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Information Research & Analysis: Needed Skill for Students via EdTechReview

Information Research & Analysis: Needed Skill for Students via EdTechReview | academic libraries | Scoop.it
Students need to learn to discriminate the quality of the information that they access in order to make the ethical use of web for their..

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9 Educational Websites That Offer Open Online Courses from Top Universities via Educator's tech 

9 Educational Websites That Offer Open Online Courses from Top Universities via Educator's tech  | academic libraries | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC | academic libraries | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 2017 9:35 AM
Help your students with their critical thinking skills. 
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I think this could be very useful. 
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 2017 12:34 PM
Great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.
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Announcing the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

New report reveals the top trends, challenges, and technology developments disrupting academic and research libraries worldwide.

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nickcarman's curator insight, April 5, 2017 10:31 PM
Something to read carefully and digest.
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New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News

New Media Literacy: What Students Need to Know About Fake News | academic libraries | Scoop.it
Fake news, unreliable websites, viral posts—you would think students who have grown up with the internet would easily navigate it all, but according to a study done by Stanford researchers, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Researchers describe the results of the study done on middle school, high school and college students across the country as “bleak.” Students were asked to judge advertisements, social media, video and photographic evidence, news reports and websites. Though researchers thought they were giving students simple tasks, they say that “in every case and at every level, we were taken aback by students’ lack of preparation.”

As if that weren’t bad enough, researchers go on to say, “At present, we worry that democracy is threatened by the ease at which disinformation about civic issues is allowed to spread and flourish.”

So what can educators do about the spread of fake news and our students’ inability to recognize when they have been fooled? Lesson plans that explicitly address the new media literacy and task students to be responsible consumers and disseminators of news are a good place to start.

Here are eight things that students need to know about fake news and the new media literacy:

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#Fake #News, #Alternative #Facts and #Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of #Truth @jenniferlagarde

#Fake #News, #Alternative #Facts and #Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of #Truth @jenniferlagarde | academic libraries | Scoop.it

"Let's be clear, there's no such thing as "alternative facts."

The same fact can be used by different people to support alternative opinions, but the facts don't change. Different people can use the same facts to emphasize alternative ideas or to inform different theories, but the facts remain the same. Facts are non-partisan. Facts alone are neutral. It's what we do with them that becomes controversial.

That said, there's a not so old saying that goes "we are drowning in information, but starving for knowledge." (Note: the fact that this saying is attributed to at least 5 different people when I do a quick search for the author is an irony that has not escaped me, but I digress). These days, getting answers to your questions is just about the easiest thing in the world. Getting the right answer is more challenging. Librarians (and Neil Gaiman) have known this for years, but one thing is certain, in the information age, discerning fact from fiction is THE "21st century skill."


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Jeroen Clemens's curator insight, January 28, 2017 4:13 AM
very important task for education
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Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth
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Digital Literacy Challenge: Create an Information Filter Bot

Digital Literacy Challenge: Create an Information Filter Bot | academic libraries | Scoop.it
Two of the most important digital literacy skills we need to develop and practice today are the ability to effectively filter information and the ability to create algorithms (code) which cause digital pixels to do our bidding. In this post, I’ll describe the steps I followed to create an “information filter bot” over the Christmas holidays and challenge you to both create something similar AND share a blog post (or at least a tweet) telling others about it. If you’d like to first check out the final result of what I built using Twitter, Google News, Pocket, and  IFTTT.com, follow the Twitter channel @UBInews and then create a new channel in your Flipboard account by following it and making that Twitter stream into one of your personal Flipboard channels. I’ve created a 2 minute video demo showing the final product if you’d like to watch that as well.

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Schools are supposed to help students master the dominant information landscape of their time (digital vs analog)

Schools are supposed to help students master the dominant information landscape of their time (digital vs analog) | academic libraries | Scoop.it
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Information Literacy Weblog: New Review of Academic Librarianship

Information Literacy Weblog: New Review of Academic Librarianship | academic libraries | Scoop.it
"New Review of Academic Librarianship" #informationliteracy #medlibs https://t.co/41PRQSMdxe
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Developing a social media strategy: Tweets, pins, and posts with a purpose | College & Research Libraries News

Developing a social media strategy: Tweets, pins, and posts with a purpose | College & Research Libraries News | academic libraries | Scoop.it

Photo caption:  Tweeting resources for a writing class.

 

After the initial thrill of creating an account, or the rush of seeing your follower count tick upward, social media can lose its excitement. As a result, in many libraries, especially when seemingly more pressing demands or staffing shortages arise, social media becomes an afterthought. It then loses its social qualities and, instead of cultivating interaction, it becomes just another media channel to infrequently promote services and events.1 Successful social media accounts curate relevant content and engage their audiences.2 But before any of that can happen, we’ve found it’s important to take a step back and think carefully about your purpose for using social media.

 

Our experience comes from a small academic library with a culture that encourages experimenting with new technologies. The library includes 22 enthusiastic staff members, many of whom are interested in social media personally and professionally. As a result, we created a number of social media accounts, ten at present count, without thoughtfully considering how we planned to use and maintain them in the future. This was problematic because we weren’t making meaningful connections or engaging our audience. At the time, we lacked consistency in activity and content, had no policy to help define our intentions, and no strategy. As we took stock of our social media accounts, we began to question our purpose on social media. The following outlines characteristics of successful social media programs based on our own research and experience.


