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Information and Technology Literacy Planning


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Student leaders help expand use of select cloud-based resources for information and technology literacy

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Information and Technology Literacy Planning

  1. 1. Student Leaders for Information and Technology Literacy Get IT Information Technology
  2. 2. Get ITAt East Side Community School
  3. 3. The scene: East Side600 students 46 teachers 300 computers (100 new)
  4. 4. More technology brings more needs: to improve the quality of students’ sources of information and critical assessment of sources. to promote synthesizing and representing ideas effectively, responsibly, and ethically. To provide support to students and teachers in using technology.
  5. 5. Program PlanMost school or district technology plans call for the inclusion ofall stakeholder groups as key to creating a sense of ownershipand support that will lead to long-term success. However, theseplans often ignore the largest stakeholder group of all—thestudents. -Martinez and Harper (2008)
  6. 6. Information literacy is critical thinking “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 information literate individuals are those who have learned how to learn” (ALA) Knowledge and experience with digital media is required! American Library Association definition of information literacy:
  7. 7. Goal 1: Prepare students to use digital tools for information literacyObjective I. 100% of 9th graders will attend sessions ondigital citizenship, review access to database resourcesand access a Google account Digital Citizenship Students: A. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. B. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. Excerpted from ISTE, NETS for Students 2007
  8. 8. Objective II: 60 students will attend a series ofworkshops/online lessons to prepare as studentleaders and be certified in the basics ofinformation and technology literacy. • focus on selected tools such as: database resources, Google searching, Google Docs, Delicious (social bookmarking) and Easy Bib (citation maker).
  9. 9. Goal 2: Increase use of information literacyskills and technology tools for teaching and learning with student leaders• Provide training to teachers on the GetIT project• Involve student leaders to support the integration of information literacy/technology in class and through individual tutoring.• Promote students as experts in the learning community by involving them in: – working committees, – teaching individuals and groups, – and leading technology projects.
  10. 10. Get IT in Action Student Leaders Student leaders give in-class give individual support tutoring Teachers use Student leaders information work on school- literacy and More support, wide projects common tech and and committees tools opportunities to collaborate and share best practicesFree, cloud-based tools will work at any computer and allow for easier teacher reviews, peer feedback and collaboration, real-time sharing, and long term storage
  11. 11. Information literate students’ processes and toolsAdapted from Wendy Drexler, 2010 “The Networked Student Processes and Tools” retrieved from blog:
  12. 12. Learning from Experience• Get IT is similar to models based on student leaders for tech education – Gen Yes/Tech Yes and Mouse Squad with demonstrated positive impacts on both leaders and school community.• Recommended strategies include good preparation, providing structures for student leaders (logs, help tickets or blogs), and providing recognition and/or course credit.
  13. 13. BudgetProject Person/Est. hoursPrepare curriculum/assessments Librarian 45Train teachers Librarian 645 Teachers in training x 1.5 hours Teachers 67.5Train students Librarian/other 49.5Support students/assessments Librarian/other 72Marketing Librarian 21Assessment Librarian 10Total hours 271 staff hoursMarketing costs for printing/teacher recognition $300
  14. 14. TimelineSpring/summer 2012: Winter 2012/13:• Assess teacher/student needs • Recruit 2nd group of student leaders• Prepare curriculum, assessments, • engage 1st group of leaders structures & incentive details • assess digital citizenship workshops• Pilot project• Prepare teacher training Spring 2013:Fall 2012: • Recruit student leaders• Train teachers • engage 2nd group• recruit students leaders • assess teacher perceptions• Train 1st group of student leaders • analyze results and report • recognize participants
  15. 15. Pilot ProjectCurrent library interns:• Make and assess a demonstration project (such as 7 cool things you can do on the NYPL website)• Teach or tutor on how to create username, change PIN and access NYPL resources
  16. 16. Marketing: Goals1. Attract students to become student leaders in information technology.2. Attract teachers and students to working with information literacy/information technology.3. Promote the librarian and student leaders as digital information management leaders4. Get parental support for students to participate in digital learning.
  17. 17. Marketing: Key messagesWant help withgetting yourclass up to to teachers andspeed with administratorstechnology? Connect with Get IT student leaders in the classroom to help teach basic information literacy skills through free digital tools: • where and how to access information, • how to assess it, organize it and use it ethically and safely.
  18. 18. Marketing: Key messages To students (here in bookmarks) Knowledge IS power IS knowing how to use technology. Get IT.Google like an expert. Get IT. Information technology= finding the best information and using it to make yourself look good. Get IT.
  19. 19. Marketing: Key messages To parents in brochure Digital Information literacy skills are basic skills for success in the 21st Century.Get IT (InformationTechnology) trains andsupports student leaders toassist teachers, peers andthe school with theintegration of technologytools while giving studentleaders experience andschool credit.
  20. 20. Marketing: Promotional Strategies • Advisory Announcements ! HOW TO FIND THE BEST STUFF FAST T H UR SD AY • • • • Principal letters Hall fliers $ Bookmarks $ School newspaper 9 /2 5 /2 0 1 2 • Website promotion 3 :3 0 • PM Teacher recognition $ GET . I T • Brochure (for parents) $ GOOGLE LIKE AN EXPERTSign up with Andrea in the Library to becom e a student leader (10 sessions): • Posters in library $ Session 1: Searching tips and tricks Find good stuff • Video (near end of Mission: bookm ark your best links with Delicious for easy access anywhere Rem em ber, no food and drink at the com puter program) • Librarian e-signature Im age by Sun Ladder/ flickr
  21. 21. Assessment: student preparation1) Student leaders and a teacher will assessand track student performance basedprojects using checklists and rubrics:  Leadership workshop digital portfolios in four information literacy skill areas  Digital citizenship workshops projects: • Easy multi-media presentations on digital citizenship (Animoto, Voki), • Google Doc of Enrichment Binder2) Surveys to teachers, students andadministration will give feedback aboutperceived impact of digital citizenshipworkshops and information literacy skills
  22. 22. Assessment: student leadership • Survey teachers for feedback about impact of working with student leaders • Focus group with student leaders
  23. 23. Get IT Student leaders will address School Needs Prepare students to use digital tools for information literacy skills Support teachers in integrating technologyInvolve youth as experts in the learning community Enhance culture of inquiry & technology
  24. 24. Credits• Image of laptop cart from:• Image of ESCS students from: Liz’s advisory• Quote from: Martinez, S. and Harper, D. (November, 2008). Working With Tech-Savvy Kids, Educational Leadership. 88(3). Retrieved from:• Image of Atlantic magazine cover July/Aug 2008 from:• Image of Time magazine cover December 26, 2006 from:,16641,20061225,00.html