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Learning “With” vs. Learning “About”

Learning “With” vs. Learning “About” | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Tawheed Manzoor “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay ...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 3, 2013 11:20 AM
I think you might be bias lol. I do try......how well? That's another matter :)
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, March 3, 2013 5:38 PM
Trying is the first best step. I learn from my students;)
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, March 3, 2013 5:38 PM
Trying is the first best step. I learn from my students;)
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Google Releases Interactive Infographic: "How Search Works"

Google Releases Interactive Infographic: "How Search Works" | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Every wondered how Google Search works, finds pages from across the web and decides how to list them in response to a search? If so, Google’s got a new resource designed to answer questions.
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20 stunning Tumblr portfolio themes | Webdesigner Depot

20 stunning Tumblr portfolio themes | Webdesigner Depot | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
If you want to stand out in today’s digital age, it’s vital that you establish an online presence. Whether you’re a graphic designer, web developer or

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Just started using tumblr. I'm looking forward to getting to grips with it! 

 

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School library and student achievement | Infographic

School library and student achievement | Infographic | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

This infographic captures the impact of the school library and the school library staff on student learing, reading and academic achievement.


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, March 9, 2013 10:20 AM
Very good stuff
Cindy Rogers's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:53 AM

This graphic speaks for itself.

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10 Great Video Tutorials on Using Twitter in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Video Tutorials on Using Twitter in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

"To tweet or not to tweet is the question. This is the title of one great short video I shared in the list below. Though the question sounds philosophical but it is purely explanatory and illustrative. I am revisiting the educational potential of Twitter but this time   in audio visual format."

To tweet or not to tweet is the question. This is the title of one great short video I shared in the list below. Though the question sounds philosophical but it is purely explanatory and illustrative. I am revisiting the educational potential of Twitter but this time   in audio visual format. - See more at: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/02/10-great-video-tutorials-on-using.html#sthash.tq0NRO6O.dpufTo tweet or not to tweet is the question. This is the title of one great short video I shared in the list below. Though the question sounds philosophical but it is purely explanatory and illustrative. I am revisiting the educational potential of Twitter but this time   in audio visual format. - See more at: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/02/10-great-video-tutorials-on-using.html#sthash.tq0NRO6O.dpufTo tweet or not to tweet is the question. This is the title of one great short video I shared in the list below. Though the question sounds philosophical but it is purely explanatory and illustrative. I am revisiting the educational potential of Twitter but this time   in audio visual format. - See more at: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/02/10-great-video-tutorials-on-using.html#sthash.tq0NRO6O.dpufTo tweet or not to tweet is the question. This is the title of one great short video I shared in the list below. Though the question sounds philosophical but it is purely explanatory and illustrative. I am revisiting the educational potential of Twitter but this time   in audio visual format. - See more at: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/02/10-great-video-tutorials-on-using.html#sthash.tq0NRO6O.dpuf"


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Great way of showing how to use twitter for personal learning. 

 

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Teacher's Guide to Information Crap Detection | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Information Crap Detection | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Information overload, information crap,information pollution...are some of the words that are being used now to describe the tsunami of irrelevant information we are bombarded with day and night.In  December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us.Everywhere you turn you find information that seems relevant to you but in fact is nothing but crap. This is probably why Eli Pariser recommended what he called Information Bubble.

 

Howard Rheingold is another guy who has done a lot of writings on Information Crap. I have already reviewed his awesome book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online in an article posted last year. Today I am sharirng with you some of the great resources I learned from Howard himself about how to detect crap information and the literacies we need to develop and teach to our students to make them better internet users. Check out the links below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy

 

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Katy Vance's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:47 PM

This is excellent, particularly #1 and #5, the Howard Rheingold resources.

G Andrew Page's curator insight, March 9, 2013 6:52 PM

Evaluating credible resources effectively is a key skill!

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:34 PM

Information crap detection - Love it!

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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November, who has been talking about ways to get studen

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:14 AM
Great piece! Really difficult to change the habit of some teachers and students who like to be handed the photocopied piece of research though. Would love to see more of this!
John Rudkin's comment, February 26, 2013 3:16 AM
I has to change though. The continuation of the tardy old ways has to be swept aside. That approach can have its place - there needs to be a blend (of course), but attitudes need to change.
Deborah Owen's curator insight, February 26, 2013 9:19 AM

Help students become more engaged in their learning by directing their own learning, at least to some extent.

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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"

 

Facepalm.

