Information and Technology Literacy

"Information literate people are those who have learned how to learn. They know how to learn because they know how knowledge is organized, how to find information, and how to use information in such a way that others can learn from them. They are people prepared for lifelong learning, because they can always find the information needed for any task or decision at hand." 
--From ACRL Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report: Association of College & Research Libraries




 We will be implementing the Big6 into the curriculum at Van Meter this year.  The 7th grade Technology/Information Literacy HEX is learning about and using The Big6 already.  

Copyright and Fair Use Policies 

BriefNOTES from Heartland AEA is a tool to educate students, teachers, and parents about their rights and responsibilities 
as users of copyrighted materials.

This guide is to help students make good choices when
 using copyrighted material in multimedia project,
 research papers, and presentations.  


Creative Commons makes it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.  They provide free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.  






Tool to Check for Plagiarism 

Dustball.com  is an online tool to check for plagiarism.  

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