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Op-ed: Old-school job skills you won’t find on Google

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.

Via Librarian@HOPE, Elizabeth Hutchinson
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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!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, December 16, 2012 4:56 PM
Yet another report telling us what all librarians have known for years. Time to make students listen to what we are telling them.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, December 17, 2012 4:36 AM
I agree!
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UNESCO launches online course in Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue


Via Manuel Pinto, Reijo Kupiainen
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Take advanage of the online couRse!

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Manuel Pinto's curator insight, December 11, 2012 1:09 PM

UNESCO supports the Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue University Network in the launch of an online course in MIL and intercultural dialogue. The course is designed for teachers, policy makers and professionals. It is led by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and will be offered over 13 weeks, from 25 February to 31 May 2013.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 13, 2012 1:24 PM

UNESCO has been working with ISTE and some of the top US tech companies to improve world wide education.  Going into online teaching is a logical way to meet the growing needs of all nations. 

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Various Shades of Digital Literacy: The New Digital Divides | Inside Higher Ed

"As a researcher interested in the digital humanities and as a blogger, editor and academic blogging and social media workshop facilitator, I have observed different shades of digital literacy levels. I have witnessed it not between groups from different countries, disciplines or institutions, but within self-contained groups or communities that are often assumed to have the same skill sets or more or less similar degrees of access to infrastructure, financial means, education, and connectivity amongst others since these groups' members belong to the same organisation, faculty or department. That members of the same organisation should not be assumed to necessarily have the same digital skills or level of access to said skills, education or resources is precisely one of the motivations for this Post."
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What makes new literacies new?

Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel (2012)

"It is too easy to make light of ‘new literacies’ by saying things like: “Well, there are always newer ones coming along”. Such remarks suggest new literacies have a similar kind of life trajectory to an automobile: new in 2009, semi-new in 2010, and old hat by 2011. Against this kind of “that’s so yesterday” perspective, we suggest in this article that ‘new literacies’ are best understood in terms of an historical period of social, cultural, institutional, economic, and intellectual change that is likely to span many decades – some of which are already behind us."

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Is a second grade student’s silent reading comprehension affected by the use of electronic texts?

"The results of this study demonstrated no significant statistical difference between the comprehension of students using the iPad and those reading from a printed text. However, surveys and observations demonstrated an increase in engagement when using the electronic reader in the classroom."
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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's comment, November 26, 2012 1:49 AM
Thanks, Anu!
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Kirjaston pedagogiset palvelut verkko oppimisympäristössä

Kirjaston pedagogiset palvelut verkko-oppimisympäristössä. Lea Kuusirati: Vantaa. Gradu Oulusta, hyvin ajankohtainen asia!!
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How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas? | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Literacy is an Every-Century Skill

If you are a math, history, science, or art teacher, where does literacy fit into your classroom instruction? It's common to believe that literacy instruction is solely the charge of language arts teachers, but, frankly, this just is not so"


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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research?
"Make sure students know that the results turned up by a search engine are only the topmost layer of information about their subject: from there, they’ve got to do a lot of digging. Google isn’t the end of their search, in other words—it’s just the beginning."
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The future of the book, and libraries

The future of the book, and libraries | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
"It is really hard to think about the future of the book and not link it to the future of libraries. But increasingly it seems that this is something we must do. The nature of the book will change..."
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Integration of Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Changing Students’ Relationships with the School Librarian | K-12 School Libraries

Integration of Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Changing Students’ Relationships with the School Librarian | K-12 School Libraries | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"Motivated by a shared inquiry question, a team of librarians at Deerfield High School (Illinois) gathered data to support a push to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum, and developed a fruitful collaboration with other..."


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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
"However, when we made this switch to internet-based resources, we somehow left a gap in education and made no real focus on teaching kids how to find valid, credible, useful resources online. The result is our frequent frustration with a generation of kids who will still type in the word “Egypt” and grab the first search result that pops up on Google when studying anything remotely related to the topic."

So true, sadly...


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Literacy and learning linked to school library resourcing in Softlink Australian Schools Survey

"Findings from Softlink’s annual Australian School Library Survey have revealed a positive link between literacy results and school library resourcing levels. The 2012 survey found schools with higher than the national average NAPLAN reading literacy scores received above average levels of library funding and staffing. 

