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Week 5

  1. 1. Information Literacy Meets Web 2.0: Week Five More Sources &  Welcome to the 21st Century! <ul><li>Preparation for today's class: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please log in to your Gmail account.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to the link for the class web site - https://sites.google.com/site/informationliteracy2/home   & select Week 5 to access materials & links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick up the handout & read - 20th Century vs. 21st Century Classroom. Post something from the reading that strikes you as significant to your classroom or work - </li></ul></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/21stCenturyClassroom </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  2. 2. Student Searching Skills <ul><ul><li>More access to tech ≠ better searching skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No evaluation of sources - relevance, accuracy, or authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ineffective search strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural language rather than effective key words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too many hits - no analysis of relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Lack understanding of Internet as info from MANY sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Google IS the Internet! Google is a 'source'! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Library resources difficult to use - no instruction? Easier to use Google </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Is this a problem? What to do? </li></ul><ul><li>(Not just a &quot;library&quot; problem or a Language Arts issue!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some paths to improvement <ul><ul><li>Effective information searching & technology use is EVERYONE'S responsibility! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't assume - teach students fundamentals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web printing - Print icon, &quot;print ready&quot;, &quot;printable&quot;, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search fields - This is where we put key words! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean operators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results (Hits) - Format & organization options  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing - available options, formats, caution, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows - active window, moving, sizing, minimizing, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Network - server access, printing, saving </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Some paths to improvement - continued <ul><ul><li>Research questions & development of key words  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key Word quote </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ALL research - start with a question </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ALL research - formulate key words </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ALL research - use Boolean operators to refine a search </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable sources - Print & Web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quote from (in)famous source - &quot;Searching widely and wildly on the Internet is most often a waste of time for students.&quot; Instead use ... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invisible web - pre-screen & organize for access </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription sources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OPAC </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guided Internet searching </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Arthurs Media Center OPAC - Revisited   http://libraries.resa.net/common/welcome.jsp?context=trenton&site=100       Log in - last name is user name & password Use your research topic(s) to complete the following:   Create one or more lists - one public   Search & add relevant materials & web sites   Recommend an item to colleague Write a review - about any book in the catalog that you have read </li></ul>
  6. 6. Delicious Revisited <ul><li>Access the wallwisher to find the Delicious user names of colleagues. Add them as new users to your network. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/hardinweb2 </li></ul>
  7. 7. LiveBinder - Creating & Sharing <ul><li>http://livebinders.com/play/play?id=8463 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Finding Dulcinea <ul><li>http://www.findingdulcinea.com/   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Our mission is to bring users the best information on the Web for any topic, employing human insight and methodical review. </li></ul><ul><li>FindingDulcinea presents only credible, high-quality and trustworthy Web sites, saving time for the novice and the experienced user alike. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sweetsearch.com/      </li></ul>
  9. 9. Grolier Online Example of Invisible Web - fee required <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://go.grolier.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in with user id - trenton </li></ul><ul><li>Password - arthurs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wrap Up & Sharing

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