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Your Guide to Creating Compelling Newsgames

Your Guide to Creating Compelling Newsgames | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it

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roberto gilli's curator insight, September 27, 2013 2:07 AM

Real Newsgames are rare. This is a good introduction on the topic. IMHO newsgames has to mix with mobile nd social to be really attractive.

Normand Miron's curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:42 AM

When journalism meets dataviz and gaming.  One day instead of reading it, we'll play our NY TImes Saturday Edition ;)

Helena Pontes's curator insight, October 3, 2013 3:27 AM

This is an interesting side of advergames that we have not discussed in class in the past two weeks! 

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8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, September 27, 2013 1:20 PM

Abatarrak sortzeko tresnak gelan erabiltzeko ideia batzurekin. lehen hezkuntzarako oso egoikiak hainbat gauza egiteko. Voki, adibidez, zoragarria da kanpoko hizkuntzetan ariitzeko beldurra galtzeko. kus Zurbaran eskolako ingelesa gelako bloga. Science is fun in Zurbaran

Sarah Olson's curator insight, September 30, 2013 8:38 AM

Creativity Tools with lots of possibility.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:43 AM

This is something I have long wanted to create.

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How Curation Can Be Used To Teach Critical Thinking

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flea palmer's insight: A very inspiring paper - definitely worth a read. Is anyone doing this?

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Sarah Olson's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:53 AM

Focus on learning objective- student outcomes.

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Rhizomatic Learning – A New Metaphor for How We Learn | Float Mobile Learning

Rhizomatic Learning – A New Metaphor for How We Learn | Float Mobile Learning | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it
Dave Cormier's rhizomatic learning concept acknowledges different contexts, needs and paths. So does mobile learning.

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Mary Ann Reilly's curator insight, September 7, 2013 8:32 AM

A brief take on rhizomatic learning.

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Shannon Miller: “Let's Declare Our Rights to Libraries” | EasyBib Blog

Shannon Miller: “Let's Declare Our Rights to Libraries” | EasyBib Blog | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on Shannon Miller's Van Meter Library Voice blog. Shannon kindly asked us to share the news of this good cause on the EasyBib blog, and we are excited to join her and other teacher librarians ...

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How To Add Rigor To Anything

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How To Add Rigor To Any Lesson, Unit, or Assessment.

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Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School

Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it
Every child should be graded on class participation -- and parents don't help their children when they argue otherwise.

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'Imagine A World Where You Only Have To Go To School Because You Truly Want To' | DMLcentral

'Imagine A World Where You Only Have To Go To School Because You Truly Want To' | DMLcentral | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it

I’ve been pleased with the ways digital tools are allowing me to engage and collaborate with the media producers that most challenge my thinking. I had intended to blog about how the comic book Wild Children terrifies and motivates me as an educational researcher. However, through a handful of Twitter exchanges, I, instead, was able to talk with the book’s author, Ales Kot.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 16, 2013 9:26 AM

An interesting read from an interesting source.

Martha Love's comment, May 14, 2013 8:51 PM
This is what John Holt was talking about in the 60s, student centered education, and adopted by many home school advocates, where children learn because they are innately curious and that curiosity is nurtured in the learning environment.
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Social Media, Social Networking and School Libraries.

"Social networking is a participatory medium that is changing the very nature of our professional connections, our community practices and the nature of learning..."
Great presentation to get you thinking...


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A Conversation on ‘Play Dough or iPads’ in Early Ed

A recent podcast on BAM Radio delves into some important questions about the implications of the new technology statement from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


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The Best Social Networks for Kids Under 13 | Time

The Best Social Networks for Kids Under 13 | Time | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it

"While reality can be scary, there are plenty of safe sites designed for kids under 13. Still, all the kid-friendly social networking sites in the world won’t help if kids find the adult versions more fun. We researched kid-friendly sites and then talked to kids to get a feel for the fun factor to collect four kid-approved sites."


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Top 10 books for babies

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Kids' Books: This year's...
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Children's Books - New York Times

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Children's BooksNew York TimesTo the Editor: Thank you for one of the most comprehensive, relevant children's book features I have seen in a long while. That said, I was frustrated by Adam Gopnik's review of “The False Prince,” by Jennifer A.
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Top 51 Free Tools for Making Infographics | Best Design Options

Top 51 Free Tools for Making Infographics | Best Design Options | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it
Here are over 50 online software and applications for creating interesting infographics. These tools range from visualization tools to data sources, etc.

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it

Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.


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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 2:16 PM

yes ''collaborating more actively'' and definitely ''information curation'' because more and more ''volume nd variety of informtion expands'' 

Галина Егорова's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:10 PM
5 НАВЫКОВ, НЕОБХОДИМЫХ ДЛЯ БИБЛИОТЕКАРЕЙ СЕГОДНЯ И ЗАВТРА
Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:43 PM

Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.

