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Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure.

Watch Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure. from Web2Expo right now on Blip

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How low is the filter for quality bar now? Do we live in a world of filter failure?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 2013 5:02 PM

Curation was not a hot topic back in 2008 when Clay Shirky observed, "It's not information overload. It's filter failure." 


Now curation is becoming a way for indidividuals to share their expert interests and for all of us to assemble an expert's gallery of human curated topics that we want to follow. 


Is curation, the answer to the 'fact' of information overload? 

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more


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Anne McLean's curator insight, March 26, 2013 5:47 PM

21st century libraries have makerspaces.  So teacher librarians, get with it!

lfredric's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:18 AM

Lots of interesting ideas  LF

Lis Marrow's curator insight, April 26, 2013 8:18 PM
At maker thorium Wellington nz
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What will the new Google search mean for teachers?

What will the new Google search mean for teachers? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools
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Find free images online!

Find free images online! | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Images are an important part of the creative side of any teacher's work. We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know what sour...
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The Busy Person's Guide To Social Media - Edudemic

The Busy Person's Guide To Social Media - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
None of us have enough time to spend all day on social media. Lucky for you, there's this busy person's guide to social media that will help you out.
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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:17 PM

O guia para pessoa ocupada com os média sociais.

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Books for Boys | ReadKiddoRead.com

Books for Boys | ReadKiddoRead.com | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Find great books for your children or the children you teach. The #1 bestselling author James Pattersons site guides you through titles, reviews, and exclusive content on the books children will love, and readies you when they ask for more.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 22, 2013 3:25 AM
Thanks for sharing! Very useful.
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Allan's Blog

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Allan Carrington's Padagogy Wheel, adapted from Kathy Schrock's Bloomin Apps. 

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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:25 PM

A Roda da Pedagogia. Aplicações com uso pedagógico criativo.

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On (Un)organized Consumption

On (Un)organized Consumption | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
I complain about not being able to manage my streams of information. I read how internet curators, like Brainpicker, sift through so much to find interesting things -- so we don't have to. I think ...
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 20, 2013 3:46 AM

Great article that puts into words how I feel about social networking. 

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Whit's End: The Myth of Digital Natives

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Was Marc Prensky wrong about this generation being digital natives when they still like to use pen and paper? Perhaps that's just the influence of teachers, using the technology embedded since kindy.

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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning?

With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

This isn’t your mom’s high school library.

 

At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there’s a new music studio. Welcome to the new EF Media Center.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, March 13, 2013 7:27 PM

School library as a community hub of creativity and innovation.

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Teenagers' book choices 'too easy'

Teenagers' book choices 'too easy' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Teenagers are selecting "easier reads" in their book choices, rather than more challenging classics, according to a survey published for World Book Day.
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This is a tough one, especially when airport fiction beckons. Sometimes you just want an easy read for some unchallenging downtime and kids' choices are the same. The problem is when they don't move beyond the simple.


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What Kids are Reading

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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:52 PM

Já se perguntou o que as crianças britânicas andam realmente a ler?

Veja o relatório anual escrito pelo Prof Keith Topping, da Universidade de Dundee e publicado pela Renaissance Learning.

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Cathy Cassidy on Cherry Crush: 'I would recommend daydreaming to anybody' - video

Cathy Cassidy reads from her book Cherry Crush, the first in her Chocolate Box Girls series, and answers questions from young readers
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I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores of people couldn't live without it.
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CORE Education's Ten Trends 2013 | CORE Education

CORE Education's Ten Trends 2013 | CORE Education | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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Lis Marrow's curator insight, April 26, 2013 8:18 PM
Excellent resource! NZ company that is really go ahead
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YourTeacherLibrarian - Are You Ready?

YourTeacherLibrarian - Are You Ready? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

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SCIS's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:35 PM

 a lovely infographic on how the role of the school librarian is changing

Jessica Raeside's comment, March 26, 2013 8:32 PM
The changing face of the teacher librarian
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InfoWhelm and Information Fluency

We live in a 24/7 InfoWhelm world. We have access to more information than we will ever need. This video will tell you just how much information there is out...
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THE CITY AT OUR FEET...

THE CITY AT OUR FEET... | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

" (Teachers) .... knew that a lot of us wouldn’t get through it, but we might later on; we knew it was there. I’m grateful to those teachers for that – for having the courage to give us books we might not like at the time, but would appreciate later on..".

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That's why we're librarians. And teachers. That teenage gaze might not provide instant feedback, but we're storing up good stuff for later.

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The Art of Browsing: New Shows Focus on Books

The Art of Browsing: New Shows Focus on Books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Browsing is fundamentally an act of independence, of chasing your own idiosyncratic whims rather than clicking on Facebook links or the books recommended by some greedy algorithm.
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"I’m sure some people think of browsing as an invitation to distraction, but I like to think of it an intellectual stroll. Some paths lead to meaningless cul-de-sacs, others to revelations..." 


This is why bookshops and libraries will always be a place to browse, a place for the curious mind to wander.



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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 20, 2013 7:00 PM
I think browsing is great! I heard someone say that the book they need is always next to the book they think they want! I think that describes browsing perfectly :)
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 20, 2013 7:03 PM
Just looked at the article and almost the same quote is there.......must be a good saying then!
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Bloomin' Apps

Bloomin' Apps | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Includes all the Bloomin' versions in one place!
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Kathy Schrock's suggestions for apps that interlock with Bloom's taxonomy.

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10 Ways To Spice Up Faculty Meetings

10 Ways To Spice Up Faculty Meetings | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Faculty meetings of late have been transformed from discussing bulleted agenda items to interactive and collaborative learning sessions. Utilizing available technology and web 2.0 tools during facu...
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Turnitin - What's Wrong with Wikipedia?

Turnitin - What's Wrong with Wikipedia? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Educators are well aware of the shortcomings of relying on crowd-sourced content for authoritative information, yet the fact that Wikipedia continues to reign supreme as a top match in Turnitin suggests that students don't see things the same way. In short, what constitutes "research" for students today has come to mean "Googling."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:19 PM

This page includes an archive to a webcast on this topic.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 28, 2013 10:32 PM

Gaining access to turnitin's resources is a little clunky but worth it. The webinar is 30 minutes long and worth the time. The related SEER resource is also good.

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Alarm over secondary school reading habits

Alarm over secondary school reading habits | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Survey of 300,000 pupils discovers children are choosing books well below their reading age
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Anecdotally Teacher Librarians know many students look for easy reads. The question is why?

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Teenage reading ability slips back to primary school level once they reach 16

Teenage reading ability slips back to primary school level once they reach 16 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A study has found the difficulty of books pupils choose to read steadily increases until they are 10, but interest plateaus at this point and then plummets until they are 16.
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The 7 Critical Services All Libraries Should Offer - Edudemic

The 7 Critical Services All Libraries Should Offer - Edudemic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Libraries are changing. They're becoming an online resource for students of all ages and a meeting place for the entire community of a school.
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Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:57 PM

As bibliotecas estão a mudar.

Apresentação de um roteiro prático / visual sobre serviços imprescindíveis que as bibliotecas devem oferecer.