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Information Literacy, Transliteracy, and Common Core in the 2nd Grade Classroom

Here is a list of resources to support the implementation of a 21st century literacy approach.


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Mike Eisenberg Vodcast #1-What is Information Literacy?

This video is Part 1 of the "Mike Eisenberg Information Literacy Series" of vodcasts. Each vodcast is set up in a format where Mike answers questions that he has collected from students and colleagues around the country on various Information Literacy topics.

Web 2.0 Tools for Educators | Pinterest

Social media provides a variety of tools, commonly referred to as Web 2.0, that educators can use to engage students and enhance essential skills (communication, collaboration, creativity, media literacy, technological proficiency, global awareness. Other tools can be leveraged to become more efficient and effective at what we do in education.

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Transliteracy is the ability to read, write, and create across a range of media platforms. The concept isn't new, thought the name may be. Students need to understand how to capture, create, share information, and communicate through new media to successfully navigate their future. This is more than digital literacy which refers to "reading" media.

Practical Information Literacy: Lesson Plans

Lessons can focus on one skill or integrate many information literacy skills, depending upon previous learning. Projects can focus on one or more steps in the research model (defining, locating, evaluating, using information) or can span the whole research process. Sample plans selected with grades 4 -6 in mind, and others of interest included also.