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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Reconceptualizing the library | NWP Digital Is

Reconceptualizing the library | NWP Digital Is | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

I’ll be blogging in response to a webinar series offered by connectedlearning.tv at the invitation of the National Writing Project’s Digital Is . In this week's session, hosted again by Howard Rheingold, we heard from Buffy J. Hamilton, The Unquiet Librarian, who engaged in a discussion about libraries and learning spaces.

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How Wikipedia is redefining research and killing off iconic encylopedias

How Wikipedia is redefining research and killing off iconic encylopedias | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
It took Wikipedia less than a decade to take down its traditional predecessor, the Encyclopædia Britannica, a series that has helped scholars and students for nearly two and a half decades. While most consider this to be a natural transition wit ...

This article includes a graphic about Wikipedia that explores how it has redefined research.


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Towards a Framework for Visual Literacy Learning - David Jakes

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This slideshow provides a definition for visual literacy and also a pdf of text that may be used to accompany the slides. Jakes definition for visual literacy: "composed of three discrete skills: navigating, evaluating, and communicating (create and mashup) in the context of visual imagery. A slideshow with many resources.

 


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The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students

The Entire Guide to Google Search Features for Teachers and Students | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Google has so many tools available that we often are now aware of all the resources at out finger tips. This eBook provides a guide to many features. Remember Google allows you to not only do search queries, but it acts as a dictionary, unit/currency converter, calcuator...this eBook helps to organize many of the tools in one location.


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Through the Wild Web Woods - A game based on the Internet Literacy Handbook

Through the Wild Web Woods - A game based on the Internet Literacy Handbook | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Through the Wild Web Woods is an online game for teaching basic Internet safety in a fun and friendly fairy tale environment. The game is available in 14 European language versions.


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The Internet In 2020 - Infographic

The Internet In 2020 - Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Internet is progressing at such a blistering pace that by 2020, we are probably going to see a lot of changes, hopefully for the better.  For example, right now here in 2012, we’re seeing a vast amount of data being uploaded to the cloud, as more...

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RTBot - Real Time Information - A New Search Engine

RTBot - Real Time Information - A New Search Engine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

What is RTBot?

RTBot is a Real-time information service, where you can enter a topic title and instantly get related digital contents from multiple sources (e.g. Wikipedia, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Books, Newspapers, Magazines) all at once.

* Access the freshest information and multimedia content about almost any subject, person, place or event in one single place.
* Complete research tasks quickly and easily.
Get a multi-perspective vision and real-time context for every topic.
* Obtain new information each day - even if you are looking at the same article.
* Visualize multimedia and social-media content related to every topic.

One important note - RTBot provides content only for specific topics such as concepts, subjects, personalities, events, places, companies, products, etc., but not for broader, unspecific searches.


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Official Google Blog: Going global in search of great art

Official Google Blog: Going global in search of great art | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

South African rock designs. Brazilian street graffiti. Australian aboriginal art. Today we’re announcing a major expansion of the Google Art Project. From now on, with a few simple clicks of a finger, art lovers around the world will be able to discover not just paintings, but also sculpture, street art and photographs from 151 museums in 40 countries.


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20 Insanely Creative Bookshelves: Pics, Videos, Links, News

20 Insanely Creative Bookshelves: Pics, Videos, Links, News | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
20 Insanely Creative Bookshelves: If you're tired of simply stacking your books along your windowsill, maybe it's time to take...
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Best Teacher I Ever Had

Best Teacher I Ever Had | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Mr. Whitson taught sixth-grade science. On the first day of class, he gave us a lecture about a creature called the cattywampus, an ill-adapted nocturnal animal that was wiped out during the Ice Age.

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Research Skills and the PARCC Assessment

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Research Skills and the PARCC Assessment http://t.co/85bD73iy (re: Common Core shifts)...


As we perused the PARCC materials, it became clear to all of us that we will need to be doing a lot around teaching critical research skills to our students. We know this is a weak area for us. And in talking to other teachers and working in other districts, this seems to be a common area of weakness.


