Monday, July 25, 2005

Information Literacy for K-16 Settings

Information Literacy for K-16 Settings. This is a nice collection of links divided into several category areas including Boolean logic, searching, evaluating Web resources, and others. It also has small bibliographies of print resources on most subjects.

Unfortunately, this site has not been updated since 2002. As such, a lot of recent stuff is missed. And there are also a good number of dead links.

From the site:

Today's educators and K-12 students need to be information literate: to be able to locate, evaluate, use and share information. California State University notes several specific reasons for students to be information literate:

* So they can successfully navigate through proliferating information resources
* To improve their quality of education
* To learn additional tools to reinforce course content
* To enhance lifelong learning.

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has established information literacy standards for K-12 students, which are aligned with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) information literacy competency standards for higher education. Thus, undergraduate students and teacher candidates need to learn the ACRL information literacy competencies in order to succeed in college, as well as design curriculum that insures that their own future K-12 students meet information literacy standards as defined by AASL.

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