, 3:05 AM

lots of good stuff here

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 4, 12:55 PM

A PDF with tons of great insights. 

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What is NIMAS? | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

What is NIMAS? | National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

NIMAS is a technical standard used by publishers to produce source files (in XML) that may be used to develop multiple specialized formats (such as Braille or audio books) for students with print disabilities.


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Common Core-aligned Science Articles for High School Students

Common Core-aligned Science Articles for High School Students | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

ReadWorks is a great non-profit service that offers hundreds of lesson plans and more than two thousand reading non-fiction and fiction passages aligned to Common Core standards. Recently, ReadWorks added a new batch of science passageswith accompanying question sets to use in high school classrooms.


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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

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.


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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 9:06 AM

Good list.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 11:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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World Interactive Map

World Interactive Map | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

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Training in Business's curator insight, January 28, 7:31 PM

World Interactive Map 

 

Karleen Vaughn's curator insight, January 29, 4:20 PM

Saving this for my Social Studies classes ;)

Agueda Fernández's curator insight, January 30, 9:09 AM

Fantástico mapa interactivo muy útil para trabajo en aula.

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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Julieta Silva's comment, September 15, 2013 6:45 PM
Yes, the future is here and now!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:03 AM

New trends in Librarianship

Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:48 AM

But I'm already really busy!!!   Rescooped from classmate @Liz Carnell

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Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound

Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
The Media History Digital Library. Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound.

 

We are a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 800,000 pages, and that number is growing.

 

Our Collections feature Extensive Runs of several important trade papers and fan magazines. Click on the arrows below to learn more about these periodicals and select volumes to download and read. You’ll find more material and options at our Collections page.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 1, 2013 5:58 PM

Digitized journals and magazines dedicated to motion picture history: Looks like a significant archive of primary sources. 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:00 PM

A good Source of Information

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Copyright | Creative Commons Code Generator | Choose a License

Copyright | Creative Commons Code Generator | Choose a License | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it

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Maria Persson's comment, August 25, 2013 11:50 PM
This is super helpful - thanks so much!
Maria Persson's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:52 PM

Must have if you are a developing digitally literate student or pedagogue!  Let's be honest, fair and true to the work done by others and even ourselves!  Thanks for this very useful and urgently needed resource!

becool's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:37 AM

Creative Commons: Voor een sommige al gekend, door niet velen toegepast. Deze link om je hier wat meer informatie over te geven en de cultuur van het delen verder te promoten. Docenten, trainers, instructeurs en coaches hebben baat bij dit model. Controleer de mogelijkheden van creative commons en gebruik het ook werkelijk!

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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists

What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
Sara LaBarbera is teaching 6th graders at Walker Middle School near Tampa how to research poets using an online library.

One student, working on a series of questions about a Lewis Carroll poem, asks LaBarbera for help.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:24 AM

Common core standards for Library Media Specialists: important role of LMS in education

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Free Plagiarism Poster!

Free Plagiarism Poster! | Media and Information Literacy for Next Gen | Scoop.it
 
I know this is a little simplistic, but I thought this flowchart from the fine folks at EasyBib was a fantastic way to drive home to students that more often than not they need to cite their sources.

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, July 15, 2013 2:44 PM

Paragráfe, citação, referência bibliográfica não são plágio!

There's no need to plagiarism... just quote properly!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:39 PM

Yes, simple to us, but to our kids? Probably not. Nice to have a visual for them to see just when they need to cite and add a bibliography.