Creating infosavvy students

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We all know students access Google everytime they want to know something. But how accurate is the information that they find? What are the strategies you can employ to make sure you and your students are excellent 'crap detectors' (in the words of Howard Rheingold). This presentation explores just some.

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Creating infosavvy students

  1. 1. Developing info-savvy students- Critical literacy in the web world
  2. 2. How busy is the superhighway? http://pennystocks.la/internet-in-real-time/
  3. 3. 25 years young Work found at http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/ abs@.nsf/Lookup/8146.0Chapte r32012-13 / CC BY 2.5 AU
  4. 4. Digital literacy = understanding how internet searches work Digital literacy = the ability to analyse and evaluate digital information Digital Literacy =
  5. 5. Who can you trust?
  6. 6. Breaking news?
  7. 7. Beware of self publishing
  8. 8. “Make me beautiful.” The internet is the most powerful, convenient and potentially manipulative medium ever invented and is continually growing.
  9. 9. C.R.A.P.: 1.Currency 2.Reliability 3.Authority 4.Purpose
  10. 10. creative commons licensed (BY) flickr photo by christinapsych4: http://flickr.com/photos/christinapsych4/2312302221 Alan November’s Web Literacy Test
  11. 11. Try Alan November’s REAL strategy: ead the URL; xamine the site's content & history; sk about the author/publisher; ook at the links. R L A E
  12. 12. ead the URL; R
  13. 13. http://www.webliteracy.edu.au/~oddone/tutorials/page1.html How the information is transmitted World Wide Web Directory or folder The file which has the page contents Domain Hypertext markup language; the file type. Domain extension URL = Universal Resource Locator
  14. 14. E xamine the site's content & history;
  15. 15. sk about the author/publisher;A
  16. 16. Who published the page?
  17. 17. Are you on a personal page? Look for: • A personal name • A tilde ~ • A % • The words ‘user’ ‘student’ or ‘members’
  18. 18. URL = Universal Resource Locator http://www.webliteracy.edu.au/~oddone/tutorials/page1.html How the information is transmitted World Wide Web Directory or folder The file which has the page contents Domain Hypertext markup language; the file type. Domain extension
  19. 19. http://www.umich.edu/~engtt516/lifetimes.html
  20. 20. L ook at the links.
  21. 21. Students usually only search using one search engine. They also believe that the top hits are the most important. How are these hits arranged?
  22. 22. Students research from social media too…
  23. 23. Provenance – is this the original piece of content?
  24. 24. Source: Who is the real Julia?
  25. 25. Date: When was the content created?
  26. 26. Images used with permission under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamper/5123660766 http://blaugh.com/2007/06/11/link-popularity-vs-pagerank-vs-yoda/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/3389581452/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/3509344402 http://www.flickr.com/photos/captainmath/5157857685 http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/3985641874 http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078 http://flickr.com/photos/mkhmarketing/8540717756 Images used under creative commons licensed (BY-SA) http://flickr.com/photos/methodshop/6084562530 http://dimland.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/dimland-radio-5-31- 14-show-notes.html /

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