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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21st century principles
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Open Badges: a visual, learner-centric approach to recognising achievement

Open Badges: a visual, learner-centric approach to recognising achievement | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Open Badges are online indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom. In order to understand how badges might be used to support learning and development in higher education, Ian Glo...

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Perfect idea to empower your students in the online world.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 27, 2013 12:46 PM

Ooh I love this idea!  Many of my high school students are gaining so many informal learning sklls from social media, web enhancement, digital writing, the list goes on.  Giving an open badge is empowering!

Dawn Wright's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:35 PM

I don't know if this will replace paid credits, but it is a start toward a new paradiam

Paul Avila's curator insight, November 30, 2013 9:57 PM

This is an interesting idea to use in the classroom. It would motivate students to improve their skills to achieve these badges. I would suggest implementing these with some incentive system so that students pursue these badges instead of earning them passively as useless labels. These badges can be useful to track progress of historical thinking skills.

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How Do We Inspire Young Inventors?

How Do We Inspire Young Inventors? | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Research in the science of learning shows that hands-on building projects help young people conceptualize ideas and understand issues in greater depth.
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We host our first inventors competition on our Ning in January.  I cannot wait to see the gifts our students bring!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Student Blogging Activities That Don't Rely On Text

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Some cool tools to take your blog to the next level!  

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Research Like a Librarian: Using "Big6 Skills" for Better Grades! | The New York Public Library

Research Like a Librarian: Using "Big6 Skills" for Better Grades! | The New York Public Library | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
PSSSTT! Let me let you in on a little librarian research secret: finding information at branches and online isn't hard (anyone can do it). In fact, in this digital age of big databases, Google and Wikipedia we are on information overload.
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Research skills in a nutshell!  NYPL.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:57 PM

Great article! 

Patricia Buckley's curator insight, November 20, 2013 5:50 AM

See how useful librarians and libraries can be! 

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They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
More colleges are finding the social media posts of their applicants — and sometimes denying admission as a result.
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New Study Uncovers The Powerful New Role Of Media In Children's Lives - Edudemic

New Study Uncovers The Powerful New Role Of Media In Children's Lives - Edudemic | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A new study takes a look at the new role of media in children's lives. You may not like the results.
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Our kids are wired at 2.  Yikes, gone are the days when TV was banned for toddlers.  The stats are good for educational reasons but is the research out on age appropriate limits?

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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:32 PM

Thanks to all my learning commons team who do this and more!  

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How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources

The Google News archive is a great place to find primary sources. This short tutorial shows students how the archive works.

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Learn how to use advanced search in Google search to find primary resources for projects.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:23 PM

search tips!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:00 PM

Nice reminder of resources we could be using.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:08 PM

Nice video tutorial on using Google News to search and select primary sources.

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Book Review: Hot Dogs & Hamburgers-Unlocking Life's Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age | Growing With Your Child: The Art of Mindful Parenting

Book Review: Hot Dogs & Hamburgers-Unlocking Life's Potential by Inspiring Literacy at Any Age | Growing With Your Child: The Art of Mindful Parenting | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Hot Dogs & Hamburgers (Rob Shindler) is a funny, sincere, and inspiring story about reading, literacy & volunteering that I highly recommend. (RT @ArtofParenthood: New post!
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This sounds like a good addition to my bookshelf!!#tlchat #learningcommons

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Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design

Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As I got ready to tour the James B. Hunt Jr.

Via Anne Whisken
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Some interesting concepts of 21 c learning commons.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 23, 2013 9:08 AM

Although this university library is beyond the reach of elementary and secondary school budgets the concept applies, Library by Design!

Spaces are deliberately designed to nudge desired outcomes and program.

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Placements & Salaries 2013: The Emerging Databrarian - Library Journal

Placements & Salaries 2013: The Emerging Databrarian - Library Journal | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Library Journal Placements & Salaries 2013: The Emerging Databrarian Library Journal Several new job titles appeared among the survey responses, including emerging technologies librarian, e-learning and distance learning librarian, and e-lending...
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Well it looks like I am in the right work;)  Just call me databrarian!

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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | 21st century Learning Commons | 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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Researching tools using Google and some tips.  

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:43 PM

TLs need to share this article with admin and present their plan for bridging then eliminating the divide!

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The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children - Edudemic

The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children - Edudemic | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This handy visual guide explores technology use by young children. How much and what do they use, and is it appropriate?
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Some ideas for safety online with some parameters from Edudemic.

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Connie Wise's curator insight, October 11, 2013 12:14 PM

Interesting data--infographic

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Copyright_Matters.pdf

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Copyright for schools in Canada as of 2012.  Council of Ministers of Education Canada.

