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A vast amount of information is instantly available to us and our children from online sources. Information literacy skills help us efficiently sift through, select, and thoughtfully use the ocean of information available at the touch of a button or tap of a screen.

A vast amount of information is instantly available to us and our children from online sources. Information literacy skills help us efficiently sift through, select, and thoughtfully use the ocean of information available at the touch of a button or tap of a screen.

INFORMATION LITERACY

Access to this information can add to our lives in ways that inform, educate and entertain. The downside to this seemingly endless availability of information is that it is often neither well organized nor curated. In other words, the information that can help enrich our lives and that of our children can be both a challenge to find and largely unchecked for quality and accuracy.

In response, information literacy skills are critical to knowing:

  1. How to search for and find the most relevant and appropriate information for you and your family
  2. How to manage information
  3. How to evaluate it for its quality and usefulness
  4. How to use information ethically, appropriately and effectively

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Big6

Big6 is a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information. Using the Big6 information literacy process, you will identify information research goals, seek, use, and assemble relevant, credible information, then to reflect— is the final product effective and was my process efficient.

InCtrl - Information Literacy

Cable Impacts brings you InCtrl, a series of free standards-based lessons, originally developed by Cable in the Classroom, that teach key digital citizenship concepts.

Information literacy

The website supports teachers, researchers and parents with an interest in information and digital literacy by providing news, case studies, examples of best practice and freely available tool kits.

Reading Rockets - Teaching Information Literacy Skills

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

S.O.S. for Information Literacy

S.O.S. for Information Literacy is a dynamic web-based multimedia resource that includes peer-reviewed lesson plans, handouts, presentations, videos and other resources to enhance the teaching of information literacy (K-16).