Information Literacy(Pre-Internet) "To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information" The American Library Association’s Presidential Committee on Information Literacy, Final Report. (1989)
Digital Information Literacy(Pre-Web 2.0) "A new liberal art that extends from knowing how to use computers and access information to critical reflection on the nature of information itself, its technical infrastructure and its social, cultural, and philosophical context and impact.“ Jeremy Shapiro and Shelley Hughes Educom Review(1996)
How does Web 2.0 change the definition of “Information Literacy”? What is Web 2.0? The “Read – Write – Web” No longer just a storehouse of knowledge Wikis and Blogs and Social Networks, oh my! How was the 2008 Presidential Race made different through Web 2.0 technologies? Even Britannica now has a Wiki! Is being information literate enough of a skill for the 21st Century?
How to organize a digital story Step 1. Write the Narrative Script Have students write their own stories and write a script for that story. Step 2. Plan the project How are the students going to present the project (groups/individuals, video/slideshow/bound text, etc) Step 3. Gather and Prepare Media resources Draw pictures, find images, create/find music, create voice over, etc.
How to organize a digital story (cont) Step 4. Put it all together Use Photostory, Movie Maker, iMovie/iPhoto, etc to create project file. Step 5. Present/ Distribute Present the project to the class, upload to website (Animoto, YouTube, etc), create bound text. Make sure to remain “ethical” in all of your media usage!
Resources American Library Association. "Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report." 10 January 1989. American Library Association. 1 November 2008 <http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/whitepapers/presidential.cfm>. Eisenberg, Robert E. Berkowitz and Mike. The Big6. 2008. November 2008 <http://www.big6.com/>. Google. The Literacy Project. 2007. 1 November 2008 <http://www.google.com/literacy/>. Hughes, Shelley K. and Jeremy J. Shapiro. "Information Literacy as a Liberal Art." March/April 1996. Educom Review. 1 November 2008 <http://net.educause.edu/apps/er/review/reviewarticles/31231.html>. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. 21st Century Information Fluency. 6 November 2008. 6 November 2008 <http://21cif.imsa.edu/index.html>.
Resources Serim, Ferdi. "The Importance of Contemporary Literacy in the Digital Age: A Response to Digital Transformation: A Framework for Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Literacy." 10 May 2002. The Big6. 1 November 2008 <http://www.big6.com/2002/05/10/the-importance-of-contemporary-literacy-in-the-digital-age-a-response-to-digital-transformation-a-framework-for-information-communication-technologies-ict-literacy/>. Seugé-Bernabeu, Laurence. "What should we be teaching in the 21st century?" France Diplomatie. 1 November 2008 <http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/france_159/label-france_2554/label-france-issues_2555/label-france-no.-54_3505/feature-what-schools-for-tomorrow_3506/what-should-we-be-teaching-in-the-21st-century_4523.html>. Wallis, Claudia. "How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century." 10 December 2006. Time Magazine. 1 November 2008 <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1568480-1,00.html>.
or… (the 21st century way) delicious.com/collaterallearning/lcs
The Big 6 Approach 1. Task Definition 1.1 Define the information problem 1.2 Identify information needed 2. Information Seeking Strategies 2.1 Determine all possible sources 2.2 Select the best sources 3. Location and Access 3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically) 3.2 Find information within sources 4. Use of Information 4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch) 4.2 Extract relevant information 5. Synthesis 5.1 Organize from multiple sources 5.2 Present the information 6. Evaluation 6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness) 6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)