ICT in Learning Process by A.Alekper


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ICT in Learning Process by A.Alekper

  1. 1. ICT in Learning Process: Find, Produce and Share Alekper Alekperov Head of Humanities Department/BSB December 09, 2012/Baku The 1st National IB Forum in Azerbaijan
  2. 2. What is ICT? • ICT covers any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form. – For example, personal computers, digital television, email, robots.
  3. 3. Find!
  4. 4. Do you believe that everything you read is true? • Much of the information you find on the Internet is reliable, accurate and true… but much of it is also biased, misleading and downright false.
  5. 5. What can you tell from the URL? • Can you tell anything about the source of the information from the domain name or URL? • Can you find out more about the URL? • What is the purpose of the web site?
  6. 6. Who is the Author? • Can you find the name of the author or creator? • Are there any credentials? Degree, title, etc • Is there contact information somewhere on the page? • Is there a link to a homepage? is it for an individual or for an organization?
  7. 7. Reliability • Is the information reliable and credible? • Would you bet your life on this information? • What institution (company, government, university, etc.) supports this information? • Can you verify this site with a non-web equivalent? • Who does the site link to? And who links to the site? • Is the information current? • Can you find evidence of recent updates?
  8. 8. Search Engine • A search engine is essentially a database that points to Web sites and Internet resources. • It is important to remember that when you are using a search engine, you are not really searching the entire Internet, but a database of pages and resources from the Internet compiled by the bots.
  9. 9. Search Engines • Search engines are only as smart as the questions you ask • Search engine results can be misleading • Even the best search engine will not search the entire Internet • So if all of these things are true about search engines, why bother using them? This good question brings us to our final point to remember.
  10. 10. Remember! • Until something better comes along, search engines are the best tools we have for performing complex searches on the Internet.
  11. 11. How to search effectively? • Not If you don't want a term or phrase, use the "-" symbol. [gross domestic -product] will return pages that contain “gross" and “domestic" but that don't contain “product".
  12. 12. How to search effectively? • Definitions Use the "define:" operator to get a quick definition. [define:GDP] will give you a whole host of definitions from different sources, with links.
  13. 13. How to search effectively? • Calculator One of the handiest uses of Google, type in a quick calculation in the search box and get an answer. It's faster than calling up your computer's calculator in most cases. Use the +, -, *, / symbols and parentheses to do a simple equation.
  14. 14. How to search effectively? • Numrange This little-known feature searches for a range of numbers. For example, [IB subject guides 2000..2012] will return lists of IB guides for each of the years from 2000 to 2012 (note the two periods between the two numbers).
  15. 15. How to search effectively? • Site-specific Use the "site:" operator to search only within a certain website. [site:internationalgeographer.wordpress.com homework] will search for the term “homework" only within this blog.
  16. 16. How to search effectively? • Vertical search Instead of searching for a term across all pages on the web, search within a specialized field. Google has a number of specific searches, allowing you to search within blogs, news, books, and much more: Blog Search, Book Search, Scholar, Catalogs, Code Search, Directory, Finance, Images, Local/Maps, News, Patent Search, Product Search, Video
  17. 17. How to search effectively? • Unit converter Use Google for a quick conversion, from yards to meters for example, or different currency: [12 meters in yards] or [100 pounds in rubles]
  18. 18. How to search effectively? • Location of term By default, Google searches for your term throughout a web page. But if you just want it to search certain locations, you can use operators such as "inurl:", "intitle:", "intext:", and "inanchor:". Those search for a term only within the URL, the title, the body text, and the anchor text (the text used to describe a link).
  19. 19. How to search effectively? • Weather • If you enter a query with the word weather and a city or location name, if Google recognizes the location, the forecast will appear at the top of the results page.
  20. 20. How to search effectively? • Advanced search If you can't remember any of these operators, you can always use Google's advanced search.
  21. 21. PRODUCE!
  22. 22. Wordle
  23. 23. http://grant.robinson.name/mont age-maker/
  24. 24. Motivator
  25. 25. Flash Cards
  26. 26. SAVE and SHARE
  27. 27. We can save and share simultaneously! • https://www.box.com/ • https://www.dropbox.com • https://drive.google.com
  28. 28. Your class does not have a site?! • Wordpress • Blogger • Twitter • Tumblr • Posterous • … and many others
  29. 29. Collaborate!
  30. 30. Time to Poll! • http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CXLZQF3
  31. 31. Thank you for your attention I welcome your questions, suggestions, comments! alekperbsb@gmail.com