background preloader

Digital Research for Today's Learners

Digital Research for Today's Learners
Related:  Digital ResearchBookmarking & Curation ToolsDigital Literacy

APA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors: Joshua M. Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. General APA Guidelines Your essay should be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5" x 11"), with 1" margins on all sides. Major Paper Sections Title Page Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER

The History 2.0 Classroom: Hacking Evernote on iPads I am an avid Evernote user (iPad, iPhone, Mac, Chromebook...) I especially enjoy using the platform on my iPad. That being said, the only glaring drawback at this point is that one can't draw directly in a note as if they were using Notability or any other digital paper tool. Time for an Evernote on iPad Hack! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. NOTE: Add an image of paper as well to simulate digital paper & free writing | Understand what you read EasyBib Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 10 – Pinterest is for more than just crafts and recipes! Welcome to Day 10 of “Couch to Connected”, our commitment to getting connected in November by dedicating 10 minutes to connecting every day. It’s a cold morning, so today we are adding some visual treats to the habit of connecting. Yesterday, we learned about the idea of “bookmarking” our favourite sites and resources not where only we will find them again, but where anyone can find them. Social bookmarking is how we can organize the resources we want to use again later while saying to the world, “Hey, I found this and I think it is useful. You might want to use it too!” It also opens up the resources everyone else is sharing to you, so that you can search in an organized and filtered way. Today, we want to share a social bookmarking tool that has become incredibly popular for general use: Pinterest Pinterest uses the power of visuals to enable people to share their favourite sites, images, videos, documents, blogs etc. online as the sort the items onto “boards”. Need more help? Resources:

What does that selfie really say about you? EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 12 – A Deeper Look at ‘Curation’ in Professional Practice Over the past few days we have been looking at tools to help us share valuable information and learning with others in our Professional Learning Network. By sharing, you are telling others that you believe something is worth their time. It is also a way for you to sort the content you want to look into more deeply in the future. Content curation can be deeper than simply organizing information. Similarly, when we are hungry, just going to a fast food outlet and grabbing the quickest thing on the menu is not necessarily what we want. As educators, how can we begin to think more critically about the information we are taking in? Curation is also a reflective process. Sue Waters has written extensively on the process of curation. As important as curation is for our own professional learning, it can be argued that students need to learn curation as a key 21 C skill/competency. Curation skills can include: How do we properly attribute the information we are sharing? Resources: Like this:

‘Selfie,’ ‘Tweep,’ and ‘Hashtag’ Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary Two girls take a selfie. (Thinkstock) Hold your smartphone at arm’s length and point that front-facing camera at yourself in celebration: “Selfie” is now Merriam-Webster approved. The venerable dictionary announced Monday that it had added several new words, including “selfie,” which it defines as “an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks.” Other tech-centric words added include tweep (“a person who uses the Twitter online message service to send and receive tweets”); hashtag (“a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that classifies or categorizes the accompanying text [such as a tweet]”); and crowdfunding (“the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people especially from the online community”). New Family Tax Credit could save you up to $2,000 In a press release, MW said the new words “reflect the growing influence technology is having on human endeavor, especially social networking.” It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. Get Adobe Creative Cloud One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. As author, data journalist and information designer David McCandless said in his TED talk: "By visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map. There are many different ways of telling a story, but everything starts with an idea.

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 13 – Curating with As we think about the importance of curating the vast amount of information on the internet, it helps to have tools to assist us in our practice. We can begin by collecting resources that are valuable to us, comment on the value of the resource, and share it with our PLN. Similarly, we can use the same tools to tap into the resources that other educators have chosen, and read their insight into the importance of the information. A simple tool to start us on the path of deeper and more meaningful curation is Even if you don’t have a Scoop.It account, you can access links from other sites such as Twitter. When you see the article on the Scoop.It page, even as a non-member, you can share it with your PLN on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook using the buttons below the article. To begin curating with Scoop.It, navigate to the site: Choose the “Join Free” green button in the top right corner. The email message will look like this: Create a “topic”. Resources: Like this:

'Selfie' named by Oxford Dictionaries as word of 2013 18 November 2013Last updated at 22:31 ET The Pope posed for this picture with youngsters in August, with the resulting selfie going viral "Selfie" has been named as word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries. The word has evolved from a niche social media tag into a mainstream term for a self-portrait photograph, the editors said. Research suggested its frequency in the English language had increased by 17,000% in the last year, they added. "Selfie" is the word of 2013, but the BBC's Lucas de Jong quizzes people on the streets of London as to the meaning of other shortlisted words Other shortlisted words included "twerk" - a raunchy dance move performed by Miley Cyrus - and "binge-watch" - meaning watching lots of TV. "Schmeat", meaning a form of meat synthetically produced from biological tissue, was also a contender. 'Inventiveness' The word of the year award celebrates the inventiveness of English speakers when confronted with social, political or technological change. Papal power

The 5 Cs in Education: What If… Sketchnoting in the Process After my sketchnoting workshop at Miami Device, I was asked to record my process of CREATING the sketchnotes. I used Airserver to mirror my iPad display to my laptopUsed Screenflow to record myself sketching the main points of the presentationUsed Screenflow to speed up the recorded footage from 30+ minutes to 2.5 minutesExported, then imported into iMovie to add credtits and music This was the first time doing a screencast this way for me…there are a few kinks that I still need to work out (how to NOT record the screenflow toolbar). [The sketchnotes created in the video below were NOT created live, but AFTER, I had created the slide deck already} Here is the slide deck for the presentation Related Sketchnoting and Yet Another Dimension Experimenting with sketchnoting as note taking and as visual summaries and slide design has been an area of intense interest for me over the past six months. 24. In "Collaboration" Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms Note taking is a big topic among educators.

Why Should We Teach Content Curation? “Content curation” is hip terminology in the marketing world. Businesses routinely develop and refine perceptions of their brand on social media through the information they choose to share with specific audiences. Curating content is an essential skill to share with students. Access to information ≠ knowledge In a recent Idea Channel Video, host Mike Rugnetta makes a compelling case that the algorithms Google uses to sift through and create connections between a vast amount of Web-based information represent a kind of knowing. Rugnetta cites Larry Sanger’s observation that the Internet means that people can find information more easily than ever before, but access to information is not equivalent to knowledge. Why should we teach content curation skills? This unique argument highlights one of the important reasons that educators need to teach students the skill of content curation. Turning information into knowledge through mindful consumption How to model the content curation process