IMSA Full Circle Resource Kits http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/ IMSA Full Circle Resource Kits are used by thousands of teachers, librarians and technology coordinators to train today's students in critical 21st Century research skills.
Each Kit is packed with articles, curriculum, learning games and assessment tools for strengthening information fluency. Applications include staff development, library orientation, diagnosing students' needs and curriculum integration for elementary grades through college. Kit resources are free.
Information Literacy resources in 42 languages https://bit.ly/XI9fjT E-pub brings together worldwide Information Literacy resources available in 42 languages
A collection of Information Literacy (IL) Resources from around the world is now available on UNESCO’s website in e-Pub and PDF formats. The publication titled “Overview of Information Literacy Resource Worldwide” is divided into 42 language lists and includes selected resources
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum/ Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum
Common Sense Media offers this FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum to help educators empower their students and their school communities to be safe, responsible, and savvy as they navigate this fast-paced digital world. NO COST to your school. It's all free thanks to generous support from our philanthropic supporters.
Teach Information Literacy and Critical Thinking https://sites.google.com/site/teachinfolit/home Teach Information Literacy and Critical Thinking
This site was originally created by Esther Grassian as a LibGuide while she was Information Literacy Librarian in the UCLA College Library. She has migrated the contents to a Google Sites free website, as all content in that LibGuide had the following Creative Commons license on it, as does all of the content in this site, maintained by Esther Grassian, who will retire from the UCLA Library on June 30, 2011.
Libraries and Transliteracy Blog http://librariesandtransliteracy.wordpress.com/ Libraries and Transliteracy Blog
"a group effort to share information about the all literacies (digital literacy, media literacy, information literacy, visual literacy, 21st century literacies, transliteracies and more) with special focus on all libraries."
Ways K-12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media https://bit.ly/a7URAc 14 Ways K-12 Librarians Can Teach Social Media
Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/educationandtraining/infolit/hilt/ Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching
Welcome to the Handbook for Information Literacy Teaching (HILT). This Handbook was written by a group of subject librarians at Cardiff University to support their colleagues in Information Services as they developed their information literacy teaching.
Since the appearance of the first edition in 2005, we have received many expressions of interest from outside the University. We are happy for you to use and re-purpose our material; please note that under the terms of our Creative Commons licence, your use of the Handbook is restricted to non-commercial purposes and you are required to acknowledge the source.
Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy https://bit.ly/7w7Ykb Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline
The Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline attempts to articulate elements of exemplary information literacy programs for undergraduate students at four-year and two-year institutions.
The characteristics identify and describe features notable in information literacy programs of excellence. The characteristics are not, however, descriptive of any one program, but rather represent a metaset of elements identified through examination of many programs and philosophies of undergraduate information literacy.
Secondary ICT: Web Literacy (online video) http://www.teachers.tv/video/5425 Secondary ICT: Web Literacy
This programme reveals the critical importance for teachers to provide guidance to their pupils when using the internet for research.
A group of Year 9 pupils at Wortley High School in Leeds are asked to look at three websites. The subject matters are Martin Luther King, the holocaust and Victorian robots.
None of the websites are what they seem. The first two are fronts for racists and holocaust deniers. The last is a good-natured spoof. None of the pupils spot any problems with the validity, reliability or authority of the sites and many say they would cut and paste information from the sites for use in homework or other projects.
TRAILS : Assessment of Information Literacy Skills http://www.trails-9.org/index.php TRAILS : Real Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills
TRAILS is a tool for library media specialists and teachers to assess the information literacy skills of their high school students.
It is completely Web-based and freely available for use.
The procedure for using TRAILS for your class is outlined in the How TRAILS Works section.
Information Literacy : Lesson Plans http://www.informationliteracy.org/ Information Literacy: Lesson Plans
S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource for educators, that promises to make a significant contribution to enhancing the teaching of information literacy skills to children.
S.O.S. for Information Literacy! http://www.informationliteracy.org/ S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource for educators, that promises to make a significant contribution to enhancing the teaching of information literacy skills to children.
