"I’ve been looking at information literacy resources over the last few weeks, and have emailed a number of stakeholders drawn from my research and identified nominations and recommendations from networks."
Links to reputable sources for teacher/librarian skill building in the areas related to information literacy -- world wide universities.
Project Tomorrow is a national, education nonprofit organization. Our vision is to insure that today's students are well prepared to be tomorrow's innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.
HALF OF HIGH SCHOOLERS OWN A SMARTPHONE OR TABLET:
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"According to a mobile learning report released today from Blackboard Inc. and Project Tomorrow®, nearly 50 percent of high schoolers and 40 percent of middle schoolers now own or have access to a smartphone or tablet, marking a 400 percent increase since 2007."
Transliteracy includes every kind of media, and paper books still count as one of those media types, despite their reduction in popularity with the rise of the iPad/Kindle/Nook. Of course, you can get your picture books delivered electronically, so the paper debate doesn't really matter, I guess.
From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life. A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations.
NSDL.org is an online science library with links to high quality science, technology, engineering, and math resources for K-12 teachers, faculty, librarians, students and informal learners. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
Links to resources for Math common core, Science Literacy Maps, audio files on iTunesU, and many other sources of information for teachers.
Project Gutenberg offers 40,000 free ebooks to download.
"Our ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks. We also have a number of copyrighted titles, for which the copyright holder has given permission for unlimited non-commercial worldwide use."
If you're interested in self-publishing something that you're willing to share freely with others, you can do so on self.gutenberg.org.
University of South Florida's collection of free online stories, poems, novels, etc. Can be browsed by genre, collection, title, author, or readability.
"Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom."
Literacy includes, beyond just reading and writing, an understanding of the message behind the visual presentation of a product--what are the advertisers and designers trying to make us think and feel about a product?
This blog presents many visualizations --some common products, some not-- which a class could analyze to determine the designer's message and whether or not they agree that the message accurately reflects the quality of the product and what it can provide for the user.
Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year.
Teens still like print books as well as e-books; they don't want one to go away, they like choice.
Teens like the idea of pre-loaded e-book readers that they can check out with a bunch of popular titles already on them.
They want their own space within a library; they're willing to use a library, but they want to be able to hang out there and be comfortable as well as use the materials available.