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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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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 | 21st Century Information Fluency | 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, concept maps, and other tools designed to help any educator properly integrate Google."

 Jeff Dunn provides just some of the many lessons available. Check it out.


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WriteCite | APA Citation Machine & Bibliography Maker

WriteCite | APA Citation Machine & Bibliography Maker | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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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Create Infographics with easel.ly

Create Infographics with easel.ly | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This is a great free tool for creating sophisticated looking infographics. The tool uses well designed templates which you can edit and add your own information to. 


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Crashes when loading themes, still in beta. Needs more time perhaps...
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12 Reasons To Teach Searching Techniques With Google Advanced Search… Even Before Using The Basic Search

12 Reasons To Teach Searching Techniques With Google Advanced Search… Even Before Using The Basic Search | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
I often present on the importance of Digital Immigrants (most teachers) facilitating Digital Natives (most k12 students) in the use of digital technology. You see, I believe that while today’s digital natives have a affinity for using digital tools… they often do not have the life experiences to utilize these tools to their greatest potential. One example I would like to present to you today is the use of Google as a search engine.
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iLibrarian » Create Your Own Library Social Media Monitoring Dashboard

iLibrarian » Create Your Own Library Social Media Monitoring Dashboard | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This is also a great idea for any classroom -- not just for libraries.


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Search Education – Google

Search Education – Google | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Google just launched its new Search Education hub.  The site offers access to leveled lesson plans for K-12, search activities from AGoogleADay, and an archive of previous webinars.

 

The site notes that the lessons are designed to support a slow-and-steady, integrated approach to search literacy. They include plenty of detail so that multiple teachers across a school or district can teach different elements as fit into their curricula, even if they start with different levels of experience with Search."


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Using the Google site: advanced operator

This is a short piece that explains how to use Google's advanced operator site: This is part of a series explaining advanced operators created by the 21st Century Information Fluency Project. 

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MLA issues guidelines on evaluation of digital scholarship | Inside Higher Ed

MLA issues guidelines on evaluation of digital scholarship | Inside Higher Ed | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

By Scott Jaschik

 

"Vague expressions of support for digital work aren't enough today when it comes to evaluating faculty members. That's the clear message of new guidelines issued by the Modern Language Association on how digital contributions should be evaluated in hiring, tenure and promotion decisions.

 

"Institutions and departments should develop written guidelines so that faculty members who create, study, and teach with digital objects; engage in collaborative work; or use technology for pedagogy can be adequately and fairly evaluated and rewarded," says the MLA guidance."


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Google launches Search Education site for teachers, covering lesson plans and classroom activities

Google launches Search Education site for teachers, covering lesson plans and classroom activities | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Google has announced a new search education tool aimed at helping teachers pass on the necessary skills to young learners researching online.

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Internet Search Challenge: Fact Checking Spam

Internet Search Challenge: Fact Checking Spam | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Well, spam is good for at least one thing. Fact checking practice.


Most spam is easily spotted. There are a few types of letters that seem to get replicated. Two of the more popular are: you've been selected to receive some money, or I need some money... Usually I delete them without much thought, except to wonder why my spam filter lets them through.

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15 Vintage Photos of Librarians - Mental Floss

15 Vintage Photos of Librarians - Mental Floss | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
15 Vintage Photos of Librarians...
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CCSS and us « NeverEndingSearch

CCSS and us « NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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.

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8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users | Poynter.

8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users | Poynter. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of years, I’ve been trying to collect every good piece of writing and advice about verifying social media content and other types of information that flow across networks.


This form of verification involves some new tools and techniques, and requires a basic understanding of the way networks operate and how people use them. It also requires many of the so-called old school values and techniques that have been around for a while: being skeptical, asking questions, tracking down high quality sources, exercising restraint, collaborating and communicating with team members.
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Search Education – Google

Search Education – Google | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.