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Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower - Library Journal

Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower - Library Journal | academic libraries | Scoop.it
Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower Library Journal steven bell newswire Common Core 101 for Academic Librarians | From the Bell Tower The Common Core is said to be the most radical innovation to public education in a...
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The Everything Library | Library Babel Fish @insidehighered

The Everything Library | Library Babel Fish @insidehighered | academic libraries | Scoop.it
"Academic libraries are used by nearly all college students even when the Internet is more familiar & easier to use" http://t.co/23DsSjnxkZ
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You Can Now Borrow an Aerial Drone From a Library in South Florida

You Can Now Borrow an Aerial Drone From a Library in South Florida | academic libraries | Scoop.it
A Florida library will now allows patrons to check out an aerial drone. (Academic libraries have DRONES? I'm in the wrong area of the profession!
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Episode 16: "Fighting Fake News"

In Episode 16 of the Dewey Decibel podcast, American Libraries magazine looks at the "fake news" phenomenon—its history, how we become susceptible to it, and how we can fight it.

Host and AL Associate Editor Phil Morehart talks with Joanna Burkhardt, fake news expert, professor and director of the University of Rhode Island branch libraries, and author of Teaching Information Literacy Reframed: 50+ Framework-Based Exercises for Creating Information-Literate Learners, about the history of fake news and how and its pernicious presence in today's media landscape.

Next, Dewey Decibel Senior Game Show Correspondent and AL Associate Editor Terra Dankowski quizzes librarians on fake news headlines and talks with them about news literacy at their libraries.

Finally, Morehart talks with Marnie Shure, managing editor of The Onion, about the satirical newspaper's very specific brand of fake news, the role of comedy in truth telling, and how current US politics affects its work.

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Access Tons of Free Digital Textbooks to Use in Your Teaching curated via Educators' tech 

Access Tons of Free Digital Textbooks to Use in Your Teaching curated via Educators' tech  | academic libraries | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 7, 2017 8:33 AM
Educatorstechnology.com has provided access to FREE digital textbooks that can be used in your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Whoa! Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 11, 2017 11:07 AM
Digital textbooks are such a wonderful tool for engaging students through technology. It is the world of their future and the more we can give learners experience using these tools, the better equipped they will be for tomorrow.
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The fight against fake news is putting librarians on the front line – and they say they’re ready

The fight against fake news is putting librarians on the front line – and they say they’re ready | academic libraries | Scoop.it
As fake news and complex immigration orders have inundated the public sphere, libraries are opening their doors and fact-checking skills to people of all backgrounds seeking information.

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nickcarman's curator insight, April 5, 2017 10:28 PM
Librarians doing their jobs can be powerful bullshit detectors.
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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition | academic libraries | Scoop.it
NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 28, 2017 1:28 PM

Research to help you see what's coming over the next 5 years.

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The Need for Media Literacy in the Age of ‘Fake News’

The Need for Media Literacy in the Age of ‘Fake News’ | academic libraries | Scoop.it
In an article about the Stanford study, the Wall Street Journal talks to parents and educators who have their kids use search engines that censor websites they deem inappropriate, and those who bar their children from using social media to protect them from false information. But are those methods sustainable as kids get older? Some educators and journalists say they don’t get to the root of the issue.

“The fake news problem we’re facing isn’t just about articles gaining traffic from Facebook timelines or Google search results,” writes online journalist Kyle Chayka at the Verge. “It’s also an issue of news literacy—a reader’s ability to discern credible news.”

Digital literacy education can equip young people with the tools they need to better navigate online resources and take advantage of the internet as a tool for learning.

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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy for The Web

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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy for The Web is another of our most popular posts of 2016. The visual features a number of key educational web tools to digitally operationalize Bloom's thinking levels. For each of these thinking levels ( creating, evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding, and remembering) we came up with five web tools that better correspond with it. Our selection process is entirely based on our long-standing experience of reviewing educational web tools. We invite you to check it out and share with your colleagues. Feel free to download, print, or share the visual the way you want provided you include a link back to our website. Enjoy

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How media literacy is critical to saving our democracy

How media literacy is critical to saving our democracy | academic libraries | Scoop.it
A Stanford study suggesting how easily manipulated students are online should be a wake-up call for school leaders nationwide.

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ACRL issues statement for communicating library value to academic leaders

ACRL issues statement for communicating library value to academic leaders | academic libraries | Scoop.it
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) released a statement on the value of academic libraries to be used by library leaders as a communication tool with academic leaders on their campuses such as provosts and presidents.
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5 Ideas For Using Infographics To Teach Classic Literature - by Dawn Casey-Rowe

5 Ideas For Using Infographics To Teach Classic Literature - by Dawn Casey-Rowe | academic libraries | Scoop.it
by Dawn Casey-Rowe

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CUNY Helps Libraries Take Stock

CUNY Helps Libraries Take Stock | academic libraries | Scoop.it
On June 6, the City University of New York (CUNY) held its first library assessment conference.
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How should academic libraries communicate their own value?

How should academic libraries communicate their own value? | academic libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are not synonymous for a 'large undergraduate study hall'. Instead, they can provide vital support to research and teaching roles, says Stephen Barr

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BiblioBoard Pushes Libraries into the Digital Age

BiblioBoard Pushes Libraries into the Digital Age | academic libraries | Scoop.it
Biblioboard is an ebook lending platform for libraries. Compared to Netflix by USA Today, the platform gives users instant access to library ebooks via web and mobile channels, enabling libraries to compete in an increasingly digital world.
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