Using Information Literacy To Enhance ResearchBest


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Presentation about the need to change the way we teach students how to find and evaluate information for research projects

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Using Information Literacy To Enhance ResearchBest

  1. 1. There is something in the air, and it is nothing less than the digital artifacts of over one billion people and computers networked together collectively producing over 2,000 gigabytes of new information per second. While most of our classrooms were built under the assumption that information is scarce and hard to find, nearly the entire body of human knowledge now flows through and around these rooms in one form or another, ready to be accessed by laptops, cellphones, and iPods. Michael Wesch, "A Vision of Students Today (and what Teachers Must Do)," Encyclopedia Britannica blog, Oct. 21, 2008,
  2. 2. <ul><li>Nadine Norris </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Computing Educators Conference </li></ul><ul><li>February 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.                                                 Alvin Toffler
  4. 4. Information Literacy  - Defined <ul><li>The ability to locate, organize, and evaluate information and use it effectively to create knowledge </li></ul>vs. Technological Literacy The ability to use technology to solve problems and create products
  5. 5. Making Connections
  6. 6. <ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food - cooking/cafes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Holidays – focus on one or two – compare the US or another country </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Music – What is different/same? Who are their popular artists? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs that require a particular eithnic background </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Artist – What is your artist know for? When did he/she live? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History/Explorers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Name an important person in history and why is he important? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geography – recreate the terrain of a particular region and explain its surroundings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Landmarks – monuments/castles/churches </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Groups Endorsing Information Literacy <ul><ul><li>American Association of School Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASCD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable In The Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Council for Teachers of English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Middle Schools Assn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Council of Social Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership for 21st Century Skills </li></ul></ul>
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  11. 11. Access to information has changed. Date
  12. 12. Learning can take place anywhere, and anytime.
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  15. 16. Text Text Text
  16. 17. wisdom of the crowds
  17. 20. wisdom of the crowds
  18. 21. Skills, tools, and resources to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
  19. 22. <ul><li>Inquiry-based process to gain knowledge and make the real-world connection </li></ul>
  20. 23. <ul><li>Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding </li></ul>
  21. 24. <ul><li>Find, evaluate and select appropriate sources to answer questions </li></ul>
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  23. 27. Is Google the only place to look? Is Google the first place to look? There is something beside Google?
  24. 32. <ul><li>Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context </li></ul>
  25. 33. When you are looking for subjectivity
  26. 35. Is Google the only place to look?
  27. 36. <ul><li>Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format in order to make inferences and gather meaning </li></ul>
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  29. 38. What do we know about students' information seeking strategies?
  30. 39. Learner use skills, resource, & Tools to draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situtaitons, and create new knowledge
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  34. 43. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.&quot; 17 Sept. 2008. American Library Association. 10 Oct. 2008 < >. </li></ul><ul><li>Alpert, Jessie. &quot;We Knew the Web Was Big.&quot; Weblog post. Google Blog . 25 July 2008. 28 Sept. 2008 < >. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Internet Usage and Broadband Usage Report.&quot; 2008. 16 Oct. 2008 < >. </li></ul><ul><li>Lejnieks, Carly. &quot;A Generation Unplugged.&quot; 12 Sept. 2008. Harris Interactive. 15 Oct. 2008 < >. </li></ul><ul><li>Salpeter, Judy. &quot;21st Century Skills: Will Our Students Be Prepared?&quot; Techlearning . 15 Oct. 2003. 30 Oct. 2008 < >. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Information Behavior of the Researcher of the Future.” 11 Jan. 2008 < > </li></ul><ul><li>Sanford, Jason. &quot;Knowledge Smackdown: Wikipedia vs. Citizendium by Jason Sanford.&quot; StorySouth: a journal of literature from the New South. 22 Sept. 2006. 24 Feb. 2009 < >. </li></ul><ul><li>Singer, Adam. &quot;49 Amazing Social Media, Web 2.0 And Internet Stats.&quot; Social Media, Marketing, PR | The Future Buzz. 12 Jan. 2009. 24 Feb. 2009 < >. </li></ul>
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