A comparable result was identified between schools with low NAPLAN scores and low funding levels, with the relationship’s significance increasing from primary to secondary school.  These results were echoed in the 2010 and 2011 surveys."


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How To Kill A Thought (In A Good Way): More On Mindfulness - Forbes

"In many ways, the brain will do what it will do. But it is rewire-able. It just has to be reminded of a better way – and reminded again, and perhaps again – which will ultimately shift our thoughts for the better, so that they can’t “dupe” us as they have before. So, in the end, it’s not so much about killing our thoughts as it is about investigating them until they lose their power, and they often stop coming on their own. This is the real practice."


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Librarians Use Social Networking Professionally More than Teachers and Principals, According to Report - The Digital Shift

Librarians Use Social Networking Professionally More than Teachers and Principals, According to Report - The Digital Shift | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
"Librarians use social networking more than other educators, including teachers and principals, according to a recent report conducted by MMS Education"
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Study in the US, but I suspect the situation to be somewhat similar in Finland.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:58 PM

It would be interesting to know if there was a similar report for Australia. Possible that the situation would be similar.

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Audio QR Codes: Author Posters in 2nd Grade

Audio QR Codes: Author Posters in 2nd Grade | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

We have been studying Beverly Cleary for the last few weeks and all students chose a book by this author to read. Each student created a poster about their book and presented it to the class.


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Great idea! 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 12, 2012 2:17 AM

Can't wait to try this! Thanks 

 

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Critical literacy in early primary students - Visualizing Stories | Langwitches Blog

Critical literacy in early primary students - Visualizing Stories | Langwitches Blog | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
"Collaborating and using Ipads to develop critical literacy skills in 5 -6 year olds. Inspiring tecniques!"
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Free eBook from Center for Digital Literacy Includes Lesson Plans for the 21st-Century Learner

Free eBook from Center for Digital Literacy Includes Lesson Plans for the 21st-Century Learner | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it

"This 275-page free downloadable resource contains dozens of lesson plans that implement AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in the context of the curriculum. Contributing authors include more than 30 teacher-librarians."


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Teachers concerned about students’ online research skills | eSchool News

Teachers concerned about students’ online research skills | eSchool News | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
"Teachers are concerned that students are a little too quick to turn to Google and other internet search engines for answers: That's one finding of a Pew Research Center survey of more than 2,000 teachers nationwide queried about students' digital..."

This study has been up in several articles but in spite if that fact, here we go again, a very important issue! Anu

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Learnist: A Helpful Tool on the Road to Inquiry

"The meaningful and careful use of technology is one of the most significant conversations in education today."


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CILIP | Call for Papers - Umbrella 2013, information literacy

"The aim of CILIP’s Umbrella 2013 Conference is to give a positive and strong message about how much the Library and Information Profession does for everyone in our communities and our society and how well it does it.  The conference will showcase the creativity in library and information services and facilities, and will illustrate the connections and partnerships that make our professional contribution so vibrant and appropriate to everyone."

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

"A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens research habits are changing in the digital age..."
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Developing the Physical Environment in School Libraries :: ASLA

New Australia School Library Assiciation website has a lot to offer!! Go and check out! Greetings, Anu

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Library 2020: The Movie

"Help the County of Los Angeles Public Library create your ideal future Library—the movie version! Write your own screenplay by clicking and dragging your favorite library services to the film strips on each page."

 


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Librarian Patience Has Run out on E-Book Lending Issues, Library Association Says | Digital Book World

Patience has run out for librarians around the unsolved issue of e-book lending at libraries, according to American Library Association president Maureen Sullivan.

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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | School libraries for information literacy and learning! | Scoop.it
If you are an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning. The talks are in split into the following categories: General - learn about making technology work in education and more. * Sharing education - exploring open, shared education. * Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit. *Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning? * Leadership -new leadership skills. *Educational technology - explore technology made for education. * Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work? * Technology education - what is the state of technology education?

* Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods.

* Institution - how does technology impact institutions.


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Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:23 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you have a great site here!
Ken Morrison's comment, October 2, 2012 8:39 PM
Thank you for the rescoop Charles
Ken Morrison's comment, October 2, 2012 8:39 PM
Thank you for the rescoop Charles