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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?

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Awesome thoughts on creating reading events in your learning commons.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 25, 2013 2:40 PM

I buy picture books whenever I have extra money. They're propped up on the windows behind my desk, and kids love to grab them and read on the floor.  Whatever works!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:07 PM

Lots of great ideas here! 

Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:26 AM

Как создать культуру чтения?

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Organizing Resources and Maintaining Them Over Time: That's What A Curator Does - The Discipline of Organizing


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Love the name information architecture for what we do in libraries!

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Robin Good's curator insight, November 24, 2013 12:50 PM


The Discipline of Organizing is a book, published by the MIT Press that offers a framework for the theory and practice of organizing anything. 
 

A short, 7-page PDF synthesizing and introducing the book main ideas has just been published as part of the latest Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Vol.40- N.1).


The PDF, as well as the book, have been authored by Robert G. Glushko (who teaches in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley) and, as I mentioned, are devoted to introduce the relevance of the TDO (The Discipline of Organizing) to anyone involved in organizing and maintaining content archives or in curating any type of digital content online. 

 From the PDF:

"A set of resources is transformed by an organizing system when the resources are described or arranged to enable interactions with them.


Explicitly or by default, this transformation requires many interdependent decisions about the identities of resources; their names, descriptions and other properties; the classes, relations, structures and collections in which they participate; and the people or technologies that interact with them.


These decisions and the analysis needed to make them have been systematized in The Discipline of Organizing, recently published by MIT Press in both print and eBook formats." 


The PDF provides a good starting point to start asking the right questions needed to develop an organizing framework and to understand why they are so relevant.


"A very practical implication of teaching organizing using more generic concepts and vocabulary is that it enables students to obtain jobs with firms that might not otherwise hire them.

For example, a student who says she knows about curation can’t as easily sell her skillsto a business looking for someone to develop a business continuity plan as one who recognizes that “organizing resources and maintaining them overtime” is the skill the company wants and the one she has.
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My comment: Useful for defining an organizing framework for anyone new to doing it. Could be more pragmatic and example-rich.  6/10



Original PDF: http://www.asis.org/Bulletin/Oct-13/OctNov13_Glushko.pdf 


Book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Discipline-Organizing-Robert-Glushko/dp/0262518503 







Gilbert C FAURE's comment, November 24, 2013 2:01 PM
more than only rescooping, I would like to say that it is the challenge of every scientist, researcher, MD, and particularly university teacher who has to surf on waves of information. Curation, and especially scoop.it helps to keep abreast and more importantly to organize or at least to save and find again what has been collected in the cloud!
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Google Books ruling is a huge victory for online innovation

Google Books ruling is a huge victory for online innovation | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A judge has ruled that Google's book-scanning project is legal under copyright's fair use doctrine.
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– HCS Learning Commons

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Gone are the days when librarians enjoyed the tight lipped, over controlled persona,  where students and parents feared your presence and eagle eye! In the quiet dungeon of such library tombs the s...
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Pippa Davies learning commons specialist at HCS Schools shares the new role that librarians are now playing in the digital age.

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How Much Freedom to Give Kids With School-Issued iPads?

How Much Freedom to Give Kids With School-Issued iPads? | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

As more school districts roll out tablet computers to students, they're debating how much to restrict access to certain websites and games. Some districts shut down wide parts of the Internet, but others are trying to take a more nuanced approach.  Mindshift article.

 

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What do you restrict to your students in an iPad learning commons?  Can our students hack into the filters?

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.
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Use your teacher librarian to support PBL in the classroom!  Amen to that! 

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A Library of Classics, Edited for the Teething Set

A Library of Classics, Edited for the Teething Set | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Children’s publishers have found a market for board-book versions of “Moby-Dick,” “Sense and Sensibility” and other literary novels.
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Back to board books to revive classics for pre-schoolers!  Love it!

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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
We've teamed up with Common Sense Media to compile some of the best resources for parents, teachers and administrators to guide students to become positive digital citizens and leaders.
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Creative ideas to get digital citizenship happening in your classroom!

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School librarians are rising school leaders | eSchool News | eSchool News

School librarians play an important role in schools, and will be invaluable as administrators and teachers transition to digital learning.
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If you joined in the World Library conference this last week you would have heard library leaders giving voice to this role.

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Canada's History - Lesson Plans

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Some great lesson plans on Remembrance Day. from Canada"s History.

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WebTools4u2use - home

WebTools4u2use - home | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Tools from session with Library 2.013 and Stacey Creel.  Ideas for teacher librarians.

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