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  • 1. Flickr.com Wjarrettc
    What makes someone an authority?
  • 2. Why does “authority” even matter?
  • 3. The ability of humans
    to make sense of information
    and synthesise it quickly
    will become the most valuable skill of the next five years.
    Scottish educator Ewan McIntosh http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/2007/03/peter_kellner_y.html
  • 4. Is this why?
    Flickr e-magic
  • 5.
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  • 10. 1/27/2011
    First there was the library…
    “Enter the internet: a world where there is no process of selectivity other than that each surfer brings with them.”
    Celeste McNicholas and Ross J. Todd
    “New kids on the box: is it worth the effort and investment?”
  • 11. Our assumptions?
  • 12. 1/27/2011
    Our assumptions?
    students have the skills and vocabulary in a particular content area to do a search
    students are able to determine what they need to know and choose relevant information
    students readily transfer skills
    students know everything about the internet and know how and where to search
    Ross Todd
    “Research Column 3, 1997”
  • 13. 1/27/2011
    The Search
    Student factors
    “Students’ ability to complete or even begin a successful search is closely linked to their ability to design search paths.”
    Knowledge
    novice vs. expert
    content vs. strategies
    Celeste McNicholas and Ross J. Todd
    New kids on the box: is it worth the effort and investment?
  • 14. Place for databases?
    The “mall”
  • 15. So, what is “authority?”
    A simple definition
    Informed writing
    Flickr.com Tizzie
  • 16. An informed author
    Knows the subject matter and has something to say
    Has experience on the topic or writing
    Has their facts straight or corrects them if they are wrong
    Has credentials listed
    Writes thoughtfully
  • 17. Where are informed authors?
  • 18. Everywhere
    Where?
    Where are informed writers?
    Flickr : kudumomo
  • 19. In print
    newspapers, magazines, e-books or print books
    In Encyclopedias
    from Wikipedia to Worldbook and Britannica or “specialized” encyclopedias
    On the web
    On websites
    In databases
    In blogs and wikis
    In emails
    On facebook/myspace/twitter/clubpenguin/ning/etc.
    In person
    interviews
  • 20. So, how do students know what to look for?Questions for them to consider….
    Flickr user: Xurble
  • 21. Wisdom
    What does the writer add to your understanding?
  • 22. Expertise and Trust
    What does the writer know about the subject?
    Why is it that you trust their expertise?
  • 23. Care
    Does the writer use care in writing?
  • 24. NPOV
    Does the writer have a neutral point of view?
  • 25. When does NPOV matter?
    When is “bias” okay?
  • 26. Purpose
    What is their purpose in sharing the information?
  • 27. Currency
    Is the information up to date?
    When does that matter?
  • 28. So, how do you know what to look for?
    Wisdom
    What does the writer add to your understanding?
    Expertise and Trust
    What does the writer know about the subject?
    Why is it that you trust their expertise?
    Care
    Does the writer use care in writing?
    NPOV
    Does the writer have a neutral point of view?
    Purpose
    What is their purpose in sharing the information?
    Currency
    Is the information up to date?
  • 29. So why does this matter?
    Authentic projects
    Published projects
    Wisdom/Understanding
  • 30. Sample assignment
    http://whsdatabases.wikispaces.com/Evaluation
  • 31. Other strategies
    Build base of knowledge
    Crowdsourcing
    Modeling
    Progress check—what did you pick today, why?
    PRE—print/rank/explain exercise
  • 32. Synthesis
    1/27/2011
    Incubation time
    Flickr: Care_SMC
  • 33. So students feel like this…
    Flickr K. Todd Storch
  • 34. instead of…
  • 35. Carolyn Foote
    Westlake High School, Austin, Tx
    cfoote@eanesisd.net
    thewhslibrary.edublogs.org
    www.futura.edublogs.org