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  • 1. LIB 640 Information Sources and Services Summer 2009 Let the trumpet sound . . . ! Applying 21st Century Literacy Skills
  • 2. 2 21st Century Literacy Skills? AKA “New Literacies” The new literacies is [are?] about online reading comprehension and learning skills required by the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs), including content found on wikis, blogs, video and audio sites and in e-mail. New Literacies: Entering the Future By Angela Pascopella June 2008
  • 3. 3 Why is this so significant? A Changing World for Literacy Teachers Global economies, new technologies, and exponential growth in information are transforming our society. . . . English/language arts teachers need to prepare students for this world with problem solving, collaboration, and analysis — as well as skills with word processing, hypertext, LCDs, Web cams, digital streaming podcasts, smartboards, and social networking software — central to individual and community success. 21st Century Literacies by National Council of Teachers of English (2007)
  • 4. 4 Multimodal Literacies There are increased cognitive demands on the audience to interpret the intertextuality of communication events that include combinations of print, speech, images, sounds, movement, music, and animation. Products may blur traditional lines of genre, author/audience, and linear sequence. A summary statement developed by the Multimodal Literacies Issue Management Team of the NCTE Executive Committee. Approved by the NCTE Executive Committee, November 2005
  • 5. 5 What You See Might Not Be What You Think You Get!! You need to evaluate what You find on the web
  • 6. 6 First: What is the Internet? For one thing, it’s not really “the net”, it’s the “nets”: The internet is “a cooperatively-run collection of computer networks that span the globe.”
  • 7. 7 Is it the same as the Web? Internet ≠ World Wide Web The Internet is a massive network of networks, a networking infrastructure. The World Wide Web, or simply Web, is a way of accessing information over the medium of the Internet. It is an information-sharing model that is built on top of the Internet. The Internet, not the Web, is also used for e-mail, which relies on SMTP, Usenet news groups, instant messaging and FTP. The Difference Between the Internet and the World Wide Web
  • 8. 8 Fishing the Internet Ocean The Internet is No Pond! ISC: ISC Internet Domain Survey (January 2009): 625,226,456 hosts in the Domain Name System Internet 2008 in numbers 186,727,854 – The number of websites on the Internet in December 2008. 31.5 million – The number of websites added during 2008 Compare: The Library of Congress has “138,313,427 items in the collections.” (Year 2007 at a Glance )
  • 9. Can You Use All the Fish You 9 Catch in the Internet Ocean? Anyone can (and probably will) put anything up on the Internet It is often difficult to tell Many things are not filtered or reviewed Why we need to evaluate what we find on the Internet http://www.lib.purdue.edu/research/techman/eval.html Originally published 1996. Cosmetic update 2001. Minor nudge, 05/2004.
  • 10. 10 When You’ve Found Your Fish Ask Yourself: Is it fresh? Look for a date, if currency is important Does it have all the parts it should have? Check for the accuracy of the statements Check the coverage: does it include everything you’re looking for? Does it come from a good, reputable source? What is the authority? Who is the author? Who is the publisher? Can you trust them? Do they show objectivity— or are they trying to present a particular point of view? See Evaluating Information on the World Wide Web http://library.ups.edu/research/handouts/eval.htm
  • 11. 11 Compare these websites! Martin Luther King: A True Historical Examinat http://www.martinlutherking.org/ • The Martin Luther King Research and Education Institu – http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/ Look for differences in the way the material is presented! Do you get the same message from the two sites—or a different one?
