The collection of resources and links on this site are based on the work of the fabulous team listed below. Over two years, they explored and vetted resources and presented what they felt would best meet the needs of WQSB. We have organized all the resources into monthly themes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Diner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I grew up in a physical world, and I speak English. The next generation is growing up in a digital world, and they speak social. Angela Ahrendts
Information literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.
October – Plagiarism & Copyright
Plagiarism means taking someone’s work and claiming it as your own. Copyright is the right to reproduce in whole or in part a work in any form. This includes understanding your rights and responsibilities, and acting in a responsible, legal, and ethical manner when it comes to using and sharing content online.
November – Advertising & Marketing
Advertising and marketing is using publicity to persuade individuals to buy either through the promotion of a product, a service or an idea. This includes recognizing the concept of advertising in its various forms, types of marketing, stereotypes, and consumerism.
December – Online Purchasing & Selling
Online purchasing and selling is the giving and receiving of something in exchange for an agreed upon price. This includes understanding the concept of consumer awareness and entrepreneurial spirit.
January – Physical / Psychological Well-Being
Well-being means feeling good both physically and psychologically. This includes maintaining a sense of happiness, health, and balance while using technology so as to prevent possible negative side effects. It also involves understanding the realities of others and encouraging empathy.
February – Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is using technology to intimidate or threaten a person. This includes knowing how to respond to and prevent it, as well as understanding how to deal with unwanted or aggressive attention online.
March – Online Safety & Digital Footprint
Online safety is protecting not only oneself and others but also one’s devices from potential risks and dangers. This includes knowing what information to share or not share, managing passwords, protecting yourself from others, protecting your devices, and knowing when to ask for help.
A digital footprint is a trail of information about an individual that can be found online. This includes understanding how to build a positive online identity and the concept of traceable data.
April – Online Communication
Online communication uses technology to exchange information. This includes the ability to communicate effectively, know your audience, and collaborate appropriately using the most effective tools.
* Descriptions from digitalcitizenshipquebec.ca Information Literacy description from the United States National Forum on Information Literacy
About Our Team
Jennifer Davies (Board Librarian)
Lisa Diner (RECIT)
Lynne Hamilton (Southhall)
Jamie Kallilo (Queen Elizabeth School)
Jordan Kent (Pontiac High School)
Nadine Malloy (Symmes Jr. High)
Paul McAneney (D’Arcy McGee High School)
Christine Potvin (Lord Aylmer)
Sunglee Randall (Board Librarian)
Heather Riosa (PETES)
Pat Rowat (Board Librarian)
Jennifer Seely (Pontiac)
Jessica Simon (Lord Aylmer)
Helen Vamvakas (Wakefield School)
Nadine Reason (St. Mike’s)
Heather Riosa (PETES)
Jessica Simon (Chelsea)