Archive for the ‘InfoServices’ Category

curators ǝpoɔ

06/14/2012 Comments off

Useful guidelines for attribution, including a handy-dandy bookmarklet with unicode symbols to use for different levels of citation: curators ǝpoɔ.


BYOD rationales

05/12/2012 Comments off

Lisa Nielsen explains Why BYOD, Not Banning Cell Phones, Is the Answer

in THE Journal.

Her key strategies for effective student learning with mobile technologies:

  1. Ensure the right building blocks are in place.
  2. Update outdated classroom (and library) management techniques.
  3. Give students time to socialize.
  4. Connect with students in their world.
  5. Use texting to connect more deeply with students.
  6. Engage students.
  7. Empower students with strategies to stay focused.

Read the article for full explanations and suggestions.

We Are All Curators

03/24/2012 Comments off

We Are All Curators

“The new information economy is not based on amassing huge amounts of data but curating and providing context to important, true, interesting, and/or relevant information. A link deserves to be attributed if shared. No brainer right? This is usually accomplished by linking to the original post or page. Equally important, however, is the source of the material – who or whatever lead to it – similarly deserves credit.

I have been ruminating on this idea of late after reading the Curator’s Code by Maria Popova. You can visit the original Curator’s Code site here and for more mind fodder you can watchreadread and, for the contrary view, read – links via @brainpicker and Google. Basically, the Code advocates using “via” and “HT” (Hat Tip) with your links to attribute your source if other than the original creator, either a from direct link or a stream-of-finding respectively.”

via Hack Library School.

TED Talks for Teachers

03/18/2012 Comments off

As a follow-up to the announcement of the new TED-ED “lessons worth sharing” initiative, check out this compilation of additional resources for educational use of TED videos:

TED Talks for Teachers from Edutopia.

APPitic – 1,300+ EDUapps

02/24/2012 Comments off

APPitic – 1,300+ EDUapps.  Wow. Just… wow.

“APPitic is a directory of apps for education by Apple Distinguished Educators to help you transform teaching and learning.  These apps have been tested in a variety of grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.”

Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians

02/2/2012 Comments off

Digital Content Curation Is Career for Librarians by John Farrier in Library Journal:

Clay Shirky put it simply: “It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.” That’s why, in the past few years, the act of quickly finding and explaining new information on the Internet has emerged as the profession of digital content curation. It is a task for which librarians are well-suited and a potential source of employment.”

Are you the education technology curator for your organisation?

01/18/2012 Comments off