Motivated by a shared inquiry question, a team of librarians at Deerfield High School (Illinois) gathered data to support a push to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum, and developed a fruitful collaboration with other departments resulting in a co-taught Medieval narrative project. Among other important outcomes: a change in student perceptions about the role of school librarians.
Chances are, when you’ve been assigned a research paper, your first idea is that you’ll to do a quick search on Google. Perhaps you’ve been surprised when your instructor says that Googling for resources is not allowed.
Media Literacy & First Amendment Rights West End Word Media literacy is defined as "an array of competencies enabling people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a variety of media modes and genres." Sounds academic.
When the majority of information moves from print to digital form, we need a new set of critical skills in order to find what we need and use if properly. Many students get to college without having learned much in the way of information literacy, although professors often expect it was already taught. How should schools teach kids about finding good materials for research? About plagiarism? About finding authoritative sources online?
Wibbitz is a text-to-video platform that can automatically turn any text-based article, post or feed into a short video. Using Wibbitz almost any article, post or feed on the web can be instantly turned into a short video clip.
Wow, this could be interesting! will have to check it out...
Kids learn best when they see how things work, when, where and why they happen. Watching educational videos is a great way to learn because it allows kids to build a visual picture or model in their mind. The visual dimension not only helps them understand concepts better but also stimulates curiosity and encourages self-training.
Kirsti Lonka, University of Helsinki, Professor of Educational Psychology (@kirstilonka) gave the opening keynote at last week’s IFLA Satelllite meeting on Information Literacy, at Tampere University, Finland, entitled ‘Engaging learning environments for the future.’ There are now some photos from the conference online. Kirsti told us how teachers in higher education might actually be able change society with their thinking, but they don’t always recognise this. Kirsti talked about how we need to adapt new ways of collective learning for better results and to consider the emotions we experience while we are learning. This theme of ‘emotional intellgience’ came up a number of times at the conference, and chimed with my work on ANCIL and the affective dimension of learning.
Welcome to the Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching (HILT). This Handbook was written by a group of subject librarians at Cardiff University to support their colleagues in Information Services as they developed their information literacy teaching.
Since the appearance of the first edition in 2005, we have received many expressions of interest from outside the University. We are happy for you to use and re-purpose our material; please note that under the terms of our Creative Commons licence, your use of the Handbook is restricted to non-commercial purposes and you are required to acknowledge the source.
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"Understanding how to use the internet has become a cornerstone issue for students... But with wealth comes responsibility. As soon as children begin to visit the online world, they need the knowledge to do that safely, securely, responsibly"
Linda Mercer's insight:
useful for some of my library's media lit. classes....
Does your company have a blog or learning center with new content added on a regular basis? If not, you are missing a huge opportunity to increase your company’s visibility and therefore your digital reach.
Can I Use This Image On My Website?The handy flowchart will help you decide.
The handy flowchart style poster should help you decide whether or not you can a particular image on your website. If yes, the poster also suggest way on how you can properly credit the original source of the photograph.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
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Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
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