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Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of known historical hoaxes on Wikipedia. It is considered a hoax if it was a clear or blatant attempt to make up something, as opposed to libel, vandalism or a factual error. It is considered notable if it evaded detection for more than one month or was discussed by reliable sources in the media. And, most likely, there are many as-yet-unknown hoaxes not listed here.

A hoax can be added to this page if it meets the requirements above. Sort by the length of time that the hoax page was visible in mainspace. Do not list Wikipedia April Fools' Day pranks, or factual articles about encyclopedic notable hoaxes.

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20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network In 2013

20 Ways To Improve Your Professional Learning Network In 2013 | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

`As educators, we aim to be connected to advance our craft.  On another level, we hope to teach students to use networks to prepare for them for a changing job market.  But what is the best way to approach PLNs?

 

Learning networks are based on the theory of connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs.  Connectivism implies that learning relies on communicating ideas with others.  PLNs facilitate learning through meaningful interactions.  The advantages of PLNs today are two-fold.  In one way, they can improve classroom teaching and help develop new projects. On the other hand, they act as a form of communal intelligence that changes societal perceptions.

 

What are some ways to grow your PLN and improve the quality of your interactions?  As you will see, there are diverse ways to build your network and many new management tools.   Here are some simple tips:"


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Do We Still Need Libraries? - Room for Debate

Do We Still Need Libraries? - Room for Debate | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
What are libraries for, and how should they evolve? (Aún necesitamos Bibliotecas?
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Teacher librarians crucial in info age

Teacher librarians crucial in info age | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians can evaluate online information and, more importantly, they know how teach others to do it for themselves.

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I wish all teachers understood how important librarians are within their schools 

 

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R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 20, 2013 12:05 PM

If it's "Common Core," then look in the core of your school. You'll find your Library /Media Center.

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Get Creative About Your Content … Consistently : @ProBlogger

Get Creative About Your Content … Consistently : @ProBlogger | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
This guest post is by Pratik Dholakiya of E2M Solutions. You've heard it a thousand times. “You need great, original ...
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 16, 2012 9:13 AM

Interested in blogging, here is a start.

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Raising Young Critical Thinkers in the Digital Age

Raising Young Critical Thinkers in the Digital Age | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Teaching kids how to curate information and discern what's trustworthy from what's bogus is a really important lesson for parents nowadays.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, Today, 9:03 AMI agree but do parents or teachers realise that school librarians have these skills and are able to teach them? I wish more people understood our skills!  
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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 14, 2012 4:06 PM

This parent states, "So in this age of information at out fingertips, parents have one more important skill to teach their kids: how to be discerning".

 

My insight is that not all parents would be in a position to be able to teach their child this skill. Having access to a teacher librarian certainly would help to support the parents in this worthy endeavour.

BookChook's curator insight, December 15, 2012 12:26 PM

Visual literacy is an important component of digital literacy - and teaching kids to be discerning about what they do online is one of the most important skills of all. 

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5 Tips For Assessing What Students Know - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

5 Tips For Assessing What Students Know - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
It is not enough to teach students how to understand information and communications technology. At...
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Useful puts assessment into context 

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Teachers Quick Guide to Blogging

Teachers Quick Guide to Blogging | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

"This is basically a simple guide on how teachers can leverage blogging in their classroom teaching. This graphic is inspired by our popular post : " The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Education " My aim behind this work is to provide you with some handy ideas and tips on how to use blogs with your students. For reasons of brevity I have mentioned only four blogging platforms, these four are among the most reputable in the educational circles, but of course there are several other platforms that you can use as well."


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Your Library Does not Need a Social Media Plan By TTW Contributor Dr. Troy Swanson « Tame The Web

Your Library Does not Need a Social Media Plan By TTW Contributor Dr. Troy Swanson « Tame The Web | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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We are about to open up our schools to social media, really interesting to see others view on whether a plan is needed or not!

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Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

We believe that School Librarians are uniquely qualified to teach to and assist in the implementation of the new standards; they are 21st Century skills experts.


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Why Teachers Worry About Students’ Online Research Skills

Why Teachers Worry About Students’ Online Research Skills | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Survey shows teachers are concerned about students’ ability to find credible information online.


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Strategic directions for school libraries

Strategic directions for school libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Perhaps one of the most challenging conversations to have in libraries and learning communities as we move towards 2013 is the arrival of RDA.  Yes, here is a new acronym that needs to be embedded ...

