Sebastian Killion is a soft-spoken, well-mannered 18-year-old with a head of mousy brown corkscrew curls that spill onto his forehead, hiding part of his youthful face.Fazio, who grew up in the South Sound, was at the library teaching kids about what it takes to make it in the voice-over world. Her recent visit was part of a workshop hosted by the downtown library’s StoryLab, a program geared toward teaching digital media to Tacoma’s youths.
Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there!
School librarians are uniquely positioned to collaborate with teachers to infuse technology to support learning, assessment and curriculum within a collaborative learning environment. Teacher-librarians are connected to current research and can assist with best-practice in effective technology implementation.
Does reading fiction make you a better, less self-absorbed person? Finally, science has given its approval to one of the literary world's most cherished ideas about the value of literature. Even though the study only measured short-term benefits, it was taken to stand for a wider truth about the morally improving effects of the stuff, the notion that it makes you a better, more empathic person.
Traditionally, educators have assessed their students’ information literacy skills through reading their papers and grading their research projects. But as more educators are seeing the benefits of formative assessmentand there is less time to assign research projects, many educators are turning to other means of evaluating the research skills students need to succeed.
Many educators have found that TRAILS is a great way to assess student understanding of important research skills. TRAILS is a freely available assessment platform created by Kent State University Libraries. These assessments are aligned with both Common Core State Standards and American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The assessment content covers research skills for students in grades 3, 6, 9 and 12.
This article is the second part of the excellent guide written by Robin Good and published on MasterNewMedia in these recent days. The Part I that I curated and excerpted a summary is here: http://sco.lt/9BOLdB
Here is an excerpt of second part: "I (Robin Good) continue my humble exploration of what I have identified as possible areas for betterment, innovation and improvement of content curation tools, by identifying and describing some of those that appear most needed.
8) Preservation One of the official digital curator key responsibilities lays specifically in archiving and preserving anything of value that is collected, just like a museum curator does. For these reasons professional content curation tools will have to include among their features the ability to: a) fully photograph, b) archive and c) create a searchable index of any such web content, page or information resource being curated.
9) Private Collections The need to offer “private” collections / streams that can be accessed via subscription or sold as downloadable PDF (or in other formats) will also come of time soon.
10) Full Capture Abilities The curator needs to equipped with qualified tools that can allow him to easily clip a short text excerpt from a page, a whole web page, an image or parts of a video. Few content curation tools excel on this front, and none does a great job of creating screenshot-based web page collections that contain full page screenshots.
11) Monetization All these platform have an opportunity to gradually discover and identify the most valuable curators in their community and to support them by either having relevant brands sponsoring specific verticals, via sponsored stories or via paid subscriptions.
12) Content Types Begging To Be Curated Most of the curated content today are news, images and products. Still, there are some areas that completely lack, or offer only one or two useful and easy-to-use curation tools. Take for example audio curation. There's no dedicated curation tool that I know of that can help me curate podcasts, audio recordings and newscasts easily.
13) Beyond News & Articles Until now we have been used to see the work of the content curator give life to streams of news stories via a Twitter or Facebook channel. In the future it is very likely that beyond these popular uses, you will see the work of content curators specifically contribute to the creation of valuable collections in the form of actual: books, magazines, textbooks, video playlists - programmes, shopping directories and more others.
14) Specialized Curation Tools I expect new curation tools to diversify themselves from the crowded competition by specializing in a specific area and for a specific group of users.
Digital portfolios showcase student work Oceanside Star Last June, teacher-librarian Jessica Martens and Ballenas Secondary School colleague Jennifer Lunny held a "get-together" for English teachers from the two schools to show them digital...
As librarians, we can’t wait for students to ask us questions. We know that! That’s why we’ve had “virtual” reference services since the early 2000′s. But it’s simply not enough to have an online presence. The key is being online where the students are. For most universities, this means the learning management system.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.