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Literacy Across Learning: Information and Critical Thinking Skills

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Information literacy is important for today's learners. It promotes problem-solving approaches and thinking skills asking questions, seeking answers, finding information, forming opinions, evaluating sources, and making decisions. All of these help to foster successful learners, effective contributors, confident individuals, and responsible citizens. Join Howie Diblasi as he explores how you can help students learn to identify what is real and relevant not just for school, but for learning, life, and work.

Howie will include a discussion of Information Literacy models, where to get started, ways to get students thinking, and various search strategies. In addition to sharing tools and resources, he will also provide activities to develop student understanding and a checklist for evaluating Web resources.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Thursday, November 5, 2015 @ 4:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: College & Career Readiness, Internet Searches, Learning Theories & Strategies
Tags: critical thinking, information literacy, internet searches, search strategies

Reviews (19)

Full Member
great tips on critical thinking
Basic Member
Love the rubric resource
Full Member
Love Alex the resources shared. Thank you!
Basic Member
I liked it.
Full Member
Cool resource.!
Basic Member
Great ideas for using search engines other than the usual ones. Great tips.
Basic Member
Great tips to improve critical thinking skills of students.
Full Member
i love learning about different search engines. In older students, this is great for a lesson on compare/contrast. With younger or more reluctant students, many of these options have fewer distractions! <3
Full Member
Again, Howie blows it out of the water! Love this lesson on critical thinking skills. Bet his kids and grandkids find him fascinating! The challenges never end.
Full Member
Very interesting. I was not aware of several of those search engines and will share them with my students.
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