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Integration of Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Changing Students’ Relationships with the School Librarian

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Floyd Pentlin's curator insight, November 1, 2013 12:01 PM

Motivated by a shared inquiry question, a team of librarians at Deerfield High School (Illinois) gathered data to support a push to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum, and developed a fruitful collaboration with other departments resulting in a co-taught Medieval narrative project. Among other important outcomes: a change in student perceptions about the role of school librarians.

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'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education'

'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education' | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it

In a society where one in three homes has no books owned by the children in them, it is essential that youngsters can find them elsewhere.

 

Recent research emphasises this importance. A study by the Institute of Education (2013) found reading for pleasure ‘to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education.’


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Yeeeesss!!! When I give away cheap paperbacks to kids in my Book Discussion Groups, they fight to get them. Some students can't believe they get their own book to keep.

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Jessica Billeci's curator insight, November 5, 2014 12:41 AM

"In a society where one in three homes has no books owned by the children in them..." Wow this statement makes me sad, but the article is hopeful.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 9, 2014 7:15 PM

Perfectly written.

Lauli Mulinganiza's curator insight, November 10, 2014 3:19 AM

lets us cooperate to make sure that students are getting information in library without problem

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Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake Ne...

Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake Ne... | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
As a former student of Rhetoric, and an avid satirical news writer and reader myself, I am fascinated by the information literacy issue surrounding fake news.
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Conn. makes social studies curriculum update - Boston Globe

Conn. makes social studies curriculum update - Boston Globe | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
Conn. makes social studies curriculum update
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With a flood of information easily available on the Internet, students must now learn how to think critically about facts available on countless websites, he said.
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Literacy is literacy - now more than ever!

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Curriculum Mapping in Information Literacy Instruction | Learnist (Curriculum Mapping in Information Literacy Instruction | Learnist http://t.co/gEZjDT62il)...
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Integration of Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Changing Students’ Relationships with the School Librarian

Integration of Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Changing Students’ Relationships with the School Librarian | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it

Via Floyd Pentlin
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Floyd Pentlin's curator insight, November 1, 2013 12:01 PM

Motivated by a shared inquiry question, a team of librarians at Deerfield High School (Illinois) gathered data to support a push to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum, and developed a fruitful collaboration with other departments resulting in a co-taught Medieval narrative project. Among other important outcomes: a change in student perceptions about the role of school librarians.

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Embedded Librarianship: A Collaboration That Improves Student Learning Outcomes | Charlotte Law Library News

Embedded Librarianship: A Collaboration That Improves Student Learning Outcomes | Charlotte Law Library News | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 5, 2013 1:27 PM

[Embedded librarianship] involves focusing on the needs of one or more specific groups, building relationships with these groups, developing a deep understanding of their work, and providing information services that are highly customized and targeted to their greatest needs. In effect, it involves shifting the basis of library services from the traditional, transactional, question-and-answer model of reference services to one in which there is high trust, close collaboration, and shared responsibility for outcomes. (p. 9)

Lourense Das's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:07 AM

'Embedded Librarianship' - old wine in a new cask? School/teacher librarians are embedded librarians, already for decades. The problem is that they don't "sell it" like this. That is what we need to learn from articles like this.

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New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it

"The most consistent and least controversial finding in the literature is that working memory training programs produce reliable short-term improvements in both verbal and visuospatial working memory skills. On average, the effect sizes range from moderate to large, although the long-term sustainability of these effects is much more ambiguous. These effects are called near transfer effects, because they don’t transfer very far beyond the trained domain of cognitive functioning.

What are far more controversial (and far more interesting) are far transfer effects. One particular class of far transfer effects that cognitive psychologists are particularly interested in are those that show increases in fluid intelligence: the deliberate but flexible control of attention to solve novel “on the spot” problems that cannot be perfomed by relying exclusively on previously learned habits, schemas, and scripts."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:45 PM

A cornerstone of infotention is that attention and cognitive skills can be improved through training. Most research into this claim is recent, and as with all scientific research, there is some controversy. This article provides a good mary sof recent research that appears to support the efficacy of "brain training."

