Friday, November 11, 2005

S.O.S. for Information Literacy

S.O.S. for Information Literacy. While doing a Google search on information literacy, I found a new IL site I had not noticed before. It is S.O.S. for Information Literacy. The logo at the top notes, "A virtual idea factory dedicated to helping educators find motivating ways of teaching information literacy to children."

The site requires registration but that was painless. I used a throw away e-mail address to register just in case this site spams but so far my throw away e-mail box has not been targeted.

Included at S.O.S. are lesson plans. The site has a few and is asking for contributions for new ones. Unfortunately, as registration is required to view content, this will keep search engine spiders away from the submitted lesson plans. That means Yahoo! and Google will not be sending searchers here. I would like to remind readers that my site ( also takes lesson plan contributions. However, my site does not require registration to view content meaning that more people will actually read your lesson plan if you submit it to LI.Com.

There is also a newsletter at the site (Spotlight on Educators) which appears to be updated quarterly.

As a whole, this looks like a great contribution to the presence of information literacy education on the Web.

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