Information literacy was a one of the popular educational phrases of the 1990s. The ability to critically evaluate information has not lessened; however, the focus on standardized testing seems to be pushing critical thinking skills out of the forefront except where they can be tested. Today, information literacy is still a critical factor for students who are going to navigate our information-rich world. The American Library Association has current information literacy skills for students at both the K-12 level
and for higher education
. Route 21
provides another great set of information literacy skills along with resources to support instruction in those areas. Actively Learn
, November Learning
, and SOS for Information Literacy
also provide a range of supporting resources to help teach information literacy. How are you teaching information literacy in your school?