Online Searches Find Web Sites Centered on a topic • Text form or variety of media Blogs Single author or small groups • Short text with hyperlinks
Podcasts Audio Recording• Great for sound effects• Record presentations Wikis Multiple authors• Quick editing
• Online Searches produce many types of results.• Learn each type• Therefore when researching, time will be spent evaluating the content instead of the type. Wikis Blogs Podcast Web Site
Primary Sources These are original records or items from the past Encourageresearchers to use critical thinking skills to evaluate Cite research Easier to checkdocuments in the from primary validity of context of which sources sourcesthey were written (Ruffin, E., & Capell, L., 2009).
Is it a primary source? Verifying SourcesIs the resource Is it a valid site? accurate?
Sources on the WebTo find a site again in the future may bedifficult in the masses of information on theinternet, therefore, using different tools canretrieve those sites easily (Richardson, 2010).• Bookmarking• RSS Aggregators
• A service where links are saved and labeled with keywords to organize and share with the world (Richardson, 2010).• Connects us to what others read Diigo is a site where people can set up an account to save links and label them , for example “free” and “software”. Diigo also allows highlighting of information. Others can see the highlighted portions.
• Collects regularly updated information from multiple sites subscribed to at one location (Richardson, 2010).• Connects us to what others write A teacher may subscribe to eight different math blogs through Google Reader. By logging into Google Reader the teacher has updates from all eight blogs. It saves time from going to blog to blog to retrieve new information.
ReferencesM.U.S.E. AIU online, Career Education Corporation 2010Richardson, W. (2010). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Corwin Press.Ruffin, E., & Capell, L. (2009). Dispelling the Myths: Using Primary Sources in the K-12 Classroom. Children & Libraries: The Journal Of The Association For Library Service To Children, 7(1), 26-31.