By Linda D. Behen
Building at the info wishes and the educational kind personal tastes of state-of-the-art highschool scholars, the writer builds a case for utilizing popular culture (TV exhibits, fads, and present expertise) to construct built-in info abilities classes for college students. Chapters comprise a cause, a assessment of the present literature, and examples of devices of research incorporating pop culture and technology.
There is severe dialogue within the media approximately state-of-the-art early life, the Echo Boomers, and their reference to expertise. Our highschool scholars let us know that they've few food with their households, that they need their academics and their school's selection makers to hear them and take their principles heavily, and they use the little unfastened time they must consult or quick message with their pals or to play games. writer and media critic Jon Katz says, know-how is early life tradition. those children are development a revolution. expertise is a part of their ideology, their language, every thing they do. development at the info wishes and the educational variety personal tastes of latest highschool scholars, the writer builds a case for utilizing popular culture (TV exhibits, fads and present know-how) to construct built-in information-skills classes for college students. Chapters contain a purpose, a assessment of the present literature, and examples of devices of research incorporating pop culture and expertise. Grades 7-12.
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Quote of the Day Read a daily quote during announcements that focuses on books, libraries, or education as a part of morning announcements during National Library Week. Award prizes to the first person to respond via e-mail with a correct source (it doesn’t have to be the identical source that you used). Offer categories for both the faculty and staff members. Look for quotes using a simple strategy either from a search engine or from your databases—you want students to be rewarded for participating.
Use your knowledge of available resources to make connections to specific assignments and projects for teachers who may not have time to investigate the latest titles and materials for the topic. Offer to jump-start an assignment and project for those teachers and to focus specifically on what they want students to learn. Create challenges and search strategies that target the class assignment directly. The teacher’s reward is that you are doing the research preparation for them and ensuring that students will be successful in finding appropriate information for their assignments.
Using Pop Culture to Teach Information Literacy: Methods to Engage a New Generation by Linda D. Behen