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Information Transliteracy in the 21st Centuy Classroom

National Louis University's Gail Bush, Ph.D., professor in the National College of Education, describes how teachers need to move from the 20th century cognitive authority toward the 21st century open model shifting from "answering the question" to "questioning the answer" rationale...


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Web Literacy Education for Educators | Digital ...

Web Literacy Education for Educators | Digital ... | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.
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Exclusive first look: Pearltrees iPad app enables new kind of content curation

Pearltrees is a unique way to curate information on the web. You use it to store and share Tweets, videos, photos, blogs, searches, and much more. Then you c...

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9 content curation tools that better organise the web.

Numerous content curation platforms, tools and websites are emerging at a rate of knots in 2011, making sense of the social web, and the mountain of content to be consumed. Here's a collection of some of the standout startups.

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Best Free Content Curation Tools 2012

Best Free Content Curation Tools 2012 | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Blog post at iBlogzone - Online Business Resources : Content Curation has been on the upside lately, and while there are some who don’t think that it is an ethical form of “content creation[..]...

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How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling

How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling involves combining digital media (images, voice narration, music, text, or motion) to tell a story.
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Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians | eSchool News

Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians | eSchool News | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever. Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share, and synthesize information.


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Carol Kuhlthau

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The New School Library

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As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.

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The Research Safari

The Research Safari

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Antonietta Neighbour's curator insight, February 27, 7:36 PM

A fabulous information literacy resource for both teachers and students.

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Libraries as valuable as ever - Washington Observer Reporter

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Libraries as valuable as ever
Washington Observer Reporter
I live with a school teacher librarian, so I am well aware that today's libraries are far from the Dewey Decimal-driven institutions of the past.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, April 27, 7:16 AM

You have to be there, whether physically or electronically, to discover what is available. Just do it.

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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 28, 4:03 PM

Important to reflect on this statement from the article - "Libraries will only survive if the communities they serve want and need them to."

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 6, 4:22 AM

I disagree with several parts of the article but do agree that libraries will remain as long as the communities that surround them want them. But then, who wouldn't want a library?

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Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library

Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.

The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 4, 12:55 AM

Even though this article was published in 2009 it still has a sting in its tail. 

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5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education

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5 Technologies That are Revolutionizing Education
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The popularity of tablets in the classroom can already be seen in many places. Apple has partnered with public and private institutions to provide iPads to students for school.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 22, 2013 2:21 PM

No surprises here. Policy and procedures for adoption and use in schools will be the big challenge.

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
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. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, …

 

BUT, as WE are using "Technology", let us ALSO learn about the basics of "Cyber Security", a MUST in a connected technology driven world:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 24, 9:14 AM

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy...


Michael Millard's curator insight, May 25, 10:56 AM

Klurigt för oss svenskar men ack så clever.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 26, 11:08 PM

Yes!!!!

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12 Most Easy Traps To Fall Into When Curating Content |

12 Most Easy Traps To Fall Into When Curating Content | | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Margie Clayman, resident librarian at The Blog Library, on 12 traps we can easily fall ionto when curating content.


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Excerpt Any Part of a YouTube Video and Republish It: TubeChop

Excerpt Any Part of a YouTube Video and Republish It: TubeChop | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

TubeChop is a free web service which allows you to select a specific portion of any YouTube video, and publish it as such.

 

How does it work? You simply input the URL of the video you want to "cut" or a keyword to search for any video matching your query. 

Once you have loaded your chosen video you can manually select exactly the part of the video that you want to "chop out" and once you click the button "Update", you are immediately provided with a link and an embed code to share your excerpted video selection with anyone.

 

Very useful. 8/10.

 

Try it out now: http://www.tubechop.com/ ;

 

(Reviewed by Robin Good)


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What is Digital Literacy? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What is Digital Literacy? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Digital literacy in simple words is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.

 

Digital literacy is the ability to interpret and design nuanced  communication across fluid digital forms.”


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10 Blended Learning Trends Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Blended Learning Trends Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
The 10 Blended Learning Trends Infographic gives a snapshot on how making student learning more personalized, more engaging, and more collaborative is what’s driving innovation.

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AASL's 2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Announced ...

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The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has taken a leadership role in helping school librarians and classroom teachers to learn about new and relevant Web 2.0 tools. “The Best Websites for Teaching and ...


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Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

This classroom guide is intended to inspire and expand your thinking about effective assessment for project-based learning.

The tips are organized to follow the arc of a project. First comes planning, then the launch into active learning, and then a culminating presentation. Reflection is the final stage.


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The High Cost of Digital Illiteracy | HASTAC

The High Cost of Digital Illiteracy | HASTAC | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

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Antonietta Neighbour's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:10 AM

"In the 21st century, those who are digitally illiterate will no longer simply be consumers of digital technology.  They will be consumed."

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 2013 10:13 AM

This is an interesting article. We use technology without considering any of the potential consequences. We need mindful practices.

Antonietta Neighbour's comment, September 3, 2013 4:27 PM
Absolutely, Ivon Prefontaine. The image is a powerful message as well!
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School library policy, guidelines & statements | An overview

The staff of the school information services team collaborate with teachers and school management to: provide students with learning contexts, processes and skills as well as opportunities for wide...

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Web 2.0 Resources for School Library Media Specialist - YouTube

This brief tutorial gives school librarians a brief look inside the web 2.0 technology resources that they can easily incorporate into their classroom.

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Beyond books: what it takes to be a 21st century librarian

Beyond books: what it takes to be a 21st century librarian | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
From connecting with people to keeping up with the latest technologies, there is a whole lot more to the job than stamping due dates

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 30, 12:12 AM

Connecting the user with information (in whatever format)

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 1:11 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK schools you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 1:12 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK based education institutions you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Kelly Roach's curator insight, May 22, 4:44 PM

A great visual for explaining the different Creative Commons licenses.