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The New School Library

The New School Library | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.
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Freek Kraak's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:44 AM

Goed stuk! Met (alleen) alles digitaal ben je er niet. Het gaat juist om leren (samen)werken met informatie, ideeën, vormgeven etc. etc. en dat niet alleen elektronisch. Dit geldt natuurlijk meteen ook al voor het primair onderwijs. Speel en leer...

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Welcome to Plagiarism.org, your source of information on plagiarism and best practices for ensuring originality in written work.
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2013 05 BEA - ’Mobile is eating the World’

MOBILE IS EATINGTHEWORLDPresented at BEA, May 2013Benedict Evans@benedictevansEnders Analysis
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Nishtha's curator insight, June 16, 2013 9:06 AM

I would put it the other way around: The world has gone Mobile!!

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The art of slow reading

The art of slow reading | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Has endlessly skimming short texts on the internet made us stupider? An increasing number of experts think so - and say it's time to slow down . . .

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I think it's happening to me...as I skim and forward this...

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SCIS's curator insight, June 2, 2013 7:34 PM

We have slow food and now slow reading....actually written in 2010 this article is worth reading (slowly) on our skim and forward culture

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:44 AM

Time to slow down and read this :)

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SweetSearch WebResearchTutorial

Introducing a research-based, multimedia tutorial that teaches effective web research skills to both educators and students. For the SlideShare presentation,...
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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?
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How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic

How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Social media posts and videos are cropping up in academic publications more and more. This chart shows just how to cite social media with ease.
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Shelf life

Shelf life | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
ASK many travellers what books are found in hotels, and they will mutter feverishly about Gideons Bibles, Readers’ Digest hardbacks and dog-eared Catherine Cookson...
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Why Read?

Understanding the importance and value of reading in our daily lives.
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Thank you Jacqui Denaro! 

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Coolwired's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:11 PM

This Prezi is an excellent example of using visual learning, to make a point!

Thanks to Jacqui Denaro!

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10 things school libraries can learn from the Apple Store!

10 things school libraries can learn from the Apple Store! | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the structures, the founders and the personalities that have moulded the image of the amazingly successful business - Apple.  Not only have we, the consumer, been able t...
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Worth a reminder!

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Copyright in a Copy Paste World

Copyright in a Copy Paste World | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A website dedicated to informing secondary students and their teachers of copyright law, plagiarism policies, and caveats in order to uphold literary integrity and digital ethics through a compilation of various media.

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Kris McGlaun's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:30 AM

Cool website.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 12, 2013 5:51 AM

A good site for plagiarism and copyright resources.

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Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This.

Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This. | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's most common sources of information are news outlets, books, and academic archives. So if your teacher has banned Wikipedia, just follow Wikipedia's trail of sources to get to the good stuff. Oh, and don't tell them we sent you.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:12 AM

Hmmm... Worth knowing about. Still can't cite it, but a good place to start for background info.

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:06 AM

A great starting point - track it back to see where it might have come from.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:43 AM

Teach students and teachers how Wikipedia can be a starting point in the research process, not the final destination. 

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The story of the library with a garden

The story of the library with a garden | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Two architects in their 20s have beaten a field of experienced international rivals to design a major new public space in Sydney. Their design has a "community living room" theme.
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Brilliant idea. From Library as kitchen to Library as living room..

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Famous people like libraries and librarians! | Information Culture, Scientific American Blog Network

Famous people like libraries and librarians! | Information Culture, Scientific American Blog Network | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
It's nice when people say nice things about you.  It's especially nice when, in the midst of budget cuts and job losses and questions about your ...
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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 15, 2013 3:15 AM

100 slides to display tools for learning

Tan Diok Bi's comment, June 20, 2013 11:35 PM
Can be a good source for us to know where our students most of time gather information from the Web.
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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

5 Tips for Great Content Curation | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
You've heard the buzz word — curation — being thrown around like it's a gadget we all know how to work. In reality, good content curation isn't as simple as pushing a share butt...
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Still worth a read, with good advice for playing nice in the real but digital world.

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Viva la Library (The Information Literacy Song)

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 research.


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carogers's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:26 PM

it passes the CRAP test!

Paula A. Calabrese's curator insight, June 8, 2013 8:51 AM

Let's get the word out on the value of libraries to our students...

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 9, 2013 12:43 PM

Love it!

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The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading | MindShift

The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading | MindShift | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The deep reading of books and the information-driven reading we do on the web are very different, both in the experience they produce and in the capacities they develop.
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

Via Mihaela Banek Zorica, Lourense Das
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 3, 2013 6:30 AM

Interesting article. It could explain why students retain less when reading from a screen. They scan rather than read the whole thing. Have to say that I have found myself doing the same thing! 

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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library
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This is a really good question, worthy of much discussion. Tricia Kelleher examines the cultural value of libraries and the renaissance inherent in the digital revolution.

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Nancy Duarte's talk at TEDx East

Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them.
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Thank you to Lucy Diaz!
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Rekindling your kids’ love of books

Rekindling your kids’ love of books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

HOW often have you heard the catchcry “but reading is BORING!” in your classroom? This can happen at any stage in a child’s life, but most commonly around middle school.

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Thank you Lori Korodaj!

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Freek Kraak's curator insight, May 22, 2013 5:08 AM

Strekking: gebruik aansprekende hulpmiddelen om de jeugd aan het lezen te krijgen!

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20 Most Creative And Unusual Bookshelf Designs #inspiredbydesign

20 Most Creative And Unusual Bookshelf Designs #inspiredbydesign | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Bookshelves are designed in our homes, schools, offices, libraries and companies to keep books, office files and other documents at place. Today, bookshelf is not just a piece of furniture rather it has also taken a form of art.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Dennis T OConnor
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Our love affair with books will never be over. Even if they do stop printing newspapers.

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Artenelpozzo's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:27 AM

un' idea originale, sembra cop3 di star wars!

Brian S's curator insight, May 24, 2013 3:00 AM

Pretty neat way to store your books!

Fran Mes's curator insight, May 25, 2013 12:46 AM

Love these quirky and creative ideas

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age
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SmartBlog on Education - Are we creating readers or scavengers? - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Are we creating readers or scavengers? - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

What we read has to mean something to us. More choice, more engagement.

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