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What Makes Working at Google Special? 3 Surprising Things, According to Its Head of People Operations

What Makes Working at Google Special? 3 Surprising Things, According to Its Head of People Operations | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Few companies have more applicants per job opening than Google has. The company's key HR person shared 3 reasons why.

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The new way to curate social media posts and create stories using @wakelet

The new way to curate social media posts and create stories using @wakelet | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
For many social media curators the impending end of free and open Storify, used extensively to create stories in the form of collections of tweets and other social media clips, was a huge blow. These stories saved and shared as one URL have provided numerous educators and their students and opportunity to save information collected in one space.

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25 lesson ideas to use social media in the classroom! - BookWidgets

25 lesson ideas to use social media in the classroom! - BookWidgets | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Social media and the process of learning do blend better than anyone of us could have imagined. Who doesn’t like an innovative, creative way to work together? Social media not only helps the process of learning but also helps us to connect easier.

In this blog post I’ll talk about the most popular social media tools and how to use those social media tools in your classroom. Prepare yourselves for this social media guide for teachers.

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Love this idea of bringing the outside in! 
 
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8 Essential Google Scholar Tips for Teachers

8 Essential Google Scholar Tips for Teachers | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Google Scholar crawls the worldwide web for scholarly articles and research so that you don’t have to.

Scholarly Googlebots relentlessly scour the Internet for academic and peer-reviewed resources that fit your topic search and leave you with more time for analysis, writing your thesis and sharing the results with your classes and peers.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 27, 2:15 AM
I like that number one talks about using keywords in Google scholar. Students love to use questions and if we can support and teach them the importance of keywords they will be using better quality resources. 
 
Reginald Smith's curator insight, April 29, 8:17 AM
Google Scholar is a better resource than just having students Google their topics. We should really help students get in the habit of finding information from sources like this or other paid databases. (Infobase, BadgerLink, Discovery Education)
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6 experts expose digital literacy mistakes and how to overcome them | The Library Boss

6 experts expose digital literacy mistakes and how to overcome them | The Library Boss | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Hands up if you've got digital literacy questions like these:

How do I know I'm doing the right thing, when there isn't a 'right way' to do things?
What I should be doing, when they are so many things to do?
What digital literacy mistakes am I making without realising?

My guess is you have, because it never ends right?

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DuckDuckGo vs. Google: The Best Search Engine for You

DuckDuckGo vs. Google: The Best Search Engine for You | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Over the years, Google has left its humble origins behind to become one of the largest companies in the world, offering a wide range of devices and services.

To keep those services free, Google records data about you and uses it to display targeted advertising—their main source of revenue. As the debate around online privacy ramps up, many people are looking for an alternative.

Fortunately, DuckDuckGo might be the privacy-focused search engine you’ve been looking for.

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Scoop.It for SEO – A New World of Curation [Infographic]

Scoop.It for SEO – A New World of Curation [Infographic] | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it

For almost everyone who is a part of the online world coming up with fresh content consistently is a big challenge. Practically every guideline advises that content should be engaging, informative and relevant every single time. Consequently, content curation has taken off in a big way.

Simply put, content curation is the process of curating relevant and interesting content from various sources on the web and putting them together and publishing them on a personal site or blog. As a result of the popularity of the content curation process, a number of content marketing tools have been introduced. These tools are meant to help in the process of content marketing and SEO and facilitate the process of curation...


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I have used Scoop.it for years. It is one of the best content curation tools I know. Great for sharing and adding your own thoughts. 
 
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Dillon Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 5:55 PM

SCOOPS --  I began using Scoop when I was defining myself a LITE FEET DANCER.  There was no single source of info about Lite Feet dance, a NYC Born Battle dance phenom and YouTube Sensation.  I created LITE FEET SCOOP TO reference for my own resume but also to provide anyone interested a link to the multitude of YOUTUBE Channels, Sound Cloud and personal sites dedicated to this unique art form and the talented dancers who participate. 

 

 

Annie 's curator insight, December 5, 2014 8:18 PM

Scoop.it helps with the process of curating content. This is a must for your social media.

drula eric's curator insight, December 1, 2016 12:47 AM
Instagram POURSUIT fils opération séduction Avec Une nouvelle Fonctionnalité Qui devrait ravir des ses 500 millions de Membres et plus particuliérement les Professionnels. En effet, les réseaux sociaux d'Excellents are outils versez partager et Échanger, Mais il y a also des commentaires désobligeants, les insultes OÜ spam. https://www.instagram.com/esselte974/
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She's an expert at spotting fake news. This is what she wants you to know.

