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Media, Transmedia, and a Girl Named Alice | Edudemic

Media, Transmedia, and a Girl Named Alice | Edudemic | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
So Inanimate Alice is a narrative delivered through digital transmedia. The big deal? New storytelling mechanisms, decreased audience passivity, and opportunities to develop critical digital fluency. And the McLuhan bit?
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Do school librarians have "enduring values?" - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Do school librarians have "enduring values?" - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Doug Johnson is always interesting!   The full article may be of help for those thinking about their own visions and mission statements.

 

Just as technology was starting to have a major impact on libraries, long-time academic librarian and past ALA president Michael Gorman identified these as enduring central or "core" values of librarianship (Gorman, 2000):

 

 

Stewardship
Service
Intellectual Freedom
Rationalism
Literacy and learning
Equity of access to recorded knowledge and information
Privacy
Democracy


Are these core values still held by practicing school librarians? Are there other common central beliefs that define us as librarians? When I describe my own professional core values as a librarian, I include:


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Transparency is the new fierce « NeverEndingSearch

Transparency is the new fierce « NeverEndingSearch | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Joyce concludes with:"We are all about openness, communication, and accountability. At a time when we need to world to recognize our contribution to learning, we must be transparent. It should be our culture.  Let’s make 2012 a year to be both fierce and transparent."

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Eliterate Librarian

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Embracing the digital revolution is a key tenet of the “Eliterate Librarian” who wins approval by filling the demand of graphic novel fans, establishes a special boys-only book club to inspire struggling readers and makes a point of reaching out to the ‘reluctant reader’ girls who get overlooked; determining the best way to spend a limited library budget is a timely topic on this middle school library blog.

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MHS librarian's book published - NorthJersey.com

MHS librarian's book published - NorthJersey.com | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Book published: "Guided Research in the Middle School, Mystery in the Media Centre" Updated from the 2006 publication - to be investigated!

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Teacher librarians as ‘information dietitians’

Teacher librarians as ‘information dietitians’ | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

This book is due for publication this month. The book blurb states: “Healthy information consumption habits are about more than productivity and efficiency. They’re about your personal health, and the health of society. Just as junk food can lead to obesity, junk information can lead to new forms of ignorance. The Information Diet provides a framework for consuming information in a healthy way, by showing you what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be selective."



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Teacher Tech

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Changing education one byte at a time...

Succinct and informative posts on Findthatfile software - an alternate search method; Flipped classroom; Digital reading Fluency Logs and Student 'Code of Conduct 1:1'  etc 

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Information Literacy 2.0 | Adapting to changes in the information environment

Information Literacy 2.0 | Adapting to changes in the information environment | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Critical inquiry skills are among the most important in a world in which the half-life of information is rapidly shrinking. These days, what you know is almost less important than what you can find out."  The ability to evaluate and filter the information is now being suggested as the significant skill that we all need to be improving. 


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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011

5th Annual Survey of Learning Tools...

Succinct list of tools with no evaluation - links to further investigate for yourself.

 (Does assign a position within the 100 relative to previous years)


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YA Highway: How To Share Your Favorite Books and Authors

YA Highway: How To Share Your Favorite Books and Authors | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
One of, if not the, best ways for a book to build buzz and gain new readers is by word of mouth. Readers have a great deal of power deciding what to buy which leads to what bookstores buy which leads to what publishers buy.
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Top 50 School Technology Blogs | Best Education Tech Blogs

Top 50 School Technology Blogs | Best Education Tech Blogs | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

'Take a candid look into the day-to-day life of pioneers who play a vital role in outfitting students with 21st century skills by integrating new technologies in the nation’s schools. Blogs provide a platform for these trailblazing educators to share ideas and serve as a window into a profession that is truly transformative.'

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Edutopia News | December 14, 2011

Edutopia News | December 14, 2011 | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

The ten links in this site may be ones you've experienced or not even realised were around.  Each has a link to vurther readings and good lengthy comments from people who've tried the concept.  Worth another look.


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iPads for Education | Victoria, Australia

iPads for Education | Victoria, Australia | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Learn about the Victorian iPads for Learning trial. Explore specially selected apps, classroom ideas and technical tips for using iPads in education.

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Blue skies: a new definition of information literacy | A New ...

Blue skies: a new definition of information literacy | A New ... | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
For the first time we included our own (re)definition of information literacy. Previously we've focused on explaining the 10-strand model and the underlying characteristics that inform ANCIL, and have pointed to the wonderful ...
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How do you collaborate with teaching collagues...

How do you collaborate with teaching  collagues... | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Graphics are always great to share - first one shows that the Principal is the key!

 

Collaboration graphics - how can we improve out collaboration opportunities with teacers and librarians? Seven different and very interesting graphics!! 

