Students as 21st Century Users of Information<br />IPSD 204 Institute Day<br />February 25, 2011<br />Presented by Laurie ...
Charlotte danielsonProfessional framework<br />The Classroom Environment<br />Planning and Preparation<br />Domain 1: Plan...
Three keys to a great search<br />Ask the right questions<br />Look in the right places<br />Look critically your findings...
Excerpt from Dialog Search Manual<br />
= 20 quality results<br />
= 1,620,000  “quality” results<br />
Common craft – search strategies<br />
The ERIAL Project, a study conducted by 5 Illinois universities, found that students:<br /><ul><li>don’t know how to form ...
don’t have a strategy for dealing with poor results;
can’t articulate how they know content is credible;
don’t check the author or date of an article.</li></ul>                                               (Finding Dulcinea, 2...
what can we do?<br />Teach students that searching starts before they sit down at the computer.<br />Provide students with...
Formulating the Question<br />What’s up with that volcano in Italy?<br />Natural Language<br />Visuvius?<br />Vusuvios<br ...
Where do I start?<br />Ask, “What do I hope to find?”<br />
Before you start:<br />Develop background knowledge<br />Formulate keyword list<br />Start your search with 2 or 3 relevan...
Activity Time<br />Do a Google search using the search terms on your worksheet. Write down the number of hits that you get...
Basic strategies:<br />No CAPITALS<br />No articles(the, a, an)<br />Use wildcards (Usually * or ?).<br />Use quotation ma...
Great! Now I only have 150,000 sites to look at!<br />
Are you looking in the right place?<br />
Google alternatives<br /><ul><li>Other search engines
Bing
Yahoo
Ask
Meta search engines
Excite
Dogpile</li></li></ul><li>Even better:<br />Search Engines specifically designed for kids<br /><ul><li>Google Safe Search
Ask Kids
Kids Click
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  • My search tools in 1977.
  • You had to be efficient because you paid by the minute to search, and it would be at least a few days until you got another chance.
  • Chose a portion of the database to search, truncated Egypt and Produc using wildcards, used Boolean Logic to combine terms, decided that most current information was needed.
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    1. 1. Students as 21st Century Users of Information<br />IPSD 204 Institute Day<br />February 25, 2011<br />Presented by Laurie May<br />laurie_may@ipsd.org<br />
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    4. 4. Charlotte danielsonProfessional framework<br />The Classroom Environment<br />Planning and Preparation<br />Domain 1: Planning and Preparation<br />Component 1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources<br />Resources for teaching <br />Resources for students <br /> <br />Professional Responsibility<br />Instruction<br />
    5. 5. Three keys to a great search<br />Ask the right questions<br />Look in the right places<br />Look critically your findings<br />
    6. 6.
    7. 7. Excerpt from Dialog Search Manual<br />
    8. 8. = 20 quality results<br />
    9. 9. = 1,620,000 “quality” results<br />
    10. 10.
    11. 11. Common craft – search strategies<br />
    12. 12. The ERIAL Project, a study conducted by 5 Illinois universities, found that students:<br /><ul><li>don’t know how to form a sound search query;
    13. 13. don’t have a strategy for dealing with poor results;
    14. 14. can’t articulate how they know content is credible;
    15. 15. don’t check the author or date of an article.</li></ul> (Finding Dulcinea, 2010) <br />
    16. 16. what can we do?<br />Teach students that searching starts before they sit down at the computer.<br />Provide students with an arsenal of reliable information sources.<br />Teach students to become critical users of information.<br />Model these practices on a regular basis.<br />
    17. 17. Formulating the Question<br />What’s up with that volcano in Italy?<br />Natural Language<br />Visuvius?<br />Vusuvios<br />Vesuevius?<br />Boolean Logic<br />Pre-searching<br />
    18. 18. Where do I start?<br />Ask, “What do I hope to find?”<br />
    19. 19. Before you start:<br />Develop background knowledge<br />Formulate keyword list<br />Start your search with 2 or 3 relevant words.<br />
    20. 20. Activity Time<br />Do a Google search using the search terms on your worksheet. Write down the number of hits that you get with each<br />volcano *…………………………………111,000,000<br />volcano …………………………………..32,800,000<br />volcano italy……………………………..….4,450,000<br />vesuvius ……………………………………2,730,000<br />volcano italyvesuvius ………………….………304,000<br />volcano italyvesuviusnaples……………………169,000<br />
    21. 21. Basic strategies:<br />No CAPITALS<br />No articles(the, a, an)<br />Use wildcards (Usually * or ?).<br />Use quotation marks to search phrases.<br />Be systematic. Start with 2 or 3 words, then add <br /> one at a time to narrow your topic.<br />
    22. 22. Great! Now I only have 150,000 sites to look at!<br />
    23. 23. Are you looking in the right place?<br />
    24. 24. Google alternatives<br /><ul><li>Other search engines
    25. 25. Bing
    26. 26. Yahoo
    27. 27. Ask
    28. 28. Meta search engines
    29. 29. Excite
    30. 30. Dogpile</li></li></ul><li>Even better:<br />Search Engines specifically designed for kids<br /><ul><li>Google Safe Search
    31. 31. Ask Kids
    32. 32. Kids Click
    33. 33. Ipl2 for Kids</li></ul>Sort out the possibilities with<br /><ul><li>NoodleTools
    34. 34. Infopeople</li></li></ul><li>Information overload!<br />
    35. 35. For young or inexperienced users, a <br />search engine may not be the way to go.<br />Pre-selected sites (Teacher marked favorites/bookmarks)<br />Database such as Nettrekker (District 204 subscribes to this site)<br />Let’s try our search on Nettrekker…<br />
    36. 36. Activity Time<br /><ul><li>Go to Nettrekker at http://school.nettrekker.com
    37. 37. Log in as: wattslibrary</li></ul> Password: wolverines<br /><ul><li>Search volcano vesuviuson the middle tab and fill out your worksheet.</li></li></ul><li>Who do you trust?<br />
    38. 38. Evaluating <br />resources<br />Can you trust the information you find on the Internet? <br />…Maybe<br />Least Reliable<br />Most Reliable<br />
    39. 39. Clues to reliability<br />Sponsoring organization<br />Author…Is he or she qualified to write about the topic?<br />Date updated?<br />Why was the site created? (Is it biased in some way?)<br />Who is profiting from this website?<br />
    40. 40. What about wikipedia?<br />Wikipedia Beneath the Surface<br />Wikipedia is an amazing collaborative work, and it has its uses. However, there are many more reliable sources.<br />
    41. 41. Can kids safely searchthe internet?<br /><ul><li>District filters will block many undesirable sites.
    42. 42. Google has built in filters.
    43. 43. First search on pre-screened sites.
    44. 44. Databases provide focused, safe sources of information.
    45. 45. Use search engines designed for kids.</li></ul>Disclaimer: Nothing is foolproof or smart-kid proof!<br />
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    47. 47. This presentation was made possible by information gleaned from the <br />following sources:<br />http://charlottedanielson.com/theframeteach.htm<br />http://www.slideshare.net/sweetsearch/teaching-the-ten-steps-to-better-web-research<br />http://issuu.com/richardbyrne/docs/beyond-google-/1<br />http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/wikipedia/<br />Valenza, Joyce Kasman. Super Searchers Go To School. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2005<br />For more links as well as a copy of this presentation, go to my blog at http://21stcenturysearching.blogspot.com<br />

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