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Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This.

Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This. | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's most common sources of information are news outlets, books, and academic archives. So if your teacher has banned Wikipedia, just follow Wikipedia's trail of sources to get to the good stuff. Oh, and don't tell them we sent you.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Hmmm... Worth knowing about. Still can't cite it, but a good place to start for background info.

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Christine Bushong's curator insight, May 7, 2013 7:57 AM

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Wikipedia is a solid way to begin a search on many topics IF you follow the backtrail to the sources listed in the article. 

As a school librarian, I agree with this advice.  If you know little about a topic that you are researching, begin with Wikipedia to gather search terms and find sources of information from the citations.  Wikipedia should not be cited as a source for academic research, but it can be a tool for finding sources that are.

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:06 AM

A great starting point - track it back to see where it might have come from.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:43 AM

Teach students and teachers how Wikipedia can be a starting point in the research process, not the final destination. 

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Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected 10 annotation and bookmarking tools

 

 


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Great guide to how to use social bookmarking with students. Includes highlighting, commenting, sharing, reflection.

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Chanelle Savich's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:46 PM

Thorough guide with step by step installation instructions as well as information about what differentiates each tool from the others. 

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Mita Jordan's curator insight, January 29, 2013 4:33 PM

Web 2.0, Annotation and Bookmarking tools

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Wikipedia and JSTOR partner « NeverEndingSearch

Wikipedia and JSTOR partner « NeverEndingSearch | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

JSTOR helps most prolific Wikipedia writers and editors to provide high-quality content.

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Why We Need a Moratorium on Meaningless Note-Taking - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - writing

Why We Need a Moratorium on Meaningless Note-Taking - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - writing | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Over the years, as I have encountered a goodly number of teachers who have complained vociferously about their students’ lack of proper note-taking skills, I have found myself more and more befuddled.
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Wow! This challenges some of my thinking, and pushes me to consider new options. What do you think???

"Students should be learning note-taking as a way of organizing data and curating information they need for a defined purpose.  Students should sift and cull, summarize and synthesize. Students should learn how to take notes in ways that correlate with real-life situations. Finally, students should master the skill of making meaning from their notes and finding the best ways to share that meaning with others."

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Sticky research metaphors? « NeverEndingSearch

Sticky research metaphors? « NeverEndingSearch | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Great little blog post with metaphors for choosing a thesis ("thesis dating"!) and for selecting resources ("on brands and being a works cited snob") for research.

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