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Welsh post-16 learners celebrate Safer Internet Day in style (with images, tweets) · lisparcell

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 14, 2014

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Welsh FE, learning and skills providers got behind Safer Internet Day 2014 in a big way. Jisc RSC Wales staff were out and about, facilitating activities and capturing learners’ views across Wales, as well joining in the worldwide Twitter conversation. Here’s a quick round up.

Llandrillo Library‘s insight:

Storify timeline from Safer Internet Day 2014 shared by Lis Parcell of JISC RSC Wales. Great to see what other colleges and schools got up to! 

See on storify.com

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Librarians’ unique role teaching skills to stay safe online | CILIP

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 7, 2014

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Llandrillo Library‘s insight:

The internet has become an integral part of our lives; a source of information, a means of communication, a channel for sharing and a source of creativity.

However poor information literacy skills in a digital environment will leave children and young people susceptible in adult life to poor decision-making, and vulnerable to identity theft and other cybercrimes, or even radicalisation through hate sites.  CILIP believes that librarians and information professionals, especially school librarians and children’s specialists in public libraries, have a vital role in teaching children effective and safe use of the internet and pointing them to online resources. They also advise parents, carers and others with responsibilities for children. – See more at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/librarians-unique-role-teaching-skills-stay-safe-online#sthash.3eZmvhrx.dpuf

See on www.cilip.org.uk

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A Nice Classroom Poster Featuring The 21st Century Mobile Social …

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 20, 2014

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You are here: Home / Education / A Nice Classroom Poster Featuring The 21st Century Mobile Social Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning … Guided Tour of the Learning Commons …

Llandrillo Library‘s insight:

Learning is becoming more social and mobile – how would you use this in your school?

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Online safety for the home & SMEs | Cyber Street

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 16, 2014

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Cyber Street provides easy tips so that you stay safe online. Learn how to protect your home or business from cyber crime in a fun and interactive way.

Llandrillo Library‘s insight:

Tips and advice on how to esafety proof your home/personal accounts and your business. Developed by a cross government campaign funded by the National Cyber Security Programme

See on www.cyberstreetwise.com

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New Free Online learning tool encourages parent…

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 16, 2014

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TORONTO, ON (December 5, 2013) The Ontario Library Association (OLA), in partnership with Engage Literacy Inc., has launched a free, interactive tutorial that identifies the importance of school libraries in student success.

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Worchester College/Birmingham AES/JISC Adult Esafety Resources – Google Drive

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 16, 2014

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Llandrillo Library‘s insight:

Worcester College of Technology in partnership with Birmingham Adult Education Services have been funded through JISC Advance to create a number of videos, interactive resources and quizzes around the theme of e-safety for adults.

These resouces would also be suitable for older students in Schools/FE, parents evenings and staff training 

See on docs.google.com

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By desire, not default: information literacy best practice | JISC RSC Wales Blog

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 14, 2014

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Llandrillo Library‘s insight:

Blog insight from last years WILP Best Practice Day in South Wales 

See on blog.rsc-wales.ac.uk

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ASCEL%20response%20to%20literacy%20and%20employment.doc

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 13, 2014

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Llandrillo Library‘s insight:

This is a response on behalf of the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians. Contact Chair of ASCEL, Sarah Mears: sarah.mears@essex.gov.uk.Website: www.ascel.org.uk

ASCEL is a national membership network of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians, who work together to stimulate developments and share initiatives relating to children and young people in public libraries and educational services.

‘Libraries support children to develop confidence in reading and information skills which can contribute to raising long term aspirations and improved outcomes.’

 

In those secondary schools fortunate enough to have a librarian in post, the teaching of information literacy skills is often the preserve of the school librarian. Many teachers do not feel confident teaching information literacy and this is an area in which Schools Library Services (1) can offer support, frequently providing training for staff, resources and sessions for children in the basic skills of constructing a search strategy, identifying appropriate material, evaluating information for bias, issues such as plagiarism, all of which are important skills in today’s work place – and as mentioned above – have been highlighted in research as lacking in many young people. 

See on www.ascel.org.uk

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When fiction becomes fact: can we trust the internet?

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 7, 2014

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A series of hoaxes have flown around the internet. But what happens when news sites report fiction as fact, delighting then disappointing their readers? By Eva Wiseman

Llandrillo Library‘s insight:

The journalist writes "The point of the story is important. It’s either told for the joy of telling a tale, or it’s told to promote something for sale – listening to both can be a pleasure, as long as we know. As long as we know. When the truth is later revealed, it feels vaguely… evil." -

I’m not sure I would go that far but it does raise issues of how learners are assessing and interacting with online ‘news’ like these stories. The fact that the stories are exposed as fakes quickly would surely help them to be more critical in future? 

"We don’t expect every story posted by a stranger on Twitter to be true, but we do expect every story reported on by a huge media organisation to be, because that’s what they’re for. The point of them is to filter through the daily mess of culture and to repackage it for us in witty, bite-sized, trustworthy chunks. The more they mess up, the less we’ll return."

Would I class Buzzfeed as a ‘media organisation’? Actually no – I’d call it an aggregator really. You’d expect clarity and research from a news organisation like Reuters or the BBC but possibly not a site like Buzzfeed or Reddit. But that’s coming from an information professionals point of view with experience of assessing and applying critical thinking skills. Would some of our learners feel the same way about it? 

See on www.theguardian.com

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10 Ways To Promote Your Classroom Library

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 7, 2014

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You have a classroom library. Your library is chock full of useful resources and information that’s just waiting to be absorbed by your eager students. Here’s a fabulously simple way to start getting the word out about your treasure trove.

Llandrillo Library‘s insight:

if your school is struggling to maintain a large library, could you host a smaller classroom library section instead – some great tips here to make the collection work for your students 

See on www.edudemic.com

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