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  1. 1. Flickr.com Wjarrettc<br />What makes someone an authority?<br />
  2. 2. Why does “authority” even matter?<br />
  3. 3. The ability of humans<br />to make sense of information<br />and synthesise it quickly<br />will become the most valuable skill of the next five years.<br />Scottish educator Ewan McIntosh http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/2007/03/peter_kellner_y.html<br />
  4. 4. Is this why?<br />Flickr e-magic<br />
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  10. 10. 1/27/2011<br />First there was the library… <br />“Enter the internet: a world where there is no process of selectivity other than that each surfer brings with them.”<br />Celeste McNicholas and Ross J. Todd<br />“New kids on the box: is it worth the effort and investment?”<br />
  11. 11. Our assumptions?<br />
  12. 12. 1/27/2011<br />Our assumptions?<br />students have the skills and vocabulary in a particular content area to do a search<br />students are able to determine what they need to know and choose relevant information<br />students readily transfer skills<br />students know everything about the internet and know how and where to search<br />Ross Todd<br /> “Research Column 3, 1997”<br />
  13. 13. 1/27/2011<br />The Search<br />Student factors <br />“Students’ ability to complete or even begin a successful search is closely linked to their ability to design search paths.”<br />Knowledge<br /> novice vs. expert<br /> content vs. strategies<br />Celeste McNicholas and Ross J. Todd<br /> New kids on the box: is it worth the effort and investment?<br />
  14. 14. Place for databases?<br />The “mall”<br />
  15. 15. So, what is “authority?”<br />A simple definition<br />Informed writing<br />Flickr.com Tizzie<br />
  16. 16. An informed author<br />Knows the subject matter and has something to say<br />Has experience on the topic or writing<br />Has their facts straight or corrects them if they are wrong<br />Has credentials listed<br />Writes thoughtfully<br />
  17. 17. Where are informed authors?<br />
  18. 18. Everywhere<br />Where?<br />Where are informed writers?<br />Flickr : kudumomo<br />
  19. 19. In print<br />newspapers, magazines, e-books or print books<br />In Encyclopedias<br />from Wikipedia to Worldbook and Britannica or “specialized” encyclopedias<br />On the web<br />On websites<br />In databases<br />In blogs and wikis<br />In emails<br />On facebook/myspace/twitter/clubpenguin/ning/etc.<br />In person<br />interviews<br />
  20. 20. So, how do students know what to look for?Questions for them to consider….<br />Flickr user: Xurble<br />
  21. 21. Wisdom<br />What does the writer add to your understanding?<br />
  22. 22. Expertise and Trust<br />What does the writer know about the subject? <br />Why is it that you trust their expertise?<br />
  23. 23. Care<br />Does the writer use care in writing?<br />
  24. 24. NPOV<br />Does the writer have a neutral point of view?<br />
  25. 25. When does NPOV matter? <br />When is “bias” okay?<br />
  26. 26. Purpose<br />What is their purpose in sharing the information?<br />
  27. 27. Currency<br />Is the information up to date?<br />When does that matter?<br />
  28. 28. So, how do you know what to look for?<br />Wisdom<br />What does the writer add to your understanding?<br />Expertise and Trust<br />What does the writer know about the subject? <br />Why is it that you trust their expertise?<br />Care<br />Does the writer use care in writing?<br />NPOV<br />Does the writer have a neutral point of view?<br />Purpose<br />What is their purpose in sharing the information?<br />Currency<br />Is the information up to date?<br />
  29. 29. So why does this matter?<br />Authentic projects<br /> Published projects<br /> Wisdom/Understanding<br />
  30. 30. Sample assignment<br />http://whsdatabases.wikispaces.com/Evaluation<br />
  31. 31. Other strategies<br />Build base of knowledge<br />Crowdsourcing<br />Modeling<br />Progress check—what did you pick today, why?<br />PRE—print/rank/explain exercise<br />
  32. 32. Synthesis<br />1/27/2011<br />Incubation time<br />Flickr: Care_SMC<br />
  33. 33. So students feel like this…<br />Flickr K. Todd Storch<br />
  34. 34. instead of…<br />
  35. 35. Carolyn Foote<br />Westlake High School, Austin, Tx<br />cfoote@eanesisd.net<br />thewhslibrary.edublogs.org<br />www.futura.edublogs.org<br />

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