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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it

IWe have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 2015 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

Sophie GAL's curator insight, March 8, 2016 4:44 AM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
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This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  


Check it out?

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:05 AM

This is a great infographic for showing the thought process of finding information.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:50 AM

A pretty well-reasoned, fundamental thought process for most knowledge work research.  This serves as an even better backward (there-to-here) model to guide the core research workflow process automation  a knowledge worker may want to devise, install.  Think work product-informed -> DevonThink structures -> DevonAgent w/'Active Filtered' automated searches.  The most important drivers here are - 'ethical' - (more than just multiple sources, a stage needs to be added at the work product stage to provide authenticity) and - 'bias' -  (a post automated search,  subsequent manual search for corroborating items selection to provide authority).

corroborating

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Most Freely Available |  National Screening Room  |  Digital Collections  |  Library of Congress

Most Freely Available |  National Screening Room  |  Digital Collections  |  Library of Congress | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
The National Screening Room showcases the riches of the Library’s vast moving image collection, designed to make otherwise unavailable movies, both copyrighted and in the public domain, freely accessible to the viewers worldwide.

The majority of movies in the National Screening Room are freely available as both 5 mb MP4 and ProRes 422 MOV downloads.

The National Screening Room is a project of the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center. The goal of this digital collection is to present to the widest audience possible movies from the Library's extensive holdings, offering a broad range of historical and cultural documents as a contribution to education and lifelong learning.
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Great way to find clips and complete films of historical interest.

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Fall 2081 - Full Circle Kits

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Keyword Games - Search Engine Puzzles - Interactive Challenges - Curriculum Connections - Assessments

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Basic training online.  Inexpensive Subscription Service!  Take a look!

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How a School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent - Cult of Pedagogy

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"To adapt to changing student needs, some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach. Now they’re seeing incredible results."


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What better place to be?

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Assessing Maker Education Projects

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As maker education infiltrates more formal educational settings, there’s been and will continue to be efforts to include assessment as part of its implementation. It is important, though, to keep in mind the characteristics of maker education and the role assessment has within it.

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What to make something happen? Consider UW-Stout's 100% online course: 

EDUC 660: Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces

https://wwwcs.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/maker.cfm

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, May 10, 10:21 PM
As maker education infiltrates more formal educational settings, there’s been and will continue to be efforts to include assessment as part of its implementation. It is important, though, to keep in mind the characteristics of maker education and the role assessment has within it.
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The New Librarian: How to lead a tech-integration revolution

The New Librarian: How to lead a tech-integration revolution | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
Throughout my career, I’ve had the good fortune to work in various capacities as a librarian and with all levels of learners, from kindergarten through doctoral students. Presently, I’m a school librarian at North High School in Downers Grove, Ill., where I have the good fortune to be one of three full-time librarians in a school that serves 2,200 students. Additionally, I teach an online course called “Introduction to Libraries and the Information Age” at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill.

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Leading from the library

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Kathy Schrock: Fry's Readability Information

Kathy Schrock: Fry's Readability Information | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
Teachers often would like to check the readability of a piece of writing. Edward Fry, formerly of the Rutgers University Reading Center, created one of the most widely used, and easy-to-use readability graphs for educators. Thanks go to McGraw-Hill for granting me permission to reproduce this information on the Web. (Taken from Fry, Edward.Elementary Reading Instruction. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1977, p.217) and most currently appearing in his book, The Reading Teachers Books of Lists (2006). Dr. Fry has let me know that the graph is copyright free, but one cannot alter the graph or directions and still call it the Fry Readability Graph. Thank you to Dr. Fry for letting me know teachers can use the graph, copyright free!
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Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything:  Just what you need to determine the reading levels of your books.  Graphs, tools, directions on how to use the Fry Readability Graph.

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Developing 21st Century Skills: Information Literacy - STEM Jobs

Developing 21st Century Skills: Information Literacy - STEM Jobs | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
Instead of struggling to find information, 21st century students are overwhelmed with it — websites, blogs, databases, magazines, books, documentaries, newspapers, television shows, organizations, advertisements, and agencies are all available at their fingertips. Teachers must guide their students through it all to achieve information literacy and become savvy consumers of information.

