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How to Use Wikipedia Wisely. How to Use Google Books for Research. How to Measure Distance in Google Earth. How to Write a Clear, Concise Research Question. 10 Great Google Search Tips for Teachers and Students. Google search tips. Research Process Livebinder USC-SLIS 742. Summarizing different perspectives on a controversial topic. Short Description: Using ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher or similar database, groups of students work together to find and read four informative magazine articles representing a variety of opinions on a topic.

Summarizing different perspectives on a controversial topic

For each magazine article they write an MLA citation. In an oral presentation of less than three minutes per group, they summarize the controversy without giving their own opinions and explain why they chose the four articles. Students are told to be prepared to answer questions about their topic and why they selected each of the four articles. Students are given basic instruction on writing an MLA citation and using a database. Learning Outcomes: Develop successful search strategies appropriate for specific tools. Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): Can be adapted for higher level ESL classes. Potential Pitfalls and Teaching Tips: Students tend to summarize the articles rather than the controversy. Community of Online Research Assignments. Short Description: This assignment is designed to help students develop a thoughtful research topic.

Community of Online Research Assignments

Students go through a series of steps, questions, and background reading to help them better understand and refine a research topic. Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): This exercise is due week 3, usually before library instruction. Five Strategies to Help Students Conduct Better Informational Searches. Google is great for navigational and transactional searches.

Five Strategies to Help Students Conduct Better Informational Searches

If you need to find your way to the movie theater or find the best price for a vacuum cleaner, Google handles those requests quite well. Searches for more meaningful information aren't always handled well by Google. For example, see the some of the nonsense "suggested" search terms that sometimes appear with your search. The Digital Research Process Visually Explained. How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists. From vaccinations to climate change, getting science wrong has very real consequences.

How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Google scholar. 6 Important Tips to Smartly Use Google Scholars. Home. Reading Like a Historian. Studyvibe - Home. Here Is A Great Educational Tool for Digital Curation. March , 2016 Candy is a cool Chrome extension that allows you to capture ideas and thoughts from any web page and use them in your writing projects.

Here Is A Great Educational Tool for Digital Curation

You simply highlight the sentences or portion of text you are interested in and Candy saves and displays it in a card together with the author and the source information. You can embed these cards in your documents (online and offline), share them via email or on popular social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook or embed them in your blog or website the same way you embed a YouTube video. Candy can be of great help to students. They can use it to insert quotations from any webpage right into the document they are working on.

The Research Safari - Home. 7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Collaborative Project Work. January 14, 2015 Diigo is an excellent social bookmarking tool that enable you to save, annotate, and share bookmarks.

7 Ways Students Use Diigo To Do Research and Collaborative Project Work

The power of Diigo lies in the distinctive features that it offers to teachers and educators. There is a special account for K-12 and higher-ed educators that empower registered teachers with a variety of tools and features. One of the best things you can do with the Educator account is creating a Diigo group for your class. You can do this without the need for students emails. Quick_start_guide [Zotero Documentation]

Translations of this page: Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

quick_start_guide [Zotero Documentation]

Read on for an overview of Zotero's features and capabilities. How do I install Zotero? How do I open Zotero? Zotero can be opened from your operating system's dock or file manager like any other program. What does Zotero do? Zotero is, at the most basic level, a reference manager. Google Web - A Scholar's Guide to Google. Advanced SearchingTips on conducting advanced web searches using Google, including using operators not readily available from the Advanced Search Page.

Google Web - A Scholar's Guide to Google

Google users can conduct advanced searches in two ways: 1. By using the search engine's dedicated Advanced Search page 2. By integrating Advanced Search Operators into their search. Bamboo DiRT. 10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers. Use the LUNA Browser to check out David Rumsey’s Map Collection with more than 30,000 images, searchable by keyword.

10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers

Find excellent sources for women’s history with the Genesis dataset and extensive list of web resources. Get access to historical military records through Fold3, the web’s premier collection of original military records and memorials. Use the Internet Modern History Sourcebook to find thousands of sources in modern history. Ixquick Search Engine. Vaughan Memorial Library : Tutorials : Searching with Success! Vaughan Memorial Library: Tutorials : Research It Right! Helping Students, Teachers and Parents Use the Internet Effectively.

Research tutorials - Video Tutorials - LibGuides at Lakeside School. What We Watch. Learning Historical Research - Home. William Cronon (Photo by Rees Candee) Welcome!

Learning Historical Research - Home

We've designed this website as a basic introduction to historical research for anyone and everyone who is interested in exploring the past. Whenever you frame a question with reference to how things have changed over time, you commit yourself to doing historical research. All of us do this all the time, but not everyone thinks very carefully about the best ways of finding information about the past and how it relates to the present. The website is divided into two major sections: The first surveys essential stages of the research process. Individual pages are designed to be read from beginning to end, and the pages about the research process follow a logical order that mimics the phases of working on a historical project.

Almost any question you can imagine asking about any topic will become more intriguing if you consider the ways in which the subject you're investigating has changed over time. Newsletters. 5 Tips on How to Give Engaging Presentations. Giving presentations is an art that can be learned through practice, trial and error. I am pretty sure that everyone of you have done some presenting either in front of a small group of colleagues ( e.g. at school ) or facing a bigger crowd such as the case in conferences and public speaking sessions. The degree of anxiety and stage-fright a presenter feels varies according to several reasons most important of them is experience. Experienced presenters rarely evoke such feelings but again experience comes with time and again PRACTICE. Today, I am sharing with you some great tips on how to deliver an engaging presentation which I have learned from professor Tanya. I have made a short slideshow featuring these 5 tips.

Never use less than 24 point font. Welcome // Live Training – Search Education – Google. With these webinars, you can improve your own search skills and learn how to bring search literacy to your school. Browse the archive of past trainings, and make sure to follow us on Google+ to stay up to speed on the latest tips and trainings from Google. Even better search results: Getting to know Google search for education Google makes it simple to find the information you need, but there are strategies for finding higher quality sources even more easily. Learn the basics of predictive search, a method for drawing on what you know about what you need to find it faster, including successful word choice and using the filters on the left-hand side of the screen to uncover information you never dreamed was possible.

Search Engine Features Chart. Free Search Better Tutorial at GCFLearnFree. Research 101 - Information Cycles - Sources Model. The Basics. SearchReSearch. Utopia Docs. SuccessfulSearching - home. Search Education – Google.

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