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Davies, A., Fidler, D., &
Gorbis, M. (2011). Future work skills 2020. http://www.iftf.org/our-work/global-landscape/work/future-work-skills-2020/
Evolving Learning Landscape Current thinking
about 21st century skills, and the learning experiences that support their development, are essential starting points for capacity building. A list of the workforce skills presented by Davies, et al (2011, pp. 8-12) include: • Sense-making • Social intelligence • Novel and adaptive thinking • Cross-cultural competency • Computational thinking • New-media literacy • Transdisciplinarity • Design mindset • Cognitive load management • Virtual collaboration http://www.iftf.org/our-work/global-landscape/work/future-work-skills-2020/
In talking about school libraries
and the essential paradigm shift that is taking place, Stanley (2011) highlights three areas of inﬂuence: Information ﬂuency — using search engines effectively; evaluating online information; collaborating in virtual environments, and delivering material resources online. Digital citizenship — understanding responsible and ethical use of information, and maintaining safe online practices. Digital storytelling — reading, writing and listening to books in many formats; creating, collaborating and sharing in a range of mediums. Digital citizenship Stanley. D.B. (2011). Change has arrived for school libraries, School Library Monthly, 27 (4)4, 45–47.
The Scout Report is the
ﬂagship publication of the Internet Scout Research Group. Published every Friday both on the Web and by email subscription, it provides a fast, convenient way to stay informed. https://scout.wisc.edu/
http://oztlnet.com/ The OZTL_NET Discussion List
is an email-based forum for information professionals working in Australian schools. It is supported by the teacher librarianship academic staff at the School of Information Studies , Charles Sturt University. Discussion is open to all members of the Australian TL community and any people with a genuine interest in teacher librarianship and/or school libraries.
Create a complete web site
for your library. WordPress.com, Blogger.com and Weebly.com. Generally thought of as a blogging tools, these free services can also be used for many other purposes News Posts: Use as a blog to post news and updates. Collaborations: Posts news items, ideas, questions, book reviews, etc. Invite students to use the comments feature to share ideas, their own reviews, etc. Student writing: Students can use these for writing and reﬂecting. Portfolios: Create a professional resume & portfolio by creating pages that focus on different aspects of your experience and skills. School library web presences
Curriculum projects The focus of
the project was to facilitate deeper learning in our students by creating an ‘authentic learning’ experience to strengthen writing and literacy skills across the curriculum. In English, students learned about the literary conventions of forensic ﬁction in their crime novel, Framed, and how to use them to solve a crime. In Science, students learned about how use a variety of scientiﬁc methods including analysing dental records, fragments and ﬁbres, ﬁngerprinting, shoe-printing and DNA samples in order to solve a crime. Body in the library
Curriculum projects Each boy received
a forensic workbook – containing a range of materials for examination such as crime reports, witness statements and a coroners report. In addition the ‘crime scene’ was taped off, with key evidence on display e.g. ﬁngerprints, the location of the body, and places where DNA was found. Photographic evidence included the injury reports (fake bruising and blood on the victim), video footage of the scene of the crime (staged by students and teachers) and also hard hitting interviews.
Curriculum projects O’Connell, J. (2011).
Body in the Library': A cross-curriculum transliteracy project, in L.Marquardt & D. Oberg (Ed.) Global Perspectives on School Libraries: Projects and Practices, Berlin, New York : De Gruyter Saur. English curriculum • Study of forensic ﬁction and different sub -genres of mystery ﬁction (this also provided an opportunity for supporting literature displays in the library) • Study of famous ﬁction forensic ﬁlms/novels/characters • Character and plot analysis, including the relationships of clues, events, and people in solving a crime. Science curriculum • Study of forensic science and the scientiﬁc method required (this provided an opportunity for non-ﬁction book displays in the library) • Crime scene basics, protocol, techniques, scientiﬁc evidence. • Police techniques for investigating a murder. i.e., interviews, ID parade, CTV security images.