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Search Tip for Students: Try Predicting Your Search Results

Search Tip for Students: Try Predicting Your Search Results | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Just as having students predict answers to math problems is a way of creating more meaningful learning, prediction can be a useful strategy in successful search...
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Pinterest: 13 Tips and Tricks for Cutting Edge Users

Pinterest: 13 Tips and Tricks for Cutting Edge Users | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
If you're still getting used to Pinterest, like many of us, take a few minutes to review our tips and tricks for the hottest new social network.

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Steve Hargadon: Archive interview- School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come

Steve Hargadon: Archive interview- School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Interactive Future of Education conversation with Buffy Hamilton and Kristin Fontichiaro, editors of School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come. Their crowdsourced eBook, which is available for free download, is a collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors.

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Digital Literacy in the Primary Classroom

Digital Literacy in the Primary Classroom | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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- instaGrok - awesome education search, curation, and journal site

- instaGrok - awesome education search, curation, and journal site | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
instaGrok is a type of search engine that finds educational content and retrieves it in multiple formats, including web pages, images, videos and even forums. It filters out non-educational content and profanity, uses crowd sourcing to rate the quality of each search result, displays search results according to grade level difficulty, provides source notes, visualizes concepts in an interactive concept map, updates the concept map as you refine your topic. It also allows curation and tracking of your websites, concepts, student activities, and can generate multiple-choice questions from the search results. Students can use it to create editable research journals ("groks") and the groks will be populated with websites visited and the concepts covered. Teachers can review the students' groks and add comments.
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Information Research: Search Multiple Types of Content Simultaneously with Slikk

Information Research: Search Multiple Types of Content Simultaneously with Slikk | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Slikk is a new search engine with some unique features to help you search and discover relevant content faster.

 

"Up until today, if you weren't sure which of the search results was the one you need, you had two options: opening up a bunch of browser tabs, or clicking search results and then the browser "back" button until you found what you needed.

 

SearchBrowsing allows you to open search results and browse their website in an embedded window right on the search page, drastically reducing the time needed to find what you're looking for."

 

Slikk lets you also search and view various types of results simultaneously.

 

"The MultiView feature allows you to display one type of search result on the left side of the screen and another on the right side.

 

On either side, you can choose between web, image, news, video, blog or Twitter results. For example, you can have web results on the left side and images on the right side. Or news on the left and Twitter on the right.

 

Slikk also saves your settings, so once you've opened MultiView, any subsequent visits to Slikk will give you both types of results. 

 

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Finally Slikk lets you share any search result (web, images, videos, etc) with your social network or by email. Just click the share icon next to the search result." 

 

Try it out: http://www.slikk.com/ 


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If You Are Searching For Content, Here Is Where To Search: Top Vertical Search Engines

If You Are Searching For Content, Here Is Where To Search: Top Vertical Search Engines | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Adam Vincenzini on TheNextWeb has put together a nice and useful list of the 30 dedicated search engines that you can use to explore and research specific content areas. 

 

From blogs to video and forums, here is a good list of search engine tools from where you can start your own research.

 

Helpful. 7/10

 

Full list: http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2012/04/29/30-specialist-and-super-smart-search-engines/ 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 1:11 PM

Try them out...

 

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:42 PM

Great list and useful alternatives to Google search.

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Finding the right moment (and many more YouTube tricks) « NeverEndingSearch

Finding the right moment (and many more YouTube tricks) « NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

YouTube is the largest video repository known to (wo)man. The global looking glass has changed the way we view and share news, culture, politics, our world. It’s changed the way we learn, both formally and informally.


Sometimes we don’t manage this monster of content as powerfully as we might. Though there are many others, here are an assortment of tips and tricks that may improve your YouTube experience, because . . .

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Classroom Game Design: A Great TEDx Talk

Classroom Game Design: A Great TEDx Talk | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Besides the great content of this video which has really surprised me because I was thinking that the video will talk about the advantages of video gaming but was proved wrong for Paul Anderson talked about using the principles of game design to revamp his methods for grading, delivering insrtuction and planning.

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Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kuskin and Jean Marzollo

Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kuskin and Jean Marzollo | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Write all kinds of peotry step by step


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