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Participatory Culture and Learning: Knowledge Quest September/October 2012

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Participatory Culture & Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) via kwout I’m delighted to share that the September/October 2012 issue of AASL’s Knowledge Quest ...
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"Exploring what it means to be a proactive school librarian"
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Social learning at work | CILIP

Social learning at work | CILIP | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 20, 3:07 AM

At last information literacy in the work place. This will my my life easier when talking about how important information literacy is beyond school. 

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about

The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
February 18, 2014
With Internet becoming the number one source of information students flock to when looking for resources and references for their researches, it becomes imperative that we make sure...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 20, 10:33 AM

Both infographics given here are based on The Big6 which many of us in school libraries have been using for years. These would make nice posters to have in front of students in libraries and computer labs where students may be looking for a "guide" to their research. Enjoy!

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Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries For Today's Complex World

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About the Book | Why Free? | Download | Participate | Videos | Reviews | Tell Us How You Use It Now FREE to Download and Distribute Libraries have existed for millennia, but today many question the...

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Learning Space Toolkit

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 9, 12:44 AM

Design  website with templates for educational  institutions and learning commons needing help in designing learning environments. 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 9, 10:32 AM

Time to start designing our website :) thanks Pippa! 

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The Process Of Curating For Curators: Who Do Librarians Consult?

The Process Of Curating For Curators: Who Do Librarians Consult? | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
It’s the central challenge of anyone putting content on the web: choosing which content, how much content and how to distribute it for the least cost and the most benefit.
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The New School Library

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The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12...

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L2_S2S's curator insight, January 8, 7:44 PM

We also "respectfully disagree" when told libraries aren't necessary today!

A great advocacy article for Modern Library Learning Environments (MLLE).

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.

 

School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 11:39 AM

El rol del bibliotecario/a en el aprendizaje digital.

Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, January 1, 7:27 PM

In 2013 I learned about Maker Projects and Student-created information. Wonder what will emerge in 2014?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 30, 5:06 AM
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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading?

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:07 PM

Lots of great ideas here! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:36 PM

Awesome thoughts on creating reading events in your learning commons.

Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 4:26 AM

Как создать культуру чтения?

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Neil Gaiman Reading Agency lecture 2013

On 14 October Neil Gaiman delivered our second annual lecture at the Barbican Centre. To read the full transcript visit http://readingagency.org.uk/news/blog...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:10 AM

Neil Gaiman is amazing. If you do nothing else today you MUST listen to this...

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:10 AM

Neil Gaiman is amazing!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:46 PM

Love this. As our district goes more and more toward leveling -- I love the encouragement to let them read what they want to read.

 

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How do you view the library? (It's a matter of perception) - presentation to Curriculum Committee

How do you view the library? (It's a matter of perception) - presentation to Curriculum Committee | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
This week I did a 10 minute presentation to the Curriculum Committee. Our involvement with the faculties varies so it's always a good idea to remind faculty heads about how teacher librarians can s...

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How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources

The Google News archive is a great place to find primary sources. This short tutorial shows students how the archive works.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:06 PM

Learn how to use advanced search in Google search to find primary resources for projects.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:00 PM

Nice reminder of resources we could be using.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 28, 2013 11:08 PM

Nice video tutorial on using Google News to search and select primary sources.

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Fake Cancer Study Spotlights Bogus Science Journals

Fake Cancer Study Spotlights Bogus Science Journals | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A fake cancer study spoofed hundreds of shoddy science journals, despite obvious errors.

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A Curated Collection of The Best Search Engines Organized Around Your Needs

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 17, 7:59 AM

Good reference list. I didn't realize there were so many search engines.

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 19, 7:58 PM

This is an excellent resource!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 14, 5:22 PM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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What is Boolean Search?

What is Boolean Search? | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Boolean searching is built on a method of symbolic logic developed by George Boole, a 19th century English mathematician.
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9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers

9 Excellent Under 3 Minutes TED Talks for Teachers | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
February, 2014
We all love TED talks but because of our time constraints it sometimes become hard to afford 20 minutes of your time to sit and watch one and this is where short TED talks like the...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 20, 10:39 AM

Maybe not just for teachers? Perhaps these could spark some lively classroom discussions or be the basis of some writing prompts. Covering a broad range of topics there isn't a dud in the bunch!

