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Teaching Strategies For Improving Student Internet And Keyword Research

Teaching Strategies For Improving Student Internet And Keyword Research
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Active Learning - Library Instructors' Toolkit - LibGuides at Northwestern University Try adding one or two activities like these in to your session. You can even tie student learning outcomes and some informal assessment in to your activities. For example: 1. Take an example topic sentence and ask your students to help you extract the keywords out of that sentence. Write those on the white board. Assessment: Give students 10 minutes to pair up and help each other develop some possible keyword searches on their topics and try them out. 2. Learning outcome: Students will be able to identify the elements of citations in order to locate books, articles, book chapters and other materials. Assessment: Ask students to call out in class which part of the citation to use to track down an item or ask them to identify whether the citation in question is for a book, article, etc. 3. Learning outcome: Students will be able to distinguish among various search tools in order to search for books, news, and scholarly articles required for their bibliographies.

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level One of the hardest things to teach, in my opinion, is research. I have been teaching in a computer lab for going on five years and I have never taught research the same way twice. This is partially because I never teach anything the same way twice, but it's also because each year I learn something new. Sometimes I learn the hard way when things don't pan out the way I planned in the classroom, sometimes I learn because something I didn't plan arose and worked out well, and sometimes its due to my own self-education as I prepare to teach my annual research unit. I begin teaching research skills in third grade -- just at the time where my students' reading skills are such that they can feel successful and just at the time when they have mounds and mounds of natural curiosity. This approach was informed by my own experiences, my own research, and a deliberate attempt to really break down the individual skills that my kids will need to be successful researchers. Taking Notes Whew!

Example Activities | University of Texas at Austin Libraries Try some of these activities in your class. You can find more ideas in the Information Literacy Toolkit. Case study: Assign students a case study to problem solve on their own or in groups. Use the debrief from the case to discuss the research process and core concepts rather than introducing them before the activity. Learning Outcome: Students will be able to evaluate websites for authority. Ready to Try It? The next time you plan a session, pick a skill or concept that you would like your students to learn and build an activity around it.

S.O.S. for Information Literacy -The library media specialist and the classroom teacher consult regarding subject content that is taught in the classroom. Curriculum related words are researched and made into flashcards. -The library media specialist conducts the guided practice lesson, with assistance from the classroom teacher. -The classroom teacher divides the students into groups of two, taking into account individual student ability and learning style. -The library media specialist and the classroom teacher circulate among the students at all times and assist those who are having difficulty with their research. -The classroom teacher conducts assessment activities and provides follow-up practice in the classroom -Prior to the lesson, students should know the following premises of alphabetizing: *Being able to read is not required in alphabetizing-only the knowledge of the alphabet and in which order the letters occur. -Students should also have had practice with the following alphabetizing rules:

Mr. Breitsprecher's Dewey Challenge Take Our Dewey Challenge! Ready to master Dewey Decimal? Ready to master information science? Are you ready to find your way around virtually ANY library? If you answered "YES", then you can start our online quiz by clicking HERE. Each question shows you a book and has 3 answer choices - choose the one that correctly identifies which general Dewey number the book belongs in. Quick Review: Doin' Dewey Do you have a lot of books? Libraries have many, many books. Librarians group books by what they are about – the subject matter. Melvil Dewey, who lived from 1851 to 1931, invented a way to do this. Later he shortened his first name to Melvil, dropped his middle names and, for a short time, even spelled his last name as Dui. Organizing a Library? Before Melvil Dewey invented the Dewey Decimal System, there was not a common way to organize libraries. Most buildings were made of wood. Libraries kept books in buckets so they could easily carry them out if there was a fire. 100s – Who Am I?

Handouts, Worksheets, & Activities for Information Literacy | Indiana University Libraries Teaching & Learning Department I Services Handouts: Information on key concepts & skills Worksheets: Exercises for students Activities: In-class activities to be facilitated by an instructor Additional Resources More about information literacy. Handouts Inquiry: Top 10 Research Tips for IU Students: Introduces key library resources and services From Topic to Research Question: Steps in developing a topic and research questions Narrowing a Topic: Steps in exploring and refining a research topic Identifying Keywords: Tips on keyword searching in databases Basic Search Tips: Search strategies and ways to narrow/broaden a search Introduction to OneSearch@IU database: Tips for using this interdisciplinary database Evaluation: Evaluating Sources Rhetorically: Page 1: Questions for evaluating sources rhetorically; Page 2: Illustration of Bizup's BEAM model for rhetorical source use. Worksheets Activities Additional Resources

Updated Common Core State Standards Checklists Here we have pulled together all of our CCSS Checklists in one easy-to-find spot! Our common core standards checklists are just what you need to help you keep track of the standards taught in your classroom. Use these to make sure you are addressing all that you need to teach throughout the course of the school year. Keep track of when you have introduced, retaught and assessed each indicator. The most important parts of the common core are the anchor standards that carry through from kindergarten to high school. ***Please keep in mind that these checklists are more to be used as a system of checks and balances in your teaching for the year and not so much a “check off” sheet for these indicators to be checked and thought of as “done”. You have your choice of an editable Excel spreadsheet to type your dates and/or notes in the boxes OR you can simply print the PDF and write in the boxes. Reproduction of these posters or statements with the intent to sell is prohibited.

S.O.S. for Information Literacy Students will explore the library media center, and then create a map consisting of neighborhoods and street names to depict the location of materials such as picture books, reference, fiction, nonfiction, etc. Students will then use their maps to locate a specific resource by call number and title. This lesson is designed to help students increase confidence in their research abilities by learning how to locate specific resources in the library and how they may be used. CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES:Social Studies: The student will create a map of the library media center, by using either paper, rulers, and colored pencils or a software drawing program on the computer.Technology: The student will use computer software to create signs for their library. MOTIVATIONAL OBJECTIVES:The student will:-become interested in the research process.-understand the importance of information skills. -After the students have browsed the collection, the group meets to brainstorm a list of neighborhoods.

Information Technology - Smart Keyword Searching Lesson Plan When you know the specific information you need, keyword searching is the most effective method of searching on the World Wide Web. Students learn strategies to increase the accuracy of their search. They compare the number and kinds of sites obtained and make inferences about the effectiveness of the strategies. Use more than one word and synonyms to refine a searchMake inferences to explain search results Download Ensure you have enough copies for your entire classOnline computer accessRead a Letter to Educators (about Internet research and information fluency from CyberSmart!) 1 Period Introduction Activity: (offline)Have students watch the following video, and then have them visualize the situation below (students will have a copy of this video and visualization exercise on their page):"You and a friend are a team playing a computer game. Activity 1: (offline)Distribute the activity sheets.Have students read and discuss the first paragraph." Activity 2: Activity 3: Closing Activity: