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Workshop on children's health resources given on Healthinfo Island in Second Life

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Roots & Wings

  1. 1. Roots & Wings finding children’s health resources HealthInfo Island (101,201,23) Carolina Keats
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Searching the Web – what are you finding? </li></ul><ul><li>Google’s new beta project: health information </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing your search: MedlinePlus as a portal to .. health information </li></ul>Roots & Wings finding children’s health resources
  3. 3. Searching the Web – what are you finding? attention deficit disorder
  4. 8. <ul><li>Take 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about the new Google beta .. http://www.google.com/coop/topics/Health </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss: Information authority – can you trust .. these links? </li></ul>Roots & Wings finding children’s health resources
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  10. 17. Roots & Wings finding children’s health resources <ul><li>Take 2: Explore results </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What different kinds of information can you … find by using the alphabetical listing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try a basic search for attention deficit … disorder. How are the results different from … those you found from the alphabetical listing? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 18. <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>The results of online searching for health information are ... improving, but awareness of authority continues to be ... important </li></ul><ul><li>MedlinePlus.gov functions as a portal site to lots of reliable … information, but it can be confusing. Exploration now … can reward your later efforts, when you really need … information. </li></ul><ul><li>There are times when your question is more complex, or … you just don’t have time, or when generic information is … not sufficient. For those times, I’m here to help. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for attending this class! </li></ul>Roots & Wings finding children’s health resources
  12. 19. Roots & Wings finding children’s health resources Carolina Keats Friday November 9 7:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. SL time HealthInfo Island (101,201,23)
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