teaching research sarah ludwig hamden hall p.d. day january 3rd, 2012
how our students do research● wikipedia ○ how it works ○ the history ○ the discussion page ○ flags● how google works ○ pagerank● yahoo answers & similar● copy & paste?
what is the value ofinformation literacy instruction?
information literacy is the ability to:● recognize a need for information● identify & locate appropriate information sources● know how to gain access to those sources● evaluate the quality of the information offered by those sources● organize the information● use the information effectively (source: hancock)
what do you think is the value ofstudents gaining information literacy skills?
some great sites (with mostly primarysources)● archive.org ○ the wayback machine● library of congress● national archive● internet public library● national science digital library● iconn.org ○ kids infobits● new york public library● smithsonian [and for kids]
what are some challenges you face inintroducing information literary skills into your curriculum?
your information literacy menu● the pros & cons of wikipedia● presearch/essential questions● the battle of the sources● in your own words● mla citation● research helpers ○ evernote ○ diigo ○ noodle tools ○ dropbox ○ scoop.it
what are the next steps forintegrating information literacy into your curriculum?