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Research Guide for information literacy

Purpose of this LibGuide

This LibGuide will be used for Journalism classes to have access to information about how to evaluate the news, media and information in a way that allows for understanding of bias and implicit bias. 

Digital Literacy

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2016 Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science

9-12.CAS.c.5 Analyze the beneficial and harmful effects of computing innovations (e.g., social networking, delivery of news and other public media, intercultural communication)

9-12.CAS.c.7 Identify ways to use technology to support lifelong learning.

9-12.DTC.c.3 Evaluate digital sources needed to solve a given problem (e.g., reliability, point of view, relevancy).

9-12.DTC.c.4 Gather, organize, analyze, and synthesize information using a variety of digital tools.

Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy, March 2011

W. 8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

W. 9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

RL 7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

RL 8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.