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Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Why evaluate Web pages (many examples of good and bad pages, Checklist for evaluating, Techniques for finding out who is responsible, who owns the domain name

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SCIS's curator insight, January 23, 2013 11:58 PM

Great guide to evaluating websites

Kim Diane Beesley's curator insight, January 26, 2013 7:44 PM

mostly useful for high school, but still a good reference

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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic.

 

What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer. Plus, readers who like what they see are more likely to share visual guides more than articles.


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Might be a great way to visually show the use that is made of the library space &/or personnel!  Choose the tool that suits you.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:05 PM

With 2013 being the year of statistics, infographics will be an essential tool.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 12, 2013 6:53 AM

I must get round to giving this a go!

 

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Can Google Help Students Master the Art of Online Search?

Can Google Help Students Master the Art of Online Search? | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Free resources aim to help learners find reliable information quickly.

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If you don't have a 'search strategies' program in place - here are some ideas for those who 'Google it!'

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 16, 2013 1:22 PM

Learning to use Google should be part of every curriculum. (I know there isn't room in your day for more, but this is fundamental to the 21st Century citizen. Make room.)

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A (LONG) List of Recommended Apps | School Library Journal

A (LONG) List of Recommended Apps | School Library Journal | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Since 2011, School Library Journal has been choosing its “Top 10 Apps” of the year. Anyone who has ever tried to create a “Best of” list knows what an impossible task it is. But, on the road, speaking to groups about the ...
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Journal of Information Literacy

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open access journal of information literacy - aims to investigate information literacy in all its forms to address the interests of diverse IL communities of practice.


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Informative primary source articles for use in study and research.  Free access

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Bri Rob's curator insight, January 1, 2013 6:00 AM

A good resource for anyone interested in online learning

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 1, 2013 5:10 PM

A great resource for PD and professional reading.

Terheck's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:39 AM

Some good articles for everyone interested on Information Literacy.

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Edmodo

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I’ve been using edmodo since mid-2009. Edmodo was a chance discovery for me – it was mentioned briefly on a list of edtech tools provided during a video conference. I was so excited to ...

CL: Interesting and pro-tech high school teacher with some interesting ideas to share.


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Digital literacies and digital fluency – a process of development ...

Digital literacies and digital fluency – a process of development ... | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Definitions and difficulties “Digital literacy defines those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society.” (JISC / Beetham 2010) “I am digitally fluent when I confidently, critically, skilfully ...

CL: Interesting analogy to the 'teach them to fish and they eat forever' philosophy.  We need to just keep developing our skills beyond our current position.

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3rd – 5th Grade Search Lesson | The Thinking Stick

3rd – 5th Grade Search Lesson | The Thinking Stick | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

CL: Still to investigate further - looks useful in the growing 'information environment'.

 

In this lesson we will be focusing on learning if you can trust a website based on its looks.


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Mural.ly May Be The Mind Mapping Tool You’ve Been Waiting For

Mural.ly May Be The Mind Mapping Tool You’ve Been Waiting For | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Mural.ly is a new tool (still in beta, launched last week) that is a cross between Prezi and mind maps. It’s easy to use and share what you create (perfect for most students, teachers, and parents) but the real beauty of mural.ly is in its lack of structure.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 11, 2013 9:09 AM

Nice and catchy way to get your students to defend and describe ideas... it can be turned into a highly powerful communicative environment... make students describe their Mural.ly in front of the class!

sarspri's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:55 PM

Another addition to the mind mapping toolkit

 

Carlyle Johnson's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:54 PM

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Visual Literacy

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CL: This resource has some resources and tips on presentations, and way to improving visual literacy and document stories in your own style.

 

 


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Ken Morrison's comment, August 21, 2012 3:40 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. I really like the slideshares at the bottom. I am going to start using the 'trick question" slide in some of my presentations. What a fun way to get attention and show personality. Best of luck to you. I like what I see on this site!
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Ken Morrison's comment, August 21, 2012 6:58 PM
thank you for the rescoop. I really like the 'we are the future' encouraging video on this link. Also, wonderful slide tips. I love the trick question tip. I am going to use that with my students. What a great way to get attention and show personality. Have a great day.
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Evaluating Internet Research Sources

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"Guidelines for evaluating Internet sources, including a checklist to help assure credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and supported claims." 

CL- Hense: CARS - more detail within the article and a good table and summary at the end.


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Information Literacy - Home

Information Literacy - Home | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Seven modules from the University of Idaho.

Of particular interest is the Evaluation criteria accronym CRAAP

(Currency,Relevence,Authority, . . . ,Purpose)


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Innovations in Education - Understanding Content Curation

Innovations in Education - Understanding Content Curation | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Why curate?  What is the value of curating for teachers? Really –what is the benefit of curating in terms of the learning goals – enduring understandings and 21st century skills for our students?