 


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The Top 10 Articles of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning in 2011 - Technology Integration in Education

The Top 10 Articles of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning in 2011 - Technology Integration in Education | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it
Today I am sharing with you the top 2011 articles of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

 

Each article (all from one site) links to more information and applications where cited - a good cache of links to a variety of topics.

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Watch. Connect. Read.

Watch. Connect. Read. | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Great blog site.  Mr. Schu is a K-5 teacher-librarian who works diligently to put the right book in every child's hand. He believes that book trailers are one way to connect readers with books - I do too!

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Adoption of Technology | TEC Teach K12

Adoption of Technology | TEC Teach K12 | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Familiarization > Utilization > Integration > Reorientation > Evolution"

This timeline clearly shows the developing levels of attainment to which we should all aspire. Might be a self-evaluation tool to use with a school - to identify PD needs.

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Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research]

Curating Information & Making Sense of Data Is a Key Skill for the Future [Research] | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

Extremely valuable skills for Infrmation Professionals of the future:

 

Robin Good: The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix have teamed up to produce, this past spring, an interesting report entitled Future Work Skills 2020.

 

By looking at the set of emerging skills that this research identifies as vital for future workers, I can't avoid but recognize the very skillset needed by any professional curator or newsmaster.

 

It should only come as a limited surprise to realize that in an information economy, the most valuable skills are those that can harness that primary resource, "information", in new, and immediately useful ways.

 

And being the nature of information like water, which can adapt and flow depending on context, the task of the curator is one of seeing beyond the water,

to the unique rare fish swimming through it.

 

The curator's key talent being the one of recognizing that depending on who you are fishing for, the kind of fish you and other curators could see within the same water pool, may be very different. 

 

 

Here the skills that information-fishermen of the future will need the most:

 

1) Sense-making:

ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

 

2) Social intelligence:

ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

 

3) Novel and adaptive thinking:

proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

 

4) Cross-cultural competency:

ability to operate in different cultural settings

 

5) Computational thinking:

ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

 

6) New media literacy:

ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

 

7) Transdisciplinarity:

literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

 

8) Design mindset:

ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

 

9) Cognitive load management:

ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

 

10) Virtual collaboration:

ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team

 

 

Critical to understand the future ahead. 9/10

 

Curated by Robin Good

 

Executive Summary of the Report: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-work-skills-executive-summary.pdf 

 

Download a PDF copy of Future Work Skills 2020: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapolloresearchinstitute.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Ffuture-skills-2020-research-report.pdf  


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Beth Kanter's comment, December 20, 2011 7:34 PM
Thanks for sharing this from Robin's stream. These skills sets could form the basis of a self-assessment for would-be curators, although they're more conceptual - than practical/tactical. Thanks for sharing and must go rescoop it with a credit you and Robin of course
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Agreed. It's also one of the articles I told you about....good info to build on:-)
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Curating Information and Data Sense-Making Is The Key Skill for the Future [Research]

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Six Emerging Technologies in Education

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10 Information Fluency Search Tips

10 Information Fluency Search Tips | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

These 10 tips will sharpen your search skills.  

 

For those who want to delve deeper, each tip is linked to one of our micro-modules. 

 

Information Fluency combines search and evaluation skills with ethical use of digital information.  

 

Our work closely aligns to NETS-S III Research and Information Fluency


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Angela Falkenberg's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:08 PM

Useful guidelines for all levels of student researchers.

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The 21st century skills teachers should have

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Applications, tutorials, ideas, educational games, mobile apps, and web tools to help you integrate technology into education and enhance mobile learning (The 21st century skills teachers should have:

Lots of podcasts to demonstrate the need to 'be part of the future' with technology.


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Turning Students Into Teachers - iPads in Education

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"The best way to learn anything is to teach it to someone else . Isn't that what you've always been told? It's true ..." 

Wow, I particularily like the voicethread idea for use in schools and how it was shown in the article. Must have . . Santa Baby!


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The 10 key skills for the future of work

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"A nonprofit research center that specializes in long-term forecasting recently released a report detailing the 10 key skills that will be relevant to the workforce of the future. What are they, and are our schools doing enough to instill them?" 

 

The final two: Cognitive load management (the ability to discriminate and filter information for importance and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques) and Virtual collaboration (the ability to work productively, drive engagement and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team) - are certainly what we are dealing with at the moment!

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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 | Teaching through Libraries | Scoop.it

"Teachers and librarians talk about the emergence of multimedia books: kids who weren’t reading are reading again. They’re coming back to reading.
But what are they coming back to? Is it reading or something else? To answer that question we need a definition for transmedia, a buzzword catching on across all entertainment media."

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