Finding and Using Information

Finding and Using Information is one of the Sub-SALs highlighted in Education Scotland’s Literacy and English Assessing Progress and Achievement paper.

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Are we teaching learners how to find and use information on the internet? When search engines like Google conduct over 40,000 searches per second, how do our children and young people interrogate, reflect on, make inferences and draw conclusions about what they’ve found?

CLICK HERE for the Information and Critical Literacy section on Education Scotland’s website. It includes mini bites of information for pupils, parents and practitioners on finding and using information.

Evaluating Websites – Oxford Brookes University – a guide which asks you to question the sources you find online.

CLICK HERE for a blog post from Falkirk Council on Googling in the Primary classroom which links to further resources.

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