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 12, 2013 4:02 AM

This is an additional view of "fluid intelligence" along with Gardner's multiple intelligences.  Many theories that considers a "far transfer effects" are related to Krashen's Input Hypothesis, i+1 and Affective Filter Hypothesis. Dr. Krashen's theories are based in language acquistion but I consider them more in regards to learning and cognitive training.

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Young adult fiction attracts all kinds of readers - Lancaster Newspapers

Young adult fiction attracts all kinds of readers Lancaster Newspapers "The Hunger Games," "Harry Potter," "Percy Jackson and the Olympians," "Twilight" and "A Song of Ice and Fire." What all of these series have in common (aside from being...
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Interesting article by an 18-year-old, about the appeal of teen books to adults. Must we all read "up to our level" all the time?

 

And if not, then why do we insist that our students must do so? Hmmm...

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Ogden district finds funds to hire 7 librarians - StandardNet

Ogden district finds funds to hire 7 librarians - StandardNet | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
Ogden district finds funds to hire 7 librarians
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Top priorities will be improving students' literacy and effective information use.
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This sounded so forward-thinking, until I read further: the seven are going to try to cover what 20 school librarians were doing until they were laid off! That must average out to three schools apiece: how much instruction will they be able to do in these circumstances?

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Cute Commercial...

Funny / cute commercial of the kid everyone wishes they were back in the day. (cute commercial ...
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Hmmm... the comments reveal a wealth about attitudes.

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The Student's Online Research Cheat Sheet - Edudemic

The Student's Online Research Cheat Sheet - Edudemic | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
There's a lot more to online research than Google. This handy flowchart we've lovingly dubbed 'The Students Online Research Cheat Sheet' should help.
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Exploring connection of media fluency to culture and civic engagement

Exploring connection of media fluency to culture and civic engagement | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
The new Journal of Digital and Media Literacy explores the connection of media fluency to culture and civic engagement. It examines the ways people use technology to create, sustain, and impact communities on local, ...
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Digital Media Literacy Program to Help Students Acquire Effective Multimedia ... - The Sophian | Leveraging Information

Digital Media Literacy Program to Help Students Acquire Effective Multimedia ... - The Sophian | Leveraging Information | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it

"One of the main principles of the [Smith College] 2011 Strategic Plan is to 'create opportunities for students to develop a technology fluency and aptitude that will serve them throughout their lives.'”

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Four is the 'magic' number

Four is the 'magic' number | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it

"In 1956, American psychologist George Miller published a paper in the influential journalPsychological Review arguing the mind could cope with a maximum of only seven chunks of information.

The paper, "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two. Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information," has since become one of the most highly cited psychology articles and has been judged by the Psychological Review as its most influential paper of all time.

But UNSW professor of psychiatry Gordon Parker says a re-analysis of the experiments used by Miller shows he missed the correct number by a wide mark.

Writing in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Scientia Professor Parker says a closer look at the evidence shows the human mind copes with a maximum of four 'chunks' of information, not seven.

"So to remember a seven numeral phone number, say 6458937, we need to break it into four chunks: 64. 58. 93. 7. Basically four is the limit to our perception."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, June 13, 2014 2:40 PM

The attentional window for short-term memory might be smaller than previously thought. Chunking information is one key strategy that can be exapted to infotentional practice.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, June 20, 2014 9:39 AM

How does this apply to Interface Usability and Interaction?

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Viva la Library (The Information Literacy Song) - YouTube

A humorous reworking of Coldplay's hit song "Viva La Vida" with new lyrics by Dr. James F. McGrath of Butler University, focusing on information literacy and...
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He's not the greatest lyricist, but the thought is good.

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Philadelphia library cooks up culinary literacy - Charleston Post Courier

Philadelphia library cooks up culinary literacy - Charleston Post Courier | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
Philadelphia library cooks up culinary literacy
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The library has whipped up an unusual culinary program designed to improve the city's low literacy rate.
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OLA Poster: Using Data to Design Information Literacy Program « Dysart & Jones

OLA Poster: Using Data to Design Information Literacy Program « Dysart & Jones | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
RT @buffyjhamilton: OLA Poster: Using Data to Design Information Literacy Program « Dysart & Jones http://t.co/rSLr1Dgau8 via @rebeccajones…
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Understanding by Design!