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Scaffolding for Deep Understanding

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How do we help novice learners become more expert? Peter Skillen uses collaborative journal writing environments to move kids beyond social talk into deeper thinking.

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Linking for Learning - Edubeacon - Comparing school library perspectives - Principal's versus Librarian's

Linking for Learning - Edubeacon - Comparing school library perspectives - Principal's versus Librarian's | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Illustration by David Flaherty from SLJ

The school holiday break is providing an opportu...

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Great article, thanks for sharing!

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Libraries Should Own the Future—Here's How They Can

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Libraries Should Own the Future—Here's How They Can (From @jenarbo: How libraries can own the future. http://t.co/mPGKbGj9)
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NLT survey Dec 2012.pdf

NLT survey Dec 2012.pdf | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!
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A very useful survey and report about reading. 

 

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Not sure if you can read this from Dropbox! I hope you can!
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Op-ed: Old-school job skills you won’t find on Google

Op-ed: Old-school job skills you won’t find on Google | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Young graduates might well be digital savvy, but employers are finding they lack the old-school research skills. Guest columnist Alison J. Head proposes some ways to bring them up to speed.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, December 16, 2012 1:56 PM
Yet another report telling us what all librarians have known for years. Time to make students listen to what we are telling them.
Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, December 17, 2012 12:22 AM

Lacking in basic information skills of the "Google-generation" are turning out to be a problem also in working life - the importance of teaching these skills in school and university is huge!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, December 17, 2012 1:36 AM
I agree!
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: A Google Docs Template for Multimedia Research

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: A Google Docs Template for Multimedia Research | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Can't wait to try this out with my students! Thanks.
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Information Literacy in the Workplace | Articles | R&D Magazine

Information Literacy in the Workplace | Articles | R&D Magazine | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In today's engineering environment, information literacy is essential for those preparing to enter the workplace.
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This is why learning to research is so important!

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21st Century Critical Literacy

Is traditional reading and writing enough to be considered literate in the 21st century?

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10 Fantastic Educational Podcasts

10 Fantastic Educational Podcasts | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
10 of the best educational podcasts for all subjects and ages...

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I was looking for interesting podcasts and here it is! Social media is great:) thanks John 

 

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Protests say don’t mess with libraries – be they in London, Newcastle or in schools.

The title of this blog is Public Libraries News and even though the author tends not to cover school libraries her heart is with them as well. There are so many similarities between the two campaigns that she does sneak a story in here and there.


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The 50 Most Popular Books For Teachers - Edudemic

The 50 Most Popular Books For Teachers - Edudemic | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
What are the best books for teachers? What are others reading? This new infographic visualizes exactly that and should be great for any teacher!
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CurioCity by Let's Talk Science

CurioCity by Let's Talk Science | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Explore, read and share with others about how science, technology, engineering & math impact your everyday life!

 

"CurioCity is an interactive, web-based meeting place where teens can connect with post-secondary students and science professionals to explore and discover the science, engineering and technology behind everyday life.

 

Featuring insightful articles and videos that cover topics relevant to 13 to 17-year-olds – such as current events, health issues, technology, entertainment, sports and the environment – CurioCity is a wealth of interesting, accurate and credible information. These articles are written exclusively for CurioCity by volunteer authors consisting of Masters and Doctoral students as well as science, engineering and technology professionals. Each article is reviewed by the science content expert and the journalistic editor before it's posted to the website.

 

Through the online community, users can ask questions to graduate students and science professionals, get help with homework and learn about science-related careers. Educators can join the Educator Community Centre to access a variety of learning strategies, including opportunities for collaboration, which support the use of CurioCity with students for professional learning."


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Advocacy for Your School Library Helps All School Libraries

Advocacy for Your School Library Helps All School Libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

A teacher librarian's story......I explain to him that it is vital that librarians shout about all the wonderful activities happening in their library. I do just that with this blog, the library website, twitter, email blasts, discussions with my principal, notices in the daily memo and articles in the school monthly newsletter. Since I became a librarian, I have used whatever media was available to advertise the library. I had to.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 3, 2012 10:24 PM

School libraries and media centers can be the driving force for meaningful technology integration in any school.  The key: Trained Librarian/Media specialists.