Information college HackHealth program promotes Internet research skills Diamondback Online “If we can work with these kids before these huge health disparities start to really develop, we develop their health literacy skills and their ability to...
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College information studies students deliver IL peer support in secondary schools to increase health and information literacy skills in younger learners.
I was sitting at a table at the FETC conference last week, taking a break between sessions, when I overheard a phone conversation between a teacher and a s
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How can we improve the online information literacy and digital literacy skills of our learners if they can't access useful sites in the first place? Have can the decision making process be opened up to include teachers and library staff?
The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!
TORONTO, ON (December 5, 2013) The Ontario Library Association (OLA), in partnership with Engage Literacy Inc., has launched a free, interactive tutorial that identifies the importance of school libraries in student success.
[The] purpose in this report is to demonstrate to you the role that public libraries have and can have in relation to reducing child poverty in Wales. [SCL Wales] believe public libraries are uniquely placed in the heart of the community to provide a range of social, economic, education and health benefits and opportunities. Libraries bring people together. They are also vital in reaching out to more hard to reach and vulnerable people, for example to those who live in low income households, to those living in rural areas and to those who are less able to afford to pay for services. Some of the activities that public libraries
Project Information Literacy (http://projectinfolit.org) has released its seventh research report aboutcollege students and information literacy. This time, PIL investigated first-year college students.
The SLA are currently discussing the possibilty of managing and supporting the School IL champions network after Phase IV of the WILP ends in March 2014. The SLA have had a presence on the steering group since the beginning of the project and would be well placed to advocate for IL being embedded in the curriculum. Their communications network and links with CILIP Schools Library Group would also help to extend the reach of IL awareness and best practice sharing. Our own project officer Gina Maddison has also been asked to join the committee of the CILIP Youth Libraries Group, further extending the reach of the IL message and helping to contextualise it's benefits to all ages of learners.
Considering the importance placed on digital literacy in many career roles, the new 2014 curriculum seems a step in the right direction – but does more still need to be done?
Llandrillo Library's insight:
Embedding digital literacy lessons and, furthermore, social media across the curriculum certainly opens up a variety of educational tools for teachers.
In a recent survey conducted by Pearson, figures suggest that around one in six 15 year olds use social media for careers advice, while only 1 per cent of 15 year olds prioritise information from careers books.
You may know John Green from his cult-favorite YouTube channel vlogbrothers, extremely popular Young Adult books (including "The Fault In Our Stars") and for being the fearless leader for nerdfighters across the Internet.
"We decide collectively what behaviour is acceptable" - children and young people are capable of extreme kindness - bullies activities are a reflection of their own issues not your self worth. Rober Frost quote "the only way out is through" - you will get through it and it will get better .......#bandtogether #beatbullying
"poor information literacy skills in a digital environment will leave children and young people susceptible in adult life to poor decision-making, and vulnerable to identity theft and other cybercrimes, or even radicalisation through hate sites. CILIP believes that librarians and information professionals, especially school librarians and children’s specialists in public libraries, have a vital role in teaching children effective and safe use of the internet and pointing them to online resources. They also advise parents, carers and others with responsibilities for children. - See more at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/news/librarians-unique-role-teaching-skills-stay-safe-online#sthash.bemTloPf.dpuf"
14 Lesson Plans For Teaching Financial Literacy by Brent Renneke, Contest Manager H&R Block Dollars & Sense partnered with WeAreTeachers to collect the nation’s best personal finance lesson plans. Teachers who authored the winning lesson plans...
You have a classroom library. Your library is chock full of useful resources and information that's just waiting to be absorbed by your eager students. Here's a fabulously simple way to start getting the word out about your treasure trove.
With society becoming more and more reliant on technology it is incumbent upon leaders to harness the power of digital technologies in order to create school cultures that are transparent, relevant, meaningful, engaging, and inspiring. In order to set the stage for increasing achievement and to establish a greater sense of community pride for the work being done in our schools, we must begin to change the way we lead. To do this, leaders must understand the origins of fear and misconceptions that often surround the use of technology such as social media and mobile devices."
Having to earn a digital passport or badge before you can get access to email or laptops/tablets in school is a great way of spreading the digital citizenship message and making sure everyone has had the same standard of training. This would be useful approach across all sectors, not just primary.
12 Media Literacy projects to inspire! The Evens Foundation initiates and supports sustainable projects that contribute to respect for the cultural and social diversity of Europe, in the fields of Sustainable Peacebuilding in Europe, Peace Education, Media Education.