Authoritative Sources and Information Literacy

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Published on March 11, 2009

Author: buffyjhamilton



Day 2 of the "Information Literacy" course offered in March 2009 by the Cherokee County School District.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Authoritative Sources Your Passport To a Journey of Learning Through a Personal Learning Network Day 2, Information Literacy Cherokee County School District March 11, 2009 presented by Buffy Hamilton CCSD Media Specialist

what is authority ? who decides what counts as authority ? who are the experts ?

students need personal learning networks to navigate webs of knowledge

teachers and librarians are the travel guides to help students find their way as they explore and develop personal learning networks

what do students need for the journey of learning and information fluency ?

roadmap tourist attractions to explore storage for information sources and notes

roadmap: the research pathfinder

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pathfinders guide students to the resources needed for a research task

carefully constructed pathfinders can help students access quality information more efficiently

your media specialist , your travel guide for the information world, can help plot a course for research with a research pathfinder

web 2.0 tools help manage the streams of information available

web 2.0 tools help librarians embed content more easily

students can “pull” information rather than “pushing” to find information from the pathfinder sources via information portals Image attribution:

tourist attraction to explore: GALILEO, Georgia’s Virtual Library

Image Attribution: GALILEO stands for G eorgiA LI brary LE arning O nline , an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia .

over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals featuring 2000+ full text journal titles Image attribution:

Image Attribution: access full text encyclopedias and book chapters

Image Attribution : why do databases matter?

Image Attribution: “ students who do not have access to this substantial content, students who choose not to use them, are an information underclass .” Joyce Valenza

“ they must be prominent on our online [research] pathfinders . Our teachers should consider the use of databases as they assess student projects.” Joyce Valenza Image Attribution :

“ unless we teach students about the enormous value of these reference sources, ebooks, magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, students will not find them or use them.” Image attribution: Joyce Valenza

Image attribution: let’s explore the universe of knowledge in GALILEO!

storage for information sources and notes: NoodleTools

how do we know how to cite and use information ethically ? where can students store and manage their information sources and notes?

@ buffyjhamilton : NoodleTools is like the tires on a car (the [research] paper)– it's not going to go anywhere without them! From Matthew L., Creekview High School sophomore via Twitter

NoodleTools is the ultimate storage system for information sources by helping students format information sources and create bibliographies Image Attribution:

students can take and organize electronic notes to manage and synthesize information Image Attribution:

let’s take a tour of NoodleTools !

the future is now: emerging sources of authoritative information and social scholarship

emerging web 2.0 sources of credible information Image Attribution:

Image Attribution: How do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media ? Joyce Valenza

Image Attribution: what place does the collective wisdom of the crowd play in research? Joyce Valenza

how do we strike a balance between new media resources and traditional forms of information?

rss =real simple syndication, a web feed or stream format designed to deliver content

feed aggregators capture your favorite RSS feeds and deliver streams of information to your fingertips Image attribution:

wikis -=open software that encourages collaboration and knowledge building

podcast , an audio recording that can be downloaded to a computer or portable media play

iTunes podcasts and iTunesU

YouTube features educational videos from news outlets, book publishers, and other reputable organizations

Image Attribution: Social bookmarking for tagging and organizing favorite web resources as well as a research tool in one’s personal learning network

blogs are a forum for dialogue on any topic and invite conversation as well as the exchange of ideas

where do we want our students to go in their journey for information?

what routes to information do we want them to travel?

teachers and media specialists must work together to help students become informationally savvy

information fluent students won’t miss a turn or get lost in their travels for information

Works Cited Valenza, Joyce. "Top School Library Things to Think About in 2008 ." Weblog      entry. 2 Jan. 2008. Neverendingsearch. 13 Mar. 2008.

Contact Information Buffy J. Hamilton, Ed.S. Media Specialist Creekview High School Cherokee County School District [email_address]

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