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Buffy Hamilton - The Unquiet Librarian | Connected Learning

Buffy Hamilton - The Unquiet Librarian | Connected Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

How do libraries cultivate participatory literacy to disrupt what Paulo Freire calls the "banking" system of education?


About This Speaker

Buffy Hamilton is a high school librarian and teacher at The Unquiet Library in Canton, Georgia, who is passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for students and teachers, especially through technology integration.

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Empowering Students to Pursue Their Passions, Google-style

Empowering Students to Pursue Their Passions, Google-style | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Independent student projects yield impressive results...


"How many of you think that you have uncovered something in your Freshman project that you'll want to do the rest of your life?" Over half of my ninth graders raised their hands and I was moved to tears. YES! This is why I teach.

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Einstein Archives Online

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The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era. It also enables access to the Einstein Archive Database, a comprehensive source of information on all items in the Albert Einstein Archives.


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Official Google Blog: Learning independence with Google Search features

Official Google Blog: Learning independence with Google Search features | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"We all have memories of the great teachers who shaped our childhood. They found ways to make the lightbulb go off in our heads, instilled in us a passion for learning and helped us realize our potential. The very best teachers were creative with the tools at their disposal, whether it was teaching the fundamentals of addition with Cheerios or the properties of carbon dioxide with baking soda and vinegar. As the Internet has developed, so too have the resources available for teachers to educate their students."

A great example of using technology to facilitate student learning!


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5 Ways to Keep Your Google Browsing Private

5 Ways to Keep Your Google Browsing Private | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Google's one unified privacy policy went into effect on March 1. The new privacy policy makes it easier for Google to bring user data across its services, but the actual privacy preferences remained unchanged.

If you are concerned about how to "keep your browsing history as private as possible" think article shares five tips.


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EducationOnAir - A Free Online Conference for Educators

EducationOnAir - A Free Online Conference for Educators | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Are you looking for an educational technology conference that is both online and free? If so, you may want to check out Google Education On Air. On May 2nd from 12 – 10 pm (EST) Google will be providing a conference using Google+ Hangouts on Air. Areas of presentations are listed below. More information is available online.
Sessions will include:
• Hot Topics in Education
• Communicate, Connect & Share
• Google Apps
• Harnessing the Power of the Web
• Instructional & Assessment Tools
• Get Productive


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Top 5 TEDxTeen Talks

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"Not every teenager sits around, texting endlessly and at all the wrong times, causing their parents to worry about a possible addiction to technology. Some of them give TED talks in their spare time.


How will we talk about feminism? What does it mean to "fail," and why shouldn't we fail better? What is love? Why isn't America investing in young black men? And are the people who create change the silent supporters rather than the vocal leaders? In this curated selection of TEDxTeen Talks, the adolescent version of the adult TED Talks, five teens discuss these ideas and how they collide with their own stories."


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Teacher Librarian

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Featured in the next issue of Teacher Librarian: Teacher Librarian Recognizes Visionary Leaders of the Learning Commons Concept The editors announce the recipients of the first annual Teacher Librarian Leadership Award honoring individuals who have made a significant contribution to...

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The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

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Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is.


It's hard to describe it in words.


So, I use pictures.

Read below for the illustrated guide to a Ph.D.

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CivilWarPhotos.net

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Over 1,000 Civil War Images, Civil War Photographs and Cartes de Visites including Army Life, United States and Confederate Government Officers, Union and Confederate Generals and Soldiers, Civilians, Battle Field Photos, Casualties, Infantry Units, Cavalry, Units, Artillery Units, Engineering Units, Navy Units and Vessels, Prisoners, Hospitals and Doctors, Factories, Quartermaster, Lincoln Assassination Conspirators and much more.
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Sherlock Holmes on the Web: the Sherlockian.Net Holmepage

Sherlock Holmes on the Web:  the Sherlockian.Net Holmepage | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Many resource links! Full text books available online as well.

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Autodesk Education Community

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