Information Skills Instruction Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu for This Page: National Standards | State and Province Standards | School District Standards | Information Literacy National Standards What is information literacy? - CILIP: the library and information association What is information literacy? CILIP's Information Literacy Group has released CILIP Definition of Information Literacy 2018 at the LILAC Conference and reinforces the relevance of information literacy in the current age: “Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society.”
What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular? Design Thinking is not an exclusive property of designers—all great innovators in literature, art, music, science, engineering, and business have practiced it. So, why call it Design Thinking? What’s special about Design Thinking is that designers’ work processes can help us systematically extract, teach, learn and apply these human-centered techniques to solve problems in a creative and innovative way – in our designs, in our businesses, in our countries, in our lives. Some of the world’s leading brands, such as Apple, Google, Samsung and GE, have rapidly adopted the Design Thinking approach, and Design Thinking is being taught at leading universities around the world, including d.school, Stanford, Harvard and MIT.
*Something Familiar and Something New: Unpacking the Standards Drs. Elizabeth Burns and Marcia Mardis discuss the new standards. Did you get your copy of the new standards yet? I must tell you that I am officially excited about them. While I was at the conference, I attended the “AASL ESLS Research Symposium.” Eleven Reasons Why Librarians Rock – EveryLibrary Whether they are doing storytime, teaching classes about social media privacy, or discovering new books to add to their collections, librarians always work overtime — and wear many different hats — to bring the magic that they do day in and day out to their communities. In short, librarians rock. Here is just a handful of reasons how and why:
ASSURE model - Learning Theories ETC547 Spring 2011 What Is It? The ASSURE model is a six-step Instructional Systems Design (ISD), intended to help teachers utilize technology and media in the classroom. ASSURE is a way to ensure that the learning environment is appropriate for students. ASSURE can be used in lesson plans to improve your own teaching and your students’ learning while using technology. The ASSURE acronym stands for these important components: The AASL Standards Web Portal: Accessing Standards and Support Resources (Webinar) Kathy Mansfield is the library media/textbooks consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and served as a member of the AASL Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board. Kathy was an elementary school librarian in Kentucky for 19 years before joining KDE. She is on the boards of both the Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL) and the Kentucky Library Association (KLA), as well as on the leadership team for the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL).
There's So Much on the Web! Helping Students Become Internet-Research Savvy No matter how much we emphasize the importance of books and databases, the reality is our students are using the Internet for research and will continue to do so. The plethora of high-quality resources available online cannot be ignored. But teaching our students how to navigate the intricate web of invisible wires cannot be ignored, either. Seventy-four percent of college freshmen report that they struggle with keywords and searches, and once they complete searches, nearly half of freshmen are overwhelmed by the amount of irrelevant information. In fact, “I can’t find anything,” is a frequent comment I hear when students embark on their research, whether they are using the Internet, a database, or an online book.
ADDIE Model Explained [INFOGRAPHIC] Anyone who is actively involved with instructional design has at some point used the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate) for their course development. This model is one of (if not the) most popular structures used by training designers today. As you can expect, it has received a lot of attention from the community – some criticizing it, others providing praise. *It All Fits Together: The New National Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries Marcia A. Mardis is associate professor and assistant dean, Interdisciplinary Research and Education, in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee. A longtime member of AASL, Marcia is chair of the Standards and Guidelines Editorial Board. Among her recent honors were receiving the 2016 FSU College of Communication and Information’s Leadership Builder Award, a 2016 Michigan Association for Media in Education President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession, and several research and teaching awards from FSU. Mary Keeling is district supervisor of library media services for Newport News (VA) Public Schools where she has led development and implementation of a district-wide inquiry process model.