Guided Inquiry - CISSL Kim, Sun Un & Todd, R. J. The Information Search Process of English Language Learner (ELL) Students in a Guided Inquiry Project: An In-depth Case Study of Two Korean High School Students in the United States. Paper presented at the Annual Conference and Research Forum of the International Association of School Librarianship, Berkeley, California August 2008. CD Publication. Empire State Information Fluency Continuum A new resource, called the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, is now available thanks to the NYC School Library System. This resource emphasizes the importance of inquiry in learning and establishes information fluency standards for grades K-12, which are aligned with Common Core Learning Standards. The fusion of the two sets of standards aims to create students who are capable of absorbing and applying appropriate information to any situation. The document identifies three information literacy standards which encourage students to be thinkers, explorers, and citizens and outlines the essential steps of inquiry: connect, wonder, investigate, construct, express, and reflect. The continuum also includes grade-specific benchmarks for information skill development and sample diagrams and worksheets which may be used to assess students’ progress.
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AASL Advocacy Brochures Advocacy Brochure Series Helps School Librarians Speak to Stakeholders Developed and distributed through a grant from the Bound to Stay Bound Books Foundation, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents a new advocacy tool to help school librarians generate and guide discussion with stakeholders about quality school library programs. School Library Programs Improve Student Learning is a series of advocacy brochures each designed to speak to a specific stakeholder audience within the school library community, including administrators, policymakers, parents, and teachers. The School Library Programs Improve Student Learning brochure series unfolds AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs in a way that allows each stakeholder group to visualize a model school library program from their perspective. Downloading and Ordering Interested in customizing your brochure?
Badges for Higher Education This group is focused on finding ways badges work well in higher education. Higher learning institutions have the potential to accept badges in the admissions evaluation process as well as as issuers credentialing course content and informal learning experiences. This group explores these and a range of related issues, such as supporting disciplinary research into badges (more details). Higher Education Resources Survey Data: (2014 cycle preliminary report)Examples of digital badges in higher education: The Higher Ed working group completed its first cycle at the end of 2014, and is being reconvened under the leadership of Dan Hickey, James Willis and Carla Casilli for a second cycle as of July 2015. In addition, join the Google Group to stay up-to-date on the Higher Education Working Group.
12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy Google has made it possible for us to have instant information gratification. Just start typing the first letters of your search word and the site intuits your question and offers you the smartest choice of answers. Seems simple enough. But as quick and facile as the process is, there are ways to be even more efficient, more search-savvy. CONTROL F. To those who wonder if Google is making us stupid, Russell has a pithy response: “Plato said that about books.” I better go search that. NCHS Research Rubric.pdf School Research Rubric Template Research Standard: Students will engage in research by locating, critically selecting, interpreting, organizing, and synthesizing information from print, non-print, and electronic sources to increase knowledge, solve problems, and construct meaning. Descriptor Locating/Critically Selecting Synthesizing/Constructing Meaning/ Solving Problems Presenting/Applying Increased Knowledge Advanced Students: demonstrate facility with a variety of media (eg. print, non-print, electronic) use varied sources that represent several different perspectives use the most valid, timely and reliable sources select content that progressively depends and refines initial purpose consistently keep main question in mind consistently make an organized, logical argument consistently integrate relevant information into a coherent whole consistently interpret information to draw valid conclusions present an original, clear and provocative arguments proper citation Exceeds Goal of view Basic
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Punctuation, symbols & operators in search - Search Help You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise. Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator. Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. A search for site:nytimes.com will work, but site: nytimes.com won’t. Search social media Put @ in front of a word to search social media. Search for a price Put $ in front of a number. Search hashtags Put # in front of a word. Exclude words from your search Put - in front of a word you want to leave out. Search for an exact match Put a word or phrase inside quotes. Search within a range of numbers Put .. between two numbers. Combine searches Put "OR" between each search query. Search for a specific site Put "site:" in front of a site or domain. Search for related sites Put "related:" in front of a web address you already know. See Google’s cached version of a site Put "cache:" in front of the site address.
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