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1 Information Literacy for Teachers Debbie Meadows Bonita DeAmicis BTSA/Induction 16.2

2 What is Information Literacy? the ability to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information (ALA, 1989) available: ential_Committee_on_Information_Literacy.htm ential_Committee_on_Information_Literacy.htm

3 Selecting Sources Print Materials –Books –Magazines –Journals –Encyclopedias –Newspapers Technology Materials –CD-Roms/DVD-Roms –Websites –Electronic Databases –Search Engines –Online Encyclopedias –E-books

4 Search Strategies Boolean Logic Site Navigation Search Engines –Use Advance Search Page Questions

5 Boolean Logic Apple AND Orange Apple NOT Orange Apple OR Orange

6 Site Navigation Quick way to navigate a large site Key Words or Sections

7 Search Engine Google arch?hl=en arch?hl=en Advanced Search

8 Additional Technology Electronic Encyclopedia –http://encarta.msn.com/http://encarta.msn.com/ –http://www.encyclopedia.com/http://www.encyclopedia.com/ Primary Sources –http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/RUSA/http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/RUSA/ Ask an Expert –http://k12science.ati.stevens-tech.edu/askanexpert.htmlhttp://k12science.ati.stevens-tech.edu/askanexpert.html

9 Evaluating Sources Web Addresses –Parts of a Web Address –Internet Groups Website Evaluations –Five Ws Who, What, When, Where, Why Citation of Sources –Giving Credit where Credit is due

10 The Five Ws Who wrote the page? What is the purpose of the page ? When was the site created and updated? Where does the information come from? Why do I need this information? Kathy Schrock from Planting the Seeds of Change

11 Alan November ml website evaluation toolhttp://www.lib.umd.edu/UES/webcheck.ht ml ml article for reflectionhttp://www.anovember.com/articles/zack.ht ml Sites for Evaluation –http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/ –http://www.martinlutherking.org/http://www.martinlutherking.org/

12 Why: Helpful Questioning and refining of students search strategies Good Questions are the basis for finding information Debbie Abilock's Best Tool for the Job information/5locate/adviceengine.html Big 6:

13 Fun to Checkout (teacher only)

14 Additional Resources /help/hoax/index.htmhttp://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college /help/hoax/index.htm val.htmlhttp://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/e val.html

15 Bibliography world.com/a_sites/sites081.shtmlhttp://www.education- world.com/a_sites/sites081.shtml


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