Information/Digital literacy resources

Have been organizing information literacy and research skills lesson. Found a lot of resources on the internet. Here’s the list.

http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/LibraryServices/StandardsandCurriculum/default.htm
NYC Department of Education Information/Digital Literacy resources page include a lot of useful information.

http://www.accessola.com/data/6/rec_docs/113_Information_Studies.pdf
O
ntario School Library Association (OSLA) Information Studies Curriculumn

http://www.studygs.net/research.htm
A very useful resource for lessons plans in different subjects, the one above is for research skills.

http://www.kyvl.org/kids/homebase.html
An interactive map for young students to learn how to do research, good for lower grade students (e.g. G6)

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Research Tools

Public Data 
http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory?hl=en_US&dl=en_US#!
Search through databases from around the world, including the World Bank, OECD, Eurostat and the U.S. Census Bureau. After you find what you want, filter through categories to make graphs with the axes you want. Google’s Public Data Explorer then displays the data in a line graph, bar graph, scatterplot or on a map.

Organizing resources and references
A Minimalist Approach to Organization“- by Christopher Mayo. I found this from a forum and the author shared his way of organizing references and citation for his work. He used Evernote as his main tool.