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    • presented by buffy hamilton, ed.s.| LBSC 642| February 2010 http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com solving the information literacy puzzle creating worlds of learning with research pathfinders
    • Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/sizes/o/
    • what do students need for the journey of learning and information fluency ?
    • roadmap: the pathfinder tourist attractions to explore: traditional and emerging sources of information
    • roadmap: the research pathfinder
    • 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
    • the librarian , is a travel guide for the information world and can help plot a course for research with a research pathfinder
    • web 2.0 tools help us 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, libguides)
      • 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: traditional and nontraditional sources of information
    • 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
      • 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)
      • flickr
      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 and information portals can capture favorite RSS feeds and deliver streams of information to your fingertips Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_lustig/2537864746/sizes/l/
    • 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
    • flickr provides students access to photographs
    • twitter Image used under a Creative Commons license fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stevegarfield/3616155715/sizes/o/
    • google books
    • a blueprint for creating a research pathfinder
    • cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/ engage in conversation and collaboration with the classroom teacher 1
    • pathfinder seeds
      • learning objectives
      • standards
      • learning activities
      • learner needs
      • forms of assessment
    • begin the design process and selection of resources 2
    • consider the full spectrum of resources
      • databases
      • web-based resources
      • print books
      • digital books
      • rss feeds
      • instructional materials
      • assessment tools
      • audio based resources
    • make adjustments if needed during the implementation of the project 3
    • praxis: reflection and action for future directions 4
    • 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 librarians 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 [email_address] http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com