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ITE Midtown Workshop, Sept. 13, 2011


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ITE Midtown Workshop, Sept. 13, 2011

  1. 1. Library / Research Skills<br />ITE Midtown Option<br />September 13, 2011<br />
  2. 2.<br />Pat <br />Serafini<br />Monique <br />Flaccavento<br />
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  4. 4. OBJECTIVES<br />By the end of today’s session, you’ll be able to:<br /> effectively search Summon and ERIC to find research articles for your Inquiry Research Project<br />find resources for your practicum (math manipulatives, textbooks, science kits, children’s books, and more) <br />
  5. 5. If there is time…<br />find age / grade-appropriate online newspaper and magazine articles, encyclopaedias, primary sources, etc. in publicly-licensed Knowledge Ontario databases<br />
  6. 6.<br />Warm-up activity<br />
  7. 7. Finding articles<br />Summon Search <br />vs. <br />Database Searching<br />
  8. 8. Research topic<br />I’ve heard that boys at the elementary level are often less interested in reading than girls. I’m interested in learning about how technology can be used to encourage boys to read. <br />STEP 1. IDENTIFY (AND UNDERLINE) KEY IDEAS / KEYWORDS. <br />
  9. 9. Step 2. Brainstorm synonyms<br />
  10. 10. Other (free) brainstorming toolsLinoit<br />
  11. 11. Other (Free) brainstorming tools<br />
  12. 12. STEP 3. search summon<br />Search Summon. <br />Refine your results (for example, limit to journal articles, in English, published after 2005)<br />Save your references.<br />
  13. 13. Step 4. search specific databases<br />If you don’t find the articles you need, try specific education databases such as:<br />ERIC<br />Education Full Text<br />CBCA Education<br />
  14. 14. Activity #2: Test yourself!<br />Pick one of the following topics and find a relevant article in either Summon or ERIC:<br />How bullying has changed in the past 10 years because of technology<br />Blogs, Wikis, and websites: How they can improve communication with parents<br />The use of iPads in special education<br />
  15. 15. Finding resources for your practicum<br />Math manipulatives<br />Textbooks<br />Games<br />Children’s Books<br />And more!<br />
  16. 16. Other Important info<br /> Loan periods<br /> Renewals<br /> Holds<br /> Fines<br /> Check your account<br />Don’t forget to tell us at the Service Desk if your email address has changed!<br />
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  18. 18. Finding FREE online e-resources<br /><br />
  19. 19. Knowledge Ontario e-resources<br />P/J -- Kids InfoBits<br /> -- Grzimek’s Animal Life<br />J/I -- InfoTrac Junior<br />I/S -- Canada in Context<br />
  20. 20. Pat Serafini<br /><br />416-978-1903<br />Monique Flaccavento<br /><br />416-978-1867<br />Questions? Contact us! We’re here to help!<br />