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Part of my presentation on how media specialists can use Web 2.0 tools to rev up their research pathfinders and to help students develop their own research portals. Please see ...

Part of my presentation on how media specialists can use Web 2.0 tools to rev up their research pathfinders and to help students develop their own research portals. Please see http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/researchpathfinders2oh .

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    • Research Pathfinders 2.0: Information Streams for Student Research Presented by Buffy Gunter Hamilton, Ed.S. Georgia Council of English Teachers Conference 2009, Jekyll Island, Georgia February 6, 2009 http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com
    • Research Pathfinders
      • Used since the 1970s by libraries and librarians to help guide patrons to the resources needed for a research task.
      • Pathfinders include print and digital materials.
      • Carefully constructed pathfinders can help students access quality information more efficiently.
    • Elements of Research Pathfinders
      • Web Resources: Traditional
        • .edu or .gov
        • Newspaper or magazines online
      • Web Resources: Nontraditional
        • Podcasts
        • Videos (YouTube, TeacherTube)
      • Print materials
      • Database/subscription materials
      • Human resources
      • Assignment instructions/handouts
    • How Do We Find the Best Path to Information?
      • Image courtesy of Creative Common license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidanmorgan/3092101136/
    • Collaboration: The Key to Quality Pathfinders
      • Work with your media specialist/librarian to determine the best information sources for your students.
      • The research questions and research design impact the information sources you may need.
    • Research Pathfinders 1.0
      • Lists of information sources (books, websites)
      • Static
      • The user is required to seek all the information.
      • More time and efforts are involved in updating these pathfinders.
      • Created as a traditional web page or Word document.
    • Traditional Style Pathfinder http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/women.html
    • How Do Research Pathfinders 2.0 Help Manage Streams of Information? Image used under a Creative Commons license courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/makelessnoise/240072417/
    • Research Pathfinder 2.0: Staying Afloat in a Sea of Information
      • Web 2.0 tools help manage the streams of information available.
      • Web 2.0 tools help librarians embed content more easily.
      • Students can “pull” information to them rather than always “pushing” to find information from favorite sources.
    • Research Pathfinder 2.0 Toolbox
      • Widgets
      • RSS feeds
      • Information Portals (Pageflakes, NetVibes, iGoogle)
      • Aggregators to “catch” feeds (Google Reader)
      • Social bookmarking
    • Research Pathfinder 2.0 http://www.pageflakes.com/theunquietlibrary/25817978
    • Research Pathfinder 2.0
      • http://bwscampus.libguides.com/8thgraderesearchproject
    • Research Pathfinder 2.0
      • http://delicious.com/creekview_hs_library/bundle:PickartLitCrit
    • Research Pathfinder 2.0: RSS
      • RSS=Real Simple Syndication
      • Code that allows us to pull the latest information from our information sources
    • Research RSS Made Easy
    • Research Pathfinder 2.0: RSS
      • Database searches
      • Social bookmarking services (del.icio.us, diigo)
      • Blogs
      • YouTube Channels
      • Podcasts
      • Twitter
      • Google Library and Google News
    • Tour of Research Pathfinders 2.0
      • Tour of Research Pathfinder 2.0 Resources:
      • http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/researchpathfinders2oh