18 11 / 2011

18 11 / 2011

Another awesome list of what’s cool and happening in the ed tech world.

11 11 / 2011

Really cool inforgraphic - The Anatomy of a Librarian

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Thanks for sharing Digital Diva!

09 11 / 2011

Tried out jing, which was great! Looking forward to trying out the others listed here.

09 11 / 2011


thelifeguardlibrarian:

appsandstacks:
Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can’t Search - Wired.com
High school and college students may be “digital natives,” but they’re  wretched at searching. In a recent experiment at Northwestern, when 102  undergraduates were asked to do some research online, none went to the  trouble of checking the authors’ credentials. In 1955, we wondered why  Johnny can’t read. Today the question is, why can’t Johnny search?
[…]
Consider the efforts of Frances Harris, librarian at the magnet  University Laboratory High School in Urbana, Illinois. (Librarians are  our national leaders in this fight; they’re the main ones trying to  teach search skills to kids today.) Harris educates eighth and ninth  graders in how to format nuanced queries using Boolean logic and  advanced settings. She steers them away from raw Google searches and has  them use academic and news databases, too.

In my experience, there is a MAJOR problem with the assumption that teenagers are ‘digital natives.’ Hardly any of the youth I work with are competent with a keyboard. They are uncertain how to navigate to websites, they continually ask Google questions rather than searching by keyword, and they have no visual literacy skills in recognizing legitimate websites. We assume too much about kids’ experience with computers rather than creating information/tech literacy curricula that supports our students through primary and secondary school.

thelifeguardlibrarian:

appsandstacks:

Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can’t Search - Wired.com

High school and college students may be “digital natives,” but they’re wretched at searching. In a recent experiment at Northwestern, when 102 undergraduates were asked to do some research online, none went to the trouble of checking the authors’ credentials. In 1955, we wondered why Johnny can’t read. Today the question is, why can’t Johnny search?

[…]

Consider the efforts of Frances Harris, librarian at the magnet University Laboratory High School in Urbana, Illinois. (Librarians are our national leaders in this fight; they’re the main ones trying to teach search skills to kids today.) Harris educates eighth and ninth graders in how to format nuanced queries using Boolean logic and advanced settings. She steers them away from raw Google searches and has them use academic and news databases, too.

In my experience, there is a MAJOR problem with the assumption that teenagers are ‘digital natives.’ Hardly any of the youth I work with are competent with a keyboard. They are uncertain how to navigate to websites, they continually ask Google questions rather than searching by keyword, and they have no visual literacy skills in recognizing legitimate websites. We assume too much about kids’ experience with computers rather than creating information/tech literacy curricula that supports our students through primary and secondary school.

(via libraryjournal)

09 11 / 2011

laralibraryblog:

On Storify.com, you can create your own news story using social media. It’s the Web 2.0’s person-on-the-street story without the hassle of actually convincing people to share their opinions with you and your media outlet. A journalist can just mine the vast wealth of tweets, Facebook posts, Youtube videos, and Flickr photos to capture the everyman’s opinion on a story. Storify is also great for amalgamating what other news outlets have reported. So check out my post on the Penn State sex abuse scandal!

http://storify.com/larawestwood/notes-on-a-scandal

(Source: archivistlara)

07 11 / 2011

Great stuff! Can’t wait to try them all!

01 11 / 2011

theunquietlibrarian:

Via Scoop.it - Buffy Hamilton’s Unquiet Commonplace “Book”
Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the Internet Librarian conference that examined the potential role librarians can play in “learning communities” – both physical and virtual. Includes video and slides.
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01 11 / 2011

Technology in the classroom is not a new idea …

Love this!

(Source: youtube.com)

01 11 / 2011

A Brief History of Technology in Education

(Source: youtube.com)