Literacy

The web is now a two way street where anyone can upload content for everyone to access. This is both a liberating and scary concept. Information is no longer controlled by a few but everyone. The consumer of information must be wary of what they find on the world wide web. They must become savvy evaluators determining the relevancy, reliability and credibility of the information. They must develop 21st Century Literacy Skills. The following are some suggested resources related to these skills.

21st Century Literacy Skills

General Information

Lesson Ideas

Evaluating Websites

General Information

Lesson Ideas

Copyright and Fair Use

General Information

The easy availability of information and the ability to download, copy and paste has increased the need for an understanding of copyright and fair use.

Lesson Ideas

  • Cyberbee provides a great question and answer activity to introduce students to copyright issues, recommended for grades 6-8.
  • This online lesson examines the online music industry and copyright, recommended to grades 9-12.
  • A workshop on plagiarism recommended for grades 8-12.