Media and Research

The aim of Media Classes is to have students develop the necessary skills set to empower them in Information and Media Literacy. Students will learn to effectively navigate the digital world, safely use websites and digital tools to create unique media products to express their learning and ideas. The AASL reports that "Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate digital information, an ability that requires both cognitive and technical skills". Information & Media lessons focus on technology enabled participatory learning to leverage the orientation of students digital environment which is a part of the child's environment. For more details you may contact Silky Vyas (ES iCommons Specialist) or Ms Heeru Bhojwani (Information Curator & Coach)

Media & Research

Information Literacy Skills in the Elementary School

At ASB we have our very own information fluency model.You may click on our ASB Information Fluency to view our vision.

Research is a systematic analysis of materials to establish facts and create new information. To begin your research you might begin with the following and look at different parts of the research steps.

Initiate inquiry and define questions

Define the information problem by asking the right question. Use the 7 key Jewels; they are Who, What, Where, Why, Which, How and When and ask the relevant questions to match the concepts like form, function, causation, change, connection perspective, responsibility and reflection. Identify a plan on how you are going to present your findings of your research. (Websites, printed document, printed book/report, e-book, e-report, blogs, brochures, posters, e –posters, etc) Here is a list ofCommand Words to help you define your questions.

Investigate and evaluate using a variety of print and digital resources

Determine all possible sources and select the best resources.You may use print as well as our electronic resources to inquire, investigate and analyse. You may take notes using OneNote,Google Doc or Inspiration.You may look up the newspapers, books, electronic databases, magazines, e- encyclopedias, journals, and specialists. Click on our electronic resources and locate sources (intellectually and physically), click on catalog to select and acquire the books from the library, uses webpathExpress to locate the websites and add them to diigo.

Evaluate, Synthesize and Collaborate

What can I use from these resources? Read, view, or listen to the resources that you have located and analyze them for its authenticity, relevance and authority. Take notes on OneNote or Word document to answer the questions. Be sure to give credit to your sources.

Connect, Collaborate and Produce Digital products

Express ideas, compare, mash, compile, represent ideas and learning by using models, media tools and express themselves using various digital formats.

Reflect and Act ethically

How will I know I did my job well? Before you show your paper or product to others, make sure it is as perfect as possible. You should be proud to put your name on your research. Use Easybib or Bibme or click here for more information.

The Fair Use Checklist

The Checklist and this introduction is licensed by a Creative Commons Attribution License with attribution to the original creators of the checklist Kenneth D. Crews (formerly of Columbia University) and Dwayne K. Buttler (University of Louisville).These Four factors listed are only guidelines for making a determination for the information that is being used as being fair.


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