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A Google a Day. Educators. Teaching Strategies For Improving Student Internet And Keyword Research. Teaching Students To Use Critical Thinking To Find Quality Websites.

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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - EduVision. Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

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. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Students will use scaffolding to research and organize information for writing a research paper. Back to top Research Paper Scaffold: This handout guides students in researching and organizing the information they need for writing their research paper. O'Day, S. (2006) Setting the stage for creative writing: Plot scaffolds for beginning and intermediate writers. Biancarosa, G., and Snow, C. Grading Made Easy with Diigo & Jing. This is a guest post from Rebecca Johnson.

Grading Made Easy with Diigo & Jing

Both Diigo and Jing have been written about on numerous occasions here at the Free Technology for Teachers blog, but I wanted to share my experiences using both tools when grading assignments. I teach an information literacy course for the college where I work as a librarian. This course requires students to create an annotated bibliography as their final project; but there’s one issue that I continually run into time and time again - students would submit their sources throughout the quarter, but when it came time to put the bibliography together, they never could find their sources again which left them scrambling to search for additional content.

This past quarter, I tried something completely different, and it worked beautifully! Sound Advice: Evaluating Web Sites. Determining Website Credibility. Evaluating Web Sites: A Middle School Lesson Plan. Subjects Educational Technology Grade 6-8 [facebookbadge] Brief Description Students learn the six criteria for evaluating Web sites and then use those criteria to locate three sites that provide good information and three that do not. Objectives Students will Understand the six criteria for evaluating Web sites Identify Web sites with accurate, relevant, and current information on a given topic Keywords Internet research, Web site evaluation, information literacy Materials Needed[shopmaterials] Computer access Access to a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or AppleWorks, or materials students can use to write their work.

Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Inquiry on the Internet: Evaluating Web Pages for a Class Collection

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. Evaluating Websites. Evaluating Web Sites-Five Basic Criteria. Lesson 1: Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites. When making a decision to buy something, you ask yourself several questions: Can I afford it? Is it good quality? Does it fit me? Is it something I need? Do I like the way it looks/tastes/feels/works? Although you may not consciously ask yourself these questions, many of these thoughts may go through your head as you consider various criteria: Price Quality Fit Necessity Look/Feel A Good Fit. Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools. Grades 6-8. Save the Web for Later: Help students organize their research with annotation and bookmarking services.

About the Research Models. Classroom Strategies. Basic Steps to Creating a Research Project- CRLS Research Guide.

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Copyright. Plagairism. 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.

Harvard Referencing Tutorial. This extensive FAQ list is provided to help you find answers to many more unusual questions relating to citing references.

Harvard Referencing Tutorial

Contact your nearest Library if you cannot find your answer in the present list. Act of Parliament Authors, multiple Author, none. 12 Ways To Use Google Search In School, By Degree Of Difficulty. Sunday, May 6, 2012 8:15 am, Posted by | Updates Topics: , , , , , , I’ve been completely obsessed with Google’s new mini-site devoted to finding better ways to incorporate proper web searches into the classroom. Dubbed ‘ Search Education ,’Google’s new site has an array of lesson plans, videos (check a sample out below), concept maps, and other tools designed to help any educator properly integrate Google.

This is just the logical next step for the search (and basically everything else) behemoth as Google pushes its way into the classroom. As part of Search Education, Google has shared a bunch of lesson plans that are organized by degree of difficulty. So, if you consider yourself and / or your students Google experts, you should try out the more advanced plans. Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need. Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool. Oolone.com visual search engine. Open your eyes to the web. Search-cube - the Visual Search Engine. WolframAlpha.

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Cybersmart - Brochures and posters. Teacher's Guides and Analysis Tool - For Teachers. Critical thinking. Www.richlandcollege.edu/library/rubrics/basicILskills.pdf.