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Identifying, Evaluating & Sharing Resources  Online   School for Friends Teacher / Staff Retreat Spring 08
Overview <ul><li>Discuss completed surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Web resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Web sites...
Workshop Goals  <ul><li>To provide participants information regarding resources pertinent to their subject area of focus <...
What you told me…
What you told me… (con’t)
Types of Web Resources <ul><li>Assoc / Organization / Agency (.org /.gov) policies, standards, guidelines, etc. </li></ul>...
Assoc / Organization / Agency (.org /.gov) policy-makers, advocacy groups, school administrators, teachers, higher educati...
Academic / Scholarly (.edu / .org) school administrators, teachers, higher edu, parents
Commercial (.com) teachers, parents, children
Where to find articles in Web sites? <ul><li>Look for Headings listed in navigation bar </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Heading...
Evaluating Web Resources  <ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Date of publication </li></ul><ul><li>URL (Web address) </li></...
Who is the author? <ul><li>Author’s academic credentials? </li></ul><ul><li>Other articles published? </li></ul><ul><li>Ot...
Date of Publication  <ul><li>When was the source published? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note date at the bottom of Web page, som...
The URL <ul><li>Is it somebody’s personal page? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of domain does it come from? </li></ul><ul><li...
Integrity of the web article <ul><li>What is the tone? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the publication? </li></ul...
Target Audience <ul><li>What type of audience is the author addressing? </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized or General? </li></u...
Usability <ul><li>Does the page load within a reasonable time? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there grammatical or spelling errors ...
Search engines & Directories <ul><li>Search Engines  display lists of web pages based on keywords.  Google  ,  Yahoo!  </l...
Searching Google <ul><li>Note: Jim has a great handout discussing Google operators </li></ul>
Managing Web Resources via del.icio.us
What is del.icio.us? <ul><li>a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.  </li><...
How does it work? <ul><li>Via Firefox Web browser, you can click on a button and the following will appear: </li></ul>
Then what? <ul><li>You select or create keywords to describe the site you are bookmarking </li></ul>
Ok, how do I post? <ul><li>After you click on Save, you will see your bookmark saved in a listing on your del.icio.us page...
Use Firefox del.icio.us buttons for easy bookmarking
Why should we use del.icio.us? <ul><li>To find new Web resources through other people’s bookmark lists </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Del.icio.us can assist…  <ul><li>New teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Substitute teachers </li></ul><ul><li>New parents </li></u...
Happy Bookmarking [email_address]
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Identifying, Evaluating $ Sharing Resources Online

  1. 1. Identifying, Evaluating & Sharing Resources Online School for Friends Teacher / Staff Retreat Spring 08
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Discuss completed surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Web resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Managing & Sharing resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Workshop Goals <ul><li>To provide participants information regarding resources pertinent to their subject area of focus </li></ul><ul><li>To enable participants to select, locate, access, retrieve, evaluate, organize, and preserve information </li></ul><ul><li>To provide hands-on practice with suggested online management tool </li></ul>
  4. 4. What you told me…
  5. 5. What you told me… (con’t)
  6. 6. Types of Web Resources <ul><li>Assoc / Organization / Agency (.org /.gov) policies, standards, guidelines, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic / Scholarly (.edu / .org) studies, theories, discourse, debate, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial (.com / .net) </li></ul><ul><li>advertisements, articles, FYI, tips, link lists, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Assoc / Organization / Agency (.org /.gov) policy-makers, advocacy groups, school administrators, teachers, higher education
  8. 8. Academic / Scholarly (.edu / .org) school administrators, teachers, higher edu, parents
  9. 9. Commercial (.com) teachers, parents, children
  10. 10. Where to find articles in Web sites? <ul><li>Look for Headings listed in navigation bar </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Heading Titles: </li></ul><ul><li>Useful links </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Articles </li></ul>Headings
  11. 11. Evaluating Web Resources <ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Date of publication </li></ul><ul><li>URL (Web address) </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Target audience </li></ul><ul><li>Usability of the site </li></ul>
  12. 12. Who is the author? <ul><li>Author’s academic credentials? </li></ul><ul><li>Other articles published? </li></ul><ul><li>Other professional affiliations? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Googling author’s name </li></ul>
  13. 13. Date of Publication <ul><li>When was the source published? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note date at the bottom of Web page, sometimes on every page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is the source current or out-of-date for your topic? </li></ul>
  14. 14. The URL <ul><li>Is it somebody’s personal page? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of domain does it come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it published by an entity that makes sense? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Integrity of the web article <ul><li>What is the tone? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the publication? </li></ul><ul><li>What assumptions does the author make? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information fact or opinion? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the author attempt to remain objective? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the author agree or disagree with other authors of the subject? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the content agree with what you know or have learned about the issue? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Target Audience <ul><li>What type of audience is the author addressing? </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized or General? </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary, Technical or Advanced? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Usability <ul><li>Does the page load within a reasonable time? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there grammatical or spelling errors on the page? </li></ul><ul><li>Are links provided to actual content, or to lists of other resources? </li></ul><ul><li>On supporting pages, is there a link back to the main page? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Search engines & Directories <ul><li>Search Engines display lists of web pages based on keywords. Google , Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><li>Directories lists web sites by category and subcategory. Google , Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><li>Modified from > Web directory. (2008, March 10). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Retrieved 20:37, March 27, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Web_directory&oldid=197240981 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Searching Google <ul><li>Note: Jim has a great handout discussing Google operators </li></ul>
  20. 20. Managing Web Resources via del.icio.us
  21. 21. What is del.icio.us? <ul><li>a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. </li></ul>
  22. 22. How does it work? <ul><li>Via Firefox Web browser, you can click on a button and the following will appear: </li></ul>
  23. 23. Then what? <ul><li>You select or create keywords to describe the site you are bookmarking </li></ul>
  24. 24. Ok, how do I post? <ul><li>After you click on Save, you will see your bookmark saved in a listing on your del.icio.us page </li></ul>
  25. 25. Use Firefox del.icio.us buttons for easy bookmarking
  26. 26. Why should we use del.icio.us? <ul><li>To find new Web resources through other people’s bookmark lists </li></ul><ul><li>To participate in a community with liked minds </li></ul><ul><li>To share with colleagues, other teachers </li></ul><ul><li>And… </li></ul>
  27. 27. Del.icio.us can assist… <ul><li>New teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Substitute teachers </li></ul><ul><li>New parents </li></ul><ul><li>Current parents </li></ul><ul><li>Preschool / early childhood learning community </li></ul>
  28. 28. Happy Bookmarking [email_address]

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