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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.
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Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects. 


Libraries become hives of invention when you promote a maker culture.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 19, 3:29 PM

Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects.

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How a Teacher Librarian in CO Prepares Her Students to Go Online. Spoiler Alert: They Must Earn a Digital Passport™ First.

How a Teacher Librarian in CO Prepares Her Students to Go Online. Spoiler Alert: They Must Earn a Digital Passport™ First. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
How a Teacher Librarian in CO Prepares Her Students to Go Online. First. | Common Sense Media http://t.co/XKwqhJPUzc #hcslib

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Lourense Das's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:09 AM

Digital Passport™ : a game to become #digitalliterate #mediawijsheid

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:06 PM

Love the idea of teaching kids digital "self-defense," rather than focusing on erecting barriers they might see as challenges to overcome, or "problems" to solve. They not only need to guard against bullies and predators, but also that  that they have a "digital footprint" that will follow them throughout their lives. 

 

Tina Jameson's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:07 PM

Prepare students for their online future: this freely available online tool allows students to 'play' and work their way through different levels, building up vital understanding of 'digital footprints' and cyber safety in the process.  Seems to be aimed at a junior primary to middle school level.

 

This article explains how one Librarian has used the tool successfully, and provides links to the 'Digital Passport' program.

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TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills

TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for school librarians and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students. There is no charge for using TRAILS.


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Ethical Use: On-demand information and training games for Digital Citizenship

Ethical Use: On-demand information and training games for Digital Citizenship | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This is a 'Full Circle Kit" from 21cif.com.  You'll find articles, podcasts, lesson plans, micromodules, and many online interactive games on this table of contents page.  

 

The games in this Full Circle Kit include the popular Plagiarism Detection games as well as games on Copyright and Citation. 

 

A citation assessment tool, complete with user guide is also included.   

 

This work was done by Dr. Carl Heine and me a few years ago.  Still relevant today! ~ Dennis

 

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
  1. raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;
  2. gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; 
  3. comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;
  4. thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; and
  5. communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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I've followed Kathy Schrock's work for years.  She's always on it! 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 25, 11:06 AM

I like the breakdown presented in this article as well as the emphasis on using apps as critical thinking tools, not just creation tools.

Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

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The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Performance assessment was the big idea that died when NCLB grabbed hold of Education.  I still believe that most advanced learning takes place as a process that is best assessed as a performance. Here are resources to consider if you are curious or or like mind on the issue. 

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I. Information Literacy Quiz | November Learning

I. Information Literacy Quiz | November Learning | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
How much do you know about information literacy?

 

This simple quiz is a good way to check your current understanding of information literacy.  Includes an answer key! 

 

Alan November has been involved with information fluency for a long time!


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