Information Literacy: Navigating and Evaluating Today's Media

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Teacher Created Materials, Jun 20, 2008 - Education - 232 pages
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Prepare students for 21st Century Skills and the flood of information they encounter daily! Effective strategies, engaging activities, ideas, resources, and a variety of articles come together in this resource designed to help harness, understand, and use information in today's digital age. Both students and teachers will benefit from guidelines for evaluating sources of information, judging authenticity of data and trustworthiness of websites, and using information responsibly. Tips for using primary sources in the classroom, plus ideas on concept mapping, graphic organizing, and project-based learning are included. Other topics include netiquette, cyber safety, cyber bullying, and social networking. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports the Common Core State Standards. 232pp.
 

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Contents

About This Book
7
Information Where Does It Come From?
21
FreeRange Students
71
Organizing Information
95
The Educators Guide to Copyright and Fair Use
112
Who You Gonna Call?
126
Search Techniques and Strategies
139
The World of Libraries
147
GO Harnessing Information
177
Web 2 0 Tools
190
Copyright

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Sara Armstrong, Ph.D., is an educator, author, consultant, and speaker. During her 17 years as a teacher, she has worked to integrate technology into the classroom. She is a recipient of the Computer-Using Educators, Inc. (CUE) Gold Disk award in recognition of her contributions to technology in learning.

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