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Online Resources: Media/Information Literacy (MIL)


Media and Information Literacy

UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Concepts & Policies https://en.unesco.org/themes/media-and-information-literacy

UNESCO Media and Information Literacy – Resources https://en.unesco.org/themes/media-and-information-literacy/resources

Information Literacy

ASLA Resources for Information Literacy – Australian School Library Association https://asla.org.au/information-skills Dewe

IFLA Information Literacy Section https://www.ifla.org/information-literacy

UNESCO Communication and Information, Access to Knowledge - Information Literacy http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/information-literacy/

UNESCO Overview of information literacy resources worldwide http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/overview-of-information-literacy-resources-worldwide/

Information Literacy Matters - WASLA and SLAV, Australia - A collection of online resources: reports, articles and infographics on Information Literacy curated by the Western Australian School Library Association and School Library Association of Victoria (Australia) http://www.literacymatters.org.au/il-home.html

Media Literacy

Center for Media Literacy – defining Media Literacy https://www.medialit.org/reading-room/what-media-literacy-definitionand-more

Research Skills

Big Six Information Problem-Solving
"Big Six" is a scheme developed by Michael Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz in the United States of America as "a six-stage model to help anyone solve problems or make decisions by using information." It is a process that can help anyone "identify information research goals, seek, use, and assemble relevant, credible information". The Big6 information literacy process is completely transferable to any grade level, subject area, or workplace." Available information in multiple languages. 
See also "The Super3," for 
grades K-6.

Basic Steps to the Research Process
This site takes users step-by-step through the research process, with easily-located tip sheets for specific parts of the process. Developed by school librarian Holly Samuels, it is suitable for school levels from upper primary through to senior high school.

American Association of School Librarians (AASL) offers multiple pages on reading and literacy standards which correspond to the Common Core State Standards, including 

Research Process Helper
Developed by Sandra Hughes (Canada), this site is designed for junior-intermediate school students, to help them to: understand the research process; do their research; evaluate what they are doing; and provide support for getting the job done.

Open Educational Resources (OER) - This page provides links related to the following aspects of OER, OER Information, OER Evaluative Toolkits, Model policies and standards, OER Repositories, and subject-specific OER.

Module Maker
This section of the "From Now On" site guides teachers through the process of creating online research modules for their students. "The research module presented here is intended to challenge your students to make up their own minds while supplying them with rich information to support such thinking". The guidance includes advice on asking good questions, developing assignments, and setting up the online module.

Measure of Student Success: Assessing Information Problem-Solving Skills
"Measure of Student Success: Assessing Information Problem-Solving Skills", an article by Jamieson McKenzie and the Library Media Staff of the Oak Harbor Schools in Washington State (USA) incorporates the Oak Harbor Information Skills Rating Scale.

Teaching the Dewey Decimal System

Meet Melvil Dewey

How to Use the Dewey Decimal System

Do the Dewey! [game]


Updated 14 Sep 2020


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