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ERIC Number: EJ886977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
Teaching Students to Think in the Digital Environment: Digital Literacy and Digital Inquiry
Stripling, Barbara
School Library Monthly, v26 n8 p16-19 Apr 2010
The digital world, much like any new or changing environment, demands an assessment of the situation and development of new ways of thinking or working. School librarians must, therefore, partner with other educators to identify and teach the digital literacy and inquiry skills that will enable all students to be effective digital learners. Students must be able to gather information from any format and, more importantly, make sense of that information, use it, and communicate it to others. Students must also acquire the skills of digital inquiry: connecting ideas to personal interests and a desire to know, asking questions that probe beyond simple fact gathering, investigating answers from multiple perspectives, constructing new understandings, expressing the new ideas through a variety of formats, and reflecting on both the process and product of learning. This article focuses on the six-phase model for the inquiry cycle of learning and discusses the characteristics of the digital environment. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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