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
February 16, 2014
Knowing how to develop a bibliography and cite the resources you drew on  in your research papers are two elemental skills for any student researcher. Correct and accurate...

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Jan Watts's curator insight, February 25, 5:13 PM

It is essential that students are able to cite the sources of their information. These tools are great support for this....

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 12:49 PM

Excellent collection of tools for teachers and students. I will include these in my campaign to get teachers to ask students to cite.

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Boston College Students' Exhibit Shows Comic Books' Historical, Cultural Value

Boston College Students' Exhibit Shows Comic Books' Historical, Cultural Value | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
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What would we do without our wonderful libraries who help us explore history in so many ways!

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Using Wikipedia in information literacy instruction

As an information literacy instructor at Auburn University, it has been a perpetual struggle to teach students how to successfully search for library resources when they come to their one-time library sessions with only a broad paper topic and no idea how to narrow it down. A student recently told me regarding an English composition due in a few days, “The topic is so broad, I can’t pick an argument. I don’t even know where to start.” I began encouraging students to use a resource that they feel comfortable with as a starting point—Wikipedia.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 25, 8:41 AM

It is better to be positive about something that students use rather than negative. As long as they know the pitfalls it is a good place to start. Just not the place to stay! 

Karen Draper's curator insight, January 29, 10:49 AM

This is what I teach my students-- get ideas from Wikipedia, use it as a jumping point. Make sure all info is backed up by primary & secondary sources.

Monica Crane-Gatto's curator insight, January 31, 11:39 PM

Using Wikipedia as a starting point can assist in narrowing a search that will lead into vetted databases research.

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How to destroy a school library - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

How to destroy a school library - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
In a December 4, 2013 School Library Journal opinion piece, Robin Overby Cox explains how to kill ...

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:28 AM

Doug: And if we stop thinking we have power, we, uh, stop being powerful.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:31 PM

Truth. Fight the good fight.

Jynto's curator insight, December 11, 2013 5:15 AM

Ha Ha Ha just left a job in a school library because it was just like that!!!

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Content Curation Not an Option in Schools: Librarians To Lead the Change

Content Curation Not an Option in Schools: Librarians To Lead the Change | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it

"School librarians can use curation as a tool to position themselves as information and communication authorities and information professionals."


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Luis Alberto Velasco's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:57 AM

Estamos evolucionando

Kathy Schrock's curator insight, January 23, 7:00 PM

Librarians have been doing this for years, but now have many tools to pick from!

Angel Somers's curator insight, February 2, 1:31 PM

LIbrarians are natural curators! It's what we do, so it makes sense that we should take the initiative to promot curation as a valuable skill for both our colleagues and our students.

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What Is The New Role Of A School Library In The Digital Age?

What Is The New Role Of A School Library In The Digital Age? | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Paper books are still very ubiquitous and a very important learning tool. The same is true for paper magazines.

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Designing Media-Based Assignments

Designing Media-Based Assignments | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
This website helps college teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.

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Designing for Learning's curator insight, December 2, 2013 11:34 PM

The media capabilities of student devices (including but not limited to iPads) open up a diverse spectrum of rich assignment formats. This Notre Dame site contains helpful exemplars and instructions for those starting out in this new field of both formative and summative assessment.

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:37 AM

Wow denna sida var sååå bra. Jag förlorade mig själv på denna sidan idag! :))) 

brendasherry's curator insight, April 21, 9:58 AM

Awesome collection of ideas and exemplars...

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | School Library Teachers: Collaborators of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Visit schools where project-based learning (PBL) is taking hold and you are almost certain to see teachers collaborating.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 AM

It is important to take librarians into account when thinking about PBL and inquiry learning where working with information is in a important part! Collaboration is the key!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:05 PM

Collaboration is the key!

Jan Watts's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:55 PM

Well, are they? Twentyfirst century school librarians know stuff.

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Teacher Librarians at the Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 13, 2013 1:50 AM

Excellent advocacy video, loved it! :-)

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 13, 2013 3:00 AM

Love this! Some day soon UK school librarians will produce something like this I hope. 

Nancy E Radler's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:48 PM

The next time someone asks you what you do as a school librarian, show them this video.