She's an expert at spotting fake news. This is what she wants you to know. | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
A good reminder to think twice before sharing sensational news.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 2, 11:11 AM
Information fluency is essential. Everyone desperately needs to know how to verify digital information.
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4 online tools used to engage teachers in collaboration and information literacy. School libraries are an essential part of every school. Learn about ways to collaborate and make a difference to your student learning and engagement. 

 
 
 
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Jamendo Can Help Students Understand Copyright | Free Technology for Teachers

Jamendo Can Help Students Understand Copyright | Free Technology for Teachers | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Copyright is one of the topics that I always cover in my webinars and workshops about making videos with students. The subtopic under copyright that many students struggle to understand is how copyright affects the music they can or cannot include in their video projects. That confusion is often rooted in the idea that someone has purchased music through iTunes or Google Play so they think that gives them a license to reuse it.

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New Plagiarism Checker Add-on for Google Docs  via Tech Learning 

New Plagiarism Checker Add-on for Google Docs  via Tech Learning  | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Unicheck has launched a new plagiarism checker google docs add-on aimed at students, teachers, researchers, and writers who work outside LMS system.The service

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Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers – Simple Book Production

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers – Simple Book Production | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers by Michael A. Caulfield is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 10, 4:27 PM

Interesting book.  Dig into the table of contents to find some goodies!

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The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design |

The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design | | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
As students of all ages spend more time learning online, it's worth asking, 'How effective is online learning?' The answer varies dramatically and depends entirely on the design of the online learning experience. For the purpose of this blog, I

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Dinah Galligo's curator insight, March 7, 10:14 AM
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Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, March 9, 8:41 AM
An interesting and relevant blog by Caitlin Tucker.  She discusses design in relation to situated learning theory, using Content, Context, Community of Practice, and Participation as organizing principles for developing effectively designed online instruction.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 28, 9:21 AM
Designing online courses
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Home - Plagiarism.org

Home - Plagiarism.org | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Plagiarism is a common (and often misunderstood) problem that is often the result of a lack of knowledge and skills. Our mission is to support the education community with a comprehensive set of resources to help students write with integrity.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 8, 4:11 PM

A really useful resource for teachers and students.

custard_cottage's curator insight, June 9, 4:10 PM
Can never have enough resources on plagiarism.
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Capturing those golden nuggets of information: the art of digital curation

Capturing those golden nuggets of information: the art of digital curation | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Where do I save stuff? I always used to save items of interest that I happened upon online as favourites. However despite creating folders, in using this system I found retrieving something became harder and harder and I was not always able to find what I was looking for. Add the fact that I tend…

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We need to make sure we know how to do this properly before we can teach our students. How are you saving what you have found?
 
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Cheating: Can We Be Doing More to Promote Academic Integrity?

Cheating: Can We Be Doing More to Promote Academic Integrity? | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
The most common approach to cheating involves trying to prevent it—multiple versions of a test, roving observation during tests, software that detects plagiarism, policies that prohibit it. However, if we look at cheating across the board, what we’re doing to stop it hasn’t been all that successful. Depending on the study, the percentage of students who say they’ve cheated runs between 50% and 90% with more results falling on the high side of that range. Can we be doing more? Here are some ideas.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 10, 12:55 AM

Thanks to Elizabeth E. Charles.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 10, 11:03 AM

This to me is a result of placing the importance on short sighted outcomes and high stake assessments rather than the encouragement and value of broad, lifelong self-development, curiosity and the process of learning...which is highly dependent on a certain degree of failure to really have ownership of knowledge, creativity, originality, meaningfulness and understanding. 

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8 Essential Google Scholar Tips for Teachers

8 Essential Google Scholar Tips for Teachers | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Google Scholar crawls the worldwide web for scholarly articles and research so that you don’t have to.

Scholarly Googlebots relentlessly scour the Internet for academic and peer-reviewed resources that fit your topic search and leave you with more time for analysis, writing your thesis and sharing the results with your classes and peers.

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I like that number one talks about using keywords in Google scholar. Students love to use questions and if we can support and teach them the importance of keywords they will be using better quality resources. 
 
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Reginald Smith's curator insight, April 29, 8:17 AM
Google Scholar is a better resource than just having students Google their topics. We should really help students get in the habit of finding information from sources like this or other paid databases. (Infobase, BadgerLink, Discovery Education)
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Vlog 108 - Information Literacy - YouTube

This week's vlog opens a discussion of a foundational skill for PhD students. This is a deal breaker skill. When examiners open a thesis, they are looking for information literacy skills as a foundation for the research.

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I love this vlog! It clearly explains the importance of information literacy and the four stages needed to achieve this skill. Every day literacy and Applied literacy are needed at school. It is where you learn the skills of information literacy. The Theoretical and reflection is higher education skills but without the building blocks, you are unable to use information literacy properly. 
 
