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    Information Literacy

     

    “Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.”
     
    Media Literacy
     
    Media literacy "provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and participate with messages in a variety of forms - from print to video to the Internet.  Media Literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression..."
     
    Transliteracy
     
     "Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks."
     
    Transliteracy deals with the social meaning of literacy.  Instead of focusing on a single authority, it explores how respected groups of individuals communicate to form collective authorship in a dynamic way. This social network of experts and individuals continues to add ideas and information which increases in value over time.  Transliteracy implies that knowledge is communicated in diverse media, showing no preference for one format over another.
     
     
    How Web Savvy are you?
     
    Information Literacy Quiz  from Alan November
     
     
    TRAILS TRAILS   Tools for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills 
    It is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th grade standards.This is a free, web-based assessment system that has been used extensively for a number of years.
     
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    Google  TEACHERS & LIBRARIANS:  Visit Google Search Education for Lesson Plans & Activities; Training Videos; and A Google a Day trivia challenges.
     
     
    Keyword Magic- Watch this video from the University of Sydney.
     
                                                   
     
    Boolean Searching
     
     The Boolean Machine