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Teacher's Guide to Information Crap Detection | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Information Crap Detection | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Information overload, information crap,information pollution...are some of the words that are being used now to describe the tsunami of irrelevant information we are bombarded with day and night.In  December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us.Everywhere you turn you find information that seems relevant to you but in fact is nothing but crap. This is probably why Eli Pariser recommended what he called Information Bubble.

 

Howard Rheingold is another guy who has done a lot of writings on Information Crap. I have already reviewed his awesome book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online in an article posted last year. Today I am sharirng with you some of the great resources I learned from Howard himself about how to detect crap information and the literacies we need to develop and teach to our students to make them better internet users. Check out the links below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy

 

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Katy Vance's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:47 PM

This is excellent, particularly #1 and #5, the Howard Rheingold resources.

G Andrew Page's curator insight, March 9, 2013 6:52 PM

Evaluating credible resources effectively is a key skill!

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:34 PM

Information crap detection - Love it!

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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November, who has been talking about ways to get studen

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:14 AM
Great piece! Really difficult to change the habit of some teachers and students who like to be handed the photocopied piece of research though. Would love to see more of this!
John Rudkin's comment, February 26, 2013 3:16 AM
I has to change though. The continuation of the tardy old ways has to be swept aside. That approach can have its place - there needs to be a blend (of course), but attitudes need to change.
Deborah Owen's curator insight, February 26, 2013 9:19 AM

Help students become more engaged in their learning by directing their own learning, at least to some extent.

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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"

 

Facepalm.

 

The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Now, those are useful, too, but a library isn't just (or even necessarily) a place where you go to get books for free. Public libraries have always been places where skilled information professionals assisted the general public with the eternal quest to understand the world. Historically, librarians have sat at the coalface between the entire universe of published material and patrons, choosing books with at least a colorable claim to credibility, carefully cataloging and shelving them, and then assisting patrons in understanding how to synthesize the material contained therein.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
GwynethJones's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:39 AM
Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:00 AM

Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream

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Ten ideas to get more people reading your blog

Ten ideas to get more people reading your blog | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
#1 Use pictures and videos.  If you have an entire blog post talking about a new app on your iPhone make sure to include pictures of this app.  People are drawn to pictures, personal hand-writing, and other humans.  Overall, (Ten ideas to get more...
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20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents - Edudemic

20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents - Edudemic | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Parents have it tough. They're tasked with ensuring their children have the best nutrition, experiences, and education. There's basically a library of apps that can help you out with all three.

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125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org

125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
POSTED ON JANUARY 22, 2013 BY MATT ANDERSON| 17 COMMENTS

It’s nice to have a support network of smart librarians to talk to and learn from on Twitter. I’ve compiled a list of 125 librarians I recommend following on Twitter.


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 24, 2013 12:44 PM

My Twitter updates are getting ready to explode!

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 30, 2013 11:59 AM
Honored to be mentioned!
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 2013 7:30 PM

Follow a librarian on twitter... you're bound to learn something! 

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Complementing academics with library work - Deccan Herald

Complementing academics with library work - Deccan Herald | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Complementing academics with library work Deccan Herald It has been demonstrated that when libraries and teachers work together, students achieve higher levels of literacy, reading, writing, problem solving and also information and communication...
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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:11 PM

We know this, but it bears repeating.  School libraries and librarians are vital to our children's success -

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How librarians can help widen access to research – live chat round-up

How librarians can help widen access to research – live chat round-up | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
From access to data, resources to support, our panel's thoughts on how librarians are influencing the dissemination of research

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 20, 2013 1:12 PM

Collaborate, collaborate and then share some more!  Librarians do make a difference!

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6 Twitter Tips That Will Jumpstart Your Professional Development

6 Twitter Tips That Will Jumpstart Your Professional Development | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
If you're struggling to make the most of Twitter or get colleagues interested, check out these handy Twitter tips and consider doing some PD via tweets!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:21 PM

Twitter has become the predominant personal learning network tool for teachers.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, February 20, 2013 5:30 PM

Twitter 'cuts to the chase' and turns up some interesting treasures.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 15, 2013 3:04 AM
Twitter has definitely expanded my PLN and my knowledge. Without it I would take hours to find all the information now coming my way.
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Using Kidblog to document learning

Using Kidblog to document learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:10 PM

If kids can develop their own academic writing at any age, they'll remember more. 