• Post photos of school
& community events. • Create a school group on Flickr for students & staff to share photos of events. • Hold a “Day in the Life” event where the community shares photos representing one day in the life of the school. • Photos to chronicle library/school renovations and keep community up to date. • Share photos of art work and crafts created by students. • Book spine poetry photos. :) • Scan & post historic photos and ask community to share memories through the comments feature. • Join other groups or share your own class groups! • Share ideas for library displays, program ideas and more. • Create slide shows that can be embedded on your web page • Create your own favourites collection • Public photo sharing sites like ﬂickr are great resources for Creative Commons licensed images to use in presentations. Images
Find free images online http://judyoconnell.com/ﬁnd-free-images-online/
PhotoPin – My ﬁrst stop for photo searching. Very easy to use and searches a number of sources for CC licensed photos. CC search – search for images, video and music from one search page. Handy! Flickr advanced search – Scroll to the botton of the screen and select the Creative Commons setting & “Find content to modify, adapt, or build upon” Image search tools
Creative Commons Creative Commons licensing
allows for reuse of a image (and other intellectual content) under certain conditions. The licensing is easy to understand and having students select how they want to license their own work is a great way to get students thinking about copyright, reuse and attribution.
Creative commons licenses work as
“some rights reserved rule instead of “all rights reserved” rule. Diverse set of license conditions with a range of freedoms and limitations. http://creativecommons.org/
Europeana enables people to explore
the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. http://www.europeana.eu/portal/index.html Linked Open Data on the Web. The site currently contains metadata on 3.5 million texts, images, videos and sounds.
Sharing Your Know-How: No one
can be an expert on everything, but we all have things that we’re passionate about and perhaps even are experts in. If we create collections of the best resources on those topics and share them, everyone can beneﬁt from our expertise.This is also a great way to share information about what’s going on in the library. Digging for Gold: You may not feel like creating collections of resources yet, but you can still beneﬁt from these services.They are gold mines of great material. If you ﬁnd an expert in an area you’re interested in, then you can follow what they’re curating. Student Use: Students can gather materials for research, create bibliographies, create collections of news articles around a topic, collect graphics for art projects, and so much more. Essential Skills: Students learn essential skills when curating content: how to search for and evaluate resources, how to organize and create a balanced collection. Check out this excellent handout on Building Link Collections to help students learn these skills. From the article Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections. https://cooltoolsforschool.wordpress.com/thing-6-curation-tools/
Digital content curation There are
many popular tools. View this excellent video! Eduwebinar https://youtu.be/vyqAnB8CbkI http://eduwebinar.com.au/ https://www.pinterest.com/kayo287/curation-strategies-in-education/ Also visit curation strategies in education
Diigo is a social bookmarking
site that allows users to collect bookmarks, annotate them and share to groups or lists. Pinterest is a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website. The service allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections linked out to sites of origin. Learnist is a social curation and sharing site that integrates with other curation opportunities such as Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter Livebinders is a great way to creat your own information resources, evidence, documentation, and more. It’s easy and it’s visual and a great opportunity for collaborating, organising and sharing resources. Scoop.it allows users to create and share their own themed magazines designed around a given topic.
Create resource guides Feedly is
a great RSS feed reader to help you monitor lots of resources quickly. Smore or Tackk works well to create newsletter types of pages where you can add new resources and news. Flipboard Magazines allow you to create collections of articles, links to resources, images, news and more. Users can subscribe and get updates in a variety of ways, depending on the source. Tumblr blog – it’s easy to add notes, photos, links to articles to a tumblr. Your audience can subscribe to update through their own tumblr account, visit it via it’s URL or via an RSS feed Diigo Groups – Bookmark items in Diigo and add items to a diigo group that your audience can subscribe to updates via email or RSS. RSS magic – Anything with an RSS feed gives you lots more options. Readers can subscribe via their own feed reader or email. And you can display updates in a widget on your web/wiki pages. https://cooltoolsforschool.wordpress.com/thing-22-create-a-resource-guide/
A URL shortener is an
online application that converts a regular URL (the web address that starts with http://) into its condensed format. The user only has to copy the full URL of a website and paste it into the URL shortening tool to come up with an abbreviated version that is around 10 to 20 characters long. Regular URL - http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/us/more-casinos-and- internet-gambling-threaten-shakopee-tribe.html?_r=1&hp Shortened URL - http://nyti.ms/P7eg6B Some URL shorteners come with trafﬁc monitors URL Shortner
Google URL Shortener This is
a popular shortening tool and probably the best online. It not only shortens your URLs but also keeps track of the history of your shortened links and provides you with analytics on how many people clicked on them and so forth. Bit.ly This service allows its users to shorten as many URLs as they want. It also lets them share and track analytics of their links.
