Have you ever asked yourself or your students, "What is information?"
Information takes form as we write it, draw it, act it out, or verbalize it. But often our students confuse the form as the information. For example, a newspaper is not information, but the message it carries is. A hand gesture telling us to stop is not information, but the message it conveys is.
As the number of forms information takes continues to increase via technology, the question is and interesting one to ask and an important distinction that our students should know. The form is not the information. The message contained within the form is.
Take a look at this great video that explains the idea.