  • 12. 12 The Beast as Saint: The Truth About “Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Kevin Alfred Strom Martin Luther King: A True Historical Examination –http://www.martinlutherking.org/ Hosted by Stormfront
  • 13. 13 Keeping King’s Dream Alive for Future Generations Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, the King Research and Education Institute provides an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired. Dissertation of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1955)
  • 14. 14 Some websites to examine The City of Mankato Mankato, Minnesota Home Page Mankato is a major regional Its natural wonders, history, center that has been designated and culture. as the 14th Most Livable Let’s “Make It In Mankato” ! ! Micropolitan City in the Nation. http://city-mankato.us http://www.mankato.mn.us/
  • 15. 15 Articles you can read! Whales in the Minnesota River? On the web, it's sometimes difficult to distinguish truth from fiction. This New York Times article shows why skepticism is a good thing when dealing with information found on the web. Includes links to sites that help visitors know how to evaluate Internet resources. http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/03/circuits/articles/04trut.html (You may need to register first to read it—it’s free, though) But — I found it on the Internet! An article from the Christian Science Monitor examining why it is crucial that students learn media literacy skills. http://kathyschrock.net/planting2/pdf/group1.pdf
  • 16. 16 Some Critical Thinking Guidelines 1) Make sure you are in the right place. 2) When in doubt, doubt. 3) Consider the source. 4) Know what's happening. 5) Look at details. 6) Distinguish Web pages from pages found on the Web.  ICYouSee: T is for Thinking http://www.ithaca.edu/library/training/think.html
  • 17. 17 A Web Site About Evaluating The Internet Detective Agency The Internet Detective Agency, a WebQuest for grades 9-12 created in August 2004[, was] Created by Debbie Clingingsmith (email: debbie@clingingsmith.org), a sometime teacher and current information technology director for a high school in San Francisco. The Internet Detective Agency WebQuest is designed for high school students. http://imet.csus.edu/imet6/clingingsmith/html%20-%202nd%20tier/iME
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  • 19. 19 Community of learners Inquiry Circles (AKA Information Circles) select relevant non-fiction resources on a specific topic for the students or guide students to select their own resources introduce roles by distributing the role description and modelling their job in action organize students into goups of 4 or 5 for a designated block of time; switch roles at the end of the time block or as needed provide students with folders to help keep information organized Taken from Info Tasks for Successful Learning by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan.
  • 20. 20 Roles—or jobs in inquiry circle
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  • 22. 22 Our artifact as an example Our goal Record what we know of the trumpet in American history and develop an inquiry project based on our knowledge
  • 23. 23 Follow the Big 6
  • 24. 24 2 aspects of Task Definition Inquiry circle job: Questioner (“Quiz kid”) 1.1 Define the information problem What do we want to know? Story of Valaida Snow’s life and her music 1.2 Identify information needs Biographical information Music samples
  • 25. 25 Big 6 Task 2 Information Seeking Strategies Job: Evaluator 2.1 Determine all possible sources Books? Articles? Web sites? 2.2 Select the best sources
  • 26. 26 Big 6 Task 3  Location and Access  Job: Data Digger  3.1 Locate the sources (both intellectually and physically)  In school’s media center, public or other library WorldCat http://www.worldcat.org  Search KYVL and Google  3.2 Find information within the sources
  • 27. 27 Some sources on Valaida Books: Allen, Candace. Valaida: A Novel. London: Virago, 2004. Miller, Mark. High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm: The Life and Music of Valaida Snow. Toronto: Mercury, 2007. Articles: Charles, Mario A. “The Age of a Jazzwoman: Valada Snow, 1900-1956. The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 80, No. 4 (Autumn, 1995), pp. 183-191. Reitz, Rosetta. “Hot Snow: Valaida Snow (Queen of the Trumpet and Swings).” Black American Literature Forum, Vol. 16, No. 4, Black Theatre Issue (Winter, 1982), pp. 158-160
  • 28. 28 Websites about Valaida Danish site!
  • 29. 29 Big 6 Task 4 Use of Information Job: Wordsmith 4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch) 4.2 Extract relevant information
  • 30. 30 Big 6 Task 5 Synthesis Jobs: Reflector and Illustrator 5.1 Organize from multiple sources 5.2 Present the information
  • 31. 31 Big 6 Task 6 Evaluation Job: Reflector 6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness) 6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)