Information Literacy


information literacy and how to teach it

tutorials that can be adapted to lesson plans

Info Literacy Class Guide
Michael Stephens shares his lesson on Information Literacy

Information Skills and Services - Links
Links to university sites which have information and tutorials about information skills.

RDN Virtual Training Suite - a set of free online tutorials designed to help students, lecturers and researchers improve their Internet information literacy and IT skills. Work in your own time at your own pace - no one is monitoring you! There are quizzes and interactive exercises to lighten the learning experience. Read more information about the tutorials. Simply pick the tutorial that interests you...

Information Skills Virtual Modules
Tutorials to help you develop your information skills.

S.O.S. for Information Literacy - " a dynamic web-based multimedia resource for educators, that promises to make a significant contribution to enhancing the teaching of information literacy skills to children. At no time in history has the ability to locate, organize, evaluate, manage and use information been more critical for today's learners. These skills, collectively referred to as information literacy, lay the groundwork for success in every phase of a student's life both in and out of school."

Taking Notes
Ideas for helping you take notes in class.

by Marylaine Block

Students sometimes seem to have a kind of magical view of the net, without a great deal of understanding of the information landscape on it and beyond it. The invisible net (and the visible library) remain largely invisible to them, because they appear to believe everything they need to know is available for free with a simple Google search -- and, if they don't find it there, that it doesn't exist at all.

My guess, though, is that, if absolutely forced to think about it, they'd readily admit this is not the case. So I'm offering here a few leading questions to ask at the start of information literacy sessions that might force students to examine their assumptions.  
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Library Skills: Copyright Law and Citation Styles(Web Resource) - Students can learn about copyright law by using these sites. Proper citation methodology is also provided. Included is an eThemes resource on information searching strategies.

How To Study
Free links to valuable sites on the Internet related to the subject of studying.

Teaching bibliography writing
 I have used this to teach reluctant Year 7s. I made a poster using clip art with a large nappy on it -  and tell them that to do a bibliography they have to "fill" their nappy - usually gets a giggle or 2. The letters remind them what a bibliography should contain:
 N - Name of book
 A - Author's name
 P - Publisher
 P - Place of publication
 Y - Year of Publication
 Then you just have to get them in the right order!

Information Literacy
ICT Literacy Maps
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a US consortium of education organisations, has developed a series of ICT Literacy Maps that illustrate the intersection between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and core academic subjects. ICT Literacy Maps can assist policy-makers and educators in understanding how to integrate ICT Literacy into core subjects.

Note-taking Skills
Information about how to take notes effectively.

Information Literacy page on my website at

  You will find some links to curriculum programmes .. click on "Teaching Information Literacy"