Critical Thinking and Information Literacy

A digital citizen is one who…

  • uses effective strategies to search for information (e.g., keywords, narrowing a search)
  • uses credible online resources (e.g., databases, encyclopedias, ebooks)
  • evaluates and reflects critically on information/resources/sites
  • applies an inquiry model to gather, use and evaluate information in order to build knowledge

Google and iKeepSafe Become an Online Sleuth – Lesson

Media Smarts Passport to the Internet – Interactive

YouTube Curriculum  Detecting Lies and Staying Safe – Video

Google Search Literacy Assortment of Lessons – Lesson Plans

Common Sense Media  Online Searching – Video

Edmodo Digital Citizenship page

Techieteacher blog Evaluating Websites – Article and Comic

Media Smarts  Authenticating Information

Media Smarts  Deconstructing Webpages

Common Sense Media The Key to Keywords –  Lesson Plan

Common Sense Media Strategic Searching  – Lesson Plan

Identifying High Quality Sites

Common Sense Media Lesson Plan

Web Search Strategies in Plain English – YouTube Video

Google Search Education – Lessons

Detecting Lies and Staying Safe – YouTube Video

Common Sense Media Responsible Search Strategies for Kids – Lesson Materials

Critical Thinking Consortium CT2 Investigating Images -Lesson Resource 

Google Doc from Alberta Conference on Understanding Digital Citizenship – Lesson Materials

YouTube Curriculum Detecting Lies and Staying Safe – Video

Google Search Literacy Assortment of Lessons – Lesson Plans

Common Sense Media  Online Searching – Video

Peel District School Board (Together for Learning) Ontario Library Association Inquiry Model – Interactive

Peel District School Board – Inquiry & Research Tips & Resources 

Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University – Web Searching with Success!

Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University Credible Sources Count!

Waterloo Region District School Board – Library Learning Commons

Evaluating Websites – Checklist Google Doc from Alberta Conference

Understanding Digital Citizenship – Lesson Materials

Google Search Literacy Assortment of Lessons – Lesson Plans

YouTube Curriculum Detecting Lies and Staying Safe – Video

YouTube Curriculum Detecting Lies and Staying Safe – Video

Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University Web Searching with Success! – Interactive

Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University  Credible Sources Count! – Interactive

Turnitin.com  Understanding Plagiarism with some help from Dr. Seuss – Powerpoint presentation

Dr. Mike Ribble 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship – Website

Queen’s University Internet Detective: Wise up to the Web – Tutorial

Teach Thought.com 100 Search Engines for Academic Research – Lesson Materials