"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
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.)
"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
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?
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