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The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. In addition, we invite users to submit brief, writing-related questions to our OWL Mail Tutors. You may also find the Grammar Gang's blog rather useful.

For more information about services for the Purdue University community, including one-to-one consultations, ESL conversation groups and workshops, please visit the Writing Lab site. Mission. Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them. Plagiarism and Citation Basics. The World of Citation. I was going to start this post by saying, "Citation is one of the hardest things I teach" but then I thought about it and realized that there's nothing I teach where I think, "Hey, no problem, everyone understands that immediately.

The World of Citation

" Put Some Excitement into Citations! As an English teacher, I struggled to teach my students to use MLA citations.

Put Some Excitement into Citations!

Why? Students didn’t see the need for citing. They failed to understand its purpose and if students don’t comprehend the purpose of a task, they often don’t put forth their best efforts to accomplish it. In South Carolina, tenth graders take the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) test during their spring semester. As part of the ELA section, the research questions can include the proper form for MLA citations. Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.

Key Questions to Consider When Evaluating Information. Plagiarism Game - Snowden Library. Question Your Media: Vet It Before You Share It. Do you trust everything you read?

Question Your Media: Vet It Before You Share It

Critical Evaluation. 15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Researchers. Your students are probably Internet authorities.

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Researchers

When it comes to Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, they might know far more than you. All of that time spent tweeting and chatting doesn’t necessarily translate to deep learning though. As students progress through school, online research skills become more important — for good reason. Both college professors and employers will expect young people to know their way around the academic side of the Internet; a skill that for many students, needs to be taught. In a Pew survey, a majority of teachers said that their students lacked patience and determination when doing difficult research. Image via Flickr by Brad Flickinger. Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know.

Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first.

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short. That’s part of the argument made by Wheaton College Professor Alan Jacobs in The Atlantic, who says the ease of search and user interface of fee-based databases have failed to keep up with those of free search engines. In combination with the well-documented gaps in students’ search skills, he suggests that this creates a perfect storm for the abandonment of scholarly databases in favor of search engines.

He concludes: “Maybe our greater emphasis shouldn’t be on training users to work with bad search tools, but to improve the search tools.” VirtualInquiry.com: The Leading Virtual Inquiry Site on the Net. Online Searching Strategies Infographic. Digital Passport by Common Sense Media. Digital Citizenship. Jo Cool or Jo Fool - For Kids. Nine Elements. 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

Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. FBI - SOS — Main Page. Be Safe while Surfing Online - Learn How to Protect Yourself. There are many precautions you can take as a child, teen or young adult while surfing the Internet.

Be Safe while Surfing Online - Learn How to Protect Yourself

First, ALWAYS remember that you should NEVER give ANY personal information out about yourself unless you are with an adult, and they approve. While not all sites or individuals that collect information from children are illegal, it is better to be safe than sorry. It is also illegal to collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. This is called COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Cyberbullying Toolkit. S.O.S. for Information Literacy.

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum — ikeepsafe.org. Morguefile.com free stock photos. Free Clip Art & Images - Millions of Royalty Free Images. Stock photos that don’t suck. Vintage and Modern Free Public Domain Images Archive Download - Public Domain Images. Free High-Resolution Photos.