Session 6:
Reading and interpreting WWW
information
Online Resources
Acceptable Use
Citation Technology
Housekeeping
• Your Ten Minute Teaching scores; Google Docs
  link to view your feedback spreadsheet

• Early feedback on ...
Agenda

• Online Resources/Digital Libraries

• Acceptable Use

• Electronic reference tools
What do these things have in common?
      Sailor         The Connecticut Digital Library (iCONN)
                        ...
What is a digital library?

“[A] set of electronic resources and associated technical
     capabilities … [that are] const...
What is a digital library?
 Systems: directories, e-books, online repositories, structured
  information on the free Web,...
Benefits of Digital Libraries
• No physical boundary
• Round the clock availability
• Multiple access
• Information retrie...
Evaluating online resources
• Why provide these databases and services?

• What are the implications for our program?
 ▫ a...
Evaluating online resources
• What strategies will you use to start exploring
  the services?

• Do a search in ABC-CLIO. ...
Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs)
• Describe user rights and prohibitions for use of
  the organization’s computers and netwo...
AUPs should also…
•   Serve as a legal document
•   Be complete
•   Be adaptable
•   Be unique to your school
•   Protect ...
What does this mean for SLMPs?
• Teachers and librarians today are finding new,
  innovative, and exciting ways to use tec...
Citing sources
Why should students cite their sources?

1. To see where you've already been, and prevent
   backtracking.
...
Plagiarism quiz
Citation technology
• Tools to detect plagarism
  ▫ Educause chart
• Citation tools
  ▫ Son of Citation Machine
  ▫ EasyBi...
TurnItIn.com
NoodleTools
• Presenter: Andrea Christman

• MLS, Univ. of Maryland
• National Board Certified Teacher
• Media Specialist ...
Thinking ahead
• Be thinking about creating a digital story. The
  content can be your choice. For example: an
  event in ...
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Session 6 6 18 2009

  1. 1. Session 6: Reading and interpreting WWW information Online Resources Acceptable Use Citation Technology
  2. 2. Housekeeping • Your Ten Minute Teaching scores; Google Docs link to view your feedback spreadsheet • Early feedback on websites? Send me the URL smassey@umd.edu • Penny for your thoughts gone digital: http://lbsc642.blogspot.com/
  3. 3. Agenda • Online Resources/Digital Libraries • Acceptable Use • Electronic reference tools
  4. 4. What do these things have in common? Sailor The Connecticut Digital Library (iCONN) StoryPlace The Digital Water Education Library The National Archives (NARA) The California Heritage Collection Perseus MDUSA World Digital Library Internet Archive The Digital Library for Earth System Education School Library Media Center Pathfinders Online Archive of California Judaica Internet Public Library The American Memory Collection The International Children’s Digital Library
  5. 5. What is a digital library? “[A] set of electronic resources and associated technical capabilities … [that are] constructed by and for a community of users, and their functional capabilities support the information needs and uses of that community. ” Borgman, 1999, p. 29 “ [A] managed collection of information, with associated services, where the information is stored in digital formats and accessible over a network. ” Arms, 2000, p.2
  6. 6. What is a digital library?  Systems: directories, e-books, online repositories, structured information on the free Web, and databases (free and subscription)  Users: social networking and virtual spaces  “Database” as generic term The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) www.childrenslibrary.org
  7. 7. Benefits of Digital Libraries • No physical boundary • Round the clock availability • Multiple access • Information retrieval (“searchability”) • Preservation and conservation • Space • Added value What are the disadvantages?
  8. 8. Evaluating online resources • Why provide these databases and services? • What are the implications for our program? ▫ access anytime, anywhere, ▫ our need to instruct on the use, ▫ are they flexible to meet needs of various learners?
  9. 9. Evaluating online resources • What strategies will you use to start exploring the services? • Do a search in ABC-CLIO. Complete the MCPS online services evaluation (available in ELMS). ▫ ABC-CLIO (u: mcps, p: trials) • Be prepared to share evaluations.
  10. 10. Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) • Describe user rights and prohibitions for use of the organization’s computers and network. • Should include: ▫ a preamble, ▫ a definition section, ▫ a policy statement, ▫ an acceptable uses section, ▫ an unacceptable uses section, and ▫ a violations/sanctions section.
  11. 11. AUPs should also… • Serve as a legal document • Be complete • Be adaptable • Be unique to your school • Protect students • Information parents
  12. 12. What does this mean for SLMPs? • Teachers and librarians today are finding new, innovative, and exciting ways to use technology to entice readers and learners. • Can you think of some challenges that teachers and librarians may face related to their organization’s AUP as they strive to incorporate new tools into the learning environment?
  13. 13. Citing sources Why should students cite their sources? 1. To see where you've already been, and prevent backtracking. 2. To let others verify your steps. 3. To preserve sources that might not exist in the future. 4. To resolve contradictions, should other sources come to light. 5. To guide others in their research.
  14. 14. Plagiarism quiz
  15. 15. Citation technology • Tools to detect plagarism ▫ Educause chart • Citation tools ▫ Son of Citation Machine ▫ EasyBib ▫ Citation Builder • Research tools ▫ NoodleTools
  16. 16. TurnItIn.com
  17. 17. NoodleTools • Presenter: Andrea Christman • MLS, Univ. of Maryland • National Board Certified Teacher • Media Specialist Winston Churchill HS (MCPS)
  18. 18. Thinking ahead • Be thinking about creating a digital story. The content can be your choice. For example: an event in your life, a place you visited, a hobby or interest, a book review, something for your blog • Bring photographs of the content.
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