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What PIL Teaches Us About Lifelong Learning | Peer to Peer Review

What PIL Teaches Us About Lifelong Learning | Peer to Peer Review | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Recent college graduates are recognizing the social nature of information and the fact that “finding sources to solve a problem” is less important than “finding ways to keep up,” according to the latest Project Information Literacy report.
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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudem...

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudem... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy.
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Vision of a School Library Learning Commons

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 9, 9:19 AM

Dominique and Jennifer share their vision for our learning spaces, in Canada and beyond.

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A little long, but a good explanation of the Learning Commons vs Library.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, August 12, 5:24 AM

The shape of the future?

 

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Social Media Policy: It's Only As Effective as the Social Media Training That ... - JD Supra (press release)

Social Media Policy: It's Only As Effective as the Social Media Training That ...
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With the rise of the internet and mobile technology, people are broadcasting their opinions and beliefs on social media sites.
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The value of digital inclusion

The value of digital inclusion | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Our Tech Savvy Seniors partner Telstra has shared a recent BT study on the value of digital inclusion.  The study, published in June 2014, shows the social value of getting online and outlines a model for valuing digital inclusion projects based on...
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The Other Literary Awards - The Bluestocking Society

The Other Literary Awards - The Bluestocking Society | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
It's no secret that I love me some literary awards. I follow several of the major awards like the Pulitzer, the Booker, some of the ALA awards like the Printz, Caldecott, and Newbery, and my beloved Tournament of Books.
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Key Learning Skills That Lead to 21st Century S...

Key Learning Skills That Lead to 21st Century S... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Key Learning Skills That Lead to 21st Century Success (Free Downloadable Poster ) on iGeneration - 21st Century Education curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) (RT @TDOttawa: Key Learning Skills That Lead to 21st Century Success (Free Downloadable Poster...
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Andragogy (Adult Learning) - YouTube

A short video from the PC3 team focusing on Malcolm Knowles' theory of andragogy or adult learning. This video is licenced under a Creative Commons Attributi...
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Why is Digital Literacy Important? | Teaching a...

Why is Digital Literacy Important? | Teaching a... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Literacy skills have always been important. In centuries past, people communicated via letters. These letters soon turned into telegraph messages. From there we advanced to the telephone, internet... (Why is Digital Literacy Important?
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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Nat...

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Nat... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
C.J. Kettler writes: "Is it possible for our students to be both digital natives and digitally unaware? Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers.
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How Technology Is Rewiring Your Brain

How Technology Is Rewiring Your Brain | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
As we all know, our minds are changing as technology integrates more and more into our lives. The use of technology in traditionally social situations has become so rife it that games have been invented in order to keep people off their phones.
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Keynote Speakers

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First keynote speaker at ALIA Information Online 2015 - Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia. http://t.co/d3Dprp8tEK
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Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter

Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

"The news: Harry Potter's greatest feat might not have been defeating Voldemort, but teaching young people around the world to battle prejudice. At least that's the finding of a new paper in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, which claims reading the Harry Potter series significantly improved young peoples' perception of stigmatized groups like immigrants, homosexuals or refugees."


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Free Image Resources for Almost Anything

Free Image Resources for Almost Anything | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
I have come across a lot of posts with resources to free images and find them fascinating. Then I forget where they heck they are and even if I find them it takes way too long! So, I decided to put together a Symbaloo page to make it accessible to me immediately. If you're not…

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Free images list, thanks for sharing!

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Google's Poster on Cyber Safety

Google's Poster on Cyber Safety | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
August, 2014
Here is a great poster assembled by Google which you can use in class with students. This post is made from a set of archived  images featuring 30 cyber security tips to...
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Could Twitter completely overhaul higher education?

Could Twitter completely overhaul higher education? | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Can Tweeting be a means to learning extending the classroom into the world of social learning? We've been reading an interesting report that suggests... (Could Twitter completely overhaul higher education?
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Handy Tips for Training a New Employee on Social Media Practices - Business 2 Community

Handy Tips for Training a New Employee on Social Media Practices - Business 2 Community | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Business 2 Community Handy Tips for Training a New Employee on Social Media Practices Business 2 Community Handy Tips for Training a New Employee on Social Media Practices image Twitter bird That's when it hits you – you have to train this new...
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2014 PEN Literary Awards | Off the Shelf

2014 PEN Literary Awards | Off the Shelf | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Winners of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards were announced today by the PEN/American Center. Among the winners are poet Frank Bidart for his collection Metaphysical Dog (also a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award); ...
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Teaching Today for 21st Century Skills - Huffington Post

Teaching Today for 21st Century Skills - Huffington Post | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Teaching Today for 21st Century Skills Huffington Post Innovative, personalized approaches to education, such as the idea introduced at the Bullis School of "Focused Learning Goals" for every K-8 student based on each student's unique needs, will...
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Visualize learning: 7 sources for free images |...

Visualize learning: 7 sources for free images |... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
It's easy enough to find an image using a search engine. Simply type the word 'orange' into Google, for example, and 577,000,000 orange-related results are retrieved in just 0.47 seconds. Which of ...
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#uklibchat summary – Mobile Tech in Libraries – July 2014 ...

#uklibchat summary – Mobile Tech in Libraries – July 2014 ... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
A summary of our joint chat on with #SLAtalk on Mobile Tech in Libraries is now available. Our joint chat with #SLAtalk brought together librarians from both sides of the pond to discuss Mobile Tech in Libraries.
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5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
TEST 5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn
by Charlie Chung, Class Central
There has been a large body of work in neuroscience, psychology, and related fields offering more and more insight into how we learn.
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Melbourne comic book store voted world's best - Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne comic book store voted world's best - Sydney Morning Herald | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Melbourne comic book store voted world's best Sydney Morning Herald Held annually at San Diego Comic-Con, the world's most prestigious comic book event, the Oscar-like awards celebrate the best of the industry, from comic book...
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11 Great Search Engines for Social Science Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Great Search Engines for Social Science Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

In today's post I am sharing with you some interesting search engines ideal for folks in engaged in social science research.Researchers working in the fields of psychology, anthropology, and related subjects will find great results using these search engines.


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How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint

How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen.

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