In a world in which Google has become a verb, it is no longer enough to find information-the problem is too much information-and increasingly, dealing with a lot of intentional and potentially harmful misinformation. Being literate the 21st century requires more than the basics of reading, writing and numeracy: students must develop information literacy skills. These Internet Safety and Information Literacy Unit (4 lessons) are suitable for late elementary or middle school. Students learn safe surfing, take a quiz and sign a user agreement. They examine urban myths, hoax sites and Wikipedia, discussing validity of information. They also explore search engines, learning how to narrow results and zero in on accuracy. Bonus time is spent in Google Labs, all within the context of discussions in each session. Key vocabulary terms are provided for each lesson.


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  • Information & Media Literacy > General

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