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The League of Extraordinary Librarians: SLJ’s latest tech survey shows that media specialists are leading the way - The Digital Shift

The League of Extraordinary Librarians: SLJ’s latest tech survey shows that media specialists are leading the way - The Digital Shift | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/11/k-12/the-league-of-extraordinary-librarians-sljs-latest-tech-survey-shows-that-media-specialists-are-leading-the-way/


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Collect, Organize And Share Your Interests With Collective.li

Collect, Organize And Share Your Interests With Collective.li | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Collective.li is a new web-based curation platform which allows anyone to pull together images, text, web clippings and video into one curated set, that can be published and shared on social media.

 

Content can be gathered via a browser clipping extension, as well as from your cloud-based storage via a dedicated importing tool or by simply uploading your favorite files from your computer.

 

Collections are as easy to create as a file folder, and any collection can be made part of another one, allowing for more complex and hierarchical topical structures.

 

Multiple "themes" / layouts are available for publishing any collection, which can be set to "public" or "private" depending on need.

 

Free to use.

 

More info: http://www.collective.li/AboutUs

 

Try it out now: http://www.collective.li

 

 


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Education/Materials for Teaching Wikipedia - Outreach Wiki

Education/Materials for Teaching Wikipedia - Outreach Wiki | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Thanks again to Nancy Graham @msnancygraham for locating these resources that can be used when teaching Wikipedia in the classroom (or out of it).


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Digital literacies for a new learning context - presentation

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.


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Critical Thinking Works | Smart Resources for Forward-Thinking Schools

Critical Thinking Works | Smart Resources for Forward-Thinking Schools | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
The Common Core emphasizes...Implementation of the Common...text in the early...text (K-5): Beginning in...Core, indicates that there...Text Dependent...

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Cite from search results - Google Scholar Blog

Cite from search results - Google Scholar Blog | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

"I remember writing research papers as a student and being frustrated at the tedium of formatting citations according to the strictures of the Modern Language Association. Today we’re simplifying this process by adding the ability to copy-and-paste formatted citations from search results. To copy a formatted citation, click on the “Cite” link below a search result and select from the available citation styles (currently MLA, APA, or Chicago)"


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Heart of the School - School Librarians lobby Parliament!

Heart of the School - School Librarians lobby Parliament! | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

The day finally came – the day that school librarians in the UK lobbied Parliament about making school libraries statutory, and inspected by Ofsted (thus ensuring that schools had libraries and librarians). School Librarians in Scotland lobbied their Parliament on Saturday 27th, as they were not on half term this week, and School Librarians in the rest of the UK lobbied Parliament on 29th ......


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Digital literacy - Prerequisite for success in the Information Age

Digital literacy - Prerequisite for success in the Information Age | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
 

The world is now more connected than ever before. The social networking website Facebook.com recently boasted of having over one billion active members.
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How to Build a Basic Toolbox for 21st-Century Learning - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - edchat, engchat, student blogs, student wikis

How to Build a Basic Toolbox for 21st-Century Learning - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - edchat, engchat, student blogs, student wikis | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
I remember exactly how I felt when I put together my first real toolbox. The gray no-nonsense plastic container, made by Rubbermaid, would house the essential tools I needed now that I was twenty-something and on my own.

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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other…...

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Building a vibrant future for school library conversations

Building a vibrant future for school library conversations | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
The Australian Teacher Librarian Network assists school library staff to stay up to date with emerging devices, tools, media and virtual environments.

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3 Considerations When Chunking eLearning Content

3 Considerations When Chunking eLearning Content | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
It’s a fact, learners want quick, bite-size pieces of eLearning content to make it easier to progress through a course and to make the training experience more “manageable”.

 

This post will cover one main concept that will lead you to successful eLearning design: "chunking information”.


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10 Wonderful New Web Tools for Teachers

10 Wonderful New Web Tools for Teachers | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

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Get more out of Google: Tips for students doing online research [infographic]

Get more out of Google: Tips for students doing online research [infographic] | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
This is a great online research infographic that could be turned into a poster for the classroom.

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Ebook-Usage-Report-K12.pdf

School Library Journal, sponsored by Follett...

