Information Literacy for the 21st century

February 5, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Research shows that students, “digital natives”,  who have grown up with digital devices attached at the hips, know how search the ‘net, read online resources, evaluate what they read only in a very superficial manner. As a teacher, and maybe a non-digital native, do you have knowledge to teach the students what they need to know?

Check out our new resource list on this interesting topic:  InformationLiteracyDelinked2016

For example: Coffman, T., Campbell, A., Heller, E., Horney, E.M., & Slater, L.P. (2007). The new literacy crisis: Immigrants teaching natives in the digital age. VSTE Journal, 21(6), 1-10. Retrieved from

“…the digital native often does not spend time reading content or reflecting and processing on the content they do read. The digital native is a visual kinesthetic learner and prefers images to words. The digital native also thrives on experiences that make a difference in their world. What can we do as teachers to make our students literate? We must find instructional strategies that provide rich learning experiences and at the same time strengthen areas that students need to enhance, such as reading and reflecting on the content being explored (Oblinger & Oblinger, 2005)” (p. 2).

TDSB teachers may contact the library for copies of books and articles. (416) 395-8289 or 

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