Courses of Study: Information Literacy

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Information Literacy (1998)
Grade(s): K - 12
All Resources: 73
Learning Activities: 6
Lesson Plans: 50
Multimedia: 17
Unit Plans: 0
1.) The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.

•  Recognizes the need for information.
•  Recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making.
•  Formulates questions based on information needs.
•  Identifies a variety of potential sources of information.
•  Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.
Information Literacy (1998)
Grade(s): K - 12
All Resources: 35
Learning Activities: 3
Lesson Plans: 22
Multimedia: 10
Unit Plans: 0
2.) The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.

•  Determines accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness.
•  Distinguishes among fact, point of view, and opinion.
•  Identifies inaccurate and misleading information.
•  Selects information appropriate to the problems or question at hand.
Information Literacy (1998)
Grade(s): K - 12
All Resources: 55
Learning Activities: 6
Lesson Plans: 43
Multimedia: 6
Unit Plans: 0
3.) The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.

•  Organizes information for practical application.
•  Integrates new information into one's own knowledge.
•  Applies information in critical thinking and problem solving.
•  Produces and communicates information and ideas in appropriate formats.
Information Literacy (1998)
Grade(s): K - 12
All Resources: 18
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 9
Multimedia: 8
Unit Plans: 0
4.) The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.

•  Seeks information related to various dimensions of personal well-being, such as career interests, community involvement, health matters and recreational pursuits.
•  Designs, develops, and evaluate information products and solutions related to personal interests.
Information Literacy (1998)
Grade(s): K - 12
All Resources: 20
Learning Activities: 2
Lesson Plans: 10
Multimedia: 8
Unit Plans: 0
5.) The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.

•  Is a competent and self-motivated reader.
•  Derives meaning from information presented creatively in a variety of formats.
•  Develops creative products in a variety of formats.
Information Literacy (1998)
Grade(s): K - 12
All Resources: 26
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 20
Multimedia: 6
Unit Plans: 0
6.) The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.

•  Assesses the quality of the process and products of personal information seeking
•  Devises strategies for revising, improving and up-dating self-generated knowledge.
Information Literacy (1998)
Grade(s): K - 12
All Resources: 7
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Multimedia: 3
Unit Plans: 0
7.) The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.

•  Seeks information from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines, and cultures.
•  Respects the principle of equitable access to information
Information Literacy (1998)
Grade(s): K - 12
All Resources: 27
Learning Activities: 3
Lesson Plans: 19
Multimedia: 5
Unit Plans: 0
8.) The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

•  Respects the principles of intellectual freedom.
•  Respects intellectual property rights.
•  Uses information technology responsibly.
Information Literacy (1998)
Grade(s): K - 12
All Resources: 45
Learning Activities: 5
Lesson Plans: 36
Multimedia: 4
Unit Plans: 0
9.) The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.

•  Shares knowledge and information with others.
•  Respects others' ideas and backgrounds and acknowledges their contributions
•  Collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies, to identify information problems and to seek their solutions.
•  Collaborates with others, both in person and through technologies to design, develop, and evaluate information products and solutions.