You may submit a lesson plan and/or media materials to the S.O.S. evaluation team, or search our current database of lesson plans by using the "Resources" menu.
In addition, video clips featuring educators "in action" or "reflecting" on successful teaching episodes are continuously being assembled and reviewed by members of the target audience.
Educators can also search by the national standards for information literacy and related indicators established by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) in their publication Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning (1998). There is currently no information system available to the targeted audience that accomplishes the goals of S.O.S. for Information Literacy.
Information Skills Instruction https://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/libplans.html Information Skills Instruction
List of Links at "Resources for Librarians"
Information Literacy Skills | Lesson Plans | Lessons from the Library | Save the Library | Wrapping Up Research |
Alan Novembers Guide to Internet Literacy https://novemberlearning.com/educational-resources-for-educators/ Alan Novembers Guide to Internet Literacy
How many versions of the truth are you looking for? Too often students accept information that looks authentic as the truth and this is one of the dangers of Web site information. Since ANYONE can publish on the Internet, learning how to validate information is an important skill.
One of the most expedient ways to validate a Web site is to look for clues in the Web address or URL. Knowing how to recognize bits of information in the URL can provide information about a site, its publisher and its relationship to other sites.
We call this the Grammar of the Internet.
Quality or Quantity https://www.nytimes.com/section/learning Quality or Quantity
Comparing Criteria for Successful Search Results on Google and Yahoo
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
In this lesson, students will share opinions about the criteria they consider important in an online search engine. Using Google and Yahoo, they investigate various subjects and compare their search results. To synthesize their findings, students prepare recommendations for company executives suggesting how these businesses might improve their services.
Research Building Blocks http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=148 Research Building Blocks: Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments
Children are naturally curious?hey want to know "how" and "why." Teaching research skills can help students find answers for themselves. "Notes, Quotes, and Fact Fragments," taken from a research skills unit, is a step towards the students completing a written report on a state symbol.
Here, the students will learn the importance of finding the words in sentences and paragraphs that contain the facts they need for compiling their research. The students then move to putting those notes into their own words, avoiding plagiarism. Embedded in this lesson is an online activity where students can participate in the fact finding process.
Fact Fragment Frenzy : Interactive Online Tool http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/ Fact Fragment Frenzy : Interactive Online Tool
Fact Fragment Frenzy provides elementary students with an online model for finding facts in nonfiction text, then invites students to find facts in five sample passages.
Fact Fragment Frenzy, included in an extended research skills unit which also employs the Hints about Print interactive, aids students in learning the importance of finding the words in sentences and paragraphs that contain the facts they need for compiling their research. They practice by pulling important words from a text over to a virtual notebook
The students then move to putting those notes into their own words, avoiding plagiarism. Having elementary students participate in the fact-finding process early in their school experience promises to enrich further study and enjoyment of nonfiction texts.
Information skills exemplar materials http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/ Information skills exemplar materials
These materials are provided as examples of some of the ways in which library and information skills can be developed through activities based in the school library resource centre.
The downloads are arranged under the headings suggested by James Herring's PLUS model and contain activities and notes for teachers and librarians delivering an information skills course.
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial https://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/evaluating-resources Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial
This tutorial presents the substance of the Internet Workshops (current schedule) offered year-round by the Teaching Library at the University of California at Berkeley. The content on this site has been updated to reflect the latest trends in search engines, directories, and evaluating web pages. The title reflects our belief that there is a lot of great material on the Web - primary sources, specialized directories and databases, statistical information, educational sites on many levels, policy, opinion of all kinds, and so much more - and we have better tools for finding this great stuff.
What is the Internet and the World Wide Web? | Recommended Search Strategy | Three Families or Types of Search Tools | Evaluating Web Pages: Why and How | Style Sheets for Citing Internet & Electronic Resources | Glossary of Internet & Web Jargon | Handouts and PowerPoint used in our Current Classes |
An Information Fluency program for your School https://21cif.com/home Guide for creating an Information Fluency Program for your School - from the 21st Century Information Fluency Project Portal