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Three most important skills for students to learm [Tweet from] @edutopia


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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, April 8, 9:44 AM

All three are information literacy skills that  librarians teach. More co-teaching with academics/teachers could go some way to embedding these skills in the courses being taught.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 8, 10:59 AM
I agree Elizabeth, embed information literacy into the curriculum, including the school librarian and these skills will become part of the norm.
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Critical Thinking for Educators

Critical Thinking for Educators | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
"Pick any article from the newspaper," I would say to my students. "Bring it in and we'll analyze it." This was one of my favourite - and my most effective - activities in my critical thinking classes. I never knew what the students would bring in. With each article we would have to begin afresh. I was not merely teaching critical thinking, I was modeling it with them.

As the classes progressed the students would contribute more. Over time we would develop and grow our toolbox of analytical methods, evaluative devices, and argumentation strategies. It didn't matter what the subject was, what the newspaper was - we would get to the heart of what was being said and make it our own.

Educators, of course, are told a lot about critical thinking. Sometimes, if they are lucky, they take a critical thinking course in university and learn first-hand about the practice. Or they may be given a demonstration at an educational conference. Sometimes they are informed about critical thinking during discussions of pedagogy and policy. Or sometimes they simply read about it in magazines and journals.

I've focused this article on critical thinking for educators because I am concerned that teachers and school administrators are exposed to a lot of misinformation about critical thinking. Various writers have developed 'their own' approach to critical thinking, which sometimes muddies the waters. Others confuse critical thinking with creativity, various literacies, lateral thinking, or rhetoric.

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A very interesting read about critical thinking. It has to be saved and revisited lots! 
 
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Laura Largo's curator insight, April 2, 6:02 PM
I really enjoyed reading this article since it sets a different point of view regarding "Critical Thinking". Firstly, the author tells us how in education, teaching "Critical Thinking" to students has become important with time; nevertheless, the main focus is on "students" and not "teachers". Having this in mind, I consider that not only students should be exposed to critical thinking; in fact, all teachers should know, learn and master this topic as well since teacher are the ones who help to develop that skill in their students' minds. Secondly, the article explains so well what Critical Thinking is not, and what are the common misconceptions in regards to this term. Thirdly,  the author states that in order to achieve Critical Thinking,  a person should have a basic knowledge of identifying the parts of an argument; he mentions propositions, premises, and arguments as fundamental instances to comprehend critical thinking texts. Finally, he emphasizes comprehension as the fundamental aspect of critical thinking since by mastering this capacity, a person will be able to recognize the parts of the text (arguments, premises, and propositions), they will understand what the author tries to express, therefore, their critical thinking ability will be evidenced in their outcomes.
 
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Zanifesto - A free infograohics creator

Zanifesto - A free infograohics creator | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
Create custom infographics with our affordable and free graphics builder.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, March 18, 4:18 PM
This might be interesting to try. Anything that helps develop infographics in a quick manner is useful.
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 19, 3:32 AM
Because infographics is also a way to display your mindmap
Tina Jameson's curator insight, March 22, 10:19 PM
Web based Infographic builder that seems well set up, and at the moment is free to use.  
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ZapSplat – Download free sound effects

ZapSplat – Download free sound effects | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
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A great site to share with your teachers. No need for them to illegally download music or sound effects anymore!  
 
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What Is The Purpose Of A Question?

What Is The Purpose Of A Question? | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
What Is The Purpose Of A Question? by Terry Heick What’s the difference between a good question and a bad question? It depends, of course, on who you’re asking. But it also depends on both abstraction (i.e., the concept of ‘good’ and ‘bad’) and function (i.e., purpose). You can’t, for example, measure the ‘quality’ of a […]
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Really important to understand. If you don't have a good question your research falls at the first hurdle! 
 
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 12, 2:09 AM
I love this article by TeachThought's Terry Heick. If you only get as far as the Venn diagram you'll understand why but I urge you to go further. The concept of "good" vs. "bad" questions has implications for more than just our students. If you're a school leader - classroom, library, or admin - are you asking good questions? By that I mean, do your questions lead to clarifications, deeper thinking, and more (better) questions or are they shutting someone down, causing doubt, or breeding uncertainty? We all know the difference in being questioned for  understanding and being interrogated. Read it for understanding of the inquiry process but also read it for understanding of your leadership style. Read it also for how it develops you (the librarian) in your quest to find the right resource at the right time for your patrons.
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An evaluation of research support material for school students – Information Literacy Website

An evaluation of research support material for school students – Information Literacy Website | Sharing Information literacy ideas | Scoop.it
The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) has published an evaluation of a resource intended to help secondary school students develop their information literacy competencies. The evaluation report includes some potentially valuable pointers towards making students develop a range of skills, such as research, critical thinking and problem-solving.

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