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Flipped Classrooms, Librarians as "Defenders of Wisdom," and the Hottest Tech Tools | ISTE 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipped Classrooms, Librarians as "Defenders of Wisdom," and the Hottest Tech Tools | ISTE 2013 - The Digital Shift | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Flipped Classrooms, Librarians as "Defenders of Wisdom," and the Hottest Tech Tools | ISTE 2013 http://t.co/nznlMdZ8lw #iste13

 

By Tiffany Whitehead

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference in San Antonio from June 23-26 offered unique opportunities for educators to interact, learn about the latest ed tech resources, and hear new ideas from education leaders. At a conference this size, it is impossible to see and do it all, but here are the highlights that librarians can take back to their schools in the fall.

 

Feedback from:

- Opening Keynote

- SIGMS Digital Age Media Center Playground

- Your School Library: Flipped, Mobile, and Curated

- SIGMS Forum: School Librarians and Admins: A Powerful Name

- SIGMS keynote by John T. Spencer

- ISTE and SIGMS business


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Interesting discussion especially for school librarians!

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        8.     Many teachers were invited to a convetion for some of the newest techonology that would soon be presented in classrooms everywhere. There were nearpods, aurasmas, videolicious, puppet pals and mentor mob. These were all technology tools that kids could use and interact with.

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The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech

The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
This isn't your childhood library. The Hunt Library at North Carolina State University is beautiful. The main floor looks more like a sleek Apple showroom than a stuffy library.
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The library of the future!
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Social Networking - Technology marches on, and so do libraries| American Library Association

Social Networking - Technology marches on, and so do libraries| American Library Association | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The Social Networking section of the 2013 State of America’s Libraries Report from the American Library Association provides information about the use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other Web 2.0 technologies in libraries..."

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"The list of social networking sites is almost endless, bringing huge potential (and some headaches) to librarians nationwide. Will libraries continue to be able to keep up with the rapid— almost instantaneous—changes in technology and social networking?

The consensus is: Yes."

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Libraries keeping up with social media > American Library Association report!

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Technolust - the fifth column of the information counter-revolution

Hugh Rundle:

We are in an era of unprecedented change for libraries and the life of information. Bookstores throughout the western world are closing down. Libraries in the USA, UK and some in Australia are being defunded or closed. Many question the relevance of libraries, including some librarians. I am again surrounded by defeatists and the hopelessly optimistic. Many librarians appear to be searching for One Big Technology to save us. I believe that just like in Tasmania in the 1990s, this is a flawed search.

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There are many other systems for sharing ideas. Why do we need libraries? What is our ‘unique value proposition’?

Libraries are a system for sharing ideas

in a way underpinned by the values of

PRESERVATION, OPENNESS, FREEDOM and PRIVACY.

This is our ‘Unique Value Proposition’.


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The future of libraries lies in their unique value propositon! Good argument!

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Just-for-Me Training by Screencasting - American Libraries

Just-for-Me Training by Screencasting - American Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Meredith Farkas:
Librarians in all types of libraries provide training and instruction. Whether it's for staff or patrons, the timing of the training is usually critical.

 

"Even when we get the timing right, infrequent use of a tool on which people were trained will lead to forgetting. [...]

Screencasting software, technology that creates a video of activity on the computer screen along with the user’s narration, is sometimes used to solve this problem. The software allows a trainer to create videos that show specific processes within a web system so that users who have gone through a training can refresh their memory with a video later on."

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The use of screencasting software such as Jing to enhance to learning process in libraries.

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3D Printing and Copyright | Maker Librarian

3D Printing and Copyright | Maker Librarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Michael Weinberg, Vice President of the Institute for Emerging Innovation at PublicKnowledge.org, has just released a follow up to his influential 2010 whitepaper It Will Be Awesome if They Don’t Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology.

What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?  looks at developments over the last two years and examines issues of infringement in greater depth.

 

Link here: http://www.publicknowledge.org/Copyright-3DPrinting

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Valuable whitepaper to consult!

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Library Strategies for New Generation Users: The 33rd Annual IATUL Conference by Leon F.H. Ma – New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Library Strategies for New Generation Users: The 33rd Annual IATUL Conference by  Leon F.H. Ma – New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Founded in 1955, the IATUL (International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries) is an international forum for the exchange of ideas on library matters related to technological universities around the ...
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With an aim to develop new strategies and services to engage users more effectively in a multifaceted and rapidly changing information environment, the conference focused on the following three major areas:

Technology and innovations in libraries and their impact on learning, research and users.
Changes in learning, research and information needs and behaviour of users.
Trends, possibilities and scenarios for user-centred libraries.
One of the main themes of the conference this year was the application of social media in learning, teaching and research environment for new generation users.
In addition to a number of presentations on social networking applications, an interactive social media forum was held to share views from librarians, faculty members, students and social media professionals.

The 34th IATUL Conference will be held from April 14-18, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. Conference website: http://active.cput.ac.za/iatul2013/public/index.asp?pageid=640

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Conference on technology and innovation in libraries

 

Conference papers here: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/iatul/2012/papers/

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15 Internet Trends: The Magnitude of Upcoming Change will be Stunning - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - How digital learning is changing the World

15 Internet Trends: The Magnitude of Upcoming Change will be Stunning - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - How digital learning is changing the World | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Mary Meeker from leading venture capital investors Kleiner Perkins presented on internet trends at Stanford last week. It’s worth reviewing.

The money quote: “The magnitude of upcoming change will be stunning—we are still in spring training.” Meeker lists 15 trends in support of this claim:


Via Dennis T OConnor
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the 15 Internet trends: 

Nearly ubiquitous high-speed wireless access in developed countriesUnprecedented global technology innovationUltra competitive markets for mobile operating systems + devicesBroadly accepted social +interest graphs/information transparencyFearless (& connected) entrepreneursDifficult ‘what do I have to lose’ economic environment for manyAvailable (& experienced capitalFearless (& connected) consumersInexpensive devices/access/services (apps)Ability to reach millions of new users in record (& accelerating) timeSocial emerging as starting distribution point for contentAggressive (& informed) ‘on my watch’ executives at ‘traditional companies’Unprecedented combo of focus on technology and designNearly ‘plug & play’ environment for entrepreneurs-marketplaces/web services/distributed work/innovation productivity tools/low startup costBeautiful/relevant/personalized/curated content for consumers

>>Valuable information for librarians!

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Teenagers, libraries, digital media, and learning | Reading, Writing, Research, by @dmguion

Teenagers, libraries, digital media, and learning | Reading, Writing, Research, by @dmguion | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Libraries are beginning to design special spaces where teens paired with mentors use various digital media for learning and creativity.
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"In November 2011, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, made grants of $100,000 to twelve museums and libraries across the country to develop digital learning laboratories for teenagers. They will announce another round of grants in November 2012.

Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia

Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia inspired the grant program. It is a special space where teenagers can use equipment provided by the library to create the same sorts of media that they consume. Creativity requires the development of ce