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Facebook Twitter Lesson Plans – How to each more effectively using google. Picking the right search terms Beginner Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words.

Lesson Plans – How to each more effectively using google

View lesson Advanced Explore "firm" and "soft" search terms, and practice using context terms to locate subject-specific collections of information on the web. Understanding search results Learn about the different parts of the results page, and about how to evaluate individual results based on cues like web addresses and snippets. Engage additional search strategies, such as generalization and specialization. Narrowing a search to get the best results Apply filtering tools and basic "operators" to narrow search results. Compare results for basic searches with ones that use operators to discover the impact the right operator has at the right time.

Searching for evidence for research tasks Evaluating credibility of sources Consider, tone, style, audience, and purpose to determine the credibility of a source. Culture Culture. Flickr: Creative Commons. Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.

Flickr: Creative Commons

Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 89205806 photos (See more) Attribution-NoDerivs License » 23565894 photos (See more) Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License » 110097848 photos (See more) Creative Commons. ScienceNews for Students. Daily news articles, blogs and biweekly magazine covering all areas of science. MLA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.

MLA Formatting and Style Guide

This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. How to cite a website in MLA. Youtube: MLA In-Text Citations (Step-by-Step Guide) Evaluating the Credibility of Your Sources. Remember, your use of sources is a means of supporting the argument you make.

Evaluating the Credibility of Your Sources

This means that the sources you reference need to be credible and authoritative. How do you know that your sources are of value? Ask yourself the following questions: Where was the source published? Is it in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal (i.e. an article that is evaluated by other experts in the field) or published by a university press, professional society, or scientific publisher (all of which also operate peer-review processes)? Who wrote it?

You can undertake brief on-line research into the author. Is the piece timely and appropriate for its field? In some disciplines, material can become outdated very swiftly. For whom is the source written? Is the intended audience a scholarly one? Will you use the source as a primary or secondary text? Make Your Images Interactive. Photo editor online / free image editing direct in your browser - YouTube. PowToon, free business presentation software animated video maker and PowerPoint alternative. Free Website Builder. Weebly: Drag and Drop Website Builder. What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship.

In my classroom, I use two essential approaches in the digital citizenship curriculum that I teach: proactive knowledge and experiential knowledge. Proactive Knowledge I want my students to know the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. Nine Elements of digital citizenship. Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1.

Nine Elements of digital citizenship

Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology. Working toward equal digital rights and supporting electronic access is the starting point of Digital Citizenship. Home - Cyberbullying Research Center. Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology.


Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens. Youtube: Delete Cyber Bullying. Tool or Weapon? Addressing Cyberhate in the Classroom. One of the most newsworthy incidents this summer was the tragic murder of nine African American parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina.

Tool or Weapon? Addressing Cyberhate in the Classroom

The suspect in the crime, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, is a white man who was known to be heavily influenced by online white supremacist hate speech, most notably from the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group that now functions primarily as an Internet clearinghouse for racial fear-mongering "news" stories. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Konner Sauve, an 18-year-old high school senior, made headlines in June when he revealed that he was behind the yearlong anonymous posting of 650 photos and kind messages to other students at East Valley High in Yakima, Washington. Sauve said, "I wanted to focus on the better aspects of people. To shed a positive light on each individual, make them feel appreciated, and to know that someone cares.

" The Instagram account, @thebenevolentone3, has 14.3K followers. Youtube: Be a Digital Citizen. Youtube: What is Digital Citizenship? Mother says cyber-bullying drove 12-year-old daughter to commit suicide. Citizen Science Alliance. Welcome to SciStarter.