Librarians Teaching Information Literacy
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IMatrix - Inquiry-Based Instructon for teachers from INFOhio. INFOhio's IMatrix system will help you understand inquiry and offer you a variety of materials for classroom instruction... and everything is directly tied to your standards.

Christine Bushong's insight:

Inquiry Steps:

1-Questioning

2-Locating Information

3-Evaluating Information

4-Applying Information

5-Sharing Knowledge

6-Reflecting

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can be
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Christine Bushong's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:34 AM

Questioning is at the root of research, so use these tips to encourage questioning as part of the research process.  As a media specialist, I begin teaching research by having students compose their BIG Question, then have them break it down into all the Little Questions that must be answered in order to answer the BIG question.  From there, they pluck out some search terms and add more terms that are from the current knowledge they may already have about the topic or questions.  These search terms become the root of queries entered into search engines and database searches.  It's a natural progression.

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Teaching with Primary Sources | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Inquiry is a process of active learning that is driven by questioning and critical thinking. The understandings that students develop through inquiry are deeper and longer lasting than any pre-packaged knowledge delivered by teachers to students.

 

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