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  1. 1. FACULTY OF EDUCATIONSCHOOL OF INFORMATION STUDIES Smart libraries, smart classrooms Judy OConnell Information Literacy / School Libraries Section Satellite Cape Town, South Africa 14th August 2015
  2. 2. Why new literacies for smart classrooms? cc licensed ( BY NC ) ickr photo by zinjixmaggir:
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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), 11751177. doi:10.1038/nsmb.2119
  5. 5. 12-year-old uses Dungeons and Dragons in science research The volunteers looked at eyes early and frequently, whether they were on the creatures faces or not.
  6. 6. 19-year-old girl in Egypt invents a spacecraft propulsion device Mustafas device is based on a scientific mix betweenquantum physics, space technology, chemical reactions and electrical sciences.
  7. 7. Connections and experiences augmented and transformed through immersive technology and smart data. Web 3.0
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Web 3.0 Web 1.0 Web x.0 Web 2.0 Semantic Web The Web Meta Web Social Web Degree of Social Connectivity DegreeofInformationConnectivity cc""Steve"Wheeler,"University"of"Plymouth,"2010" Semantic Web of knowledge Semantic Web of intelligence Web of information Web of people & social information DegreeofInformationConnectivity
  10. 10. existing data reconnected for different and smarter uses cc licensed ( BY ) ickr photo by paul (dex):
  11. 11. What happens with linked data and why should we care?
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  13. 13. 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 ) ickr photo by tarotastic:
  14. 14. This uri 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).
  15. 15. Its not about devices, its about information and knowledge because of technology!
  16. 16. Rethinking your library environments Lets talk about my favourites!
  17. 17. Create a leadership presence through curriculum integration in todays interactive reading, information literacy and enquiry learning environments.
  18. 18. Lots of ideas to choose from for free: learners literacies reading physical collections collaboration professional
  19. 19. Create a complete web site for your library., and 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 reecting. Portfolios: Create a professional resume & portfolio by creating pages that focus on different aspects of your experience and skills. School library web presences
  20. 20. Then consider your social media presence! School library web presences
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  22. 22. 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 ction in their crime novel, Framed, and how to use them to solve a crime. In Science, students learned about how use a variety of scientic methods including analysing dental records, fragments and bres, ngerprinting, shoe-printing and DNA samples in order to solve a crime. Body in the library
  23. 23. 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. ngerprints, 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.
  24. 24. Curriculum projects OConnell, 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 ction and different sub -genres of mystery ction (this also provided an opportunity for supporting literature displays in the library) Study of famous ction forensic lms/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 scientic method required (this provided an opportunity for non-ction book displays in the library) Crime scene basics, protocol, techniques, scientic evidence. Police techniques for investigating a murder. i.e., interviews, ID parade, CTV security images.
  25. 25. Images with Flickr
  26. 26. ickr photo by robynejay shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license
  27. 27. Images with Flickr ickr photo by teachingsagittarian shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license
  28. 28. FlickrCC attribution helper
  29. 29. 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 ickr are great resources for Creative Commons licensed images to use in presentations. Images
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  31. 31. Global Images The key goal of The Commons is to share hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives.
  32. 32. Spell with Flickr
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  34. 34. Find free images online PhotoPin My rst 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
  35. 35. 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.
  36. 36. 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.
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  38. 38. Explore it all!
  39. 39. Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. Linked Open Data on the Web. The site currently contains metadata on 3.5 million texts, images, videos and sounds.
  40. 40. Digital curation and organisation ickr photo by JB London shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license
  41. 41. Digital content curation The benets of content curation is that you dont re-invent the wheel - you share! Model the future!
  42. 42. crap detection cc licensed ickr photo by selva: Information labyrinth Howard Rheingold Nurture strategies for information uency
  43. 43. Re-thing what collection of information means, thereby supporting personalised and collaborative information seeking and knowledge conversations.
  44. 44. Sharing Your Know-How: No one can be an expert on everything, but we all have things that were passionate about and perhaps even are experts in. If we create collections of the best resources on those topics and share them, everyone can benet from our expertise.This is also a great way to share information about whats going on in the library. Digging for Gold: You may not feel like creating collections of resources yet, but you can still benet from these services.They are gold mines of great material. If you nd an expert in an area youre interested in, then you can follow what theyre 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.
  45. 45. Digital content curation There are many popular tools. View this excellent video! Eduwebinar Also visit curation strategies in education
  46. 46. 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. Its easy and its visual and a great opportunity for collaborating, organising and sharing resources. allows users to create and share their own themed magazines designed around a given topic.
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  48. 48. 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 its 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 its 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.
  49. 49. Diigo Group
  50. 50. Quick Response Code 2D Barcode - Stores more data than Low technology investment Scan by smart phones/devices Lead to images, text messages, web links or videos QR Code
  51. 51. Mobile phone with camera
  52. 52. Treasure/Scavenger Hunts Magical mystery tour
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  55. 55. Periodic Table of QR codes
  56. 56. 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 - internet-gambling-threaten-shakopee-tribe.html?_r=1&hp Shortened URL - Some URL shorteners come with trafc monitors URL Shortner
  57. 57. 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. This service allows its users to shorten as many URLs as they want. It also lets them share and track analytics of their links.
  58. 58. URL Shortner
  59. 59. Evernote in education Flipboard Magazine
  60. 60. Share your notebooks!
  61. 61. StoryBird Provides beautiful graphics to inspire your stories. Arrange the images as you wish...