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				<h4 class="subHeader">MEMO Recommended Standards for Information and Technology Literacy </h4>
				<a href="http://memotech.ning.com/page/memo-information-and">http://memotech.ning.com/page/memo-information-and</a>
				
				<h5>I. RESEARCH PROCESS: </h5>
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					The student will follow a systematic research process that involves formulating a question, 
					gathering, evaluating, and organizing information, drawing conclusions, presenting results to an 
					audience, and evaluating both the product and the process 
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				<h5> Question: </h5>
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					<li> Students recognize that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for informed decision-making. </li>
					<li> Students generate research questions based on interests, observations, information or stories or based on an assigned topic. </li>
					<li> Students understand the extent of an issue and finalize research question by conducting preliminary research. </li>
					<li> Students broaden or narrow question to meet requirements. </li>
					<li> Students revise, add, or delete questions as information needs change. </li>
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				<h4 class="subHeader"><acronym title="International Society for Technology in Education">ISTE</acronym> Profile for Technology Literate Students  Grades 9-12:</h4>
				<a href="http://cnets.iste.org" target="_blank">International Society for Technology in Education <br />http://cnets.iste.org</a>
				
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					7. Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publication, communication, and productivity.
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					8. Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision making in content learning.
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					10. Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models, and other creative works. </li>
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				<h4 class="subHeader"><acronym title="International Society for Technology in Education">ISTE</acronym> Educational Technology Standards for Student 2007:</h4>
				<a href="http://cnets.iste.org" target="_blank">International Society for Technology in Education <br />http://cnets.iste.org</a>
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					3. Research and Information Fluency<br />
					Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students: plan strategies to guide inquiry.
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					4. Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving &amp; Decision-Making <br />
					Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make 
					informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
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						<li>a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.</li>
						<li>b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.</li>
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				<h4 class="subHeader"><acronym title="American Association of School Librarians">AASL</acronym> Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning</h4>
				<a href="http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/informationpower/InformationLiteracyStandards_final.pdf" target="_blank">American Association of School Librarians <br />http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/informationpower/InformationLiteracyStandards_final.pdf</a>
				
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					Standard 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
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					<li>Indicator 1. Recognizes the need for information </li>
					<li>Indicator 2. Recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making </li>
					<li>Indicator 3. Formulates questions based on information needs </li>
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					Standard 4: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related 
					to personal interests.
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					<li>Indicator 1. Seeks information related to various dimensions of personal well-being, such as career interests, 
							community involvement, health matters, and recreational pursuits </li>
					<li>Indicator 2. Designs, develops, and evaluates information products and solutions related to personal interests </li>
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				<h4 class="subHeader">Minnesota Content Standards:</h4>
				<a href="http://education.state.mn.us/mde/Academic_Excellence/Academic_Standards/index.html" target="_blank">http://education.state.mn.us/mde/Academic_Excellence/Academic_Standards/index.html</a>
				
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					<em>Language Arts:</em> Writing/Research/The student will locate and use information in reference materials/Narrow focus 
						of a search by formulating a concise research question or thesis.
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					<em>Social Studies:</em> Historical Skills/Historical Inquiry/The student will apply research skills through an in-depth 
						investigation of a historical topic./Students will define a research topic that can be studied using 
						a variety of historical sources with an emphasis on the use of primary sources.
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					<em>Science:</em> History and Nature of Science/Scientific Inquiry/The student will design and conduct 
					a scientific investigation./ <br />
					1. The student will design and complete a scientific experiment using scientific methods by determining 
					a testable question, making a hypothesis, designing a scientific investigation with appropriate controls, 
					analyzing data, making conclusions based on evidence and comparing conclusions to the original hypothesis 
					and prior knowledge.
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				<h4 class="subHeader">Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework Standards</h4>
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					<a href="http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;;task=view&amp;id=254&amp;Itemid=120">http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;task=view&amp;id=254&amp;Itemid=120</a>
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				<h5>21st Century Standards</h5>
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					<li> Focuses on 21st century skills, content knowledge and expertise</li>
					<li> Builds understanding across and among core subjects as well as 21st century interdisciplinary themes</li>
					<li> Emphasizes deep understanding rather than shallow knowledge</li>
					<li> Engages students with the real world data, tools, and experts they will encounter in college, on the job, and in life&mdash;students learn best when actively engaged in solving meaningful problems</li>
					<li> Allows for multiple measures of mastery</li>
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