This term we will be taking a closer look at the Information Literacy Process.
Our first step will be defining our topic.
- Use Webdav Nav+ to create a folder on the S:drive for your work.
- In groups of three – use a Lotus diagram to select and expand on your topic
- Photograph your completed diagram and upload to your folder
- Select a section of the lotus diagram as your focus. Photograph, crop and upload.
- In Pages create a Data Grid. Please include:
- name and grade
- grid (5×5)
- questions (from your lotus diagram)
This Lotus Diagram was created by Kelly Leighton.
This week we were focusing on our skills with Pic Collage.
The steps we went through included:
Choosing a topic
Collecting three images for our topic; a photo, a clip art image and a line drawing.
Saving all three images to our camera roll
Saving all three URLs to notes – remembering to include a brief description.
Adding a title – choosing an interesting font and a matching colour.
Adding our name and grade.
Copying and pasting our URLs and descriptions from Notes to Pic Collage
Arranging our poster so that they had the WOW factor.
Saving our poster to our camera roll.
Book Creator for iPad is available from the iTunes Store for $5.49.
Our students having been using it to create their own ePubs. They can add images, text and voice recordings to their books before opening them in iBooks.
We haven’t tried but in theory you can also submit your books to the iBookstore.
The app is very intuitive and our students are finding it fun and easy to use.
This week we will be beginning our passion projects.
This will give us an opportunity to demonstrate how well we can use the Information Literacy Process.
This week you will need to:
- Set up your hard copy project folder
- Set up your online project folder (in Dropbox)
- Define your topic
What is the problem you wish to solve?
- Select your topic (This needs to be new. You can work on a topic you already know lots about but you have to choose a new aspect or issue)
- Create a concept map showing what you already know about your topic
- Develop your focus questions
- Identify your keywords
- Prepare your research plan
- Create your data grid
Sample Concept Map (Kidspiration)
Sample Data Grid (Word)
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The SLAV website has some very helpful information about the Information Literacy Process.
What’s your favourite SKITTLE?
What are your favourite coloured skittles?
Do the different skittles have different flavours?
Design and carry out an experiment to find out.