activities

Assignment

This is a simple activity intended to warm up students, break the ice, and introduce the concept of keyword searching. Ask students to come up with a single word search that gives zero results. It’s harder than it sounds. It may be too elementary for graduate students or upperclassmen; use your judgement about students’ abilities and familiarity with searching. This activity can be a great segue in to a lesson on keyword development, Boolean operators, popular terminology vs. technical jargon, and the differences between different kinds of databases.

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This workshop delivers an action-oriented introduction to personal data privacy designed for new college students.

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This short lesson introduces identifying search terms with a Koosh ball. The 10 minute activity can be used in one-shot instruction sessions or built in to credit bearing information literacy courses.

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A one-shot or seminar class on fake news tied to source evaluation. Examination of the factors at play in the creation of misinformation; insight into how to select sources; tools and strategies for evalutating content of stories, authors, and news outlets.

Teaching Resource

This website provides several subject-specific guides to ICT literacy resources (bibliographies, websites, articles, learning activity ideas) to help faculty incorporate ICT literacy into their curriculum.

Assignment

This lesson, created for English 2010, or Argumentative Writing, teaches students how to use library databases and keywords in order to focus their research topics. Most students come prepared with a general or broad topic in mind, but they need to narrow their focus in order to get more relevant search results. Here they simultaneously learn to search in and use the library databases and to focus their research topics.

Teaching Resource

Information literacy multimedia learning objects collection from CSUF. Includes videos, tutorials, and lesson plans.

Teaching Resource

Ideas for embedding library instruction into courses. Includes a section for online learning.

Teaching Resource

Collects ideas for interactive information literacy lessons.

Teaching Resource

Roadmap specifically for librarians who are new to instruction, or who are charged with training someone who is new. Includes sample lesson plans and activities, observation form, training checklist, etc.

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