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Knowledge Graph: Easy Fact Finding Allows for Deeper Search

Knowledge Graph: Easy Fact Finding Allows for Deeper Search | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Google’s new Knowledge Graph?

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InstaGrok - Visual Search Engine & Interactive Learning Tool

InstaGrok - Visual Search Engine & Interactive Learning Tool | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

"InstaGrok is an intelligent visual search engine and interactive learning tool that collects educational content and displays it in the form of a cloud of related words. The tool is very appealing because it offers a variety of multimedia features to meet the unique learning needs of students."  Susan Oxnevad

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Can the School Library Reduce the Effect of Poverty on Reading Achievement?

An analysis of the PIRLS (2006) data by Stephen Krashen, Syying Lee, and Jeff McQuillan.

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For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books?

For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books? | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
Thinkstock Print or digital? Adults grapple with which is the best way to read -- not only for themselves, but especially when it comes to their kids.
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Teacher Librarian Guides - Multiple resouces to assist practicing teacher librarians | School Library Advocacy

TL guides to cover information literacy, school libraries, information fluency, curation, digital collections....an extensive and useful listing.

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Relevant Research Sources for Impact of School Library Media Programs

Research Sources for Impact of School Library Media Programs and of Educational Technology...

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CCSS and us « NeverEndingSearch

"At the ASCD Conference in Philadelphia last month, I had the opportunity to interview John Kendall, author of Understanding Common Core State Standards (ASCD, 2011). John is Senior Director in Research at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) in Denver.

I asked where libraries fit in the CCSS implementation picture. It was clear that John had not been asked that question before. Our conversation did reveal some of our challenges are likely to face librarians as our states move forward implementing the CCSS." Joyce Valenza

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WriteCite | APA Citation Machine & Bibliography Maker

WriteCite.com Citation Maker ...the smarter way to format citation and bibliography reference lists for academic assignments. Now with in-text APA citation generator!
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iPad Literature Circles

iPad Literature Circles | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
There a several apps useful for downloading electronic books. The following apps are some of the primary virtual bookstores.
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Information Literacy International Resources Directory

The Information Literacy Section of the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions ( IFLA) has created this database to record information literacy materials from different parts of the world, on behalf of UNESCO.
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Knowledge – Inside Search – Google

Knowledge – Inside Search – Google | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

The next frontier in search is to understand real-world things and the relationships among them. So we're building a Knowledge Graph: a huge collection of the people, places and things in the world and how they're connected to one another.

This is how we’ll be able to tell if your search for “mercury” refers to the planet or the chemical element--and also how we can get you smarter answers to jump start your discovery.

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iPads in Education

iPads in Education | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

Welcome to the ‘iPad in Education’ web site - concerned with using Apple’s iPad for learning and teaching. Although this is based in the UK, the site’s content will reflect practice from other counties and contexts in order to explore and learn from a wide field.

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Twitter for teacher librarians

Why Twitter?A Presentation for Teacher Librarians By Beth Redford @bethredford Dynamic Landscapes Conference May 11, 2012...

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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work?

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
The first of a multi-part series exploring mobile learning, a look at what teaching practices are being used to integrate cell phones and other mobile devices into classrooms.
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How to Identify Mysterious Images Online

How to Identify Mysterious Images Online | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
Can't figure out the source of an image you found online? There's an easy trick you might not know about -- and it's an essential tool for citing sources.
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Everyday Advocacy: Making a case for libraries is easy with web tools. Here’s how to get started.

We should all be fighting mad. I’m tired of reading headlines about the obsolescence of libraries and cuts to school programs. Librarians, students, parents, teachers, and community members—all of us should be incensed because our students deserve better. Now more than ever, libraries have become dynamic learning spaces where students develop information literacy skills, conduct research, collaborate, create, and read. It’s time to use the tools at our disposal to demand equity for students in our own districts and across the country. And we have to be willing to take matters into our own hands.


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77 Web Resources for Librarians to Try This Summer

An overview of web resources for K-12 teachers.
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The Library as Genius Bar — The Digital Shift

The Library as Genius Bar — The Digital Shift | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

In Mercy High’s iPad program, librarian Linda Behen offers tech support and more.

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50 most inspiring quotes about books and reading | Ebook Friendly

50 most inspiring quotes about books and reading | Ebook Friendly | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
The quotes we've put together in this post are not the most famous ones, but all of them have one outstanding merit: they are highly inspiring to rediscove...
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Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search

Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

By Melanie Pinola

 

"Earlier this week, Google introduced Knowledge Graph, the company's new search technology that understands "things not strings" and adds rich and relevant details about your query in the sidebar of your search results. Here are five great things you can now do with a quick Google search."

 

"I took the new version of Google Search for a spin to find out just what it can do, and have to say it's pretty useful. To recap, Google now connects your search query with its knowledgebase, which includes Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. If you search for a person, place, or thing within that 500+ million object database, Google adds the related key facts alongside the regular search results. (The tech is still rolling out, but you should see it when you're logged into Google sometime in the next few days, if you don't already.)


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12 Ways To Use Google Search In School, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic

12 Ways To Use Google Search In School, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

"I’ve been completely obsessed with Google’s new mini-site devoted to finding better ways to incorporate proper web searches into the classroom. Dubbed ‘Search Education,’Google’s new site has an array of lesson plans, videos (check a sample out below), concept maps, and other tools designed to help any educator properly integrate Google." Jeff Dunn

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Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google

Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it

Google has taken a complete "package" approach: sources, activities, Common Core
standards, etc. all in one place. You can easily see what is taught for each of these question-strands:
Lesson 1: How can appropriate search terms and queries guide targeted searches?
Lesson 2: How and why do researchers evaluate search results?
Lesson 3: How can I narrow my search to get the best results?
Lesson 4: How and why do researchers evaluate search results?
Lesson 5: How do I evaluate and decide which credible sources to use for a specific task?

 

Differentiated - and useful - thank you Google!

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Phil Bradley's weblog: Google Knowledge Graph

Phil Bradley's weblog: Google Knowledge Graph | Teacher-Librarian | Scoop.it
Google looks as though it's returning to its roots of search with the introduction of the Knowledge Graph.
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