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 http://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.
Validating Information Rubric http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/file/view/validating+rubric.pdf Validating Information Rubric
This is a rubric for validating information sources. This is the process of referencing and authenticating data from multiple valid sources.
With the emergence of Web 2.0 Technologies anyone can publish anything in formats that appear valid. Key elements of validating the information is reporting the information source, accessing multiple information sources and information type, creating linkage between the information sources and making decisions on the validity of information based on this process.
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 http://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.
TIP: Tutorial for Info Power http://tip.uwyo.edu/ In just 45 minutes, TIP will teach you how to think strategically about information and the processes of:
-Investigating a topic
-Searching for information
-Locating the information in the library
-Evaluating the quality of information
-Utilizing the information in papers, speeches, or projects
Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy http://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 Wiki https://infolit.wikispaces.com/ Information Literacy Wiki
Providing professional development ideas, lessons and resources for teaching information literacy to students in grades 6-12.
Started by 2 MLIS students at Syracuse University.
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.
Information Literacy: Search Strategies http://tinyurl.com/1hyc Information Literacy: Search Strategies
Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need Excellent List/Advice
Information Literacy Quiz http://tinyurl.com/955p7 How much do you know about information literacy? Take the following quiz to see if you are Somewhat Savvy (0-5 points), Moderately Savvy (6-10 points) or Downright Nerdy (10+ points)
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 http://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 http://bit.ly/4p9ygA 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 http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050929thursday.html 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.
Beyond Cut-and-Paste http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/ Beyond Cut-and-Paste (PowerPoint)
Debbie Abilock and Susan Geiger
The research process (The student? view) | How do they gain content knowledge | How do they learn from reading | Where is note-making happening? | Note-designing | What are we really teaching about notetaking? | Assess notetaking |
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.
Activities to Promote Information Literacy http://bit.ly/8x6qOF Activities to Promote Information Literacy | Development of an Information Literacy Plan | Information Literacy Bibliography | Information Literacy Matrix |
Fact Fragment Frenzy : Interactive Online Tool http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp 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.
WIT Library http://bit.ly/4suY0S Waterford Institute of Technology Libraries (Ireland)
OLAS Information Skills Tutorial | Web Searching Tutorial | Information Skills Training |
Big6 TurboTools (free demo available) http://www.big6turbotools.com/ Big6 TurboTools
We felt it was time to develop a software tool to help educators implement the Big6 process in context of real needs, real cirruculum, and real assignments. Big6 TurboTools will boost student performance and achievement through dramatic improvement of information literacy skills.
TurboTools is a software program for Windows and Macintosh
TurboTools is the foundation of a Big6 information literacy program for your school and provides an effective way to implement and teach information and technology literacy.
TurboTools guides students--from start to finish--through the Big6 process to create projects and complete assignments of all types, including research papers and book reports. Some of the exciting tools integrated into Big6 TurboTools are: electronic resources for teachers, parents, and students, a powerful new tool for generating custom tests and evaluations, a student project manager, a built-in word processor, a citation/notes generator, an electronic dictionary, and a customizable report organizer and generator that is great for producing book reports, science projects, and numerous other structured documents.
Indiana's Library Information Literacy Standards http://bit.ly/6Co0kJ Correlation of the Library Information Literacy Standards and Indiana's Academic Standards
Information skills exemplar materials http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/5to14/features/informationskills/resources.asp 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.
Library Media Curriculum : Lesson Plans http://hcps2.hanover.k12.va.us/instruction/media/LessonPlanBook.htm Library Media Curriculum : Lesson Plans
e.g. The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively by formulating questions based on information needs
The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively by recognizing the need for information.
Tour of the Library Media Center on-line | Treasure Hunt map and questions | Research Rocks | The Alphabet and the Library |
Big 6 Skills : adventure tutorial http://www.ri.net/RILINK/lbimages/intro.html Big 6 Skills
Welcome, space explorerer! I'm Zlada, Library Media Specialist to Explorers here on the planet Zongony. Zongony is a very special planet-- it's actually a celestial library to all interplanetary citizens and explorers.
We serve the information needs of anyone in sector Y761.
Lately, sector Y761 has had a dangerous intruder. Numbscales the Slobbering Monster, a 100-foot carnivorous creature, has been terrorizing the beings of Zongony for the last 17 years. We used to think we were safe from Numbscales here ....
Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html 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 http://21cif.com/ Guide for creating an Information Fluency Program for your School - from the 21st Century Information Fluency Project Portal
Teaching Information Literacy: Tips and Resources http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=10810510 Teaching Information Literacy: Tips and Resources
"Information literate people know how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively to solve a particular problem or make a decision ?whether the information they select comes from a computer, a book, a government agency, a film, or any number of other possible resources."
This article will provide several resources for further study and also several ideas and resources that will help you in developing your teaching strategies for your students.
Information Literacy: Programs in k-12 http://bit.ly/8yrCZl Information Literacy: Programs, Projects, and Initiatives concerning Information Literacy in Elementary and Secondary Education
Information Handling in the Primary School http://bit.ly/85ZMps Information Handling in the Primary School
The eight activities in this area represent a taster of two sets of NCET materials which have been designed to support primary school information handling work: Getting Started with Information Handling (GS) and Making Sense of Information (MSOI). The first consists of a pack of ten activity cards which cover a range of subject areas and age groups, a booklet for teachers and some ready-made data files on disc to support some of the activities. Making Sense of Information comprises a booklet which presents the process loop in detail,
Making Sense of Information (order no. C91007), priced ?5.00
a set of activity sheets and a fully supported video which shows the process in action in schools throughout the country.
Representing Information Graphically http://bit.ly/7AviwQ Representing Information Graphically
In this unit pupils learn how to use ICT to represent information graphically.
They learn how to create pictograms and how to answer simple questions on the data shown in their pictograms. Pupils will use a graphing package to create their work and will learn how to enter data correctly and how to use icons.
Pupils will apply what they have learnt in this unit when classifying objects in science or mathematics; undertaking investigations in mathematics, science and geography.
The Information Around Us http://bit.ly/5wK5YY The Information Around Us
In this unit pupils learn that information exists in a variety of forms, including text, still and moving pictures, charts and sounds and that different media are used for different purposes. They learn that ICT can be used to communicate and handle information in a variety of ways. Pupils should be able to apply what they have learned in this unit when they are looking for and presenting information.
Lesson Plans & Teaching Activities for School Librarians http://www.libraries.phila.k12.pa.us/lion/lessons.html Lesson Plans & Teaching Activities for School Librarians
Provided here are lessons and activities useful in school libraries, links to library and information skills curriculum documents, and related books and periodicals.
Teaching strategies for teaching information literacy http://tinyurl.com/2yj6h What are some teaching strategies for teaching information literacy?
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