Patrick Woessner wrote:
"In our increasingly flat, information-rich world, the skill of locating information has become as important as the skill of memorizing information. With more than one trillion pages on the web, finding and managing digital data can certainly be challenging. Our fourth Digital Literacy topic, effective search strategies, divides this vast concept into two manageable, fundamental lessons: choosing words and choosing tools."
He includes links to the IMSA (Illinois Science and Math Academy) materials and a short slideshow he has created. The Search Box Strategy, he is referring to here in one of his digital literacy lessons is vital to effective searching.
I commented: Very useful post and the IMSA materials look fabulous. The capacity to identify keywords for searching is vital and too often not taught. Teachers often assume a lot with students when it comes to information/digital literacy.The structured and systematic teaching of these skills needs to be integrated into all subject areas.
Well worth following this series of lessons.