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How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools?

How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools? | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

When the majority of information moves from print to digital form, we need a new set of critical skills in order to find what we need and use if properly. Many students get to college without having learned much in the way of information literacy, although professors often expect it was already taught. How should schools teach kids about finding good materials for research? About plagiarism? About finding authoritative sources online?


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John Slifko's curator insight, July 9, 2013 2:40 PM

a new set of skils are necessary

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10 Of The Best Content Curation Tools

10 Of The Best Content Curation Tools | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it
What are the best content curation tools for you? Find out to streamline your workflow, share better content and delight your audience with relevant posts.

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Diversity in 2013 New York Times Young Adult Bestsellers

Diversity in 2013 New York Times Young Adult Bestsellers | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it
By Malinda Lo Over the past year or so, I’ve examined diversity in the Publishers Weekly bestsellers (here’s 2012 and here’s 2013) as well as the Best Fiction for Young Adults (here’s 2013, here’s ...

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014

by Sara Briggs

 

"The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks.

 

So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher."


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By Sara Briggs

Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. Furthermore, TED Talks challenges educators everywhere to think differently and encourage the same in their students.

These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective.

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014

Jen Judge's curator insight, July 21, 12:42 PM

Check out the video 48. Let’s Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

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9 Handy iPad Apps to Create Instructional Multimedia Materials for Your Class

9 Handy iPad Apps to Create Instructional Multimedia Materials for Your Class | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

These apps will allow you to design a variety of multimedia productions to share with students.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 30, 12:36 AM

Handy tools to create a range of different media formats.

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Create different multimedia presentations with these iPad Apps. 

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Some great apps to create and share learning opportunities

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Use These 10 Sites to Detect Plagiarism

Use These 10 Sites to Detect Plagiarism | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a serious offense. These 10 online services help you check students' text, or avoid getting into academic hot water yourself.

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Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 27, 2013 1:28 AM

Lovely child friendly way to explain!

katana Robertson's curator insight, April 1, 10:09 PM

This website adds insight into the proper way of referencing and avoiding plagiarism. This website is necessary for any written assessment.

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Critical Thinking Skills - Poster

Critical Thinking Skills  - Poster | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

A great poster to start the learning process - action verbs and discussion starters.


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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 27, 3:55 PM

Critical thinking, that is what our students need.

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Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians - eSchool News

Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians - eSchool News | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

According to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania and author of School Library Journal’s “Never Ending Search” blog, this is the golden age of librarianship.

Co-presenting a session at educational technology leader Alan November’s 2012 Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference on July 19 with Shannon McClintock Miller, district librarian and technology integration specialist at Van Meter Schools in Iowa, Valenza outlined five areas in which K-12 schools should turn to their librarians to empower learners with valuable 21st-century college and career readiness skills.


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Teachers Guide to The 21st Century Learning Model : Connected Learning

Teachers Guide to The 21st Century Learning Model : Connected Learning | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

Researchers in Digital Media and Learning Conference stressed upon the fact that  for learning to be effective, it definitely needs to be " interest-driven and reinforced in the different contexts of kids lives by parents, educators, and knowledgeable peers." This model of learning is what they called  Connected Learning

Connected Learning is " when you are pursuing knowledge and expertise around something you care deeply about, and you're supported by friends and institutions who share and recognize this common passion or purpose".


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School Library Research (SLR) Volume 13 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Library Research (SLR) Volume 13 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

Principals' perceptions, school library media programs, relationships between school cultures and school library programs, and more.


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Teacher/Librarian Collaboration – From a Teacher's Perspective

The library is one of most the perfect places for “beyond the classroom learning.” It is the place where students are, or should be encouraged to explore other worlds, to develop their imagination, to think about the impossible. This process of inquiry is what makes learning a beautiful thing and this crucial step, “the jewel,” is something commonly missed when teachers plan a new unit of work. Sometimes we fail to go back to the basics. We replace simple words such as “finding out” and “enjoyment” with “success” and “assessment.” Often teachers can forget about the process and cast their eyes only to the outcome.

 


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Allison Ryan's curator insight, May 23, 7:42 PM

Curriculum Collaboration

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The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 20, 9:31 PM

handy infographic that encapsulates skills

Jacqueline Hanlon's curator insight, May 18, 3:08 PM

Teaching Our Students to Live and Learn in this Technology Driven World is Our Responsibility. 

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Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it
Also: The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize was announced; Richard H. Hoggart, key witness in the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover, has died.

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 25, 12:17 AM

Happiness = a library card

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25 Essential Graphic Novels

25 Essential Graphic Novels | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it
Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years. There are many, many excellent examples out there, but if ...

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Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 22, 10:22 PM

A list to explore!

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 24, 11:49 AM

Graphic novels seem to be a great addition to the high school library I work at.

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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it
Forget the Shhhhhhh. School libraries are making noise these days, inspiring lifelong learning with innovative programs, high technology – and fun. In the process, they are re-establishing themselves as vital centers for schools and ...

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 26, 10:07 PM

Resource Centres - Action centres full of loud learning with is paces for quietness and others for noisy endeavours.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 28, 11:09 PM

"Today’s school librarians employ a variety of tools beyond books to educate kids. They use technology to engage students living in a tech-heavy world. They collaborate with teachers to support curriculum. They create “maker” spaces where students can work on arts and crafts projects. They maintain a flexible schedule, so kids can drop in when they wish. And they create a welcoming atmosphere that kids crave."

 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 7:43 AM

School libraries and the relationships, human and otherwise, are important in schools.

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60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom

60 Inspiring Examples of Twitter in the Classroom | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it
Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool.

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How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools?

How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools? | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

When the majority of information moves from print to digital form, we need a new set of critical skills in order to find what we need and use if properly. Many students get to college without having learned much in the way of information literacy, although professors often expect it was already taught. How should schools teach kids about finding good materials for research? About plagiarism? About finding authoritative sources online?


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John Slifko's curator insight, July 9, 2013 2:40 PM

a new set of skils are necessary

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Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

Digital literacy and citizenship curriculum.


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Librarians on the Fly: Myth #4 How much Time Librarians Actually Read and How They Decide What To Read

Librarians on the Fly: Myth #4 How much Time Librarians Actually Read and How They Decide What To Read | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

And.....52% Host Book Clubs in the Library
40% Don't Belong in a Book Club and Don't Host a Book Club
5% Host a Book Club and Belong to an Adult Book Club
2% Teachers Host a Book Club
1% Belong to an Adult Book Club


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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom

The Elements Of A Digital Classroom | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

What are the components of a digital classroom? From eBooks to smartboards, iTunesU implementation to online learning, the classroom as we know it is changing.

It’s true that a digital classroom is a vague idea. And subjective–one educator’s cutting edge learning laboratory is the next educator’s been there, done that.

The infographic looks at some of the more common elements of a digital classroom, including:

eBooks Book rental via Kindle iPads Open Source software iTunesU Digital cameras, projectors, and headphones


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Where Have All Of Our Librarians Gone? | Take My Word For It

Where Have All Of Our Librarians Gone? | Take My Word For It | Middle School information seekers | Scoop.it

“Circulation and access increase when knowledgeable teacher librarians use their expertise to promote, introduce and connect students with books and information resources. Would this same Silicon Valley executive expect his product to move off the shelves without qualified staff to advertise, market and keep the doors open?”


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