Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed and assume greater control over their own learning.
It is our responsibility as educators to not only teach our students the skills that enable them to locate, access, use and evaluate information but also encourage understanding of the social and legal responsibilities the use of technology has brought into the classroom.
There are many links below that will assist you and your students in becoming information literate, responsible digital citizens.
Be proud of anything that you do on the internet.
Only use first names – be a SAFE surfer!
Make sure that you ask your teacher for permission if you want to post a photo of anyone…including yourself!
Remember not to post any personal information such as your home phone number or home address!
Don’t share your password with anyone.
Tell your parents or teacher if you come across anything that makes you feel uncomfortable.
Here are some sites to use with your class before they use the internet in the Technology Room. Sites and rules need to be revisited at regular intervals.
INFORMATION SKILLS – including copyright and plagiarism