Lesson Plan Map Secondary Cycle 2

This lesson plan map is a series of suggested lessons and supporting materials to help with the teaching and learning of information literacy. Each section covers various lessons that incorporates an inquiry process model proposed by the Digital Citizenship Initiative. Please feel free to use or adapt the content as much or as little as you need.

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Objectives

(Respect, Protect & Educate)

Students are introduced to the various steps involved in research or the seeking, finding and using of information. (This is typically done within the realm of project based learning or when opportunities to seek information present themselves).

Student is able to recognize when there is a need for information. When PLANNING a student:

  • Identifies a problem and/or selects a topic for research
  • Draws on prior knowledge
  • Uses/Formulates a primary (BIG) question to guide research
  • Uses/Formulates secondary questions to provide focus
  • Identifies keywords
  • Identifies appropriate information sources
  • Develops a plan to meet deadlines, if necessary
  • Establishes a search strategy
  • Reflects on the planning process

Enrichment

Tools

Mind Map tools/apps: Simple Mind, Mindmeister, bubbl.us
Calendar tools/apps: Timeful, Evernote, Google Keep, Finish, Listastic, Trello

Professional Development

Digital badges for information literacy: Information Guru

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about information literacy: Information Guru

Parent letter

How to Search the Internet Effectively

Objectives

(Respect, Protect & Educate)

Student is able to locate the information needed using effective strategies. In the SEARCH phase a student:

  • Locates credible, reliable and relevant sources with the help of a librarian or a resource person, when needed
    • Digital
      • Conducts an advanced search online
      • Recognizes primary/secondary sources of information
    • Print
      • Recognizes primary/secondary sources of information
    • People
      • Seeks information through an expert or a knowledgeable person
  • Applies responsible digital citizenship skills
  • Takes notes and records sources
  • Reflects on search strategies and revises search as needed

Professional Development

Digital badges for information literacy: Information Guru

Inquiry Charts

Promoting Student-Directed Inquiry

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about information literacy: Information Guru

Strategic Searching Tip Sheet

Objectives

(Respect, Protect & Educate)

Student is able to evaluate the information needed using effective strategies. In the EVALUATE phase the student:

  • Selects the most appropriate information
    • Determines if the information answers the primary (Big) question
    • Differentiates between fact, fiction, opinion and theory
    • Organizes the information gathered
    • Ascertains the credibility/reliability/relevancy of the sources of information
    • Recognizes bias
    • Identifies date of publication as an indication of perspective
  • Reviews and completes notes
  • Records sources of selected information sources
  • Applies responsible digital citizenship skills
  • Reflects on information gathered and modifies search query as needed

Professional Development

Digital badges for information literacy: Information Guru

Inquiry Charts

Promoting Student-Directed Inquiry

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about information literacy: Information Guru

Objectives

(Respect, Protect & Educate)

Student recognizes the need to use and/or share the information effectively, ethically and legally. In the USE phase the student:

  • Determines how the information will be used
  • Uses information (audio, video, image, and text) responsibly through citing, paraphrasing and quoting
  • Includes a bibliography, when needed
  • Applies responsible digital citizenship skills
  • Uses or shares the information
  • Reflects on the inquiry process

Tools

EasyBib, citation machine
Presentation tools: Powtoon, Animoto, Glogster, Prezi, VoiceThread, ThingLink

Professional Development

Digital badges for information literacy: Information Guru

Copyright Decision Tool

Inquiry Charts

Promoting Student-Directed Inquiry

Parent Resources

Digital badge for parents to learn more about information literacy: Information Guru