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Research Life after Google conference workshop

  1. 2. Information behaviour of the researcher of the future 11 January 2008
  2. 7. “ Go onto Google and find out some information about the kiwi. Write 5 facts!”
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  4. 9. “ Go onto Google and find out some information about Kiwis in New Zealand Write 5 facts!”
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  6. 13. <ul><li>keyword also key word ( ) n. A word that serves as a key to a code or cipher. A significant or descriptive word. ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Is a word that is associated with a site or contents of a site. Keywords are used to categorize and search for specific web sites. ( ) </li></ul>
  7. 14. <ul><li>The more keywords you have the less the ‘hits’ (sometimes) </li></ul><ul><li>Try these examples and record the number of hits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kiwi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kiwi New Zealand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kiwi brown spotted New Zealand </li></ul></ul>23,100,00 8,940,00 5,680,00
  8. 15. <ul><li>Dinosaur </li></ul><ul><li>Dinosaur carnivore </li></ul><ul><li>Dinosaur carnivore Triassic </li></ul><ul><li>Tyrannosaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Tyrannosaurus prey </li></ul><ul><li>24,400,000 </li></ul><ul><li>147,000 </li></ul><ul><li>10,900 </li></ul><ul><li>2,530,000 </li></ul><ul><li>67,500 </li></ul>Do a search on a topic you are doing at the moment with one keyword, record the hits, now try it with another keyword, record and then one more time. Look at the quality of the hits
  9. 16. “ Go onto Google, type in your keywords and find out some information about brown spotted Kiwis in New Zealand
  10. 21. <ul><li>Developing questions & keywords for research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing the Question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do we know about? </li></ul></ul>See Example
  11. 23. <ul><li>Create basic mindmaps </li></ul><ul><li>Save online </li></ul><ul><li>Others can edit it </li></ul><ul><li>Can be embedded into wikis and blogs </li></ul>
  12. 24. <ul><li>Finding Keywords can be one of the most difficult tasks for children. </li></ul><ul><li>It is easier to think in sentence chunks or type in the whole question! </li></ul><ul><li>Break up the question. When choosing a keyword from the answers, check that it answers the main Question! </li></ul>
  13. 25. <ul><li>Breaking down internet addresses to understand who made the website. </li></ul>
  14. 26. <ul><li>People’s first response is to believe what they see and what they hear </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to be critical viewers </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Ideas adapted from
  15. 27. <ul><li>Use this website to guide your students to critically assess the information provided to them </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Ideas adapted from
  16. 28. <ul><li>Students will often go to any website that is offered in Google and take what they need from it without considering the authenticity of the site. </li></ul>
  17. 30. Tsunamis are unlike wind-generated waves, which many of us may have observed on a local lake or at a coastal beach, in that they are characterized as shallow-water waves, with long periods and wave lengths. If yes, then copy and paste that sentence only into your notes page
  18. 31. Records and lists Websites as you visit them
  19. 32. <ul><li>Evernote allows you to capture information in any environment using whatever device (phone or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Did we mention that it's free ? </li></ul>
  20. 34. EXTENDING THE RESEARCH PROCESS <ul><li>Search Engines, Web2.0, Youtube, news feeds… </li></ul>
  21. 35. Search Engines
  22. 36. Wikipedia Blogs Latest news Videos Youtube Images Books How stuff works
  23. 39. <ul><li>Older students </li></ul><ul><li>Younger students </li></ul>Single word search
  24. 40. <ul><li>Use your keywords </li></ul><ul><li>browse the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Footnotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>References </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images and video </li></ul></ul>
  25. 41. Videos on what Creative Commons is Free content on the Internet
  26. 44. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Accesses images on any computer that has internet access </li></ul>
  27. 45. <ul><li> What do we know about young peoples information behaviour </li></ul><ul><li> free photos </li></ul><ul><li> free photos </li></ul><ul><li> free clipart </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Potatoes download </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube Teacher tube </li></ul><ul><li>Artrage </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Life http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Web2.0 and Education </li></ul><ul><li>Sharp, J. (2006). Graphic Organisers. Ideas and activities with CD. </li></ul>