 

Survey of usage of e-Books in US school Libraries


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Which Social Networks Take Home the Gold? - Blog - Cool Infographics

Which Social Networks Take Home the Gold? - Blog - Cool Infographics | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
How popular is your favorite social network? It is important to know if it is on the rise or d...

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CC Search:mostly copyright free images

CC Search:mostly copyright free images | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

CC Search:mostly copyright free images

 

Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.

 

Please note that search.creativecommons.org is not a search engine, but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. CC has no control over the results that are returned.

 

Read more:

http://search.creativecommons.org/

 

 

 

 

 


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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 2014 1:01 PM

People are always looking for copyright free or copyright friendly materials when completing school projects.  Check out this resource - and feel free to share it with your students!

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10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education

10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education...

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

A great list of resources for all levels of librarians.


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The League of Extraordinary Librarians: SLJ’s latest tech survey shows that media specialists are leading the way - The Digital Shift

The League of Extraordinary Librarians: SLJ’s latest tech survey shows that media specialists are leading the way - The Digital Shift | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/11/k-12/the-league-of-extraordinary-librarians-sljs-latest-tech-survey-shows-that-media-specialists-are-leading-the-way/


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Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning

Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Blended learning means offering a combination of face-to-face and online learning opportunities to learners. Blending these learning opportunities can contribute to personalizing learning. However, blended learning is not the only approach that personalizes learning. Personalizing learning starts with the learner. This means that learners have a stake in their learning by taking responsibility for their learning. When they own and drive their learning, they are more motivated to want to learn. In a learning environment that starts with the learner, teacher and learner roles change.


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The Paradox of Book Reading and Why Culture Is a Matter of Orientation

The Paradox of Book Reading and Why Culture Is a Matter of Orientation | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it


Robin Good: The excellent and insightful Maria Popova has really got me fascinated with this piece she wrote back in June of this year. Entitled "How To Talk About Books You Haven’t Read", this writing, inspired by a book by the same name, is good food for thought as it stretches ordinary assumptions about what culture and book readings is in the end all about.

 

As curation is an effort in meaning creation and discovery, exploring different ways to look at how we build our picture of reality and what role books play into this process is, from my personal viewpoint, a very valuable effort.

 

In the end, you may likely disagree with the overall logic but personally, I have found this mental stretching exercise quite valuable and I am thankful to both Maria and the author for making it possible for me to poke with it: "The paradox of reading is that the path toward ourselves passes through books, but that this must remain a passage..."

 

The challenging questions being posed is: "Must we read those from cover to cover in order to be complete, cultured individuals?" and some interesting answers come from the book author himself,  University of Paris literature professor Pierre Bayard, who offers "a compelling meditation on this taboo subject that makes a case for reading not as a categorical dichotomy but as a spectrum of engaging with literature in various ways, along different dimensions".

 

Prof Bayard writes: "As cultivated people know (and, to their misfortune, uncultivated people do not), culture is above all a matter of orientation. Being cultivated is a matter not of having read any book in particular, but of being able to find your bearings within books as a system, which requires you to know that they form a system and to be able to locate each element in relation to the others."

 

Maria Popova further synthesizes his thought by writing: "Literature becomes not a container of absolute knowledge but a compass for orienteering ourselves to and in the world and its different contexts, books become not isolated objects but a system of relational understanding...".

 

Insightful. Thoughful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/06/15/how-to-talk-about-books-you-havent-read/

 

 


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Digital Curation: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

Digital Curation: A Comprehensive Resource Guide | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.. It includes alphabetically organized lists of digital-curation related resources from academic programs to file formats, guidelines, organizations, blogs, and a very rich list of digital curation software tools.  

 

From the site: "This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files)."

 

Excellent. 9/10

 

Full guide: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm

 

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slararos's comment, October 25, 2012 3:45 AM
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Duan van der Westhuizen's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:13 AM

Learn all about curation here

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Digital Citizenship Education

Digital Citizenship Education | The Slothful Cybrarian | Scoop.it
The Digital Citizenship and Creative Content program is a free, turnkey instructional program. The goal is to create an awareness of the rights connected with creative content.

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