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The Road to Information Literacy: Kirsti Lonka's keynote

Kirsti Lonka, University of Helsinki, Professor of Educational Psychology (@kirstilonka) gave the opening keynote at last week’s IFLA Satelllite meeting on Information Literacy, at Tampere University, Finland, entitled ‘Engaging learning environments for the future.’ There are now some photos from the conference online. Kirsti told us how teachers in higher education might actually be able change society with their thinking, but they don’t always recognise this. Kirsti talked about how we need to adapt new ways of collective learning for better results and to consider the emotions we experience while we are learning. This theme of ‘emotional intellgience’ came up a number of times at the conference, and chimed with my work on ANCIL and the affective dimension of learning.


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I'm trying to stay tuned in what's happening in the field of information literacy, school libraries, ICT and learning environment. I am working on my PhD degree and working as a full time children's librarian and a school librarian. 

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Why Computers Alone Won’t Move the Needle

Why Computers Alone Won’t Move the Needle | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Though a large study showed that the act of giving kids computers did not alone affect grades or attendance, the results may have been different had the students had some guidance on how to best use the computers and if teachers had been involved in connecting the home computers with what was going on in the classroom.
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What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School?

What Would Be a Radically Different Vision of School? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Setting aside the two predominant narratives of education, there's a third vision taking shape that's yet to be defined. What would a reimagined education system value and teach?
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“We need to begin to think about schools in a fundamentally different way,” Richardson said. In his vision of this third narrative, reformers would focus on creating an education system that supports inquiry-based, student-centered learning, where students are encouraged to find entry points into the mandated curriculum in ways that are meaningful to them. Technology is an integral part of Richardson’s vision because it allows students to create and demonstrate their knowledge. “That piece of it really allows kids to create things and connect with other people, arguably more important than much of the traditional curriculum that schools are built around,” Richardson said."

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Inquiry-based Learning

"We continue to work on this project that was originally supported by the TEACHER LEARNING and LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (TLLP) with the Ontario Ministry of Education.  Our project Uncovering Content-Integrating Critical Thinking into Social Studies for 21st Century Learners was developed because as teachers we felt we needed to enhance our knowledge of using critical thinking questions and inquiry-based learning in order for our students to become actively engaged in their learning."

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Technology in the classroom: Widening a digital divide or...

Technology in the classroom: Widening a digital divide or... | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
In the weeks before the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Atlanta concluding Tuesday, I received more than 20 emails from publicists suggesting interviews with makers of educational technology products/programs/software here to tout their wares.
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"But low–frills technology in schools can lead to unintended consequences. Recent researchshows that though “technology has often been hailed as the great equalizer of educational opportunity, a growing body of evidence indicates that in many cases, tech is actually having the opposite effect.”

Children of different socioeconomic backgrounds use technology differently, with varying amounts of academic impact.  Their different experiences have the potential to widen existing opportunity gaps in American society."

 

Very important findings concerning equal opportunities to learning and studying. And this division of use has just happened? Is there a way to change the direction?

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Innovative thinking in students will flower when we design classrooms that absolutely can’t survive without it. Same with critical thinking, self-direction, creativity, and so on. Until we reach that point, it’s on the shoulders of the classroom teacher to tease it out of students through a combination of inspiration, modeling, scaffolding, and creating persistent opportunity.


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Gilles Le Page's curator insight, June 29, 11:41 PM

Bon, un peu "yakafokeu", mais l'infographie est belle !

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WISE - Inquiry model, techer's guide

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New York Schools Chief Advocates More ‘Balanced Literacy’

New York Schools Chief Advocates More ‘Balanced Literacy’ | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Chancellor Carmen Fariña wants schools to adopt aspects of a method that the Education Department turned away from several years ago.
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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood...
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8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education

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"Pearson sent us this report recently–Exploring the Learning Curve. The big idea here is the changing skill needs for students globally. It is based on this idea of an index–a Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Education Attainment. The report explains:
'The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment compares the performance of 39 countries and one region (Hong Kong) on two categories of education: Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment. The Index provides a snapshot of the relative performance of countries based on their education outputs.'”


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Critical skills that will secure a positive future, for you or your kids!

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Short and to the point, this list provides great food for thought. DId you expect to see digital literacy as one of the top skills for a modern education?

