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  • List words on the board. Continue updating list throughout morning.
  • Start the 24 hour cycle.
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  • Summer Thrill! Digital Literacy Learning Auxilium Nava Jyoti English Medium SchoolThinking Schools Academy 1
  • Words & the InternetWhy do we use the internet? What words do youthink about when you talk about the internet? Thinking Schools Academy 2
  • What is Web 2.0?Web 2.0 = Tools that help you interactwith others on the Web to: Collaborate Communicate Research Share Create Buy and Sell Thinking Schools Academy 3
  • Web 2.0 Tools Thinking Schools Academy 4
  • Internet Usage over 24 Hours(represents the activity of 460 million IP addresses) Thinking Schools Academy 5Carna Botnet, Internet Census 2012, March 24, 2013 via Flickr, Creative Commons License
  • This Week at Summer Thrill!We will conduct a Research Project using theinternet and Web 2.0 tools. We will:  Learn the best ways to do research on the web  Work in small groups to conduct research, discuss ideas, and write about what we learn  Use text, photos and video to create a Prezi  Publish our work in the blog: Thinking Schools Academy, India Thinking Schools Academy 6
  • Day One: Develop Research Skills Digital Literacy Learning1 PREPARE to Search Create good questions to locate information2 SEARCH Locate and Access information using search engines (and search tips)3 DECIDE WHAT TO READ Evaluate and Analyze web sources4 DECIDE WHAT TO USE Synthesize information from 2 or more sources5 PRACTICE Let’s practice together Thinking Schools Academy 7
  • 1 PREPARE to Search Create good questions to locate information Take time to decide what you want to know: • What would you like to find out about? • What categories of facts would you like to collect? • What specific information will you look for? • How many websites will you visit? Thinking Schools Academy 8
  • Let’s Practice!1 PREPARE to Search Create good questions to locate information What specific information will What would you you look for? like to find out about? [Groups 1 and 2] [Group 3] Assignment: Your teacher would like you to prepare a presentation about the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. What categories of facts would you like to collect? [Group 4] Thinking Schools Academy 9
  • Let’s Practice!1 PREPARE to Search Create good questions to locate information Assignment: Your teacher would like you to prepare a presentation about the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. What are some KEYWORDS from your group? Thinking Schools Academy 10
  • 1 PREPARE to Search Create good questions to locate information Write a good question. A thin question has a one or two word answer. It is usually a yes/no question or a recall of information. It is helpful for finding facts. What is… When… How many… A thick question is a question that needs more than a one or two word response. It causes a person to think and there usually is not a right or wrong answer. It helps you really understand something interesting about a topic. Why… How come… I wander… What if… Thinking Schools Academy 11
  • Let’s Practice!1 PREPARE to Search Create good questions to locate information Assignment: Your teacher would like you to prepare a presentation about the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. When was the Taj Mahal built? I wonder why someone would build such a huge building in the middle of India? Thinking Schools Academy 12
  • Let’s Practice!1 PREPARE to Search Create good questions to locate information Assignment: Your teacher would like you to prepare a presentation about the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.Work with your group to write 2 good THIN questions and 2 goodTHICK questions.Use the words and phrases that we have already listed on the boardto help you. Thinking Schools Academy 13
  • 2 SEARCH Locate and Access information using search engines (and search tips) When Searching for Information: • Decide which search engines and key word searches would be best to use • When results come up, how do you choose the best sites to go to? • How do you know the information you find is true? What makes a site reliable? Thinking Schools Academy 14
  • 2 SEARCH: What’s a URL? top level domain name protocol country code URL http://www.google.co.in host second-level domain name Thinking Schools Academy 15
  • 2 SEARCH: Common Top Level Domains.com commercial enterprise.edu educational institution.gov U.S. government.mil U.S. military.net network access provider.org usually a not-for-profit organization.in country code for India Thinking Schools Academy 16
  • 2 SEARCH: What is a Search Engine?Search Engine = a searchable database of internet filescollected by a computer program.The computer program is called a , , or . Types of Search EnginesGeneral Search Engines: looks all over the web to collect pages fromthe free web. Google is a general search engine.Meta Search Engines: searches more than one search engine to getanswers.Subject Search Engines: searches a topic or type of content (like a blogor movies or travel). Thinking Schools Academy 17
