21st Century Skills: Information Literacy – Enhancing with Technology
Students researched two careers and prepared a research paper, comparing and contrasting the two careers. Initially, students brainstormed questions related to research. They observed as I showed them Saclibrary.org and the Grant Library website, and some of the resources available to them (card catalog search and the databases available). Then, they developed search queries for a Google-type search. In the computer lab, students researched their careers and were encouraged to “be detectives” locating relevant information for their topics.
21st Century Skill
Information Literacy – We need to teach students to be critical consumers of Information Media. This is especially important with economically disadvantaged populations because many do not have the access at home that those of higher economic status do, and will therefore be handicapped in the workplace unless they get the exposure somewhere else, such as school.
Teacher & Content Area
Diane Roberts, High School
Students will learn new sources for academic research; they will formulate specific search queries and use the queries to research in a range of electronic sources; they will evaluate the sources for credibility and relevance, and will modify searches as needed to obtain desired results.
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