Audrey's curator insight, July 10, 11:28 AM

These would seem to correlate with Thomas Friedman's    "The world is flat" idea.  Basically we need to value and  respect all human beings as those  people at the bottom of the tree last century wont always be there:  

 

Emotional intelligence (feel things from others point of view).  Communication (learn to speak  another person's language). Problem-solving (Listen to and understand someone else's pain and joy); Team-working (the ability to liaise with others as humans who feel pain, cry, hurt just as you do).  

 

Basically the emphasis seems to be on humanity as one rather group rather than the superficial differences.  The idea is for human beings to leave the savannah.

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers
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How to Raise the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

How to Raise the Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
After watching a documentary on the health effects of obesity, Estrella Hernandez felt hopeless for the prospects of America’s youth. But after pondering it for a few weeks, she...
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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The “Digital Native,” a Profitable Myth

The “Digital Native,” a Profitable Myth | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Technology buzzwords, although annoying, often seem innocuous enough. They’re just catchy and trite enough to bleed into common usage, but just misleading and obfuscatory enough as to discourage deep analysis. Two of the most widespread buzzwords and phrases to escape the tech world and infiltrate our general lexicon are the couplet “digital native” and “digital immigrant.”

 


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An academic article from The British Journal of Educational Technology last year, which critically examined the discourse around “digital natives,” found that “rather than being empirically and theoretically informed, the debate can be likened to an academic form of a ‘moral panic.’” The authors found that the commonly made claims are largely under-researched or just plain wrong when compared to the data.

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8 things Researchers Learned from your Facebook Use

8 things Researchers Learned from your Facebook Use | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Facebook is a treasure mine of data and has been a hot bed of studies on online social behavior. The social media giant even has a team of data analyst (aka the Data Science Team) looking at all the data we have put up on Facebook.

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have.


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Apple Expands iTunes U Education App for iPads

Apple Expands iTunes U Education App for iPads | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Apple will soon take another step toward persuading schools to ditch textbooks in favor of iPads by giving instructors a tool to teach from the tablet.
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New classroom mantra: Don't be bored. Make something

New classroom mantra: Don't be bored. Make something | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Aundrey Page is a teacher at North Clayton High School and a Teach For America–Metro Atlanta alumnus.
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"With a few taps and swipes on their phones, tablets and computers, today’s students have nearly instant access to much of the world’s information. But with a projected 8.65 million U.S. workers needed by 2018 in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (collectively referred to as STEM), they need to be more than just consumers – they need to be makers."

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iPads, Games and BYOD

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After a successful iPad trial at school last year, the teachers all agreed it was working really well.  So this year we asked our year 5 and 6 students to bring an iPad to school and I've been work...


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John Pearce's curator insight, June 28, 7:59 PM

Chris Betcher has written a great reflective post on how iPads have been introduced and used at his school. Unlike many other similar posts Chris focusses on the creative aspect of their implementation. It's also interesting to read about the place that games play in this and how the school deals with the issues around this. I particularly like the advice to parents “it’s your house, your child, your iPad, your rules” and that where app discovery goes, "the students are taking the lead here and discovering useful tools that we teachers may not. 

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Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids?

Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
The way kids interact with computers and software -- and the support they get from adults -- is more important to improve learning outcomes than merely having access to the technology, study finds.
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The skills gap is a learning gap

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Is coding the new literacy?

Is coding the new literacy? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Why America's schools need to train a generation of hackers.
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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom's Taxonomy.
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Deploying iPads in Education

While setting up an individual iPad is really simple, configuring and managing large numbers of the devices is a little more complicated.

It’s important that you get your iPad configuration correct from the start to prevent loss of data and apps later on which will cost your school money and your staff time.

 

This page gathers together all of the information we’ve discovered while working with iPads, and includes best practice guidelines when deploying Apple’s tablet in your school.

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The most significant thing we could do to reduce poverty? Read.

The most significant thing we could do to reduce poverty? Read. | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Putting 500 books into a young child’s home has the same impact on educational success as having two parents with master’s degrees. That’s according to a 20-year, 27-nation study by
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Librarians have left the building (again) - Visit to Melbourne University libraries

Librarians have left the building (again) - Visit to Melbourne University libraries | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Yesterday we visited several Melbourne University libraries as well as the University College library. We are fortunate to have CJ temporarily on our team; CJ is College Librarian at the University...

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