Finding Reliable Resources. YouTube. West Kentucky Community and Technical College Library, 11 Aug. 2011. Web. 10 Feb. 2013.This video is a step-by-step guide for students when evaluating sources for credibility, especially internet sources. TheTWKCTC Library video guides students through evaluating a few sample websites for reliability and provides students with a few key factors in determining source reliability.
Kurtz, Howard. "Reliable Sources - CNN.com Blogs." Reliable Sources. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.Howard Kurtz has his own show on CNN every Sunday, and his blog on the CNN website is a supplement to his show. Kurtz is an author, blogger, show host, columnist and bureau chief for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. In his show and blog, he questions the reliability of internet, print, television and blog sources for their accuracy and willingness to provide viewers with the “whole story”
Ressler, Lauren. "Video 5- Plagiarism, Intext Citation, and Block Quotes." Audio blog post.Podcast TV. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://www.podcast.tv/video-episodes/video-5-plagiarism-intext-citations-and-block-quotes-mp4-19325124.html>.What Is Plagiarism? Digital image. KidsHealth. Nemours, n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://kidshealth.org>.A tenth grade English teacher in Barnes County, North Dakota has her students follow her podcast, and this episode addresses plagiarism in assignments. This podcast and the video that accompanies it can be found through iTunes or through Lauren Ressler’s page on Barnes County North’s k12 website. The link, although it takes a long time to load, takes viewers step-by-step as they work to integrate citations into their assignment to avoid plagiarism. The podcast initially defines plagiarism and the ways in which students may plagiarize without realizing it.
Place, E., Kendall, M., Hiom, D., Booth, H., Ayres, P., Manuel, A., Smith, P. (2006) "Internet Detective: Wise up to the Web", 3rd edition, Intute Virtual Training Suite, [online].I am aware that this site was linked through the Technology Modules Content; however, the site fit perfectly with my topic that I could not pass it up as a resource for my students. The easy to follow explanations and assessments would allow students to put their knowledge to practical use before beginning a graded assessment from me.
OWL Purdue. "MLA Style." Purdue Online Writing Lab. Purdue University, n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2013.The Purdue University Online Writing Lab has a comprehensive guide on its website to citations in MLA or APA format. For my English classes, we would be using MLA format. A complete guide to citation would give my students the tools t be sure that they are citing thing properly within their papers and in their Works Cited pages.
Virginia Montecino. "Helpful Hints to Help You Evaluate the Credibility of Web Resources."George Mason University ITU Support Center. George Mason University, Aug. 1998. Web. 13 Feb. 2013
This graphic organizer from Inspiration would be a great way to get my students thinking as they begin to evaluate websites for credibility. At first, I would like my students to fill out this chart and jot down notes about the site’s credibility, credentials and potential bias. The list of five criteria are easy for students to begin internalizing once they identify credibility without the chart on hand.
I made this jumble using puzzlemaker.com so my students could blow off a little steam and begin thinking about exactly what makes a source credible. Each of the initial jumbled words are things that students should address in deciding if a source is credible, and the final answer is “credible”.
AlthoughEasyBib is a citation generator, I would not mind allowing my students to use a tool like this in their papers. The student must identify credible sources initially and then cite them correctly. EasyBib allows students to organize each aspect of a citation for credibility (author, publisher, date, title, sponsor, etc.), and I have found myself reconsidering the credibility of a source with EasyBib.
I found this worksheet for students to complete during their decisions to use internet sources in their projects/papers at http://www.hardingcharterprep.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=11190035 The worksheet is from Harding Charter Preparatory High School in Oklahoma City.
I found this worksheet at http://aics.education.wisc.edu/LessonPlans/FirstAmericansGreatLakesRegion/credcheck.pdf from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I really like this worksheet because it gives the students a “recipe” for determining whether or not their web source would be credible or useful in a research paper.
Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam Research, Inc., 2013. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.The Regents of the University of California. "Search Strategies: Search with Peripheral Vision."Search Strategies: Search with Peripheral Vision. University of California- Berkeley, 8 May 2012. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.
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Finding and Using Reliable Internet Sources MaryKatherine Hinman Grade 9 Academic/Honors English
Technology Integration RationaleRationaleMy lesson requires students to find and use sources from the internet while determining whether or not those sources are reputable. Since anyone can publish anything on the internet, it is important for my students to be able to sift through internet material to find reliable sources. My students will need to be able to use reputable internet sources in projects or papers that I assign.
My Source ReliabilityEach of my sources has been identified as reliable and useful for my students.I am only including websites sponsored by a government agency, university, etc. or that I have determined to be educational and accurate.I have included citations for my sources under each slide in the “Notes” sections.
YouTube VideoThe West Kentucky Community and Determining Reliable Technical College Sources Library posted this Although the video is instructional video on geared towards YouTube about students at the college evaluating internet level, the material sources for reliability presented is incredibly and accuracy. useful.
Challenging Sources BlogHoward Kurtz CNN BlogHoward Kurtz’s blog would push students to deeply consider the ways in which things are portrayed or reported through different media. Who controls what gets published? How can we be sure that we are getting the whole story?
Plagiarism PodcastSince my students will be Ressler English 10integrating the Podcastinformation that theyfind in reliable internetsources intoassignments, I will needto make sure that theyunderstand the nature ofplagiarism and ways toavoid it through citations
Internet ResourcesInternet DetectiveThis website, run by the Intute Virtual Training Suite and the LearnHigher project, offers students an in-depth look at plagiarism laws and ways to evaluate internet content. Once the student has read through each of the subtitled pages, he or she can complete a brief assessment to check for understanding.
Internet ResourcesPurdue OWL MLA Style GuideThe Purdue University Online Writing Lab’s guide to MLA formating is a great resource for my students to use as they create their bibliographies or cite sources in their papers. This resource will allow them to avoid plagiarism
Internet ResourcesGeorge Mason Evaluation CriteriaThe GMU ITU Support Center has a link on its page to this listing of criteria to meet and questions for researchers to answer when evaluating the credibility of an internet resource. The site also shows students how to use domain names in credibility evaluation which I found very helpful.
Credibility JumbleUnscramble each of the clue words.Take the letters that appear in circled boxes and unscramble them for the final message
Is there an App for that?EasyBib is a great resource for students who arelooking to put together a Works Cited page inMLA format. Clicking on the picture above linksto the EasyBib app on the iTunes website.EasyBib is available for iPhone, iPad and online.
Source Credibility Worksheet This worksheet allows students to further consider their source’s credibility and use in a research paper. I also like that the worksheet prompts students to consider the ways in which they would use their chosen source.
Site Credibility Checklist This worksheet would be a great step-by-step way for students to evaluate the credibility of a website. The use of numbers make the decision more concrete.
Subject-Specific WebsiteRead, Write, ThinkThis website is a great resource for Language Arts teachers. There are links to lesson plans (which include plagiarism, paraphrasing and proper citation!) and different ways to develop and grow as a teacher.
Supporting WebsitesOnline Encyclopedia Research Strategies• Encyclopedia.com would be • This site is a great way for a great way for my students students to seriously think to begin exploring online to about exactly what they are find resources to use in searching for on the their research. The online internet. This page has encyclopedia is an awesome different strategies for way for students to begin searching in directories, analyzing websites or databases or search articles for credibility engines.
Online Collaboration• EdmodoI would use Edmodo in my classroom as a forum for collaboration between my students. They can work together on research assignment and work to gauge credibility in websites that their peers use as sources. I can use Edmodo as a way to collect assignments from my students and organize class assignments and expectations.