 

The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Now, those are useful, too, but a library isn't just (or even necessarily) a place where you go to get books for free. Public libraries have always been places where skilled information professionals assisted the general public with the eternal quest to understand the world. Historically, librarians have sat at the coalface between the entire universe of published material and patrons, choosing books with at least a colorable claim to credibility, carefully cataloging and shelving them, and then assisting patrons in understanding how to synthesize the material contained therein.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
GwynethJones's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:39 AM
Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:00 AM

Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream

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Ten ideas to get more people reading your blog

Ten ideas to get more people reading your blog | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
#1 Use pictures and videos.  If you have an entire blog post talking about a new app on your iPhone make sure to include pictures of this app.  People are drawn to pictures, personal hand-writing, and other humans.  Overall, (Ten ideas to get more...
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20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents - Edudemic

20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents - Edudemic | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Parents have it tough. They're tasked with ensuring their children have the best nutrition, experiences, and education. There's basically a library of apps that can help you out with all three.

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125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org

125 Librarians to Follow on Twitter - Blog - mattanderson.org | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
POSTED ON JANUARY 22, 2013 BY MATT ANDERSON| 17 COMMENTS

It’s nice to have a support network of smart librarians to talk to and learn from on Twitter. I’ve compiled a list of 125 librarians I recommend following on Twitter.


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 24, 2013 12:44 PM

My Twitter updates are getting ready to explode!

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 30, 2013 11:59 AM
Honored to be mentioned!
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 2013 7:30 PM

Follow a librarian on twitter... you're bound to learn something! 

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Complementing academics with library work - Deccan Herald

Complementing academics with library work - Deccan Herald | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Complementing academics with library work Deccan Herald It has been demonstrated that when libraries and teachers work together, students achieve higher levels of literacy, reading, writing, problem solving and also information and communication...
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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:11 PM

We know this, but it bears repeating.  School libraries and librarians are vital to our children's success -

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How does blogging about science benefit students?

How does blogging about science benefit students? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Why should students blog about science?  Don’t they have enough to do already?
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This is a great idea, for any student. Give them a focus for blogging and it may even encourage independent learning. 

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How Twitter has helped me become a better doctor

How Twitter has helped me become a better doctor | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Examples of how Twitter has helped me become a better doctor and enriched my personal and professional life.
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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud | Video on TED.com

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:59 AM

Check out our all NEW Pinterest Page.
Lots of great ManufacturingStories & CTE-STEM Programs

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 3, 2013 11:57 AM
This is very inspirational. You must watch this.
Laurakhoury's comment, March 10, 2013 7:18 PM
I like how he is conscious of social class!!
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The Keyword Blog: Scoop.it Curator's Tips

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:21 PM

What filters do you use when curating?   Here's a brief list that approximates my process. This post evolved from a Google+ discusison with other Scoop.it curators. 

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Le Blog Mot-clé: Conseils conservateur de Scoop.it






The Keyword Blog: Scoop.it Curator's Tips via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

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Oops: 10 Common Mistakes on Twitter

Oops: 10 Common Mistakes on Twitter | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Even advanced users make basic mistakes on Twitter. Don't be one of them.
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Useful tips!

 

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The Busy Person's Guide To Social Media - Edudemic

The Busy Person's Guide To Social Media - Edudemic | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | 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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Tony Hall's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:09 AM

Some good information here that I think is relevant to teachers considering using the likes of tumbler, twitter, facebook etc. with their classes.

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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Common Sense Media | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
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Why 'I Don't Have Time For Technology' Is No Longer Excusable

Why 'I Don't Have Time For Technology' Is No Longer Excusable | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
When teachers or students say they don't have time for technology, they previously got a pass and a begrudging smile. That's no longer okay.

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I enjoy social media and the opportunities it presents. I just wish I had more time to give to it but like anything important we find time.

 

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Christopher Bounds's curator insight, February 25, 2013 5:32 PM

Sadly, this is now part of our core business!

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Bookish Pinterest Directory

Bookish Pinterest Directory | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The Bookish Pinterest Directory is the place to find book-related Pinterest boards and connect with libraries, librarians, authors, publishers and others using Pinterest. This Pinterest directory i...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 23, 2013 9:53 AM
Brilliant! Thank you
Anne McLean's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:43 PM

More great uses for Pinterest

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:21 PM

Good list of Pinterest boards for librarians

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Getting Started With Social Media For Your Library

I occasionally get emails from people who have seen my more popular posts about library social media including: Four Reasons Libraries Should be on Social Media, How Libraries Can Leverage Twitter,...
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10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints | EdReach

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints | EdReach | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Building a digital footprint is an issue I believe doesn’t garner enough attention in our personal and professional lives.
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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 21, 2013 5:12 PM

Talking to kids about creating their positive presence on the web is important.  It's not only what they post, but what they don't post that is important, especialy as they get to high school.  Have them create an e-folio and know what is needed to keep their digital image clear and positibe.