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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.

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  • 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)
  • Image used with permission under a Creative Common License from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/2297933452/sizes/l/
  • what is authority ? who decides what counts as authority ? who are the experts ?
  • students need personal learning networks to navigate webs of knowledge
  • teachers and librarians are the travel guides to help students find their way as they explore and develop personal learning networks
  • what do students need for the journey of learning and information fluency ?
  • roadmap tourist attractions to explore storage for information sources and notes
  • roadmap: the research pathfinder
  • Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/o/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • pathfinders guide students to the resources needed for a research task
  • carefully constructed pathfinders can help students access quality information more efficiently
  • your media specialist , your travel guide for the information world, can help plot a course for research with a research pathfinder
  • web 2.0 tools help manage the streams of information available
  • web 2.0 tools help librarians embed content more easily
    • research pathfinder navigation tools
    • widgets
    • rss feeds
    • information portals (pageflakes, netvibes, igoogle)
    • aggregators to “catch” feeds (google reader, bloglines)
    • social bookmarking
  • 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/
  • tourist attractions to explore: GALILEO
  • 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 .
  • 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/
  • Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryingyouth/2456237/sizes/o/ access full text encyclopedias and book chapters
  • Image Attribution : http://www.flickr.com/photos/carroca/2992818398/sizes/l/ why do databases matter?
  • 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
  • “ 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/
  • “ 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
  • Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25357664@N03/3033186019/sizes/l/ pathfinders help students explore the universe of knowledge in databases!
    • other database destinations
    • facts on file
    • gale
    • abc-clio
    • greenwood
    • grolier
    • world book
  • storage for information sources and notes: NoodleTools
  • how do we know how to cite and use information ethically ? where can students store and manage their information sources and notes?
  • @ 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
  • 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/
  • students can take and organize electronic notes to manage and synthesize information Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin/5387998/sizes/o/
  • let’s take a tour of NoodleTools !
  • the future is now: emerging sources of authoritative information and social scholarship
  • emerging web 2.0 sources of credible information Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66132721@N00/2784325465/sizes/l/
  • Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bksecretphoto/2227495313/ How do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media ? Joyce Valenza
  • 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
  • how do we strike a balance between new media resources and traditional forms of information?
    • 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/
  • rss =real simple syndication, a web feed or stream format designed to deliver content
  • 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/
  • wikis -=open software that encourages collaboration and knowledge building
  • podcast , an audio recording that can be downloaded to a computer or portable media play
  • iTunes podcasts and iTunesU
  • YouTube features educational videos from news outlets, book publishers, and other reputable organizations
  • 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
  • blogs are a forum for dialogue on any topic and invite conversation as well as the exchange of ideas
  • where do we want our students to go in their journey for information?
  • what routes to information do we want them to travel?
  • teachers and media specialists must work together to help students become informationally savvy
  • information fluent students won’t miss a turn or get lost in their travels for information
  • Works Cited Valenza, Joyce. "Top School Library Things to Think About in 2008 ." Weblog      entry. 2 Jan. 2008. Neverendingsearch. 13 Mar. 2008.
  • 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