Monday, February 15, 2016

Information Literacy - resources for a workshop

meme: one does not simply save cancer by pressing like button
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Information literacy is more than possessing information. Information literacy is the ability "to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information." (ACRL, 2000)

Resources for the activities during the presentation:

PollEv.com/maggda or text keyword to 22333

Scrutinize the websites below. Can you find an argument to support or discredit the legitimacy of your website? How can you prove it? Can you see the purpose behind the website? Could you use it in your classroom?

Exhibit A: Save the Octopus!

Exhibit B: Vaccination Gateway to Drugs
http://www.uni.edu/coe/ci/240-031/images/infliteracy-vaccinate.jpg 

Exhibit C: A Kid in Need
http://www.uni.edu/coe/ci/240-031/documents/mail_SlowDance.pdf

Exhibit D: MLK Homework

Exhibit E: Save a Buck
http://www.tomsoutletstore2014.com 

Exhibit F: Zombie Attack?
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/hierakonpolis/zombies.html

Exhibit G: Black People Love Us
http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com/index.html

You may use steps from the Internet Detective website the Detective Work section and Stephen Downe's Principles for Evaluating Websites  (resources below)

What kid of practical steps can you and your students take to critically evaluate information found on the Internet?
Big 6 and Super3  models of how people should solve an information strategies. Super 3 is a simplified model for the youngest students.  Here is a handout (developed by two educators, Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz)   http://big6.com/media/freestuff/Big6Handouts.pdf

Additional resources:

ISTE Standards for students connection:  Standard # 3:Research and Information Fluency:
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
ISTE  Standards for teachers connection:  2 d. Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning

Siemens and Downes theory of connectivism:
snopes.com -Reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation
truthorfiction.com - Get the truth about rumors, inspirational stories, virus warnings, hoaxes, scams, humorous tales, pleas for help, urban legends, prayer requests, calls to action, and other forwarded emails.
hoax-slayer.com - dedicated to" debunking email hoaxes, thwarting Internet scammers, combating spam, and educating web users about email and Internet security issues"
sourcewatch.org - collaborative resource for  documented information about the corporations, industries, and people trying to influence public policy and public opinion
domaintools.com - collection of domain name ownership records in the world (also look easywhois.com)
sweetsearch.com -  a research based multimedia tutorial that teaches effective web research skills to both educators and students

EDUCASE article  Information Literacy: A neglected Core Competency 
Dulcinea Media - A student friendly suit of search engines and web resources
Proclamation by president Barack Obama (2009) establishing October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month.
headstone: died from not forwarding that email to ten people
;-)

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic workshop! Thank you for the resources.

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