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Now more than ever: we need information fluency skills

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She's an expert at spotting fake news. This is what she wants you to know.

She's an expert at spotting fake news. This is what she wants you to know. | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
A good reminder to think twice before sharing sensational news.
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Information fluency is essential. Everyone desperately needs to know how to verify digital information.
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25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids

25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
Makerspace or STEM projects for kids don’t have to be complicated or expensive.  In fact, some of the best projects use recycled or repurposed items like cardboard or soda bottles which means nothing to buy.
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Looking to set up a community based makerspace? Enroll in EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture 
http://wwwcs.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/maker.cfm
Maker Culture means 21st century hands on learning. Get a grip on it! 

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 21, 4:29 PM

GO STEAM!

Volkmar Langer's curator insight, March 22, 4:30 AM
Machen ist wie Wollen, nur krasser :-)
ducky58's curator insight, March 22, 5:11 AM
Fantastiche idee per costruire con materiali semplici (video/ in inglese)
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Citations and Citing Your Work Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO)

Citations and Citing Your Work Explained by Common Craft (VIDEO) | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
If you think about it, much of the information that goes into a paper or article can be organized into three groups: “common knowledge” “my ideas”, and “other people’s ideas”. By understanding these groups, we can see why citations matter in our work. 

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Another excellent video from the great 'Explainers' at Common Craft.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 18, 12:57 AM
This is a great video but there is a cost to buy into access the resources. It is an American product which may not be useful to UK teachers. The video about citation is really well explained and if all the videos are as good as this it looks like it could be worth buying into. 
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A common problem with an insightful solution. 
 
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Reading Culture

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Are kids reading anymore? We see falling book circulation at all type of libraries. The hope is, if they are not reading print books maybe eBooks

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Thanks to Gwenith Jones for this excellent recommendation.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 17, 10:28 AM

Reading culture? Yes, please!

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Librarians as Social Media Curators

For librarians, social media curation is a translation of mission and traditional practice. It’s about getting users/patron/students/faculty to the goo

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Curation and Library science go hand in hand.  

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 28, 2017 1:32 AM
A great reminder of what a school librarian can do if given the chance. 
Jane Cowell's curator insight, November 29, 2017 4:31 AM
Great video on the role of #librarians as Digital Information curators & ability to amplify learning 
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Wayback Machine: The Internet’s keepers? “Some call us hoarders—I like to say we’re archivists”

Wayback Machine: The Internet’s keepers? “Some call us hoarders—I like to say we’re archivists” | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
In total, Graham says the Internet Archive adds four petabytes of information per year (that's four million gigabytes, for context). The organization’s current data totals 22 petabytes—but the Internet Archive actually holds on to 44 petabytes' worth. “Because we’re paranoid,” Graham says. “Machines can go down, and we have a reputation.” That NASA-ish ethos helped the non-profit once survive nearly $600,000 worth of fire damage—all without any archived data loss.
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Have you used the Wayback Machine recently? Powerful access to primary sources ... the history of the Internet ... the way out of the 404 rabbit hole ... the second largest repository of scanned books... MUST SEE!

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How to Use Google News to Find Primary Sources - YouTube

The Google News archive is a great place to find primary sources. This short tutorial shows students how the archive works.
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Here's a clever, quick and efficient way to search Google News for primary sources.  

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Tricia Makowiak's curator insight, September 25, 2:18 AM
I'll need this for research.....
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The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright | ConnectSafely

The Educator’s Guide to Creativity & Copyright | ConnectSafely | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it

By Kerry Gallagher, J.D., Larry Magid, Ed.D. and David Sohn, J.D. Click for printer friendly PDF NEW! Click for one-sheet Quick-Guide for Students & Teachers Whether they’re working in class or at home, students are accessing, viewing, creating, and sharing media as part of their day-to-day academic experiences. All of this is made possible by near ubiquitous access to digital devices and internet in schools and homes. While teachers are conscious of plagiarism when student products are in the form of research papers, the complicated areas of copyright, fair use, and open access creative works (such as Creative Commons or public domain) are less familiar but are just as important.


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Understand the idea of 'open' copyright.

