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In order to function effectively in the 21st-century school and workplace, students must know how to access and evaluate information, manipulate data, synthesize ideas, and creatively express one’s findings and conclusions through a variety of media.  The library, technology, and information skills curriculum at Princeton Friends School supports each student in developing the following attitudes, habits, and competencies:

  • to ask questions and to take initiative in pursuing answers;
  • to locate and cite print, audiovisual, and online resources using catalogs and other bibliographic tools;
  • to differentiate current, authoritative, and reliable sources from biased, out of date, or misleading information;
  • to think creatively and construct knowledge through the use of multiple sources;
  • to present one’s findings in a variety of written, oral, and visual formats;
  • to effectively use online opportunities (class blogs/websites) for extending class instruction and dialogue in Central Study, literature, and science;
  • to develop confidence with a variety of common software applications, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign;
  • to continually learn new ways of using and adapting technology;to appreciate both the opportunities and challenges of the information age, and to practice legal and ethical behaviors.