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Digital Citizenship. Information Literacy. Access and Evaluate Information Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)Evaluate information critically and competentlyUse and Manage InformationUse information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at handManage the flow of information from a wide variety of sourcesApply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information Additional resources: 1.

Information Literacy

ALA | Information Literacy AASL provides leadership for the development of dynamic, student-centered school library media programs. 2. 21st Century Literacies Curriculum The 21st Century Literacies Curriculum presents the process and essential skills for embedding information literacy strategies across all areas of the curriculum. Information Literacy: definitions and models.

Bawden (2001) has produced a review article about interpretations of information literacy, and alternative words and phrases that are sometimes used (e.g. information competency, mediacy).

Information Literacy: definitions and models

The phrase "information skills" (rather than information literacy) is used, for example, by the Standing Conference of National and University Libraries (SCONUL) in the name of its Task Force, and was used by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) when tendering for a project looking at training in UK further and higher education ( The Big Blue, 2001) . Although some people are afraid that learners will be put off by the word "literacy" (since they could resent being seen to be illiterate), Bawden shows that information literacy is still the most commonly used phrase to describe the concept.

In our work we have not found that students have problems with the term. Other definitions of the information literate person tend to cover the same elements, but expand on them in one way or another. Games for Information Literacy. Thesis Statement. Citation. Plagiarism. Types of research papers. Information fluency home. Teenage Usability (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) PBS LearningMedia. EduScapes: A Site for Life-long Learners. Professional Development for Creating 21st Century Student-Centered Learning Environments. Info Literacy and Tech Dropbox. Technology Integration in Education.

EdTech Cheat Sheet. Understanding New Trends in Educational Technology Trying to keep up with all of the new buzzwords in the booming Educational Technology sector can leave you feeling like a kindergartner in a calculus class.

EdTech Cheat Sheet

Don't tell your teach, but we put together a little cheat sheet to keep you informed on what's happening inside and outside of today's most innovative schools. Think we're missing any major terms or trends? Let us know on Twitter. @GoBoundless Gamification? Virtual Classroom? Digital Storytelling?

1:1 Technology Providing every student with a laptop or tablet to make learning more individualized, increase independence and extend academics beyond the classroom. Also: much cooler than just giving out stickers. Adaptive Learning Software that adapts it's content and pacing to the current knowledge level of the user, so it's almost like having a personal tailor for your education. Why Teachers Should Use Education Technology. How do you respond to someone when they ask you WHY they should use education technology?

Why Teachers Should Use Education Technology

Do you get flustered and attempt to walk them through an array of apps and web tools that can help them save time, reduce friction in the classroom, and more? If you’re an Edudemic reader, then you probably already use edtech and are happy to walk others through those exact points. But what happens when you need a bit of a refresher? What happens when you’re curious if all the edtech you’re seeing is actually amounting to something? Just how much edtech is the right amount? Among teachers in a 1:1 or BYOD classroom, 15% use subject-specific content tools every week. 37% use information and reference tools every week. 18% of these teachers use teacher tools on a weekly basis. 20% of those surveyed use digital curricula weekly. I really love the quote used in this visual from Common Sense Media: “I’m always looking for technology to help improve student learning.” 50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students. Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.”

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume. The most fundamental pattern of formal academia is to read something and then write about it. Sometimes this writing comes in the form of responding to questions, while other time it’s in the form of an essay. And sometimes the reading is watching, playing with, or otherwise interacting with a digital media. Let's explore the world! The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content. March , 2014 In a section in her wonderful book "Understanding The Social Lives of Networked Teens" Danah Boyd talked extensively about the concept of digital natives and argued that this nomenclature does not really capture the essence of what a digitally savvy teenager really means.

The 5 Elements Students Should Look For When Evaluating Web Content

Dana argued that the mere fact of being comfortable with a social media tool does not prove that the user has a digital fluency to allow them to better use it for educational purposes : The Credibility Challenge. Summary The Internet can be a rich and valuable source of information – and an even richer source of misinformation.

The Credibility Challenge

Sorting out the valuable claims from the worthless ones is tricky, since at first glance a Web site written by an expert can look a lot like one written by your next-door neighbor. This lesson offers students background and practice in determining authority on the Internet – how to tell whether an author has expertise or not, and whether you’re getting the straight story. Objectives In this activity students will: Learn how to determine authority on and off the Web. What the C.R.A.P.? - What the C.R.A.P? - Research Guides at Vanderbilt University. Welcome! - CRAP Test: Evaluating Websites - Research Guides at South Mountain Community College. Evaluating Internet Resources. How do I evaluate the quality of websites?

Evaluating Internet Resources

SLMR_LibrarySkills_V1.pdf. 5 Components of Information Literacy. Information fluency home. Dana Boyd - ItsComplicated. Educators. Association of College & Research Libraries. The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about. February 18, 2014 With Internet becoming the number one source of information students flock to when looking for resources and references for their researches, it becomes imperative that we make sure that our students are equipped with the appropriate gear to keep them afloat in a sea of information and junk knowledge.

The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about

I am not talking here about the tools students need to use such as the different search engines available out there but more importantly they 'whys' and 'hows' of using these tools. We want to raise a generation of discerning researchers and critical thinkers and to do this we definitely need to shift the focus from the product and tilt it more towards the process. In this regard I am sharing with you two important visuals that shed more light on the outline of the process of research. What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness. What The Data Says About Students’ 21st Century Readiness 21st century skills is a term that’s been bandied about for over a decade now.

What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness

Loosely, it refers to the creative and technology-based skills students are increasingly required to demonstrate to use information in the real world. While there’s plenty of tools, leadership, strategies, and even rhetoric surrounding this discussion, what’s there’s less of is data. The following infographic from helps soften that reality a bit by graphically displaying the data from over 500,000 elementary and middle school assessments framed around ISTE’s technology standards. Information Literacy. Teaching Information Literacy Skills. Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content. I'll admit it. In my early years as a teacher, I thought that encouraging students to improve their writing invariably involved encouraging greater depth, adding more detail, crafting more complex sentences.

In short, I implied to my students that the most valuable revisions involved adding to our work and that writing better equaled writing longer. Enter the infographic, the twenty-first century text/structure/genre/design that blows my earlier beliefs about "better = longer" right out of the water. As texts compete for attention with soundbites, scrolling headlines, tweets, and vines, writers and readers alike are seeing the value of text that uses visual design features to organize ideas, provide background, and emphasize key facts in ways that make it easier for readers to engage a topic thoughtfully.

I have always encouraged my student writers to "swim deeply" when they read and write, moving beyond the basics, braving the imposing waters at the "deep end of the pool. " The Teacher's Guide To Keeping Students Safe Online. Most students are familiar with and active users of mobile technology. While it does facilitate sharing and knowledge exchange, it can be a dangerous tool if improperly used. By this I mean students using their smartphones (or dumbphones, for that matter) to share things they would never normally share. From inappropriate comments to sexting, it’s a dangerous minefield.