Information literacy equips students with the critical skills necessary to become independent lifelong learners. PBS LearningMedia provides resources that address information literacy skills underlying the basic tenets of Common Core State Standards.
The introduction of the Common Core State Standards explains, “To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas, to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems, and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and nonprint texts in media forms old and new.”
Here are five PBS LearningMedia resources that teachers can use to support the enhancement of students’ information literacy skills in three ways: gathering, evaluating, and analyzing information.
Exploring Social Media With #Hashtags | Grades 6-13+
Students will learn all about hashtags and see them in action across different social media platforms with this video from KQED.
ARTHUR'S Guide To Media Literacy | Grades PreK-4
Each lesson uses a different ARTHUR episode to launch a guided discussion and classroom activities based on a media literacy theme.