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Web literacy for the Digital Generation<br />Chris O’Neal<br />ISTE Faculty<br />Rob Bayuk<br />Program Manager,<br />Teac...
Agenda:<br /><ul><li>Introductions</li></ul>Us and you!<br /><ul><li>Ideas and Considerations for the Classroom</li></ul>R...
Q&A</li></li></ul><li>Ideas and Approaches<br />Developing Critical Thinking & Web Research Skills in the Classroom<br />
What is Critical Thinking?<br />In 1605, Sir Francis Bacon, the father of scientific thinking, outlined these habits of mi...
Inquisitive.
Patient enough to doubt and ask questions.
Fond of reflecting.
Slow to assert and ready to consider multiple points of view.
Careful to support their points of view and to formulate an argument with reasons and evidence.
A slave neither to passing trends nor to established traditions but capable of judging the credibility of sources and maki...
Alert to all deception.</li></ul>Excerpt from the e-book  for educators:<br />“From Search to Research: Developing Critica...
Discussion Question:<br />What do you believe are the important skills needed to develop critical thinking in 21st century...
CultivatingEssential Web Research Skills<br /><ul><li>Search efficiently and effectively.
Distinguish kinds of sources, and analyze a                source’s validity and reliability.
Make a habit of cross-checking facts, even from          reliable sources.
Conscientiously and properly attribute the words and ideas of others.
Cite sources accurately and appropriately.
Stay safe on the Internet.
Interact with others online honestly, respectfully, fairly, and clearly.</li></ul>Excerpt the new e-book for educators:<br...
Why Microsoft cares?<br /><ul><li>Web search & research is a primary interaction for 21st century students
Evolving how people search, find and organize relevant information on the web
Bing as - decision engine </li></ul>www.bing.com<br />
Critical Thinking & Web Research Curriculum<br />Chris O’Neal<br />ISTE Faculty<br />www.microsoft.com/education/criticalt...
Project Background<br />Fielded questions/feedback from media specialists, content area teachers, computer lab instructors...
What activities/structures give teachers the opportunity to provide guided practice?</li></li></ul><li>Key Areas<br /><ul>...
Validity and Reliability
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Critical thinking and web research iste 2010

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An overview on the critical thinking and web research curriculum co-developed by Microsoft and ISTE to help students improve the academic search and critical-thinking skills. http://www.microsoft.com/education/criticalthinking

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Critical thinking and web research iste 2010

  1. 1. Web literacy for the Digital Generation<br />Chris O’Neal<br />ISTE Faculty<br />Rob Bayuk<br />Program Manager,<br />Teacher Professional Development, <br />Microsoft<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Agenda:<br /><ul><li>Introductions</li></ul>Us and you!<br /><ul><li>Ideas and Considerations for the Classroom</li></ul>Rob Bayuk<br /><ul><li>Critical Thinking Curriculum </li></ul>Microsoft & ISTE collaboration<br />Chris O’Neal<br /><ul><li>Improving Search in the Classroom
  3. 3. Q&A</li></li></ul><li>Ideas and Approaches<br />Developing Critical Thinking & Web Research Skills in the Classroom<br />
  4. 4. What is Critical Thinking?<br />In 1605, Sir Francis Bacon, the father of scientific thinking, outlined these habits of mind (paraphrased): <br /><ul><li>“Nimble and versatile” enough to see relationships among things, in addition to subtle distinctions between them.
  5. 5. Inquisitive.
  6. 6. Patient enough to doubt and ask questions.
  7. 7. Fond of reflecting.
  8. 8. Slow to assert and ready to consider multiple points of view.
  9. 9. Careful to support their points of view and to formulate an argument with reasons and evidence.
  10. 10. A slave neither to passing trends nor to established traditions but capable of judging the credibility of sources and making independent judgments about information.
  11. 11. Alert to all deception.</li></ul>Excerpt from the e-book for educators:<br />“From Search to Research: Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills” <br />www.microsoft.com/education/criticalthinking<br />
  12. 12. Discussion Question:<br />What do you believe are the important skills needed to develop critical thinking in 21st century students?<br />
  13. 13. CultivatingEssential Web Research Skills<br /><ul><li>Search efficiently and effectively.
  14. 14. Distinguish kinds of sources, and analyze a source’s validity and reliability.
  15. 15. Make a habit of cross-checking facts, even from reliable sources.
  16. 16. Conscientiously and properly attribute the words and ideas of others.
  17. 17. Cite sources accurately and appropriately.
  18. 18. Stay safe on the Internet.
  19. 19. Interact with others online honestly, respectfully, fairly, and clearly.</li></ul>Excerpt the new e-book for educators:<br />“From Search to Research: Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills”<br />www.microsoft.com/education/criticalthinking<br />
  20. 20. Why Microsoft cares?<br /><ul><li>Web search & research is a primary interaction for 21st century students
  21. 21. Evolving how people search, find and organize relevant information on the web
  22. 22. Bing as - decision engine </li></ul>www.bing.com<br />
  23. 23. Critical Thinking & Web Research Curriculum<br />Chris O’Neal<br />ISTE Faculty<br />www.microsoft.com/education/criticalthinking<br />
  24. 24. Project Background<br />Fielded questions/feedback from media specialists, content area teachers, computer lab instructors:<br /><ul><li>What areas are most critical in preparing students to be web literate?
  25. 25. What activities/structures give teachers the opportunity to provide guided practice?</li></li></ul><li>Key Areas<br /><ul><li>Mechanics of Effective Searching
  26. 26. Validity and Reliability
  27. 27. Citing Sources
  28. 28. Civil Discourse
  29. 29. Netiquette
  30. 30. Plagiarism
  31. 31. Safety</li></li></ul><li>Built around Bing<br />
  32. 32. Classroom Uses & Application<br /><ul><li>Each lesson is cross-referenced with others
  33. 33. Taught as mini-curriculum or standalone lessons
  34. 34. Varied skill-level
  35. 35. Can be teacher-led or independent</li></li></ul><li>Discussion Question:<br />How else can we help you to address this important topic in your classrooms?<br />
  36. 36. Improving Search in the Classroom<br />
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  38. 38. Bing “Fly Outs”<br />
  39. 39. Bing Visual Search<br />
  40. 40. Microsoft Pivot (from Microsoft Live Labs)<br />http://www.getpivot.com/<br />
  41. 41. ClassSearch ProjectMicrosoft Research<br />Facilitating the Development of Web Search Skills through Social Learning<br />
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  46. 46. SearchEd@microsoft.com<br />Neema Moraveji <br />Meredith Ringel Morris<br />Dan Morris<br />Mary Czerwinski<br />Nathalie Riche<br />
  47. 47. Next steps<br /><ul><li>Community: </li></ul>ISTE Community Ning moderated by Howard Rheingold<br />ISTE Wikispaces<br /><ul><li>Video: “Crap Detection 101”
  48. 48. E-book & Curriculum:
  49. 49. From Search to Research: Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills
  50. 50. Critical thinking and Web Research curriculum
  51. 51. www.microsoft.com/education/criticalthinking
  52. 52. Follow on Twitter@TeachTec
  53. 53. Facebook www.facebook.com/TeachTec
  54. 54. This presentation: www.slideshare.net/TeachTec</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />Thank you<br />Rob Bayukrobba@microsoft.com<br />Twitter - @TeachTec<br />Chris O’Neal onealchris@gmail.com<br />Twitter - @onealchris<br />

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