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Information literacy is the ability to find and use information.This class combines effective learning strategies and activitieswith information access skills. The goal of this class is to provideinstruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading,viewing, and using information and ideas. Nobody knows all theanswers to every question but an information literate person can find theanswer to any question.There are 5 components of Information Literacy:
PDN: We will be doing silent reading for 10 minutes everydayas a PDN. You may read a book or go onto any of the links under "Silent Reading Websites"You may also read an ebook on our school library webpage (mouse over Academics, then click on library)The usernames and passwords are listed below for the ebooks
. username/password are the same by school site:
Arthur Street arthurebooks / arthurebooks
HEMS castleebooks / castleebooks
Drums drumsebooks / drumsebooks
Freeland freelandebooks / freelandebooks
Heights heightsebooks / heightsebooks
Hazle ELC htelcebooks / htelcebooks
Maple mmebooks / mmebooks
Mcadoo mkebooks / mkebooks
West westebooks / westebooks
Valley valleyebooks / valleyebooksWe will be using Teams for all of our assignments. If you are absent, you are still required to complete the assignment in Teams.Classroom participation grade is based on your behavior. Everyone starts with 100% and points are deducted when rules are broken. (5 points for each occurrence)
Be respectful to others and school property.
Raise your hand and wait to be called on.
Be on time and prepared for class.
Follow directions and procedures.
Work quietly and try your best.
Keep your hands on your own computer
Grading:Your grade is composed of-assignments-projects-participation (behavior)The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student LearningInformation LiteracyStandard 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.Standard 2: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.Standard 3: The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.Independent Learning:Standard 4: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.Standard 5: The student who is an independent learner is informaion literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.Standard 6: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.Social Responsibility:Standard 7: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.Standard 8: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.Standard 9: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information."Readers aren't born, they're made."Jim Trelease*Read - Read - Read