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Tools for Tackling Plagiarism

Tools for Tackling Plagiarism | School Library | Scoop.it
Other tools beyond standard search engines can help educators address appropriation. Detailed below, these resources can aid not only teachers who suspect plagiarism, but also students who want to avoid infringement, an all too common risk in the age of cut and paste.
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Whether you call yourself a School Library, Information Commons, Media Center, Information Hub or something else, this is the place for everything for school information dissemination.
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Home of the Book Genome Project

Home of the Book Genome Project | School Library | Scoop.it
BookLamp is a book analytic engine powered by the Book Genome Project. BookLamp's technology has applications in book discovery, reader advisory, and book suggestions similar to how Pandora.com analyzes music.
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Pineapples Don't Have Sleeves

Pineapples Don't Have Sleeves | School Library | Scoop.it
Pineapples Don't Have Sleeves...

Safe to say that you wouldn’t be HERE if you were unaware of the back story - this charming and delightful parable having morphed into arguments about standardized testing. If, by chance, you want to read about that controversy, click HERE for an informative piece by Lisa Fleisher.

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Digital Citizenship Week | always learning

Digital Citizenship Week | always learning | School Library | Scoop.it
Last week was our first Digital Citizenship Week at YIS, and it was fantastic!

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Virtual Tour: Panoramic Images: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Virtual Tour: Panoramic Images: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History | School Library | Scoop.it

The comprehensive virtual tour allows the visitor to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum.

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iLibrarian » e-Book Formats and Devices Infographic

iLibrarian » e-Book Formats and Devices Infographic | School Library | Scoop.it

Ever noticed that not all e-book formats are compatible with all devices?  As a matter of fact, it seems that most devices have their own set of formats that it reads and these are rarely congruous with other readers. This poses quite the issue for school libraries looking to incorporate these devices.

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Why the REMIX is at the heart of digital literacies literaci.es

Why the REMIX is at the heart of digital literacies literaci.es | School Library | Scoop.it

Think remix as an alternative to Bloom's taxonomy.

 

Since completing my doctoral thesis on digital and new literacies, I've been thinking a lot about how educators can use my work in a practical way. In Chapter 9 of my thesis I come up with eight 'essential elements' of digital literacies, ...

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Ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program

Ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program | School Library | Scoop.it
Every child in America deserves access to an effective school library program. We ask that the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provide dedicated funding to help support effective school library programs.
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2012 Teen Choice Book of the Year Nominees | Teenreads

2012 Teen Choice Book of the Year Nominees | Teenreads | School Library | Scoop.it

In association with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and Every Child a Reader (ECAR), Teenreads.com is giving you a very special opportunity to let your voices be heard by telling us your five favorite books of 2011. The five titles that receive the most votes will serve as the finalists for the CBC’s 2012 Teen Choice Book of the Year. Once the five finalists have been determined, we will tell you where you can go vote for them. The winner will be announced in May 2012.

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12 Most Important Things to Know about Kids Today | 12 Most

12 Most Important Things to Know about Kids Today | 12 Most | School Library | Scoop.it
Angela Maiers shares 12 important things to know about kids today...
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Mobile Mouse Pro 2.0 Demo

Official demo video for Mobile Mouse 2.0. http://www.mobilemouse.com Air Mouse instantly transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into an in air, wireless remote...
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Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading — The Digital Shift

Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading — The Digital Shift | School Library | Scoop.it

"I keep asking myself a question in these situations (I hope the librarians and teachers in the room are asking it, too): when these kids leave school, are they also reading every day? And if they are, how big would the reading slice of pie be compared to, say, posting on Facebook, listening to music, and texting their friends? I’m increasingly convinced that I’m staring at a pie where 90 percent of the slices are cut up into non-reading forms of entertainment and social media."

 

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How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps | The Daring Librarian

How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps | The Daring Librarian | School Library | Scoop.it

The Daring librarian uses her comic tutorials once again to teach about creating QR Codes in 3 easy steps.  She is so talented and can make any concept attainable. 

 

QR codes are something that I LOVE and we are beginning to use them in our school more and more!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Tools Students Can Use to Create Music Online

Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Tools Students Can Use to Create Music Online | School Library | Scoop.it

 

In addition to books and video media, I have found a desire from students to put music and other sounds into their movies, presentations and projects.  A well versed Library-Information Hub should know tools like this as well.

 

Here are nine free tools that students can use to create their own music online.

