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The following standards come from Information Power, ©1998 American Library Association and Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
The associated examples show how students can use information in literate, independent and responsible ways.



 A school library catalog

 Issues and Causes 

A Student-Created Web Page

INFORMATION LITERACY
Standard 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
[ A school library catalog | A public library catalog ]
Standard 2: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.
[ A social issues gateway ]
Standard 3: The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.
[ A student poetry Web site ]



Teen Interest Web Site

A Literature Gateway

An Art Gateway

Student Identified Web Sites

INDEPENDENT LEARNING
Standard 4: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.
[ A teen interest Web site ]
Standard 5: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
[ A literature gateway | An art gateway ]
Standard 6: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
[ Internet Detectives | Group project page ]


Voter Information Pamphlet

Pro-Con Web Site Directory


Acceptable Use Policy

Group Project Page

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Standard 7: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information to a democratic society.
[ Text of a voter information pamphlet | Pro-con Web site directory ]
Standard 8: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
[ An acceptable use policy ]
Standard 9: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.
[ Group project page ]


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