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New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

New Cognitive Training Study Takes on the Critics | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it

"The most consistent and least controversial finding in the literature is that working memory training programs produce reliable short-term improvements in both verbal and visuospatial working memory skills. On average, the effect sizes range from moderate to large, although the long-term sustainability of these effects is much more ambiguous. These effects are called near transfer effects, because they don’t transfer very far beyond the trained domain of cognitive functioning.

What are far more controversial (and far more interesting) are far transfer effects. One particular class of far transfer effects that cognitive psychologists are particularly interested in are those that show increases in fluid intelligence: the deliberate but flexible control of attention to solve novel “on the spot” problems that cannot be perfomed by relying exclusively on previously learned habits, schemas, and scripts."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:45 PM

A cornerstone of infotention is that attention and cognitive skills can be improved through training. Most research into this claim is recent, and as with all scientific research, there is some controversy. This article provides a good mary sof recent research that appears to support the efficacy of "brain training."

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 12, 2013 4:02 AM

This is an additional view of "fluid intelligence" along with Gardner's multiple intelligences.  Many theories that considers a "far transfer effects" are related to Krashen's Input Hypothesis, i+1 and Affective Filter Hypothesis. Dr. Krashen's theories are based in language acquistion but I consider them more in regards to learning and cognitive training.

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Should more YA fiction be read in schools?

Should more YA fiction be read in schools? | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
helloitsheath: 'School is when we should really be making kids read, because there are so many great books out there with brilliant stories and profound messages behind them' (Should more YA fiction be read in schools?
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Welcome to WebCHECK!

Welcome to WebCHECK! | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it

Welcome! The Center for Digital Literacy at Syracuse University is pleased to present WebCHECK: The Website Evaluation Instrument (aka WebCHECK), funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services SPARKS! Ignition Grant. WebCHECK is a series of instruments that were designed for educators, Web designers and students to assess Web sites they use for assignments and projects. There are several instruments that can be used by K-12 students as well as WebCHECK Professional for educators and Web designers. WebCHECK Facilitator is designed for K-12 educators and administrators and higher education faculty to use when assigning a single Web site to be evaluated by groups or classes of students or by educators in a professional development workshop.

 


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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists

What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
Sara LaBarbera is teaching 6th graders at Walker Middle School near Tampa how to research poets using an online library.

One student, working on a series of questions about a Lewis Carroll poem, asks LaBarbera for help.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:24 AM

Common core standards for Library Media Specialists: important role of LMS in education

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Low 'digital literacy' still holding some consumers back from a life online - MediaTel Newsline

Low 'digital literacy' still holding some consumers back from a life online - MediaTel Newsline | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
Low 'digital literacy' still holding some consumers back from a life online
MediaTel Newsline
Those with low digital literacy, however, performed a limited range of tasks and tended to find it difficult to learn new things.
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Are these, by any chance, people with low traditional literacy skills? Makes learning those basic skills more important than ever!

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Is it the end of the book as libraries close and e-books take over? - Telegraph

Is it the end of the book as libraries close and e-books take over? - Telegraph | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
Britain is reading fewer books as a result of library closures and the growth of e-books, new figures show. (RT @ShirleyBurnham: "Britain is reading fewer books as a result of library closures and .....
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Read past the silly headline, for reassurance that libraries are needed, more than ever.          

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Reading on Tablets Easier for Older Eyes

Reading on Tablets Easier for Older Eyes | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it
People young and old prefer reading paper books to tablets and e-readers, but older individuals could find themselves reading faster and with less effort on a tablet. The news c...
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I find it much easier to read on an e-reader, but I'm not really "older".......am I?

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2012 Information Literacy Campaign

2012 Information Literacy Campaign | Your Brain on Literacy | Scoop.it

National Information Literacy Month is almost over: what have you done to increase information literacy in your school?

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