To access information efficiently and effectively, evaluate the information critically and use the information accurately, creatively and ethically in order to share knowledge gained.
Students will understand that…
- strategies for searching aides in finding information more efficiently
- formulating questions based on information needs will narrow the focus of their search
- informed decisions are derived by critically evaluating information
- information is organized in different formats and forms for varying purposes
- information gathered from varied sources leads to a broader understanding of a topic
- information gathered needs to be noted in an organized manner
- synthesizing information gathered into a product to share will lead to new ideas regarding a topic
- sources need to be cited
- What information is needed to solve this problem?
- What are some possible sources of information?
- How can the format of a resource affect the search for information?
- How do you know when a source can be trusted?
- How do you determine bias?
- How can the information gathered be organized for future use?
- How do you know when your search information has been successful?
- How can the information gathered be shared in an engaging way to your audience?
- How can we give credit to the sources we used?
accuracy, authority, bias, Boolean search, currency, keyword, relevance, subject search, scope, sources
Students will know…
- to identify effective search strategies
- to formulate questions to aide in the search for information
- to identify reasons why a source was selected for use
- to search for multiple sources on a topic to gain a better understanding of a topic.
- take notes from a source in an organized manner
- to synthesize the information gathered into a product that aides in sharing the information in an engaging manner
- to include a list of sources in the correct bibliographic format
Students will be able to…
- conduct an effective search
- formulate questions to make a more directed search
- determine accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness of a source
- distinguishes among fact, point of view, and opinion
- identifies inaccurate and misleading information
- selects information appropriate to the problem or question at hand
- create note cards organized by topic and source
- create a Works Cited list
- create an end product to share knowledge gained
- Conduct searches using district databases and resources, the Internet and library print holdings
- Compile organized notes using NoodleTools
- Using NoodleTools, students will cite the sources used
- Bibliography or Works Cited
- Product created to share knowledge gained on a particular topic