  • 2 SEARCH: What is a Search Engine? Six Good Search Engines for StudentsGoogle General search www.google.com or www.google.co.inSweetSearch Designed for students www.sweetsearch.com or www.4me.sweetsearch.com for young childrenDuckDuckGo Instant Answers and Privacy www.duckduckgo.comSearchEDU All results are .edu www.searchedu.comQuintura Displays a Tag Cloud with keywords www.quintura.comZuula Searches web, images, news & blogs with separate tabs for each category www.zuula.com Thinking Schools Academy 18
  • 2 SEARCH: Search Tricks Use many Using many keywords = better results. ✖ Taj Mahal keywords ✔ The architecture of the Taj Mahal Use To search for phrases, use speech marks. ✖ History of the Taj Mahal“speech marks” ✔ “History of the Taj Mahal” Use a + sign Use a + for words which MUST be in the results. ✖Taj Mahal Architecture ✔Taj Mahal +Architecture Use a – sign Use a − sign to NOT include a certain word. ✔Taj Mahal −MusicianSpell Correctly Spelling is very important. If you spell incorrectly you will not get good results. Thinking Schools Academy 19
  • Let’s Practice!2 SEARCH: Use the Tricks Assignment: Your teacher would like you to prepare a presentation about the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.✔ Decide what your group wants to know about the Taj Mahal. Use thequestions you wrote earlier. Q: What are the important architectural features of the Taj Mahal?✔ Use your keywords, phrases, THIN and THICK questions to develop some search tricks for your group.Keywords:Taj Mahal, architectural features, monument, India, Agra, build, palace, marble,architect…THIN: What materials were used to build it? How many people helped build it?THICK: What does the Taj Mahal represent to India? To the World?Is symbolism a part of the architecture? Academy Thinking Schools 20
  • Let’s Practice! 2 SEARCH: Use the Tricks Assignment: Your teacher would like you to prepare a presentation about the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Write down a question that you want answered. Use a good question What materials were used to build the Taj Mahal?Use many keywords The architectural features of the Taj MahalUse “speech marks” “Materials used to build the Taj Mahal”Use a +sign Taj Mahal +Architecture +SymbolismUse a –sign Taj Mahal –Musician Thinking Schools Academy 21
  • Let’s Practice!2 SEARCH: Use the Tricks Assignment: Your teacher would like you to prepare a presentation about the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.In your GROUP:✔ Decide what your group wants to know about the Taj Mahal. Use thequestions you wrote earlier.✔ Use your keywords, phrases, THIN and THICK questions to develop somesearch tricks for your group.Use a good question Write down a question that you want answered.Use many keywords Write two examplesUse “speech marks” Write two examplesUse a +sign Write two examplesUse a –sign Write two examples Thinking Schools Academy 22
  • 3 DECIDE WHAT TO READ Evaluate and Analyze web sources When Looking at a Website: • How do you know the information you find is true? • What makes a site reliable? • If you don’t find what you want, what do you do? Thinking Schools Academy 23
  • 3 DECIDE WHAT TO READ Evaluate and Analyze web sourcesOnce you search, Which websites should you look at? Look at theDomain Name is it .com? .edu? .org? .net? Skim through the entries and look for your Skim keywords. Do you see your keywords? Quick read the first two lines of the Scan description to see if it relates to your topic. Thinking Schools Academy 24
  • Let’s Practice! 3 DECIDE WHAT TO READSEARCH: The architectural features of the Taj Mahal. Thinking Schools Academy 25
  • Quick Answers Wikipedia .com .comThinking Schools Academy 26
  • Let’s Practice!3 DECIDE WHAT TO READSEARCH Again: The architectural features of the Taj Mahal. Thinking Schools Academy 27
  • Architecture Taj Mahal India “specialists in every .edu architectural field were recruited for the task”“Architecturalelements from ImagesPersia, Islamic, and Indian cultures” Thinking Schools Academy 28
  • 3 DECIDE WHAT TO READ How do you know the information is true?Who wrote the Look for an ABOUT link that tells you about the information? writer. Can you email them?When was thepage updated? Look for a DATE on the page. Does the page include references to where the Are there information came from? references? Can you CHECK the info. on another site? Is there Is the site trying to sell you anything? Are thereadvertising or advertisements on the page. Can you see any bias? selling? Thinking Schools Academy 29
  • References.edu Nikhil Chatakondi University of Alabama Student Important links Last update Thinking Schools Academy 30
