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Lewis, Courtney L. – Knowledge Quest, 2019
One of the issues connected to the use of standards in independent schools is the varying approaches to an astonishing variety of school missions. Independent school administrators and teachers often see national standards to be the purview of the professionals they hire. As a result, teachers and department heads work to select standards that…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, Reading Programs, Information Literacy
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O'Connor, Mary Lou Caron – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Nothing is more fulfilling than a school library full of students hungry to learn--especially when they have all the tools and resources they need and, more importantly, a school librarian ready to help them gain the knowledge and understanding they need to apply technology to become fully digitally literate citizens. Therefore, it was very…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Educational Resources, School Libraries, Elementary School Students
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Bryan, Len – Knowledge Quest, 2018
School librarians must teach media literacy and be on the forefront of defining what media literacy is and why it is important for students and communities. The competencies involved in information and media literacy are interwoven throughout the frameworks in the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) "National School Library…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Media Literacy
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Little, Hannah Byrd – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Students are looking more and more to social media for their daily news. They must learn how to verify this news and how to cite the information. From a very early age, they need to understand how to interact with networked, digital technologies. They need to learn how to use social media and learn how not to be used by it. It is important to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Media Literacy, Information Literacy, School Libraries
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Miller, Angie – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Librarianship is an ever-changing journey that follows the evolution of media literacy. Currently, students live in an Internet world where politicians scream "Fake news!" at reports they don't like; foreign governments create actual fake news; and journalism seamlessly blends the genres of reporting and commenting. Students must learn…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Internet
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Lofton, Jane – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Cultivating partnerships is a crucial advocacy strategy for school library associations building support for the work they do. School librarians cannot do their work in isolation, so it makes sense for their associations to reach out to other associations whose members work with or could potentially support school libraries and school library…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Associations, Agency Cooperation
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Johnson, Mica – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The school librarian at Farragut Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee, describes how, given the recent surge of fake news, her school was inspired by the new American Association of School Librarians Standards Framework for Learners (2017) to overhaul its website evaluation lessons in the school library program. Concentrating on the Shared…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Librarians, Middle Schools
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Crockett, Lee Watanabe – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Librarians are leaders in growing global digital citizens. The libraries of the future are more than just housing centers for books and media. They are invigorating meeting places and communities where truly meaningful learning and discovery take place. As technology has transformed reading and learning, it has also transformed the vision of the…
Descriptors: Librarians, Role, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Dooly, Dustin L. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
We seem to instinctively crave information that confirms our biases. Rather than learning knowable things, we shrink inside ourselves and hunker down with the familiar, comfortable information that feeds our narrative of what we think we know, of how we think the world works. Students do not naturally know how to open up their perspective to other…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Information Literacy, Empathy, Interpersonal Relationship
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Hobbs, Renee – Knowledge Quest, 2017
It's indisputable: disinformation, hoaxes, propaganda, and hyper-partisanship are increasingly global phenomena. Educators, librarians, policymakers, and community leaders are wondering about the implications of the changing information landscape. Anyone can publish and promote anything, and increasing political polarization is being combined with…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Misconceptions
Fontichiaro, Kirstin; Oehrli, Jo Angela – Knowledge Quest, 2016
As many states move forward with adoption or adaptation of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, Common Core State Standards, and/or Next Generation Science Standards, students are expected to be fluent with data: to collect and analyze it, create figures and tables, integrate quantitative…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Skill Development
Murphy, Nora G. – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Just as fluency isn't knowing every word in a language, source literacy isn't knowing every source. It is, instead, the ability to interpret from context, to know what to ask, to read the clues, and to use the understanding brought from knowing about other sources. A person fluent in source literacy is able to do this automatically, the way you…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Information Sources, Technology Uses in Education
Vaughan, Lauri J.; Smith, Sue; Cranston, Meredith – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Teachers become experts in their discipline and its writing conventions after years of study. However, they ask students who switch subjects five or six times a day to change disciplinary lenses every hour or so. This article presents an alternative to the established approach of simply integrating generalized information literacy skills into…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines, Information Skills, Reading Skills
McPherson, Heather; Dubé, Margot – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Information literacy (IL) is a multifaceted skill that encompasses information seeking, identifying research questions, finding answers to research questions, and then evaluating and using information appropriately (ALA 2001). Much research has been conducted on the low level of IL found amongst high school students. Failure to make connections…
Descriptors: High School Students, Information Literacy, Action Research, Critical Thinking
Messenger, Caroline Gordon – Knowledge Quest, 2015
More than twenty years ago reading researchers sought to capture the behaviors good readers demonstrated to make meaning from their reading. By shifting the focus away from what was wrong, researchers were able to study and discuss what worked. A comprehensive list of reading strategies emerged from this research. This was an important discovery.…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Literacy, Evidence, Classroom Environment
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