research pathfinders 2.0: collaborating to create information streams for student research


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Presentation about collaboration and research pathfinders for Dr. Katherine Mason's TOSS/preservice teachers at Kennesaw State University, April 8, 2009.

research pathfinders 2.0: collaborating to create information streams for student research

  1. 1. research pathfinders 2.0: collaborating to create information streams for student research creating flow for a journey of learning Presented by Buffy Hamilton Creekview High School, Media Specialist Cherokee County School District Image attribution: (CC)
  2. 2. Image used with permission under a Creative Common License from
  3. 3. what is authority ? who decides what counts as authority ? who are the experts ?
  4. 4. students need personal learning networks to navigate webs of knowledge
  5. 5. teachers and librarians are the travel guides to help students find their way as they explore and develop personal learning networks
  6. 6. what do students need for the journey of learning and information fluency ?
  7. 7. roadmap tourist attractions to explore storage for information sources and notes
  8. 8. roadmap: the research pathfinder
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  10. 10. how can we help students stay afloat in endless streams of information ? Image used with
  11. 11. what we can provide students to help them find their way rather than getting lost on the information highway? Image attribution:
  12. 12. pathfinders guide students to the resources needed for a research task
  13. 13. carefully constructed pathfinders can help students access quality information more efficiently
  14. 14. your media specialist , your travel guide for the information world, can help plot a course for research with a research pathfinder
  15. 15. web 2.0 tools help manage the streams of information available
  16. 16. web 2.0 tools help librarians embed content more easily
  17. 17. <ul><li>research pathfinder navigation tools </li></ul><ul><li>widgets </li></ul><ul><li>rss feeds </li></ul><ul><li>information portals (pageflakes, netvibes, igoogle) </li></ul><ul><li>aggregators to “catch” feeds (google reader, bloglines) </li></ul><ul><li>social bookmarking </li></ul>
  18. 18. students can “pull” information rather than “pushing” to find information from the pathfinder sources via information portals Image attribution:
  19. 19. tourist attractions to explore: GALILEO
  20. 20. Image Attribution: GALILEO stands for G eorgiA LI brary LE arning O nline , an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia .
  21. 21. over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals featuring 2000+ full text journal titles Image attribution:
  22. 22. Image Attribution: access full text encyclopedias and book chapters
  23. 23. Image Attribution : why do databases matter?
  24. 24. Image Attribution: “ students who do not have access to this substantial content, students who choose not to use them, are an information underclass .” Joyce Valenza
  25. 25. “ they must be prominent on our online [research] pathfinders . Our teachers should consider the use of databases as they assess student projects.” Joyce Valenza Image Attribution :
  26. 26. “ unless we teach students about the enormous value of these reference sources, ebooks, magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, students will not find them or use them.” Image attribution: Joyce Valenza
  27. 27. Image attribution: pathfinders help students explore the universe of knowledge in databases!
  28. 28. <ul><li>other database destinations </li></ul><ul><li>facts on file </li></ul><ul><li>gale </li></ul><ul><li>abc-clio </li></ul><ul><li>greenwood </li></ul><ul><li>grolier </li></ul><ul><li>world book </li></ul>
  29. 29. storage for information sources and notes: NoodleTools
  30. 30. how do we know how to cite and use information ethically ? where can students store and manage their information sources and notes?
  31. 31. @ buffyjhamilton : NoodleTools is like the tires on a car (the [research] paper)– it's not going to go anywhere without them! From Matthew L., Creekview High School sophomore via Twitter
  32. 32. NoodleTools is the ultimate storage system for information sources by helping students format information sources and create bibliographies Image Attribution:
  33. 33. students can take and organize electronic notes to manage and synthesize information Image Attribution:
  34. 34. let’s take a tour of NoodleTools !
  35. 35. the future is now: emerging sources of authoritative information and social scholarship
  36. 36. emerging web 2.0 sources of credible information Image Attribution:
  37. 37. Image Attribution: How do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media ? Joyce Valenza
  38. 38. Image Attribution: what place does the collective wisdom of the crowd play in research? Joyce Valenza
  39. 39. how do we strike a balance between new media resources and traditional forms of information?
  40. 40. <ul><li>unpacking web 2.0 tools for social scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>social bookmarking services (, diigo) </li></ul><ul><li>blogs </li></ul><ul><li>youtube Channels </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>twitter </li></ul><ul><li>google library and google books </li></ul><ul><li>widgets </li></ul><ul><li>rss feeds (news sources, journals, websites) </li></ul><ul><li>itunes u </li></ul>Image used under Creative Common License with permission from
  41. 41. rss =real simple syndication, a web feed or stream format designed to deliver content
  42. 42. feed aggregators capture your favorite RSS feeds and deliver streams of information to your fingertips Image attribution:
  43. 43. wikis -=open software that encourages collaboration and knowledge building
  44. 44. podcast , an audio recording that can be downloaded to a computer or portable media play
  45. 45. iTunes podcasts and iTunesU
  46. 46. YouTube features educational videos from news outlets, book publishers, and other reputable organizations
  47. 47. Image Attribution: Social bookmarking for tagging and organizing favorite web resources as well as a research tool in one’s personal learning network
  48. 48. blogs are a forum for dialogue on any topic and invite conversation as well as the exchange of ideas
  49. 49. where do we want our students to go in their journey for information?
  50. 50. what routes to information do we want them to travel?
  51. 51. teachers and media specialists must work together to help students become informationally savvy
  52. 52. information fluent students won’t miss a turn or get lost in their travels for information
  53. 53. Works Cited Valenza, Joyce. &quot;Top School Library Things to Think About in 2008 .&quot; Weblog      entry. 2 Jan. 2008. Neverendingsearch. 13 Mar. 2008.
  54. 54. Contact Information Buffy J. Hamilton, Ed.S. Media Specialist Creekview High School Cherokee County School District