The Writing Process (OWL) It's Here: A new look for the Purdue OWL! The new version of the Purdue OWL is available at Worry not! Our navigation menu and content will remain largely the same. In 10 days, we will be discontinuing owl.english.purdue.edu and you will be automatically redirected to the new site. Summary: Evaluating Websites Evaluating WebsitesBasic Guidelines | Introduction to Students | Additional Resources As the Internet becomes a more important part of teaching and more accessible to students, teachers need to be more aware of the importance of teaching students to be critical of the web. Students need to realize that just as not everything seen on television or read in newspapers is true, not everything found on the Internet is true.
Other Side of Plagiarism Most of my Head for the Edge columns, updated and edited, can be found in my latest book. Buy it and I might be able to afford a nicer nursing home one day. Thank you. The Other Side of Plagiarism Fair Use Scenarios The principles and limitations [of Fair Use] are designed to guide your reasoning and to help you guide the reasoning of others. "The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use" Center for Media & Social Impact It's long been my contention that you can't "teach" values.
Critical Search Skills Students Should Know There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not. Helene Blowers has come up with seven ideas about the new digital divide – four of them, the ones I felt related to searching, are listed below. The New Digital Divide In an age of information abundance learning to effectively search is one of the most important skills most teachers are NOT teaching. They assume students know how to conduct a search, and set them free on the internet to find information.
Fighting Plagiarism This article will focus on the importance of structuring research projects so they require original thought. The student will not just find an answer. The student will build an answer. It is a bit like cooking a spaghetti sauce from scratch. The research process is a shopping expedition. The student is looking for great ripe tomatoes, red peppers, onions, mushrooms and spices.
Copyright and Primary Sources How do I use the Restriction Statements that accompany the American Memory collections? The Library of Congress assesses materials for legal considerations prior to placing items online (see legal assessment). The Restriction Statement that accompanies each American Memory collection provides known information regarding ownership of materials in the collection. If known, we include contacts for permission. Searching for and Citing Digital Sources for Research Paper using MLA Style Introduction: Begin by asking students what search engines they use to locate information. (Responses will probably include Google, Ask.com, and perhaps Google Scholar). Once you have received all responses tell students there are many search options available to them depending on the type of information they are looking for. Step 1: All students should be at a computer with Internet access. Provide an electronic copy and/or paper copy of the following search engines for students:Explain to students that they are to select a topic. List some general topics on the board, provide students with a teacher-created list, and/or allow students to select their own topic.
Copyright-CopyWrong The Educators' Lean and Mean No FAT Guide to Fair Use By Hall Davidson You can't afford to ignore the law, but neither can you afford to overlook the needs of your students. The good news for educators heading into a new millennium is that abiding by--and helping to shape--fair use copyright principles and guidelines is really not that difficult. For help, read on. Is it legal for students to use copyrighted clips from videos, CDs, or the Internet to create multimedia reports? Anti-Plagiarism Strategies Robert Harris Version Date: May 18, 2015 Earlier versions: December 30, 2013; February 28, 2012; December 18, 2010; June 14, 2009; November 17, 2004 The availability of textual material in electronic format has made plagiarism easier than ever. Copying and pasting of paragraphs or even entire essays now can be performed with just a few mouse clicks. The strategies discussed here can be used to combat what some believe is an increasing amount of plagiarism on research papers and other student writing.
Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use February 11, 2014 Working with digital media materials implicitly entails a tacit knowledge about the different concepts related to copyright and fair use. I have always insisted through the posts I shared in the "copyright materials for teachers " section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on the importance of teaching our students about how to properly credit sources and documents they grab from Internet. Of course copyright literature is huge and complicated and is hard to understand it all but having a working rudimentary knowledge of what relates to copyright issues within educational settings is not something to sweat over. In this regard, I am sharing with you this great course entitled "Copyright Crash Course" from University of Texas that outlines in a very clear and eloquent language the different things we, as teachers and students, need to know about copyright.