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Building a digital library

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The Literary Platform is dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology. It brings together comment from industry figures and key thinkers, and encourages debate.
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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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creditrepairaid's comment, April 3, 3:30 AM
Thats astonishing...
John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 12:17 PM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

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Learning at the Library | State Library of New South Wales

Learning at the Library | State Library of New South Wales | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
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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 | Teacher Librarians Rule | 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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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, March 12, 7:19 PM
All based on collected data in your specific location and then adapting1 As stated in the article: “Do you see what these 10 changes spell? USERS ADAPT,” concluded Luhtala. “And that’s what today’s library is all about: adapting.”
Jan Watts's curator insight, March 16, 7:53 PM

Are you working hard to align your library practice with the digitally-supported learning that is happening in your school?  This post makes some sensible suggestions.....

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:09 PM

Our library needs a librarian first!

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Pew: The Library Holds Its Own in the Information Age

Pew: The Library Holds Its Own in the Information Age | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years into this Web thing, Americans remain "highly engaged" with libraries.
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The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning

The 8 Essential Elements of Project Based Learning | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

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You May Be A 21st Century Librarian If You:

You May Be A 21st Century Librarian If You: | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Over two years ago I wrote Are You a 21st Century Librarian? and proposed the following six behaviors that would describe a 21st Century librarian. You May Be A 21st Century Librarian If You: 1. Are Creative – … 2.

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Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team?

Are School Librarians Part of Your PBL Dream Team? | Teacher Librarians Rule | 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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Why have School Librarians? | Teen Librarian

This leaflet has been produced by the School Libraries Group of CILIP for all current and potential stakeholders (including parents, governors, teachers and students) in schools.


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Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:36 AM

Basic advocacy in a leaflet! 

Ann Ewel's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:41 PM

Advocating for our libraries is essential and we need to remember not to be too busy to do it!

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:35 PM

Why do we need librarians?  This booklet clearly directs the reader to consider whether their school library meets certain essential goals.

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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.

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Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning

Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Can inquiry-based and project-based learning exist in a traditional industrial-age school? It may be time for schools to invent fresh ecosystems designed specifically for inquiry.
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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | Mihailidis | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

In today’s hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and communication flow online.

 

In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online. We utilize a case study of the digital curation platform Storify to explore how curation works in the classroom, and present a framework that integrates curation pedagogy into core media literacy education learning outcomes.


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Enquiry Based Learning and Information Literacy Instruction ...

Enquiry Based Learning and Information Literacy Instruction ... | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
It encompasses other narrower terms such as problem-based learning and active learning and is acknowledged as improving student learning outcomes. However academic ... Enquiry Based Learning and Information Literacy Instruction.

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Books? Or No Books? Envisioning the Academic Library of the Future

Books? Or No Books? Envisioning the Academic Library of the Future | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
With increased focus on sharing of collections, consortial delivery programs, and collaboration amongst libraries in identifying and preserving print runs and last copies, the academic library is changing dramatically....
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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…

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SCIS's curator insight, March 26, 7:37 PM

Surely the arguments about Wikipedia are well and truly over?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 1:30 PM

Information fatigue is an interesting way of understanding what is happening. The torrents can overwhelm.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 5:16 AM

Today's students practice digital information literacy skills all the time

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Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready?

Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Face it: We've gotten too used to our familiar search results. The simple lists, the basic titles, the easy tags and categories; they've all been with us since the dawn of the search engine age. 2013 saw a few changes in search engine results page (SERP) format, but for the [...]

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Getty Museum and Khan Academy Partner in Online Learning | Library Stuff

Getty Museum and Khan Academy Partner in Online Learning | Library Stuff | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
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The Research Safari

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Digital Curation: An essential skill for teacher librarians in 2014

Digital Curation: An essential skill for teacher librarians in 2014 | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
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The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills

The Find, Fill, Follow, Focus, and Frame Curation Skills | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Buffer I came across a good post from JuastAdandAk the other day. it covers many of the the things we talk about on the blog and podcast. What I really liked though is their break down of the five core steps of curation (also the graphic is great as well) 1. Find : Track other digital curators to emulate / learn from. I had a call the other day with someone asking if we had a what I consider a listening platform in our tool. We don’t and we haven’t built on for 2 simple reasons. It’s easy (beyond easy) …

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 2, 10:41 AM

No matter what your field is, you should be a curator.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, February 5, 11:00 PM

Great infographic on the steps to effective curation.

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Curation skilss
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School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013

School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013 | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:26 AM

This applies equally in the UK as in the US

Lourense Das's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:19 PM

School librarians as assertive leaders. Nice invitation to work on our competencies ;-)

Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, October 18, 2013 3:50 PM

He was an awesome speaker AND his wife is a librarian! He knows what he is talking about.

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Content Curation Visualized

Content Curation Visualized | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum

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gwynethjones's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:57 PM
Linda Dougherty's insight:"Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum"

 

Couldn't have said it better meself!

gwynethjones's curator insight, October 13, 2013 1:06 PM
gwynethjones's insight:Linda Dougherty's insight:"Robin Good's Pinterest Board:  Content Curation Visualized

What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense and introduce "others" to the *content curation* conundrum"

 

Couldn't have said it better meself! 

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:58 PM

People need help with resources. Curation is the new black!

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Are you curious about RDA in school libraries?

Are you curious about RDA in school libraries? | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
The story of knowledge is a story of history, and one that directly relates to the way we have wanted to infl uence and educate the young members of our society. Recorded information, and the docum...
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It's not all about the books

It's not all about the books | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it

THIS week Birmingham opened its impressive new library with an impassioned speech by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for campaigning for women's right to education. 


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:05 AM

“Let us not forget that even one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world,” she said.

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How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects

How to Trigger Students’ Inquiry Through Projects | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
When students engage in quality projects, they develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions that serve them in the moment and in the long term. There are several ways to start designing projects. Here are six steps that will help you get started.
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