By the end of today’s session, you will have: Strategies to help your students evaluate websites Strategies to help your students improve their Google searches An awareness of student-friendly resources beyond GoogleOutcomes
Evaluating Websites Improving Google Searches Alternatives to Google OnlineResources Available Through Knowledge Ontario / School Board Library SitesAgenda
What are some of theissues / challenges yourstudents will face whensearching the internet?Discussion
Internet Licensed Resources No editor or Professionally created gatekeeper (not / edited filtered) Materials carefully Sponsored hits / selected (censorship; quality control) advertising Current / No censorship (no continuously updated criteria – anyone can Indexed with Subject post anything) HeadingsFree Internet vs. LicensedResources
The importance of… Formulating a clear research question / topic (pages 12 – 16 of Research Success @ Your Library) Selecting the “right” keywords and synonyms (see pages 10 & 11 of Research Success @ Your Library)Other things to Consider…
Creating effective search strategies (pages 21 & 22 of Research Success @ Your Library)Other things to Consider…
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