Information Literacy Strategies.Try

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  • I think our students feel this way every day! Information is doubling every year. There is just TOO much for each of us to know… Even in our own fields there is more and more to know and less and less time to learn it all in! So what do we do? .. Getting smarter is not an option! Getting better at finding the information we need WHEN we need it !
  • Information Literacy Strategies.Try

    1. 1. Quotable People <ul><li>We are drowning in information but starving for knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>John Naisbitt. </li></ul>
    2. 2. Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning ALA and AECT Information Power
    3. 3. Information Literacy <ul><li>Standard 1: access information efficiently and effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 2: evaluates information critically and competently. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 3: uses information accurately and creatively. </li></ul>The student who is information literate...
    4. 4. Independent Learning <ul><li>Standard 4: pursues information related to personal interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 5: appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 6: strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation. </li></ul>The student who is an independent learner is information literate and...
    5. 5. Social Responsibility <ul><li>Standard 7: recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society. </li></ul>The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and...
    6. 6. Social Responsibility <ul><li>Standard 8: practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 9: participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information. </li></ul>The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and...
    7. 7. Information Literacy Strategies <ul><li>Your key to successful information seeking is just ahead! </li></ul>The Big6
    8. 8. Big6 #1 Task Definition The student demonstrates the ability to: <ul><li>Determine the information problem to be solved </li></ul><ul><li>Reformulate a complete statement of the task </li></ul><ul><li>Pick out keywords embedded in a question </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a good question </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and follow printed and/or oral directions </li></ul>
    9. 9. Big6 #2 Information Seeking Strategies The student demonstrates the ability to: <ul><li>Develop alternatives and to seek a variety of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Determine which information is most/ least important </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize that information can be gathered from many sources, including investigation, observation, and human resources </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate criteria for selecting sources </li></ul>
    10. 10. Big6 #3 Location and Access The student demonstrates the ability to: <ul><li>Determine what sources are available </li></ul><ul><li>Independently gather resources </li></ul><ul><li>Determine if the source is usable </li></ul><ul><li>Access appropriate information systems, including: online databases, OPAC, electronic multimedia </li></ul>
    11. 11. Big6 #4 Use of Information The student demonstrates the ability to: <ul><li>Distinguish facts from opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Accurately and completely summarize/ paraphrase the main idea from written and oral sources </li></ul><ul><li>Accurately cite sources </li></ul><ul><li>Read, listen, view and touch carefully to acquire information </li></ul>
    12. 12. Big6 #5 Synthesis The student demonstrates the ability to: <ul><li>Organize information in clear, coherent presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Present information in ways appropriate to the task </li></ul><ul><li>Participate effectively in discussions and debates </li></ul><ul><li>Produce personally designed products to communicate content </li></ul>
    13. 13. Big6 #6 Evaluation The student demonstrates the ability to: <ul><li>Demonstrate a high degree of confidence in the quality of the product </li></ul><ul><li>Assess the product for completeness, strengths and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Provide recommendations to improve results </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the need for further information. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Where can I use Big6? <ul><li>What movie? </li></ul><ul><li>Any decision that calls for information! </li></ul><ul><li>Science Labs </li></ul><ul><li>English writing </li></ul><ul><li>Health Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Civics - Historical </li></ul><ul><li>Geography - Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Building a model </li></ul><ul><li>Any Research Project! </li></ul>
    15. 15. Curriculum Mapping <ul><li>When do you teach your favorite units? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marking Period 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marking Period 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marking Period 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marking Period 4 </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Number Game <ul><li>Circle Number 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a line connecting the numbers in order </li></ul><ul><li>Do not SKIP over numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Lines can cross </li></ul><ul><li>When you are done, there will not be a picture of anything </li></ul><ul><li>When finished with side one - turn the paper over and begin side two. </li></ul><ul><li>You have about 3 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Quotable People <ul><li>When I get a little money, I buy books: and, if any is left, I buy food and clothes. </li></ul><ul><li>Erasmus. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Who moved the cheese? <ul><li>Compatibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compatible with current instructional practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complexity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>easy to understand and explain to others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Observability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observable as change </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try-ablity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to try without taking a big risk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Unit and Lesson Implementation <ul><li>Choose one lesson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a research project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instructional Unit Design Format </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plan Format </li></ul>
    20. 20. Big6 Lesson Ideas! <ul><li>Colonial History </li></ul><ul><li>Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Ages </li></ul><ul><li>Invertebrates </li></ul><ul><li>Fractions </li></ul>
    21. 21. Citations <ul><li>ALA and AECT. Information Power , 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Eisenberg, Mike and Berkowitz, Bob. The New Improved Big6 Workshop Handbook . Worthington, Ohio : Linworth Publishing, 1999. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Citations <ul><li>Schrock, Kathy. The Technology Connection . Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Publishing, 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Valenza, Joyce. Power Tools . Chicago: ALA, 1998. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Citations <ul><li>Logan, Debra Kay. Information Skills Toolkit . Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Publishing, 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Toolkit for Implementing Information Literacy in Schools . Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Harrisburg, PA:PDE, 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>ACRL. “Information Literacy.” Teacher Librarian . February 2001. 16-19. </li></ul>

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