Research Skills and Information Literacy

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Presentation given to Yr 12 students on research skills and establishing PLNS. Sorry, it's fairly sparse from the slides alone, please let me know if you'd like more info on the content of the lesson!

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Research Skills and Information Literacy

  1. 1. Research Skills and Information Literacy Skills, tools, frameworks and networks
  2. 2. Independent learning What sort of learner are you? Visual Auditory Kinaesthetic Research skills Using information searching evaluating questioning recording sharing presenting
  3. 3. Research framework <ul><li>1. Record prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>2. Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>3. Research! </li></ul><ul><li>- Find sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Evaluate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Record </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Share knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Take next steps </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Resources Physical Electronic Books DVDs Periodicals Websites Videos Blogs Social networks Databases E-journals & e-books Podcasts
  5. 5. <ul><li>Keywords </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced search </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms (spatial awareness!) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>A good place </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to start , an </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>awful place to finish . </li></ul>‘ Wiki’ means content created by multiple users.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Why evaluate? </li></ul><ul><li>Key indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Test your skills! </li></ul>Evaluating Websites
  8. 9. Google Documents Facebook Blogs Twitter Social Bookmarking Personal Learning Networks (PLNs)
  9. 10. Aggregator Pages use gadgets to keep you updated on your most-used services Use RSS readers to keep up with all the sites you follow, in one place Twitter in school! Keeping up
  10. 11. Evernote Store text, images video, everything Keep track of bibliographical data Tag your notes See your notebooks contents at a glance Browse by tag Sort your notes into notebooks
  11. 12. References and citation And that little thing called copyright…
  12. 13. independent networked confident researchers http://www.flickr.com/photos/abnelgonzalez/2058764760/ The aim:

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