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How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools?

How Should We Teach Information Literacy in Schools? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

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?


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Media and Information Literacy for teachers

Media and Information Literacy education is a recently-developed pedagogical approach that take into consideration the new cultures emerging from the Information Society. Some prefer the terms Media Education, News Literacy, Digital Literacy, Information Literacy, or 21st Century Literacies. Media Studies and Media Ecology researchers world-wide are also contributing to the development of these new educational initiatives.


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Медиа и информационная грамотность учителей

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Faculty Toolkit for Teaching Information Literacy Research Guide | Library Guides

This guide is intended to help faculty who want to incorporate information literacy concepts into their classes.
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Assessment & Teaching of 21st-Century Skills

The Assessment and Teaching of 21st-Century Skills (ATC21S) is a research project that proposes ways of assessing 21st-century skills and encourages teaching and adopting those skills in the classroom.

 

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Overview - Project-Based Learning

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This guide offers resources for K-12 teachers interested in project-based learning. This teaching method relies on classroom projects to facilitate learning.
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Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start | eSchool News

Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start | eSchool News | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"This reality should be a warning to all educators that we must prepare our students to make meaning from the overwhelming amount of information at their fingertips, and we must guide their ability to create and publish new information worldwide. To do this effectively, we must return to the basics of what it means to be a good researcher—but at the same time, we must look at the new tools our students have access to."


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Search Education – Google

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Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.

 

With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.

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Meshing our Curriculum with Common Core

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The author of this post has been reading, planning and revising lesson plans and curriculum material for the past few years because .... “The Common Core Standards are coming!!!"  A focus on 9th grade English alignment.

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How can reading lists be effective information literacy tools (LILAC12)

Talis Education and Robert Gordon University deliver a pre-conference presentation and workshop at LILAC12.

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Infographic: Information Literacy Issues

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Developing information literacy skills is perhaps the most important issue in 21st Century Learning and yet the struggle to do so is an uphill battle. We asked our friends in the library world what they think of the state of information literacy in schools


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Rethinking the Library to Improve Information Literacy

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"Many schools that have adopted a 1:1 program have made the mistake of forgetting the library. The library is the cornerstone of every school and is in a current state of flux. No one knows what to make of the library and some feel it is a relic in the context of schools. New information technologies emerge and the library is soon forgotten or pushed to the side, however, the library has never been more important."


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The KYVL for Kids Research Portal - How to do research Home Base

The Kentucky Virtual Library presents ... how to do research

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Sorting fact from fiction

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You can't always trust what you read when researching information for homework, assignments or projects. Here are ways your child can tell a good website – or any document – from a bad one.

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Why is information literacy important for technical writers? | RightMix Technologies

Why is information literacy important for technical writers? | RightMix Technologies | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Information literacy is the ability to understand the problem (we are trying to solve) and succinctly define the information need. It also includes the ability to identify the potential sources of information, and the ability to separate useful information from the data smog and the ability to synthesize the information that we find to solve the problem.

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Media and Information Literacy | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Media and Information Literacy | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Empowerment of people through Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems.


Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information and media in our everyday lives.

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Information Literacy Infographic

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Great info graphic from Easybib! It's a bit of a sales-pitch, but the data is telling.


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Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search

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By Melanie Pinola

 

"Earlier this week, Google introduced Knowledge Graph, the company's new search technology that understands "things not strings" and adds rich and relevant details about your query in the sidebar of your search results. Here are five great things you can now do with a quick Google search."

 

"I took the new version of Google Search for a spin to find out just what it can do, and have to say it's pretty useful. To recap, Google now connects your search query with its knowledgebase, which includes Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. If you search for a person, place, or thing within that 500+ million object database, Google adds the related key facts alongside the regular search results. (The tech is still rolling out, but you should see it when you're logged into Google sometime in the next few days, if you don't already.)


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The bookish teacher: Research matters

The bookish teacher: Research matters | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"On one hand, teaching our students about how to conduct good quality research is pretty much the most important skill we can impart, and should ideally form the foundation of everything we do. On the other hand, I live in the real world and know how hard it is to both find the time to foster and develop such skills in our students, and what a difficult task it actually is."

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School Library Monthly - Building Guided Inquiry Teams for 21st-Century Learners

"How can students learn to think for themselves, make good decisions, develop expertise, and become lifelong learners in a rapidly changing information environment? How can students learn, create, and find meaning from multiple sources of information? These are fundamental questions facing educators in designing schools for 21st-century learners. Guided inquiry is a practical way of implementing an inquiry approach that addresses these 21st-century learning needs for students."


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Quality Thinking and Learning at Kurwongbah SS

Scaffolding the development of thinking skills for primary students.

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Designing Assignments for Developing Information Literacy Skills

Designing Assignments for Developing Information Literacy Skills | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Questions and 25 suggestions to help you design assignments.

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Literacy Now: Resolving the Tension between Basic Literacy and Information Literacy

Literacy Now: Resolving the Tension between Basic Literacy and Information Literacy | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

On average, Americans read at an 8th grade level.

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Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

First, it is forward looking, drawing on present trends toward the convergence of radio, television, Internet, newspapers, books, digital archives and libraries into one platform – thereby, for the first time, presenting MIL in a holistic manner. Second, it is specifically designed with teachers in mind and for integration into the formal teacher education system, thus launching a catalytic process which should reach and build capacities of millions of young people.

 

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21st Century Skills a Must-Do in 21st Century Instruction - TeachTec

21st Century Skills a Must-Do in 21st Century Instruction - TeachTec | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Some great resource links to 21century skills and importance for instruction across call levels of education. Read this blog to find technology-inspired ideas and resources for your classroom.

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