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Vicki Davis

List of academic databases and search engines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 12 views

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    This is a very comprehensive list. One area where Wikipedia excels (if academics will continue to contribute) is in comprehensive lists of open education resources. This list includes whether it is subscription or free and what type of database it is.
Kathy Benson

Literacy in the Digital Age - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - 9 views

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    Great trailblazer page re different digital literacies
Julie Shy

Educational Technology Guy: Infographic on better searches using Google - 13 views

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    This is a great infographic that has been making the rounds on the internet. It shows some great tips on doing better (ie. more targeted) searches on Google. Share it with your students.
Claude Almansi

The KYVL for Kids Research Portal - How to do research Home Base - 1 views

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    "The Kentucky Virtual Library presents: How to do research! Step 1: Plan your project Plan your project tutorial Define your subject Brainstorm What do you already know? Group similar ideas Identify key words and phrases Make a quest strategy Gather your tools Step 2: Search for information Search for information tutorial The Kentucky Virtual Library The library catalog Encyclopedia Reference books: table of contents and index Magazines and newspaper articles Dictionary Search the World Wide Web What if you can't find anything? Step 3: Take Notes Take notes tutorial The KWL method Fact finder method Data sheets Clustering method (also called mapping or webbing) Venn diagram method Note cards Prints and photocopies Bibliography page Step 4: Use the information Use the information tutorial Scan the page first The five finger test Is the information true or bogus? Put it in your own words Organize the information Compare and contrast Put the information in order Add your own conclusions Step 5: Report Share what you've learned tutorial Step 6: Evaluate Ask yourself, "How did I do?" Glossary Back to the introduction page Portal | Home Base (Site Map) | Plan | Search | The Web | Take Notes | Use | Report | Glossary Teacher's Toolbox | Flash Version | Text Only Version Kentucky Virtual Library"
Jackie Gerstein

Information Literacy Resources | November Learning - 29 views

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    In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to not only find information but also determine its validity and appropriateness. Our information literacy material demystifies the process of finding and validating online information. These vital skills are needed as students prepare for our global economy.
Reuven Werber

City Brights: Howard Rheingold : Crap Detection 101 - Information evaluation - 13 views

  • To me, the issue of information literacy could be even more important than the health or education of some individuals. Fundamental aspects of democracy, economic production, the discovery and use of knowledge might be at stake. Some of the biggest problems facing the world today seem to be far beyond the ability of any individual or community, or even the whole human race, to tackle.
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    Evaluating the accuracy of information on the Internet
Sandy Kendell

Crap Detection 101 - Howard Rheingold - 11 views

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    Video by Howard Rheingold on critical thinking and determining the validity of information on the Internet.
Sandy Kendell

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking and Crap Detection - Howard Rheingold - 15 views

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    Includes an extensive list of websites which can be used for teaching the concept of critical thinking and evaluating the information we find on the Internet. Based on a presentation by Howard Rheingold.
Errin Gregory

quietube | Video without the distractions | Youtube, Viddler, Vimeo and more - 29 views

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    Allows you to watch online videos without all the distractions. It removes the ads, discussion boards, etc. Works with Youtube, iPlayer, Viddler, Vimeo and more
Anne Bubnic

How children search the internet with keyword interfaces [PDF] - 0 views

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    Children are among the most frequent users of the Internet, yet searching and browsing the web can present many challenges. Studies over the past two decades on how children search were conducted with finite and pre-determined content found in CD-ROM applications, online digital libraries, and web directories. However, with the current popularity of the open Internet and keyword-based interfaces for searching it, more critical analysis of the challenges children face today is needed. This paper presents the findings of an initial study to understand how children ages 7, 9, and 11 search the Internet using keyword interfaces in the home.
Anne Bubnic

Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface [flash video tutorial] - 1 views

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    This wikipedia tutorial was produced by a group of librarians and present it from an academic standpoint. Good stuff!
Fred Delventhal

TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills - 0 views

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    TRAILS is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on sixth and ninth grade standards. This Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for library media specialists and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students.
Anne Baird

Home, Ergo, State Library of Victoria - 0 views

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    When it comes to assignments and exams, it's good to know how to make your work stand out from the crowd. That's where ergo can help. This practical guide to research, essay writing and studying shows you how to find resources, write great essays and prepare for exams. It also has a huge range of original documents and images you can use. ergo helps you make your work the best it can be.
Danielle Klaus

NoodleTools: The Ethical Researcher: A Proactive Constructivist Approach - 0 views

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    .pdf Resources: "No More Cat and Mouse" - plagiarism and citation in context - 4 Phases of notemaking/notetaking - Beyond Cut&Paste - How to Assess a Biblio. for Understanding - Plagiarism Policy Template - Beyond Acceptable Use: Ethical/Academic Use
Marie Coppolaro

21st Century Information Fluency - 0 views

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    Amazing host of resources on using the net, ethical use, web 2.0 and so much more. Mini modules, videos, you name it.
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    If you have not seen these resources, you are missing out.
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