The I-SAIL Standards:

Standard 1:Accesses information efficiently and effectively to inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

• Recognizes the need for information
• Formulates questions based on information needs
• Identifies a variety of potential sources of information
• Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information
• Seeks information from diverse sources, contexts, disciplines and cultures

Standard 2: Evaluates information critically and competently

• Determines accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness
• Distinguishes among fact, point of view, and opinion
• Identifies inaccurate and misleading information
• Selects information appropriate to the problem or question at hand

Standard 3: Uses information accurately, creatively, and ethically to share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society

• Organizes information for practical application
• Integrates new information into one's own knowledge
• Produces and communicates information and ideas in appropriate formats
• Devises strategies for revising and improving process and product
• Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology (including freedom of speech, censorship, copyright and plagiarism)

Standard 4: Appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information and pursues information related to personal interests and aesthetic growth

• Is a competent and self motivated reader
• Develops a background in types of literature and literary elements
• Derives meaning from information presented creatively in a variety of formats
• Seeks information related to personal well-being, such as career interests, community involvement, health matters, and recreational pursuits
• Designs, develops and evaluates information products and solutions related to personal interests

Standard 5: Understands and practices Internet safety when using any social electronic media for educational or leisure purposes.

•Practices strategies that promote personal safety and protect online and offline reputation
•Recognizes a variety of networked environments as public places that are governed by codes of behavior
•Knows how to protect electronic devices from harm in an online environment

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