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Learning to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically.
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Common Core State Standards and Information Fluency

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The Common Core State Standards provide a framework for teaching information fluency in Grades 3 through 12. To help educators in this task, relevant information fluency competencies are mapped to the appropriate standards.

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To be ready for college, workforce training and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas, to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems, and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and non-print texts in media forms old and new. Source

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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists

What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Sara LaBarbera is teaching 6th graders at Walker Middle School near Tampa how to research poets using an online library.

One student, working on a series of questions about a Lewis Carroll poem, asks LaBarbera for help.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:24 AM

Common core standards for Library Media Specialists: important role of LMS in education

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Selection of Authentic Texts for Common Core Instruction: Guidance and a List of Resources for Text Selection | EngageNY

Selection of Authentic Texts for Common Core Instruction: Guidance and a List of Resources for Text Selection | EngageNY | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Authentic Reading Materials

CCSS-aligned instructional materials include authentic reading materials. Authentic reading materials include published works that are typically encountered by students in daily life, such as in magazines, books or newspapers. The use of authentic reading material may mean that some material is emotionally charged or may use language outside of a student's particular cultural experience.


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New: Common Core State Standards Mapped to the information fluency model

New: Common Core State Standards Mapped to the information fluency model | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards provide a framework for teaching information fluency in Grades 3 through 12. To help educators in this task, relevant information fluency competencies are mapped to the appropriate standards.

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Click through the Blue headline for the crosswalk.  A pdf version is also linked on the page. 

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, January 23, 2013 8:56 AM

Why is digital information fluency important? This page shows you how each step directly addresses Common Core standards! 

Doug Picirillo's curator insight, January 26, 2013 6:36 PM

Information fluency is not about learning to manage information, or even to communicate about information.  It is about about learning to discover and manage meaning and communicate effectively in a world awash in information.

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Six Traits for Identifying Complex Texts > Eye On Education

Six Traits for Identifying Complex Texts > Eye On Education | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards for Reading call upon students in grades K-12 to read and comprehend complex literary and information texts independently and proficiently. But before students can learn how to tackle complex texts, teachers must be able to identify texts that meet this challenge. In Big Skills for the Common Core: Literary Strategies for the 6-12 Classroom Amy Benjamin and Michael Hugelmeyer outline six traits that can be used to identify complex texts and the difference between informational texts and literary nonfiction..
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Vital resources for school librarians everywhere.

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Creating Safe Searches

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Customized Searches, no matter which platform is used, provide a set of tools that allow users to search a limited collection of results. Results you select. This is particularly useful for focused search assignments at younger grade levels.

Common Core State Standards indicate that Third Graders should use keywords (queries) and search engines to locate information online. Creating a custom search engine is a good way to assist students in this task.

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A Librarian's Tricks for Finding Those 'Complex Texts' Cited in the Common Core - The Digital Shift

A Librarian's Tricks for Finding Those 'Complex Texts' Cited in the Common Core - The Digital Shift | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

A librarian’s ability to find quality texts, like all good magic acts, blends art and science to amaze the audience. We can accomplish things with Google and databases that exceed the ability of the average user. But should we keep this magic to ourselves?

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Alan November: Web-Literacy-where-the-common-core-meets-common-sense

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Teaching to the Common Core State Standards Using Blended Instruction

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Teach technology and media literacy while providing students more opportunities to develop their reading, writing, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills. More effectively prepare your students for life beyond high school!


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How Does Inquiry Mesh with the Common Core State Standards? Link 2 Literacy

How Does Inquiry Mesh with the Common Core State Standards? Link 2 Literacy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Utah's English/Language Arts Core consisted of three strands: Reading, Writing, and Inquiry. With the adoption of the the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers may ask how inquiry fits into CCSS or how the CCSS incorporates inquiry into its objectives.


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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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Nell Ududec's curator insight, September 17, 2013 7:08 PM

Always looking for good primary sources.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:09 PM

Be your social studies teachers' hero.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:39 AM

A great resource for Global history and a good archive for primary sources.

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Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources

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Students today are hyper connected to information, but do they know how to research? Nope.

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Jaime Parker's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:22 PM

I have a friend who teaches English courses at the college level and this is her biggest complaint. She says that the students simply do not know how to research. They don't know how to use databases or how to evaluate websites which seems so crazy to me. I'm not sure why these skills aren't being taught or integrated into every content area. Perhaps too much time is being spent preparing students for standardized testing.

 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:07 PM

What to expect when librarians are being cut everywhere or stretched so thin to covel 4 schools in one week?

 

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, July 25, 2013 1:26 PM

Useful form for evaluating websites.

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On Common Core | Nonfiction as Mentor Text

On Common Core | Nonfiction as Mentor Text | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
RT @INFOlit4U: Very important to understnd how mentor texts can model CCSS writing : http://t.co/FI7QWAUwTO #tlchat #nylassl #slj #ccss

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Mentor texts are a powerful way to teach both reading and writing, two activities that have a special place in the common core.  We can teach the way we want and still conect to the CCS. 

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Connie Wise's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:41 PM

"Big ideas about the past, we learn, are subject to change.

As you and your students read nonfiction, look for additional ways that authors shape their big ideas. Consider making a collection of mentor texts which students can refer to as they write."

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Keeping it real with Primary Sources! | Digital Learning Environments

Keeping it real with Primary Sources! | Digital Learning Environments | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

  The ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS)  suggest the use of more primary source materials in science and social studies classes.  I agree that this will bring some interesting experiences to class and expose kids to some historically important documents.  These documents will also challenge them to read “closely” and will offer  great ways to generate, and reflect on, text dependent questions.  But where are these resources available?  They were not as easy to find as I thought, but here is a set of starting points that’ll point you in the right direction!

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Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center - Edudemic

Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center - Edudemic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is here and teachers are trying to figure out how to best integrate it into their tried-and-true lessons. They’re struggling to integrate technology to best augment CCSS. They are in desperate need of classroom materials that they can trust.

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Helping Students Navigate Informational Texts > Eye On Education | Diigo

The following blog post is part of a blog series called "Comments on the Common Core," written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davis.


The Common Core State Standards call for big increase in the amount of time spent on informational texts. This is a huge shift for teachers who are used to focusing on fiction.

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Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.


With the common standards on her doorstep, Ms. Hearne has a lot to do. Her library at Wren Middle School in Piedmont, S.C., is a nerve center in her school's work to arm both teachers and students for a focus on new kinds of study. She's working to build not only students' skills in writing, reading, research, and analysis, but also teachers' skills in teaching them. She and other librarians say they view the common core, with its emphasis on explanation, complex text, and cross-disciplinary synthesis, as an unprecedented opportunity for them to really strut their stuff.

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Research Skills and the PARCC Assessment

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Research Skills and the PARCC Assessment http://t.co/85bD73iy (re: Common Core shifts)...


As we perused the PARCC materials, it became clear to all of us that we will need to be doing a lot around teaching critical research skills to our students. We know this is a weak area for us. And in talking to other teachers and working in other districts, this seems to be a common area of weakness.


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School Library Monthly - Common Core and School Librarians

School Library Monthly - Common Core and School Librarians | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
School librarians have to speak the same language and have the same learning goals as classroom teachers. Everyone in the school must focus their energy on the achievement of the Common Core Standards (CSS).
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School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: Resources - LiveBinder

School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: Resources - LiveBinder | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards resources pertinent to school librarians..


This is a Live Binder creaed by Carolyn Jo Starkey.  It's packed with Common Core information related to libraries and librarians.  Prime Info! 

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