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research pathfinders 2.0: collaborating to create information streams for student research

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Presentation about collaboration and research pathfinders for Dr. Katherine Mason's TOSS/preservice teachers at Kennesaw State University, April 8, 2009.

Presentation about collaboration and research pathfinders for Dr. Katherine Mason's TOSS/preservice teachers at Kennesaw State University, April 8, 2009.

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  • 1. research pathfinders 2.0: collaborating to create information streams for student research creating flow for a journey of learning Presented by Buffy Hamilton Creekview High School, Media Specialist Cherokee County School District http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amunivers/412377747/ (CC)
  • 2. Image used with permission under a Creative Common License from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/2297933452/sizes/l/
  • 3. what is authority ? who decides what counts as authority ? who are the experts ?
  • 4. students need personal learning networks to navigate webs of knowledge
  • 5. teachers and librarians are the travel guides to help students find their way as they explore and develop personal learning networks
  • 6. what do students need for the journey of learning and information fluency ?
  • 7. roadmap tourist attractions to explore storage for information sources and notes
  • 8. roadmap: the research pathfinder
  • 9. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/o/
  • 10. how can we help students stay afloat in endless streams of information ? Image used with http://www.flickr.com/photos/onkel_wart/2934377433/sizes/l/
  • 11. what we can provide students to help them find their way rather than getting lost on the information highway? Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/palagret/210423111/sizes/o/
  • 12. pathfinders guide students to the resources needed for a research task
  • 13. carefully constructed pathfinders can help students access quality information more efficiently
  • 14. your media specialist , your travel guide for the information world, can help plot a course for research with a research pathfinder
  • 15. web 2.0 tools help manage the streams of information available
  • 16. web 2.0 tools help librarians embed content more easily
  • 17.
    • research pathfinder navigation tools
    • widgets
    • rss feeds
    • information portals (pageflakes, netvibes, igoogle)
    • aggregators to “catch” feeds (google reader, bloglines)
    • social bookmarking
  • 18. students can “pull” information rather than “pushing” to find information from the pathfinder sources via information portals Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wendiandrews/3073959807/sizes/o/
  • 19. tourist attractions to explore: GALILEO
  • 20. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stijnvogels/411832706/sizes/l/ GALILEO stands for G eorgiA LI brary LE arning O nline , an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia .
  • 21. over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals featuring 2000+ full text journal titles Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/un_cola/1354298663/
  • 22. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryingyouth/2456237/sizes/o/ access full text encyclopedias and book chapters
  • 23. Image Attribution : http://www.flickr.com/photos/carroca/2992818398/sizes/l/ why do databases matter?
  • 24. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/2167249773/sizes/l/ “ students who do not have access to this substantial content, students who choose not to use them, are an information underclass .” Joyce Valenza
  • 25. “ they must be prominent on our online [research] pathfinders . Our teachers should consider the use of databases as they assess student projects.” Joyce Valenza Image Attribution : http://www.flickr.com/photos/john/4776861/sizes/o/
  • 26. “ unless we teach students about the enormous value of these reference sources, ebooks, magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, students will not find them or use them.” Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bosslynn/3152555801/sizes/l/ Joyce Valenza
  • 27. Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25357664@N03/3033186019/sizes/l/ pathfinders help students explore the universe of knowledge in databases!
  • 28.
    • other database destinations
    • facts on file
    • gale
    • abc-clio
    • greenwood
    • grolier
    • world book
  • 29. storage for information sources and notes: NoodleTools
  • 30. how do we know how to cite and use information ethically ? where can students store and manage their information sources and notes?
  • 31. @ buffyjhamilton : NoodleTools is like the tires on a car (the [research] paper)– it's not going to go anywhere without them! From Matthew L., Creekview High School sophomore via Twitter
  • 32. NoodleTools is the ultimate storage system for information sources by helping students format information sources and create bibliographies Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishaboy500/2580661428/sizes/l/
  • 33. students can take and organize electronic notes to manage and synthesize information Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin/5387998/sizes/o/
  • 34. let’s take a tour of NoodleTools !
  • 35. the future is now: emerging sources of authoritative information and social scholarship
  • 36. emerging web 2.0 sources of credible information Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66132721@N00/2784325465/sizes/l/
  • 37. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bksecretphoto/2227495313/ How do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media ? Joyce Valenza
  • 38. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/solidether/1084349065/sizes/o/ what place does the collective wisdom of the crowd play in research? Joyce Valenza
  • 39. how do we strike a balance between new media resources and traditional forms of information?
  • 40.
    • unpacking web 2.0 tools for social scholarship
    • social bookmarking services (del.icio.us, diigo)
    • blogs
    • youtube Channels
    • podcasts
    • twitter
    • google library and google books
    • widgets
    • rss feeds (news sources, journals, websites)
    • itunes u
    Image used under Creative Common License with permission from http://www.flickr.com/photos/talekinker/2393380504/
  • 41. rss =real simple syndication, a web feed or stream format designed to deliver content
  • 42. feed aggregators capture your favorite RSS feeds and deliver streams of information to your fingertips Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_lustig/2537864746/sizes/l/
  • 43. wikis -=open software that encourages collaboration and knowledge building
  • 44. podcast , an audio recording that can be downloaded to a computer or portable media play
  • 45. iTunes podcasts and iTunesU
  • 46. YouTube features educational videos from news outlets, book publishers, and other reputable organizations
  • 47. Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dav/104349246/sizes/l/ Social bookmarking for tagging and organizing favorite web resources as well as a research tool in one’s personal learning network
  • 48. blogs are a forum for dialogue on any topic and invite conversation as well as the exchange of ideas
  • 49. where do we want our students to go in their journey for information?
  • 50. what routes to information do we want them to travel?
  • 51. teachers and media specialists must work together to help students become informationally savvy
  • 52. information fluent students won’t miss a turn or get lost in their travels for information
  • 53. Works Cited Valenza, Joyce. "Top School Library Things to Think About in 2008 ." Weblog      entry. 2 Jan. 2008. Neverendingsearch. 13 Mar. 2008.
  • 54. Contact Information Buffy J. Hamilton, Ed.S. Media Specialist Creekview High School Cherokee County School District http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com buffy.hamilton@gmail.com

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