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Scheffers28-4.pdf. Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens. 21st Century Literacy | In Print Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens.

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens

But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages? By John K. Waters04/09/12 Video Exclusive: Cultural anthropologist Michael Wesch at Kansas State University discusses the tools today's students need to be good digital citizens. Impact Studies - SLIM - CISSL. The School Library Impact Measure (SLIM) is a toolkit that enables you toassess student learning through guided inquiry in the school library.

Impact Studies - SLIM - CISSL

It consists offour instruments that elicit students’ reflections on their learning at three points intheir inquiry process. The toolkit will enable collaborating school librarian –teacher teams to chart changes in students’ knowledge and experiencesthroughout the process. Inquiry LearningThe school context for using the SLIM toolkit is an inquiry unit. An inquiryapproach to learning is one in which students actively engage with diverse andoften conflicting sources of information and ideas to discover new ideas, to buildnew understandings, and to develop personal viewpoints and perspectives. SLIM Handbook SLIM Reflection Instruments and Scoring Guidelines SLIM Scoring Sheet. Shibboleth Authentication Request. Information Literacy: Building Blocks of Research: Overview.

Building Blocks of Research:Overview of Design, Process and Outcomes What is Information Literacy?

Information Literacy: Building Blocks of Research: Overview

Information Literacy is a transformational process in which the learner needs to find, understand, evaluate, and use information in various forms to create for personal, social or global purposes. Information Literacy shares a fundamental set of core thinking- and problem-solving meta-skills with other disciplines. Authentic cross-disciplinary problems which include observation and inference, analysis of symbols and models, comparison of perspectives, and assessment of the rhetorical context, engage students in developing mastery information literacy over time. Select a building block... The Laptop Fallacy. Note: This article first appeared in School Libraries Worldwide, Volume 4, Number 1, 1998, 59-72.

The Laptop Fallacy

This paper will also appear as a chapter in a forthcoming Australian book on Information Literacy edited by James Henri and Karen Bonanno. It is republished here with permission of School Libraries Worldwide and Charles Sturt University. This article begins with a brief overview of the concept of literacy. It then focuses on a series of definitions that deal with an expanding notion of literacies, and finally refocuses on information literacy. InfoLiteracyFramework.pdf. Graphic Organizers. Herring and Tarter ( Information literacy models. Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) Home - Big6. Untitled Document. The PLUS model This model of the information skills process is called the PLUS model and seeks to incorporate the key elements of previous models while adding emphasis on thinking skills and self evaluation.

Untitled Document

PLUS incorporates the elements of Purpose, Location, Use and Self-evaluation. As can be seen from the above diagram, the PLUS model is not necessarily a linear model although some students may progress from Purpose to Self-Evaluation without a problem. However, for many students, information literacy is often problematic and they may have to step back from time to time, for example to redefine their Purpose if they are overwhelmed by information at the Location stage. The blue arrows above show the linear progression which a student with highly developed information skills may make. Carol Kuhlthau. In the first stage, initiation, a person becomes aware of a gap in knowledge or a lack of understanding, where feelings of uncertainty and apprehension are common.

Carol Kuhlthau

At this point,the task is merely to recognize a need for information. Thoughts center on contemplating the problem, comprehending the task, and relating the problem to prior experience and personal knowledge. Actions frequently involve discussing possible avenues of approach or topics to pursue. In the second stage, selection, the task is to identify and select the general topic to be investigated and the approach to be pursued. Feelings of uncertainty often give way to optimism after the selection as been made and there is a readiness to begin the search.

The third stage is Exploration characterized by feelings of confusion, uncertainty, and doubt which frequently increase during this time. The ISP presents information seeking as a process of construction influenced by George Kelly’s personal construct theory (2). 2. 3. 4. Carol Kuhlthau. Guided Inquiry opens the inquiry process at Initiation, immerses students in background knowledge at Selection, guides in exploring interesting ideas at Exploration, enables identifying an inquiry question at Formulation, supports gathering to address the question at Collection, intervenes for creating and sharing at Preparation, and assesses throughout the inquiry process and evaluates at the close.

Carol Kuhlthau

Let’s take a closer look the Guided Inquiry Design Framework. Shibboleth Authentication Request. SLMR_CriticalInvestigation_V9.pdf. The Big Six Information Skills As a Metacognitive Scaffold: A Case Study. Sara Wolf is an Assistant Professor of Educational Media at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama; Thomas Brush is Associate Professor of Instructional Systems Design at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; and John Saye is Associate Professor of Secondary Social Studies at Auburn University.

Several information problem-solving models exist for teaching and reinforcing the research, problem-solving, and writing processes. The Big Six information skills model (Big6) is one that is primarily aimed at kindergarten through twelfth-grade students. This model is intended to foster the acquisition of research, problem-solving, and metacognitive skills through the cooperation of both school library media specialists and classroom teachers.

While a strong anecdotal record exists supporting the use of Big6, empirical research support is less evident in library and education literature. Information Problem Solving Each of the six steps has two subskills. . [ Back to Top] Metacognition Scaffolding.