 

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iPad App Retells Frankenstein, And Hints At The Future Of E-Books

iPad App Retells Frankenstein, And Hints At The Future Of E-Books | School Library | Scoop.it
The concept of an “e-book” is a strange one. Just consider the idea of pages on a screen--is that metaphor really the best way for us to explore written content? And do e-books still need to books at all?
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Imagination may be more important than knowledge: The eight types of imagination we use

Imagination may be more important than knowledge: The eight types of imagination we use | School Library | Scoop.it
Imagination is the ability to form mental images, phonological passages, analogies, or narratives of something that is not perceived through our senses.

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The latest about the Pearson Foundation and the ideas, people, and partners that inform our work: Will Tablets Replace Textbooks? Findings from our Second Annual Survey on Students and Tablets

The latest about the Pearson Foundation and the ideas, people, and partners that inform our work: Will Tablets Replace Textbooks? Findings from our Second Annual Survey on Students and Tablets | School Library | Scoop.it

Perhaps most impressive is this finding: Tablet ownership among college students and college-bound high school students has more than tripled from a year ago. The survey also reveals that more students are reading digital books than were last year, and a majority of college students and high school seniors believe that tablets will replace textbooks in the next five years.

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Do I Really Have to Leave the Role of School Librarian To Do the Work of a School Librarian?

Do I Really Have to Leave the Role of School Librarian To Do the Work of a School Librarian? | School Library | Scoop.it

The new issue of School Library Journal features a cover story called, “Next Year’s Model: Sarah Ludwig left the library, became a tech coordinator, and forged a path to the future.” Unless I have misinterpreted the article, author Linda Braun wonders if school librarians have to leave the library and take on a completely different job title to do the work of a modern school librarian. The thesis seems to be that school librarians taking on job titles other than school librarian, like “technology coordinator”, might be the future of the profession. While I’ve had my own misgivings about the future of the profession, I respectfully disagree with Linda Braun and would argue that such a path will only lead to the demise, not the flowering, of our profession’s future.

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Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality

Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality | School Library | Scoop.it

Building upon a process- and context-oriented information quality framework, this paper seeks to map and explore what we know about the ways in which young users of age 18 and under search for information online, how they evaluate information, and how their related practices of content creation, levels of new literacies, general digital media usage, and social patterns affect these activities.

 


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Should you drink bottled water? (And other questions for Charles Fishman) | Daniel Pink

Should you drink bottled water? (And other questions for Charles Fishman) | Daniel Pink | School Library | Scoop.it
Last year, my pal Charles Fishman wrote a really smart book about a really big subject: Water.
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ISTE | Awards & Recognition

ISTE | Awards & Recognition | School Library | Scoop.it

The ISTE awards team has only received 1 nomination for the the SIGMS Award!  Lets go folks, Nominate one of the great people you know and work with!

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Here There Everywhere | Homeless Science Semi-finalist Wins Hearts - News for Kids

Here There Everywhere | Homeless Science Semi-finalist Wins Hearts - News for Kids | School Library | Scoop.it
Seventeen year-old New York high school senior Samantha Garvey became homeless on New Year’s Eve. Samantha’s mom had been in a car accident and hadn’t been able to work for 8 months because of her injuries. Her dad, a cab driver, couldn’t pay the bills on his job alone. As a result, Samantha and her family had to move into a homeless shelter — a very rough start to a new year.
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Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) | LITA: Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL)

Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) | LITA: Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) | School Library | Scoop.it

Information Technology and Libraries publishes material related to all aspects of libraries and information technology, including digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security and intellectual property rights, technical standards, geographic information systems, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, optical information systems, software engineering, universal access to technology, futuristic forecasting, library consortia, vendor relations, and technology and the arts.

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Just Blog It! Blogging Tips & Ideas | The Daring Librarian

Just Blog It! Blogging Tips & Ideas | The Daring Librarian | School Library | Scoop.it

Blogs are like pets - you have to feed them regularly & Wikis are like a cactus plant - you can water them occasionally.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Literature Map - Find Authors You Might Like

Free Technology for Teachers: Literature Map - Find Authors You Might Like | School Library | Scoop.it

Literature Map could be useful for students who have read all their favorite author's books and are looking for other good books to read.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Historic Map Works - Browse Hundreds of Historic Maps

Free Technology for Teachers: Historic Map Works - Browse Hundreds of Historic Maps | School Library | Scoop.it

Historic Map Works is an online gallery of hundreds of historical maps. On Historic Map Works you can browse for maps by continent, country, state, and province. Contrary to my initial experience, downloading the map images is not free. But, you can view more than half of the maps as Google Maps overlays using Historic Map Works's free Historic Earth Basic.

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