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Educade ~ Engage Their Minds

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by Terri Eichholz

 

"According to the article on PR Web, “Educade provides a one-stop shop for K-12 teachers and parents seeking to understand how to effectively use 21st century teaching tools, such as apps and games, as well as low and no tech tools that focus on hands-on making.”  It is a site that is in Beta right now, but looks very promising as a resource for educators who are looking for ways to engage learners with non-traditional methods.

 

"As you can see from the screen shot, the lessons include all sorts of tools, includingaugmented reality ( I am definitely going to add some of these to my Flipboard magazine!), games, apps, etc…  It also includes one that I hadn’t heard of, “Embodied Learning,” which I had to look up!  (Here is a link to an explanation of “Embodied Learning” just in case you are wondering…)"


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Using Pinterest to create reading lists: a step by step guide

Using Pinterest to create reading lists: a step by step guide | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it
With Autumn well on the way, students and academics are preparing for the excitement of the new term and publishers everywhere are looking to attract our attention with a bountiful selection of new...

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Lyn Doolan's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:25 PM

What a great idea! thanks for the post

Ann Ewel's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:17 AM

Love Pinterest -- but how to use for education?  This looks like a possibility.

Cindy Huskey's curator insight, January 11, 12:14 PM

Great for Library Media Specialists - 

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Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013

Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013 | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it
In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use.

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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, October 4, 2013 3:21 PM

Sorpresa!, me topo que no puedo acceder a esta liga, porque me mandan un mensaje que está desconectado el sitio debido al pagón del gobierno de EU.

 

Sarah Bylsma's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:16 PM

This modern media skills is a must.

Phil Turner's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:47 PM

mmm... obviously important topic, but no chance to review this yet as the weird machinations of the US government mean ERIC is currently unavailable while the world's biggest debtor convinces itself to advance itself some more credit.

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21st Century Information Fluency: Teacher's Guide: Ethical Use GameKit

21st Century Information Fluency: Teacher's Guide: Ethical Use GameKit | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it

This guide provides instructions and ideas for using the Action Zone activities that are bundled in this Ethical Use Kit. The Sorting Hat Challenge requires searchers to dig for information within a site to find its author. Four new MicroModule Companions test skills in finding information about Copyright, Citation and Plagiarism (2 sets). In addition to serving as tutorial resources, each one may be used to assess the extent to which students are able to demonstrate skills in secondary searching and citing resources properly.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 7, 2013 3:03 PM

This is vintage work from Dr. Carl Heine and me.  I'm always pleased to share this!  You'll find lots of goodies here! 

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 9, 2013 3:34 AM

Info and tools to discuss search techniques, copyright, plagiarism

Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 21, 2013 9:44 AM

Always good stuff from the work of Dennis O'Connor and Carl Heine. Thanks for making our jobs a little easier while helping make our students a little wiser.

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 7:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

Education Creations's curator insight, May 11, 9:00 PM

How to turn students into curators.

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Technology That Can Be Used For Education Is Not the Same As Educational Technology

Technology That Can Be Used For Education Is Not the Same As Educational Technology | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it
Matt Richtel has a nice story in the New York Times about the vast quantity of time kids, and low-income kids in particular, are wasting on electronic devices. The article also hints at why it&#...

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E-book QuickStudy

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In June 2011, we conducted an exploratory study at the New York Hall of Science's (NYSCI) Preschool Place with 24 pairs of adults (parents, grandparents and caregivers) and children (ages 3-5).

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Wall Photos | Facebook: Organizing Student Experts

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from November Learning:  It's not vital that every teacher knows how to use every application that is to be used in a classroom. Teachers need to know their content and should be able to direct students toward different types of applications for different purposes. Then, let students do the work to become experts.

Here's how one middle school teacher from Lawrence Middle School in New Jersey organizes his student experts. Students go to other students for help with these applications. He focuses on the learning.


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Katy Vance's comment, May 31, 2012 5:57 AM
I LOVE this! So smart... although I would add student photos, especially in a bigger school where everyone might not know each other by name.

This would be cool to combine with a badge challenge of some kind for studnets learning new technologies through specific tasks.
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Are enhanced e-books bad for kids' reading skills?

Are enhanced e-books bad for kids' reading skills? | future of school librarianship | Scoop.it
New research suggests that enhanced e-books' special features can be distracting both to young kids and to their parents reading the books with them.
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Amazing New Children's Book App Lets Military Parents Read To Kids While On ... - Albany Times Union

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Amazing New Children's Book App Lets Military Parents Read To Kids While On ...Albany Times UnionChildren's book author Tatyana Mironova has announced the release of her new narrated adventure book for kids entitled Lazy Bird.
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