In an effort to support teachers and students in the art of evaluating information, NoodleTools has made its Show Me Information Literacy Modules freely available at: www.noodletools.com/guide/showme/
With a mix of vibrant images, visual annotation and text, the modules are designed by educators to engage students in information literacy and the research process. What constitutes credible information? How does source type contribute to relevance, authority and point of view? How do I evaluate and cite born-digital images and online sources?
Over twenty full modules are available, addressing source and website evaluation, digital literacy skills, plagiarism prevention and ethical writing. There are three progressive levels to choose from (Starter, Junior and Advanced) for elementary through university students.
Show Me is already used by the thousands of schools subscribed to NoodleTools Premium - a school-edition product - where it is embedded at the point of need. NoodleTools Premium teaches information literacy on the go, as students build citations, notecards and reports.
NoodleTools is an online classroom environment for the research process, designed by educators for educators. Online tools - including citation, source evaluation, note-taking, outlining, document annotation/archiving, and real-time collaboration - are paired with expert assistance. Teachers and librarians say that NoodleTools intuitively supports the way they naturally teach and develops students' critical thinking skills. NoodleTools has three differentiated levels, supporting elementary through university students.
For more information and to subscribe, visit www.noodletools.com/tools/subscriptions.php
Source: NoodleTools, www.noodletools.com