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The Latest in Search: Do New Discovery Solutions Improve Search as well as Retrieval?

The Latest in Search: Do New Discovery Solutions Improve Search as well as Retrieval? | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
We have seen a surge in scientifically minded search engines and browser extensions that aim to supercharge content discovery -- have they cracked the code in mainstream search and retrieval of scholarly literature?

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Stay on top of a fast changing field. 

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Teaching Information Literacy with Primary Sources Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout

Teaching Information Literacy with Primary Sources Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it

EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy 

The Power of Primary Sources
100% Online Course
2 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Mary Alice Anderson
Tuition: $441 per semester hour graduate credit ($882 per course)
Summer: June 11 - July 27, 2018
Tuition due July 18, 2018

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Become a Database Explorer.  Polish your expertise at finding what you seek.  This course is taught by Mary Alice Anderson, a veteran online teacher with superb digital media expertise.  Don't miss it! 

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How "Young Adult" Fiction Blossomed With Teenage Culture in America | Arts & Culture

How "Young Adult" Fiction Blossomed With Teenage Culture in America | Arts & Culture | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it

In the '60s and '70s, books like The Outsiders and The Chocolate War told stories that dealt with complex emotions and social realities
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'Harry Potter' books celebrate 20th anniversary with new cover art

'Harry Potter' books celebrate 20th anniversary with new cover art | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
This year is the 20th anniversary of the American publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and to mark the occasion, Scholastic has tapped children’s book author/illustrator Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) to design new jackets for J.K. Rowling's blockbuster series.
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How many children learned to love reading because of Harry Potter?  Real magic.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 21, 9:58 AM

I still LOVE the #grandpre covers! For Life!
#HarryPotter

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What Exactly Does a Librarian Do? Everything. | Literary Hub

What Exactly Does a Librarian Do? Everything. | Literary Hub | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
Growing up, I liked to imagine what it would be like to work in a library. What little I knew about them was what I’d gleaned from movies and TV because my conservative parents never took us to any and only let me read books they purchased from the Bible Book Store. I didn’t know any librarians in real life—outside of the elderly woman who ran our tiny school media center—but I understood librarians were smart and savvy. Cool and collected. They were everything my rowdy, boundary-busting, literature-hating family was not. I envisioned a sweet future for myself sitting behind an elaborately carved wooden desk, surrounded by towering stacks of leather-bound books. I’d read for hours in total silence, vanilla and almond perfuming the air. Pages wafting in a gentle breeze. Nobody around to bother me. With librarianship, I’d finally have solitude.

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Overworked, underpaid, and always ready to help.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 3, 8:16 PM

One thing, we don't read for fun during school. Never happens. Myth busted.

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32 Helpful Resources for Research Students and Academics

32 Helpful Resources for Research Students and Academics | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
Over the last weekend, we spent sometime digging through our resources and decided to create this infographic featuring some good resources for research students and academics. We included what we belive are some good iPad apps to enhance researchers productivity and help them stay organized, a collection of popular textbooks on the mechanics of academic writing, 8 guides  to ground you in the different theories underlying research methodology, and a list of academic search engines to use to find  relevant journal articles and other academic materials related to your field of study.
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What are you going to click today?

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Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers – Simple Book Production

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers – Simple Book Production | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers by Michael A. Caulfield is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.


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Interesting book.  Dig into the table of contents to find some goodies!

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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

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Good way to look at it.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 18, 7:36 AM
5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework
Zamokuhle's curator insight, May 19, 5:53 AM
A very interesting read for STEM students
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Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need. Here, Dr Neil Jacobs and Rachel Bruce from Jisc’s digital infrastructure team share their top ten resources for researchers from across the web.

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Do you use any of these engines?

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 12, 2:42 AM
Collection intéressante pour améliorer les recherches.
Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 12, 8:25 AM

need data or an article for a project ? here are search engines that go beyond....give you and edge...

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 5, 8:29 AM
Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google
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Library of Congress launches three new learning apps

Library of Congress launches three new learning apps | 21st Century Information Fluency - Make It Happen! | Scoop.it
The Library of Congress on Friday announced the release of three new digital learning apps for K-12 students that explore subjects like American government and civic participation.

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Use your library: Library of Congress

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