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Information Literacy & Fake News

"Fake news" is a hot topic these days and learning to discern the real news goes hand in hand with information literacy.

Big6 Information & Technology Skills for Student Success

"Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information. Some call it information literacy, information communication, or ICT skills, or a process, but we call it the Big6."  See the Big6 skills overview.

Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning

Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning -- Executive Summary   Provides an overview of the study conducted by the Stanford History Education Group, with some samples of rubrics and activities for students.

Information Literacy - Common Sense Media

Information Literacy resources from Common Sense Media.  "Information Literacy has also been referred to as digital literacy or media literacy. Regardless of the terminology, be it digital literacy or media literacy, having information literacy skills are the fundamentals to thrive in a digital space."

Information Literacy Course Module - Marshall University

Information Literacy Course Module from Kelli Johnson of Marshall University, aligned to ACRL's information literacy standards.   Includes pre- and post-module assessments.

Information Literacy - Habits of Mind (HOMs) Toolkit - Claremont Colleges

"In the Information Literacy Habits of Mind (HOM) toolkit, you will find sample activities and ideas for incorporating HOM learning outcomes into your library instruction sessions." Created by Alexandra Chappell and Rebecca Halpern of Claremont Colleges library.

Information Literacy resources - Read Write Think

Read Write Think has a mission "to provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials."  Partners include International Literacy Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and the Verizon Foundation.   Search for "information literacy" to find resources by grade levels.

Information Literacy tutorial - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Tutorial on information literacy.   "The broad focus of the tutorial is on understanding sources of information...The tutorial is composed of six modules, each one dedicated to a specific element of information competency."  Created by Kristin Woodward and Kate Ganski, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.

Information Literacy tutorial - American University

"This tutorial is composed of 5 sections. Each has its own set of learning outcomes and activities." From Meagan Kinsley at the American University library.

Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook - SUNY Open Textbooks

"The Information Literacy User's Guide introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves." Written by Deborah Bernnard, Greg Bobish, Jenna Hecker, Irina Holden, Allison Hosier, Trudi Jacobson, Tor Loney, and Daryl Bullis. [PDF download]

Media Literacy best practices - Center for Media Literacy

Best Practices includes tools and ideas for teachers for bringing media literacy to the classroom.  "Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture."

Media Literacy tools - National Association for Media Literacy Education

Resource Hub with videos and tools for media literacy.  "The Resource Hub is a collective ‘smackdown’ of curricula and other useful links that serve, intersect and represent the broad array of stakeholders in media literacy education that comprise our membership."

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