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Information Literacy


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Information Literacy

  1. 1. + Information Literacy SEP Technology
  2. 2. + What is information literacy?  Students need skills to find, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information  Search effectively  Determine credibility of information
  3. 3. + Most Structure  Supply resources  Useful if  You are working with young kids  Have little time  Problem has one correct answer  Resource: Portaportal
  4. 4. + Some Structure  Customized Search Engine  Useful if  Teacher chosen resources are preferable  Students need practice using a search engine  You wish to supply many resources, making a list of resources (such as in Portaportal) inefficient without a search engine  Resource: Google Coop
  5. 5. + Less Structure  Kid friendly search engine  Useful if  Kids are under 12 years old  Students need practice choosing resources  Students are working on various topics (of their choice) so that choosing resources for them is not realistic  Filtering inappropriate resources is important  Resource: Yahoo Kids
  6. 6. + Minimal Structure  Open Search (Google)  Useful if  Students are older/more mature  Students are ready to practice evaluating and synthesizing resources  There is enough class time to provide time and guidance for effective search and utilization of information  Resource: Internet resource credibility checklists
  7. 7. + Varying degrees of scaffolding Provide Resources (Portaportal) Customized Search Engine (Google Coop) Kid Friendly Search Engine (Yahoo Kids) Open Search (Checklist)
  8. 8. + Social Bookmarking  Tag useful resources  Share resources with fans (teacher and classmates)  Provide evaluation of resource in “notes” field  Save time through collaboration in finding and evaluating resources  Provide for formative assessment (teacher can see which resources students are using and redirect them if off-track)