  • 3 DECIDE WHAT TO READ When Looking at a Website: • How do you know the information you find is true? • What makes a site reliable? • If you don’t find what you want, what do you do? Thinking Schools Academy 31
  • 3 DECIDE WHAT TO READ Let’s Practice!  Choose a search engine  Choose your search tricks  Choose a website  Complete the chart in your group. How do you know the information is true? Who wrote the information? When was the page updated?Are there references?Is there advertising or selling? Thinking Schools Academy 32
  • 4 DECIDE WHAT TO USE Synthesize information from 2 or moresources What information will help you answer your questions? • Are there ideas that we would like to compile from different sites? • How do we decide what information is most important? • Where could you find additional information that would help you? Thinking Schools Academy 33
  • 4 DECIDE WHAT TO USE: StrategiesDOWNLOAD or PRINT out 3 articles that you would like to use so that you canhighlight information or write on the article.READ each article. HIGHLIGHT or UNDERLINE important ideas or facts that helpanswer your research question.In your group, TALK TOGETHER about what you have learned.On small paper, or post-it notes, SUMMARIZE anything you highlighted in 3 – 5words.ORGANIZE these words into CATEGORIES or ideas. Give a name to each group.Think about how these groups of words can TELL a STORY that answers yourquestion.WRITE the story in your own words.Make a list of the SOURCES you used: website, image or multimedia.Put this list at the end of your story. Thinking Schools Academy 34
  • 4 DECIDE WHAT TO USE: Strategies READ and HIGHLIGHT Thinking Schools Academy 35
  • 4 DECIDE WHAT TO USE: Strategies Organize ideas into Categories Facts about Size• The main base is 40 meters tall Decorative Elements• The largest dome is 45 meters tall• The main spire on the dome is 11 “Graceful, slender” minarets on all meters tall four cornersThe Taj is symmetrical Main archways chiseled with words from the Holy Qur’anThere are 22 spires on the entry gateto symbolize the 22 years it took to The Taj is covvered with Islamicbuild decorationsReference: Reference: Dr. A. Zahoor and Dr. Z.http://www.cs.utah.edu/~noliver/indi Haq, 1997, Taj Mahal, Mausoleuma/TajMahal/tajmahal.html of Mumtaz Mahal http://www.islamicity.com/culture/t aj/ Thinking Schools Academy 36
  • 4 DECIDE WHAT TO USE: Strategies Write the story in your own words. Thinking Schools Academy 37
  • 4 DECIDE WHAT TO USE: ReferencesInclude a reference list of from the sources youused.Web PageAuthor, A. A., Author, B. B. (Date of Publication). Title of article. Retrievedfrom http://web addressZahoor, A. Haq, Z. (1997). Taj Mahal, Mausoleum of Mumtaz Mahal. Retrievedfrom http://www.islamicity.com/culture/taj/ Image Artist’s Name. “Photo title.” Photograph. Location. Date of Photo. Web. Date taken from web. Nathan Jones. “Taj Mahal.” Photograph. Flickr, Creative Commons, 8 October 2006. Web. 24 March 2013. Thinking Schools Academy 38
  • Day One: Develop Research Skills Digital Literacy Learning1 PREPARE to Search Create good questions to locate information2 SEARCH Locate and Access information using search engines (and search tips)3 DECIDE WHAT TO READ Evaluate and Analyze web sources4 DECIDE WHAT TO USE Synthesize information from 2 or more sources5 PRACTICE Let’s practice together Thinking Schools Academy 39
  • Day Two: Research a Topic Digital Literacy Learning1 Censorship & Plagiarism2 ThinkQuest: Your group will research a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India3 You will: Synthesize your research4 You will: Gather photos, video and web resources5 You will: Write about what you have learned Thinking Schools Academy 40
  • Day Three: Create & Share Digital Literacy Learning1 You will: Make a Prezi with your group2 You will: Upload to our Blog3 You will: Share and Comment4 Then we will celebrate! Thinking Schools Academy 41
  • Summer ThrillDigital Literacy Learning Thinking Schools Academy 42
  • Reference List Digital Literacy LearningInternet Tutorials: Your Basic Guide to the Internethttp://www.internettutorials.net/This site is maintained by a retired university librarian and includes conciseexplanations of all things internet, plus a compilation of internet search engines,organized by category, for guiding research.The TICA Project @ University of Connecticut & Clemson U.Teaching Internet Comprehension to Adolescentshttp://www.newliteracies.uconn.edu/iesproject/The Big6 Research Stepshttp://big6.com/pages/lessons/articles/sites-to-teach-the-big6-research-steps.phpA tutorial on using The Big6 Research Steps to develop students’ technology skills. Thinking Schools Academy 43
  • Reference List Digital Literacy LearningImagesCarna Botnet, Internet Census 2012, March 24,2013 via Flickr, Creative Commons LicenseLudwig Gatzke, Web 2.0,, February 3, 2013 viaFlickr, Creative Commons LicenseRuslan Enikeev, The Internet Map, April 4,2012 via Flickr, Creative Commons License Thinking Schools Academy 44