StoryBird – Provides beautiful graphics
to inspire your stories. Arrange the images as you wish, add text to tell your story. Story can be embedded on other web pages. Book versions can be printed for a fee. Toondo – Fun drag and drop cartoon making tool. Voki – Create a character, add your voice. Powtoon – Create slide shows and animated prsentations. Fun tool. Free with an inexpensive premium plan for educators. HaikuDeck – Web and app presentation tool. Makes beautifully simple and effective presentation slides. Animoto – This is an easy to use tool to create photo & music video stories. This would be a fun project for an art class. Or to create a video representing how you feel about a book or movie. Upload your photos, arrange the order, select a piece of music and let Animoto do it’s magic. Special accounts for educators. https://edshelf.com/shelf/joycevalenza-digital-storytelling-tools/ Digital story telling Many to choose from: https://sites.google.com/a/syd.catholic.edu.au/web-2-online-course/course-modules/module-4
Aurasma The steps on this
PDF take you through just how you do this (click here) More on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/kayo287/augmented-reality/ Aurasma is an augmented reality application that allows you to overlay any video or image on top of anything that your tablet, cell phone, or any other mobile device can scan with its camera. Using Aurasma is very much like using a QR code reader. In order to activate the overlayed image or video, the object will be scanned using the Aurasma app. http://www.aurasma.com/
Reading, writing, gaming, trans-media, immersive
worlds, and augmented reality, are all part of the new digital frontiers leading the re-invention of learning. cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) ﬂickr photo by Curious Expeditions: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/622806411/
It makes sense to interact
both synchronously and asynchronously, formally or informally, at school, at home, or on mobile devices.
Whereas traditional library metadata has
always been focused on helping humans find and make use of information, linked data ontologies are focused on helping machines find and make use of information. cc licensed ( BY NC ) ﬂickr photo by tarotastic: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/tjt195/30916171/
This uri ‘http://id.loc.gov/ authorities/sh85042531’ has
now become the globally available, machine and human readable, reliable source for the description for the subject heading of ‘Elephants’ containing links to its related terms (in a way that both machines and humans can navigate).
Researchers Sequence Entire Genome of
A Baby In Only 50 Hours “By obtaining an interpreted genome in about two days, physicians can make practical use of diagnostic results to tailor treatments to individual infants and children.”
Developed by researchers at the
University of Washington, Folditturns scientific problems into competitive games. Gamers Unlock Protein Mystery .... that Baffled Researchers For Years Khatib, F., DiMaio, F., Cooper, S., Kazmierczyk, M., Gilski, M., Krzywda, S., Zabranska, H., et al. (2011). Crystal structure of a monomeric retroviral protease solved by protein folding game players. Nat Struct Mol Biol, 18(10), 1175–1177. doi:10.1038/nsmb.2119
12-year-old uses Dungeons and Dragons
in science research http://mblogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2012/10/30/12-year-old-uses-dungeons-and-dragons-to-help-scientist-dad-with-his-research/ The volunteers looked at eyes early and frequently, whether they were on the creatures’ faces or not.
19-year-old girl in Egypt invents
a spacecraft propulsion device Mustafa’s device is based on a scientific mix between quantum physics, space technology, chemical reactions and electrical sciences. http://thenextweb.com/africa/2012/05/18/19-year-old-girl-in-egypt-invents-a-spacecraft-propulsion-device/
new frontier of analytics BIG
DATA Examples of such data sets range from billions of Google searches conducted by millions of users to the data collected by millions of weather sensors around the globe to all the purchases of British supermarket shoppers.
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