Saturday, October 24, 2009

Information Fluency Group For ISTE 2010 Conference: Join us!

Join US! Library Media Specialists, Ed-Technologists, any educator interested in 21st Century Skills

Information Fluency - ISTE 2010 Conference Ning

Get an early Start on ISTE 2010 in Denver!

Tags: iste2010, ning, information fluency, information literacy

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's more than just words: Data Visualization

Show Me don't Tell Me is classic advice for writers.  The same can be said when displaying data.  This round up of data visualization examples has many images that will help you conceptualize patterns and activities on the Internet.

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization
  • Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information.

    And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for.

    But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner.

    Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter.

Joyce Valenza On Social Media

 14 Ways K-12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media - NeverEndingSearch - Blog on School Library Journal
  • As always, Joyce Valenza's critical eye helps us all see how social networks fit in the complex patterns of information fluency.
    • This is the best time in history to be a teacher-librarian. Major shifts in our information and communication landscapes present new opportunities for librarians to teach and lead in areas that were always considered part of their role, helping learners of all ages effectively use, manage, evaluate, organize and communicate information, and to love reading in its glorious new variety.

      A school’s teacher-librarian is its chief information officer, but in a networked world, the position is more that of moderator or coach, the person who ensures that students and teachers can effectively interact with information and leverage it to create and share and make a difference in the community and beyond.

Library Essentials: Reader's Workshop Defended

Saturday, October 17, 2009

S.O.S for Information Literacy

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Defending Reader's Workshop

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

    The Center for Social Media is a project of the School of Communication at the American University in Washington, D.C. The Center in conjunction with the Media Education Lab at Temple University in Philadelphia and The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, a project of the Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington D.C. has developed a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education. The National Council of Teachers of English is signatory to the document, along with various other legal and educational groups. The code was funded by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The Ford Foundation through the Future of Public Media Project. (Annotation by Larry Michaud - UW-Stout E-Learning Practicum)
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