True or Not?

1. Can we define what it means to be information literate?

I believe that to be information literate means being able to evaluate the information based on the person who wrote it and see if there are any biases presented in the article as well as being able to determine if the information in the article is credible or not.

2. Can we teach our students to have the skills essential to information literacy?

Personally, I believe that we can teach our students the essential skills needed to information literacy so that they are able to determine when the information they found is credible or not, see if the information is also what they are looking for and if they truly need the information. By teaching them the basic skills on how to identify a credible source and a not credible source will truly help the students and will decrease the amount of not credible sources they use. But by teaching them the essential skills to information literacy will really benefit our students.

3. Can we truly prepare students to be effective users of the most powerful medium?

I believe that we can truly prepare our students to be effective users of the most powerful medium but I think that in order for us to be able to teach them we need to have the knowledge on the mediums we teach our students because if we do not know anything about the type of technology we are trying to teach to our students, we will not be able to prepare them to be effective users. To be able to truly prepare them to be effective users, I believe we need to be prepared ourselves in order to better be able to help them when necessary but I do believe it is possible to teach our students and truly prepare them to be effective users of the most powerful medium such as technology.

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