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Rhondda Powling

information fluency model - 3 views

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    "Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs."
Rhondda Powling

SearchReSearch: Presentation on "What does it mean to be literate in the Age of Google?" - 2 views

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    From Dan Russell. Abstract:  What does it mean to be literate at a time when you can search over billions of texts in less than 300 milliseconds? Although you might think that "literacy" is one of the great constants that transcends the ages, the skills of a literate person have changed substantially over time as texts and technology allow for new kinds of reading and understanding. Knowing how to read is just the beginning of it-knowing how to frame a question, pose a query, how to interpret the texts that you find, how to organize and use the information you discover, how to understand your metacognition-these are all critical parts of being literate as well.
Rhondda Powling

Information Literacy: Building Blocks of Research: Overview - 3 views

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    A good overview by Debbie Abilock
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National Literacy Trust research reveals widening gender gap in boys' and girls' attitu... - 1 views

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    Children, Reading Champions, Reading Connects, Reading The Game, Schools & teaching, Words for Work, Young People
Rhondda Powling

BBC News - Children who use technology are 'better writers' - 7 views

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    Article summarizing recent finding that shows students using technology especially for writing have better core literacy skills. "Children who blog, text or use social networking websites are more confident about their writing skills: - The National Literacy Trust.
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