“Don’t believe everything you read.”
How many of you have heard this statement before? Maybe you heard it from your parents or from a teacher in one of your online high school classes. Either way, it’s great advice: especially online. Knowing how to be critical of information is one of the most important skills you can develop in a world where anyone can publish anything.
What is Information Literacy?
In very simple terms, information literacy is a person’s ability to select appropriate and ethical information to address a problem. Chances are you have already been exposed to this idea if you attended any high schools in Nevada; a unit of information literacy is covered in computer fundamentals courses in Nevada high schools. Practicing information literacy means that you need to be aware of your online habits. See how you rate by taking a quiz on information literacy HERE and share your results in the comments.
Beacon Academy teaches our students to think critically about source material and question what information they find online. What are you waiting for? Consider Beacon Academy for your Nevada virtual education today!
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