information literacy

The Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref 2018

From January 15th - to February 3rd, Wikipedia is hosting the Wikipedia Library/1Lib1Ref initiative where they hope to have every librarian possible worldwide (yup worldwide!), contribute one, just one reference in order to make Wikipedia a reliable resource for everyone. In this day and age of misinformation, what a wonderful [...]

Videos on Taking Notes and Citation in English and French for Elementary

A few months ago, our colleagues in the Digital Citizenship Initiative put together two videos aimed at elementary school students. The first one is on how to take notes and the second is on quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. These videos are available in both English and French. Hopefully, you and [...]

Links with Libraries in Mind

Here are a few goodies I came across in the past few weeks as I was trolling through the ever helpful Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website. They all have to do with libraries. · 6 Great Search Engines Designed specifically for Kids: https://goo.gl/lDilGy · Infographic Featuring 12 iPad Apps [...]

Camp Newsela: A Way for Kids to Stay Informed Over the Summer

Here is an exciting way to keep kids reading and staying up-to-date with current events issues.  From June 13th to the end of August, students can receive two news articles per week at Camp Newsela’s site. These can be chosen from seven different interest categories.  According to the site: Kids [...]

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One More edWeb Webinar for February’s Professional Development Corner

Curation, Revisited: Aggregating Resources in 2016            Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT Information enthusiasts have been talking about how to best curate resources for some time, but the tools for curation keep [...]

New QSLiN film: Information Literacy and Current Events

https://youtu.be/lykLsPyd6GM?list=PLwrt0pwMw5MsHgZ_5sVthoNM5dXxeyxB_ Current Events can be a tricky subject for both high school students and teachers; this kind of information can be hard to find.  All of us think that we're pretty savvy when it comes to knowing what's going on and yet, sometimes we can be caught off guard by [...]

More on Creative Commons Photos

I'm a big fan of Richard Byrne's blog, Free Technology for Teachers.  He does post a lot of useful ideas, links, and suggestions.  I subscribe to a weekly email service that he provides in which I receive summaries of what he's been posting. Richard Byrne recently posted an article on [...]

Media Smarts Launches Use, Understand, and Create – A Bilingual Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools

According to Media Smarts: "Young Canadians need to be able to make good choices about privacy, ethics, safety and verifying information when they’re using digital media, and they need to be prepared to be active and engaged digital citizens. Based on our research on digital literacy education in Canada, USE, [...]

Inquiry Based Learning and a Tour of theinquiryprocess.ca – Information Literacy All the Way

I just finished this how-to-use theinquiryprocess.ca video today.  I hope that you can find the time to share this with teachers and library staff. I've also made a video on what inquiry based learning is involves. There are so many video out there on this, but I thought that after [...]

Lesson Plans on Google Search, K – 12

I found Jeff Utecht's blog, The Thinking Stick through a website that lists resources for teaching Information Literacy, the Resources page for Next Vista for Learning. In adding content to theinquiryprocess.ca, I'm always on the look-out for material for Kindergarten and Cycle 1.  That's where Jeff Utecht comes in.  His [...]