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Content Creation FTW: Information Literacy in the Wild

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From teacher and librarian extraordinaire Kristin Fontichiaro and her SI 641 / EDCURINS 575 : Information Literacy for Teaching and Learning students comes Information Literacy in the Wild, a class created of compilation of essays reflecting their field experiences in public libraries, K-12 libraries, K-12 classrooms, college classrooms (online and face-to-face), academic libraries, museums, and more.  I can’t find words to say how fierce and awesome this project is! BRAVO!  Read more about this project on Kristin’s blog; in the meantime…

from Kristin:

We hope you will enjoy reading about our observations, projects, and conclusions. Here are some tidbits with which to tantalize you:
– how Lady Gaga’s meat dress is an example of synthesis
– how an AP language teacher plans to teach an information literacy unit
– the importance of a lesson “hook”
– how to sneak an IL lesson into a tech lesson
– how a map can guide even the most experienced researchers
– bird unit sightings in public libraries … and a physics classroom
– how the SCVNGR app can refresh and deepen library orientation

You can download it for your eReader here:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/115254

It is also available as a formatted-for-print PDF:
http://bit.ly/infowild

We are eager to hear your feedback:
informationliteracyinthewild@umich.edu

Thanks,
Kristin & SI 641/EDCURINS575