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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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21cif: Full Circle Kit: Question to OPTIMAL Query

21cif: Full Circle Kit: Question to OPTIMAL Query | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This Full Circle Kit features the first of a five part series by Dr. Carl Heine:  Five Things Today's Digital Generation Cannot Do.


The Curriculm section includes User's Guides to several of our online interactive games.  You'll also find links to our Popular MicroModules:

  • Search Engines
  • Query: What is a Query?
  • Using Keywords Effectively
  • Synonyms
  • Hyper- and Hypo- Nyms
In the Action Zone you get links to 11 Search Challenge games.  
Included is an Optimal Query Assessment and with a user's guide. 
Click through and take a look? ~ Dennis
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Turning Questions into Queries

Turning Questions into Queries | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Part One of a Five-part series


Despite having to learn a new language, educators consistently out-performed students using technology to search the Internet. Growing up with computers provides no advantage. If digital natives speak a new language, it is not understood by search engines.


It should not be assumed that today's students know how best to use technology. Left to their own, their native abilities are neither effective nor efficient when applied to digital searching. Digital immigrants may do better because they are equipped with research skills they learned in school that addresses the problem.

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