NECC–Information Literacy

Eric LeMoine, Beaverton School District
Monday 830 Concurrent Session

What do you think of this website?

DHMO.org

Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division

Calls for the ban of water because of its high connection to death

Importance of Information Literacy

-Information literacy Defined

-Ability to identify, locate, evaluate information effectively (including presenting it..)

-Searching and critical thinking skills are vitally important

Ban news

-students lacking information literacy skills, especially w/ regard to technology

ETS reports:

35% of students selected correct revision when asked to narrow an overly broad search

Additional data telling us that students might know technology but they are lacking critical thinking skills in a technological environment to:

define

access

manage

evaluate

create

communicate information

Overviewed the difference between Search Engine v. Search Directory

–MANY PEOPLE IN THE ROOM DID NOT INDICATE THEY KNEW THE DIFFERENCE

Advancce seaches and Boolean searches

Evaluating Websites, consider:

Accuracy (verifiable, sources)

Authority (author, url domain)

Objectivity (goal, bias, advertising)

Currentcy (last updated, links current)

Coverage (viewable, fees, special software required)

Information Literacy Skills, part II

Managing Overabundant Information

-Give Students Clear Project Criteria

-PBL needs check-list

-Using Outline Modes, Inspiration/PowerPoint

BASIC MESSAGE IS THE CONTINUED NEED FOR PRACTICING WEBSITE EVALUATION WITH STUDENTS. CANNOT BLAME PREVIOUS TEACHERS, HAVE TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.

URL to Page on NECC Website. From this URL you can locate PPT handout, Two TrackStar website that guide teachers through Information LIteracy process.

http://tiny.cc/LzoFB

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