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100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school)

100 Things Kids Will Miss ( if they don't have a Teacher Librarian in their school) | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

To start with...

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology.

3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian.

4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy | Collaboration | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 8, 2013 8:56 AM
Great article about using social media in the work environment. How to make it work for you.
Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 16, 2013 12:47 PM

Learning has never been restricted to a single classroom and time of day.  Hybrid classrooms may very well be the solution of the future...

 

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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World?

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World?


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Angela Watkins's comment, February 8, 2013 10:47 AM
By the click of a mouse .. around the world
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By the click of a mouse .. around the world
Angela Watkins's curator insight, February 8, 2013 10:49 AM

By the click of the mouse .. you can go around the world.

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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
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Why 'I Don't Have Time For Technology' Is No Longer Excusable

Why 'I Don't Have Time For Technology' Is No Longer Excusable | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
When teachers or students say they don't have time for technology, they previously got a pass and a begrudging smile. That's no longer okay.

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I enjoy social media and the opportunities it presents. I just wish I had more time to give to it but like anything important we find time.

 

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Christopher Bounds's curator insight, February 25, 2013 5:32 PM

Sadly, this is now part of our core business!

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Bookish Pinterest Directory

Bookish Pinterest Directory | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The Bookish Pinterest Directory is the place to find book-related Pinterest boards and connect with libraries, librarians, authors, publishers and others using Pinterest. This Pinterest directory i...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 23, 2013 9:53 AM
Brilliant! Thank you
Anne McLean's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:43 PM

More great uses for Pinterest

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:21 PM

Good list of Pinterest boards for librarians

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Getting Started With Social Media For Your Library

I occasionally get emails from people who have seen my more popular posts about library social media including: Four Reasons Libraries Should be on Social Media, How Libraries Can Leverage Twitter,...
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10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints | EdReach

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints | EdReach | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Building a digital footprint is an issue I believe doesn’t garner enough attention in our personal and professional lives.
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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:12 PM

Talking to kids about creating their positive presence on the web is important.  It's not only what they post, but what they don't post that is important, especialy as they get to high school.  Have them create an e-folio and know what is needed to keep their digital image clear and positibe.

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Open Access Library

Open Access Library | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, February 16, 2013 2:16 AM

Free Access to 147,824 Academic Articles

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 21, 2013 5:38 AM
Great resource! thanks
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10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing

10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
It been a while since we've posted any content on using Twitter in the academic context, so this submission from Leslie Anglesey is welcomed. These suggestions

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Elahe Amani's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:30 PM

I presented at CATS Conference on the use of social media in the academic context.  These are questions of our time that we collectively devising an answer to it.

Tony Hall's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:54 PM

SOme useful hints here.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:00 PM

If you can't beat em, join em.  If you're not using twitter- here are some great ideas for incorporating it for your students

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How To Make a Good Presentation

How To Make a Good Presentation | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Unlike verbal skills, effective visual expression is not easy, natural, or actively taught in schools or business training programs. Here are some of the easiest techniques to delivering a good presentation.

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I will start doing better presentations! 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:41 PM

Practical and simple ideas to make your Powerpoint effective and visual.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, February 19, 2013 2:45 PM
Me too!! lol
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 19, 2013 5:20 PM
:)
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Feed Librarians To The Poor

Feed Librarians To The Poor | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Children's Author Calls For Librarians To Be Fed To The Poor Children's author, Tommy Donbavand, has today called for librarians to be slaughtered, minced, and fed to the poor.
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After the Terry Deary remarks this should bring a smile to your face! 

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5 Bright Ideas for the Libraries of the Future

5 Bright Ideas for the Libraries of the Future | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Libraries must innovate before they lose a generation of digital natives.

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 16, 2013 12:42 PM

Stuff to think about to keep kids coming to the libraries.

 

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12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

In the world of academia, Google search engine does not always serve the purpose because most of the time its search results are not exact . I am a huge fan of Google but when it comes to academic search queries I  often have recourse to other search engines that are area or content specific. I have curated a list of some of these search engines that I personally use and I added to them other titles I found through Julie Greller . Enjoy


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Really useful! thanks!

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 4, 2013 3:49 AM

Great resource for academic search engines!