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Information literacy instruction activities and exercises.

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What is Information Literacy?

Information literacy is recognizing when and why you need information, knowing how to find and evaluate it, and using it in an ethical manner.

Objectives:

  1. Decide What You Need to Know: Students will identify the information needed in order to solve a probelm or complete a project.
  2. Investigate the Possibilities: Students will use appropriate search tools and strategies to locate the information needed.
  3. Consider the Source: Students will evaluate search effectiveness and the sources located.
  4. Put It All Together: Students will create a new product incorporating information from various sources.
  5. Give Credit Where Credit Is Due: Students will document and cite sources in a format appropriate to the product created.
  6. Think: Students will value the role of information literacy skills in life-long learning.

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