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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

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Teacher librarians roles | Pinterest

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Teacher Librarian Roles by Deb Schiano

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 22, 9:06 AM

More advocacy on why we need good school librarians

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Learn About URL Structure in Under 3 Minutes

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Understanding the structure of a URL helps students understand how information is stored and accessed online—it is one of the basic skills at the foundation of information and digital literacy. Teaching the ins and outs of servers and subdomains can be challenging, which is why we’ve been hard at work creating simple and engaging video tutorials to help you teach these imperative skills to students.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 25, 7:17 PM

Excellent!

objectplace's curator insight, June 28, 1:34 PM

bones of digital literacy

Helen Rowling's curator insight, July 15, 2:00 AM

URL: Simple engaging tute.

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Moleihi Sekese, Teacher without Electricity who Still Uses Technology - YouTube

Moleihi Sekese from Lesotho, Educator's Choice award winner 2009 for the Microsoft Innovative Education Forum, is a teacher who has no electricity in her sch...

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The Definition Of Digital Literacy

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The Definition Of Digital Literacy by Terry Heick When we think of digital literacy, we usually think of research--finding, evaluating, and properly crediting digital sources.…

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, May 12, 8:36 PM

"Literacy implies a fuller understanding and a rounder knowledge. A literate person is aware of multiple information sources, the pros and cons of media forms, and the value and credibility of information. A literate person can process diverse data sources, and suggest macro relevance and micro application of seemingly disparate ideas."

Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, May 13, 3:39 PM

thought provoking

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 15, 10:26 AM

As always, a well  thought out and argued point by joyce valenza.

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Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy

Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Author Deborah Hopkinson reflects on the skills today's students will need in the years to come as they respond to complex global issues.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 3:40 AM

A writer reflects on Information literacy #IL #INformationliteracy

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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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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

Linda M's curator insight, June 10, 6:20 PM

Very interesting ideas.

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

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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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Preparing our students for Web 3.0 learning

How do we prepare out students for Web 3.0 learning? This slide show by Judy O'Connell provides us an opportunity to look back in time, from what we might refer to as Web 0 and the journey to where we are today and where we are heading. Many define Web 2.0 as the social web. Web 3.0 will be defined by data, and the ability to link data in new ways. Many excellent resources are embedded within this slide show, so find some time to pull up your chair and learn more about what the future may hold.


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Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology

Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
In the six months Mikael Jacobsen has worked as learning experiences manager at the Skokie Public Library, his days have come to include everything from teaching classes to producing movies and offering information about Microsoft Office products. He oversees the library's digital media lab, coordinates its digital literacy offerings and introduces ideas in hands-on learning for non-traditional items, such as video cameras patrons can check out.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 29, 8:16 AM

Some good news from the Chicago Tribune: Employment of librarians is expected to grow 7 percent by 2022, slower than average compared to other occupations. In the future, fewer librarians are expected to be needed as the public becomes more adept at using electronic resources, but at the same time, the rise in electronic information is expected to boost the demand for librarians who know how to do research..

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 29, 3:20 PM

If you are not sure what librarians do then read this. 

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Leveraging Digital Tools for Guided Inquiry

leveraging digital tools to scaffold the guided inquiry process
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, July 16, 12:41 PM

I thought this was really useful. Always good to see how others explain what we are doing already. Very nicely put. 

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, July 16, 2:39 PM

A presentation of Dr Joyce Valenza about guided inquiry digotal tools.

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Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk

Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
How often do librarians find themselves trying to explain that the library’s mission is not about books but about information? This public mis­understanding about what we are doing and why leads to a community misconception of what we should be doing in the future. The reality is that we as librarians make the same mistake all the time. We know intellectually that informational flow and access are our main missions, but our decisions and our hearts often put the focus on books. Books, in many cases, remain by far the best delivery vehicle for information, but there are many subject areas where other informational vehicles would be more effective, even if implementing those vehicles might mean less money spent on books.
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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

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Many teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 7:10 AM

Doug Belshaw on digital literacy: meme, remix and other elements of #digitalliteracy >> digital literacies

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 31, 10:06 PM

Really valuable for iLearn and developing a focus on Inquiry

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, June 6, 8:40 AM

I love this list: cultural, cognitive, constructive, communicative, confident, creative, critical, and civic. I think my fave right now is "critical"

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As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools | Teacher Librarians Rule | Scoop.it
Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.
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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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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."

 

 

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 5:49 AM

Πώς εξελίσσεται η διδακτική πράξη.

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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

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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

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