 

This blog entry explains well the difference between 'collecting' and 'curating' web-based information sites - great way to collect site to revisit. - CL


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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar

Web tools to support inquiry-based learning | Eduwebinar | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Inquiry based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can develop knowledge about or create solutions to issues and problems.

Web tools allow students to engage in collaborative and interactive learning. All phases of inquiry learning can be adequately addressed through a wide variety of web-based tools and applications.


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Adding 'connectivity' into the learning!

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Karen Bonanno's comment, December 12, 2012 3:20 PM
This page hosts a list of web tools that can be embedded in classroom programs to help students work through the phases of inquiry based learning. The tools can also be used by the teachers to provide an information rich environment for student access.
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Teacher Librarian - December 2012 digital edition

Teacher Librarian - December 2012 digital edition | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

The digital edition of Teacher Librarian | December 2012


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Several articles worth reading.Infant literacy, 'Flipping' support and App usage.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 15, 2013 3:57 PM

Includes articles on reading programs, forming iTeams/iStaff, Flipped Librarians, Collaborative Learning and more.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, January 16, 2013 3:30 AM

A lot of interesting reading!

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A Visual Primer On Learning Theory

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I like the theories visible in one place. Explains a lot in the comparison.  "Of the published research and science, three of the more popular theories in the last fifty years are behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. The infographic (below) reviews the pros and cons of each approach while making a case for connectivism as a response to the age of the internet and information."

 

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School Librarian Evaluation Rubric [pdf]


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Though this rubric is not being implimented in Australia, it is excellent for self-evaluation and goal-setting.

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lyn_hay's curator insight, January 2, 2013 9:59 PM

This School Librarian Evaluation Rubric by the New York State Department of Education (SED) through submissions from Section of School Librarians (SSL) of NYLA and the  NYS School Library Systems Association (SLSA) is an excellent tool for TLs to evaluate their school library programs and their professional practice.

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10 Surprising Facts About Students Using E-Textbooks

10 Surprising Facts About Students Using E-Textbooks | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Are students using e-textbooks and do they actually make a difference? These 10 surprising facts might, well, surprise you!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 16, 2012 2:58 PM

Infographics just have a way of capturing the startling statistics!

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Copyright for a digital age

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Rethinking copyright law for the digital age.

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Interactive Model: Digital Information Fluency BACIRC

Interactive Model: Digital Information Fluency BACIRC | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Interactive Model: Digital Information Fluency – a useful refresher for students and a timely reminder about plagiarism, author bias and search strategies. Good poster ideas.

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

CL:  Wow, the rapid changes in technology have left some floundering and now on 'catch-up' - there needs to be changes in the way we teach the literacies required in the current information environment.

'Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again. We never question the vital importance of teaching literacy, but we have to be mindful that there are many kinds of “literacies”. An ever more important one that ALL teachers need to be aware of is digital literacy.'


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Digital Natives Presentation

CL: I  suggest using this as a conversation starter for students, colleagues and parents.  The cocept of the permanence of a 'digital tattoo' is a good one!

KM: Our digital activity is like a tatoo for all of us.  We can decide what type of tatoo we create, but we all get a tatoo!


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Ken Morrison's comment, September 10, 2012 6:17 PM

Thank you very much for the rescoop. I love rescoops because they help me find other quality sites from people with similar interests (like this one).
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Ken Morrison's comment, September 10, 2012 6:25 PM
Thank you very much for this rescoop. I love rescoops because they help me find other quality sites like this one. Best of luck to you!
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Ken Morrison's comment, September 10, 2012 6:54 PM
Thank you for another rescoop! I hope that your week is off to a great start.
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Digital Spaces. Redefining reading and the role of the teacher-librarian ...

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Similarly, having access to these resources everywhere, through implementations like online teacher content spaces and wireless internet connections, would be beneficial. An answer to developing rich online content will ...

CL: Again the concept of integrating the technology into the learning and realising it will be value-added for the addition.


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KASL: Librarians Can Influence Schools Through Professional Development

KASL: Librarians Can Influence Schools Through Professional Development | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Great post by Martha House on the role of school libraries as professional developers. Ideas are based on a workshop presented by Kristin Fontichiaro, one of the co-editors of the new book 'Growing School' with Debbie Abilock,  and Violet H. Harada. Looks like a must read - http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781610690416

CL: I agree - working with teachers can be very like working with students - not always easy - but worth the effort for greatest effect!


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Teacher Search Strategies Page

Teacher Search Strategies Page | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Students are asked to utilize search engines, educational databases, blogs and wikis to locate information.  Evaluation criteria and citation tools are presented so that students understand how to..."

Links to lots of site - including some website evaluation criteria usefull at the moment!


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