Information Literacy

By Big Ideas In Education | positions these critical literacies as a combined set of competencies–Positioning the knowledge, skills and attitudes–central for living and working in our world today.

LibGuides: Information Literacy Tutorial: Begin Here

This section will introduce you to steps that will help you get started with your research project.<p>In this section, you will learn how to distinguish …

Wikipedia builds a digital library system

Photo by Stewart Butterfield, CC BY 2.0.We’ve always thought that the world’s largest encyclopedia should have a world-class library. Through the …

Historian Abby Smith Rumsey on how digital memory shapes the future

As electronic records replace physical ones, how do we make sure we don’t overwrite our history?Historian and archivist Abby Smith Rumsey has long …

“Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News” Kicks off SLJ ISTE Webcast Series

A new season of <i>SLJ</i>’s webcast series in conjunction with ISTE starts off with a bang this month. “Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News,” an …

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)

This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).This global strategy marries the large, but …

How to Use Information Fluency for Effective Online Research Strategies

The Internet is a swelling ocean of information. Navigating through the steady flow of that information ocean can be hazardous. This is certainly …

School Library Journal

Were you looking for Dewey Decimal Class 404? Didn’t think so.<p>If you typed the URL directly, please make sure the spelling is correct.<p>If you clicked …

Libraries

The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how.

Discerning fact from fiction in news and online content has never been more challenging. From “pizzagate”—false reports of a child sex ring operating …

Teaching

Straight talk: Inviting students’ perspectives on information literacy teaching and learning

My colleagues and I received a grant from our regional consortium to develop information literacy continuing education opportunities for faculty, …

Critical Analysis and Information Literacy

With these understandings, students will be prepared to form opinions based on facts instead of social media or biased reporting. They can learn to …

Media and information literacy is a tool that enables life

Media and Information Literacy (MIL) also received strong recognition by the government of Latvia, with <b>Ms Inara Murniece</b>, Speaker of the Parliament …

Choosito! Supporting kid search, discovery and literacy

With more than a billion websites out there and 100 million new webpages published each days, it’s tough work for a kid to find resources that are …

Knight Foundation

<b>Status: The challenge is closed.</b><p>The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding the best breakthrough ideas in news and …

New Research Article (Preprint): “The Language of Information Literacy: Do Students Understand?”

Patricia Bravender <i><br>Grand Valley State University</i><p>Christopher Kierkus <i><br>Grand Valley State University</i><p><b>Source</b><p>via C&RL Website<p><b>Abstract</b><p>In order to effectively …

Information Literacy

Kiddle search engine removes block on 'gay,' 'puberty' after criticism

Kiddle, a website billed as a "visual search engine for kids," was criticized on Twitter this week for blocking certain search terms as "bad words," …

Kiddle, the homophobic search engine for kids

So as you have probably heard, there is a new search engine called Kiddle which describes itself as a safe search engine for kids.<p>Too bad it’s …

visual search engine for kids, powered by Google

Kids

Behind the Books: Getting Ready to Research, Part 2

If you read my last Wednesday post (before vacation week), you know that I’m concerned by the negative attitude many middle school students seem to …

Real Scientific Literacy, Part II

Continued from Part I<b>5) How to Analyze a Scientific Study</b>I don’t expect a non-scientist, or even a scientist far outside their area of expertise, to …

11 Ways to Teach Savvy Search Skills

<i>This is the second blog in a five-blog series sponsored by</i> <i>Bing in the Classroom</i><i>. See the first blog here.</i> <br>Sure, your students know their way around a …

Teaching Resources

Practical, ready-to-use activities from Professor of Communication Constance Staley.<p>Explains the foundation for using VALUE rubrics to assess student …