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Information Literacy - Types of information - sources
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Utilize the Empower Information Literacy tutorial. Be sure to click on the red, right pointing arrow at the bottom of the text to move through the entire tutorial. Starting Your Research Module 1 There may be times you want to take notes in addition to answering the questions. There is a self quiz at the end.

1. Contrast the use of the World Wide Web with one of the other information resources listed.
Journal | Magazine | Books | Newspapers |





















Practice making a choice on the EMPOWER-ometer.
For each of the seven questions, choose one of the best sources to find the information.


2. Libraries can provide ...





3. According to the authors of Empower the World Wide Web provides...



Go to Empower Using the Web

4. Who can publish information on the Internet? Write each group that can put information on the Internet.
After each group, write whether you believe there could be a bias or hidden agenda in the information they make available.













5. What are Periodical Databases ?



What are the two kinds of periodicals?


Contrast the two kinds of periodicals.










6. Read - Judging What You Find.

How could you verify the facts about something you read or are told?



7. Insightful information can be found in Primary Sources.

A primary sources is ..


Postcards from the Field - Antarctic by Jean Pennycook is an example of a web based, primary source.
List three research project subjects where this could be a useful resource.


According to the Library of Congress "Every document has a creator and every creator has a point of view or bias."
You are reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin for class. What might be the value of this book in a project or an investigation about U. S. colonial history?




List the online resources that are available from your school's library.



List three of the online resources available from your community library or state's library.



Which Internet based information resources do you use regularly?


"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies,
and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an
open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." - John F. Kennedy

On to:

arrow Information Literacy - Types of info sources | Keyword searches Activity | Boolean Searching Activity

bullet Small Pieces, Loosely Joined activity |bullet Exploring Google Search Engine |bullet Online Collaborations & Social Networking

bullet Food for thought - Did You Know 2.0? - Are you 21st Century Literate?

bullet Consider the Power of Possibilities through Andreessen's eye

bullet TILT site map | bullet PBS 39 - Career Gates - Technology online video

bullet Web 2.0 and You | bullet eGovernment evaluate a website

bullet National Science Foundation and the Birth of the Internet

bullet Cyberinfrastructure - examines the convergence of three realities -- the spread of
the Internet, the shrinkage of computers, and the accumulation of databases


Internet Hunts / Nature / Computers / Prominent Pennsylvanians / Puzzles & Projects / Site map / Home

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"When technology is responsibly and effectively used in the classroom, students learn faster and in more depth. Use of technology can be intensely motivating and engaging. It provides a link to real-life developments. It can be a catalyst that changes schools. Technology changes the instructional role of the teacher and the educational environment of the school. Much responsibility for learning is now in the hands of the students. They are transformed into masters of their own education. For this, they must possess the cognitive strategies inherent in Information Literacy." Barton, Holly Information Literacy: Learning How to Learn,

Even more interesting ideas: Exploratorium Learning Studio - Searching the World Wide Web.

Guide to Internet Sources from | Bloggez- vous? Should you build a blog?

The Invisible Web | Those Dark Hiding Places: The Invisible Web Revealed created by a librarian invaluable resource!

Internet Hunts / Nature / Computers / Pennsylvania Projects / Puzzles & Projects / Site map / Home

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EMPOWER material ©2007-2008 is a tutorial developed by Wichita State University Libraries

Updated 10/2010 Cindy O'Hora, This activity is released to public domain. Posted 3/25/2007

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Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You do not have to take paper based notes at the library and digitalize them at home. gold star Watch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do a project? How would this facilitate group projects?

Aligned with:

AASL & AECT Information Literacy Standards | National Educational Technology Standards for Students | Brick and Click Libraries

Integration of Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening into the AASL Information Literacy Standard