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Teacher's Guide to Information Crap Detection | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Information Crap Detection | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information literacy within PYP | Scoop.it

Information overload, information crap,information pollution...are some of the words that are being used now to describe the tsunami of irrelevant information we are bombarded with day and night.In  December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us.Everywhere you turn you find information that seems relevant to you but in fact is nothing but crap. This is probably why Eli Pariser recommended what he called Information Bubble.

 

Howard Rheingold is another guy who has done a lot of writings on Information Crap. I have already reviewed his awesome book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online in an article posted last year. Today I am sharirng with you some of the great resources I learned from Howard himself about how to detect crap information and the literacies we need to develop and teach to our students to make them better internet users. Check out the links below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Dennis T OConnor
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Information crap detection - Love it!

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karenradz's comment, February 27, 2013 8:48 AM
love it!
Katy Vance's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:47 PM

This is excellent, particularly #1 and #5, the Howard Rheingold resources.

G Andrew Page's curator insight, March 9, 2013 6:52 PM

Evaluating credible resources effectively is a key skill!

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Visualize learning: 7 sources for free images |...

Visualize learning: 7 sources for free images |... | Information literacy within PYP | Scoop.it
It's easy enough to find an image using a search engine. Simply type the word 'orange' into Google, for example, and 577,000,000 orange-related results are retrieved in just 0.47 seconds. Which of ...

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A Cool Flowchart to Teach Students How to Cite and Credit Images

A Cool Flowchart to Teach Students How to Cite and Credit Images | Information literacy within PYP | Scoop.it
February 26, 2014
With the massive uptake of web 2.0 technologies knowledge becomes much more democratized and anyone with internet connection can virtually access, read, re-use, and share online...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 27, 2014 8:30 AM

While this poster looks a little busy to my baby-boomer eyes, I think it is worth having in a media center or classroom as a reminder not only to cite sources but possible outcomes when you don't. As part of a digital citizenship initiative, this is a wonderful tool.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:46 PM

Check this out and see how it fits with what you may already be using. This looks too busy for me. Need to keep it simple so the students will take notice.

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Digital Citizenship | Services to Schools

Digital Citizenship | Services to Schools | Information literacy within PYP | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship is an evolving concept reflecting different behaviours. It includes appropriate and effective ways we interact with people and/or information through media and technology.
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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

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The importance of Teacher/Librarian collaboration and not teaching information skills in isolation. "We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects"

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Teacher's Guide to Information Crap Detection | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Information Crap Detection | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information literacy within PYP | Scoop.it

Information overload, information crap,information pollution...are some of the words that are being used now to describe the tsunami of irrelevant information we are bombarded with day and night.In  December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for all users, and we entered a new era of personalization. With little notice or fanfare, our online experience is changing, as the websites we visit are increasingly tailoring themselves to us.Everywhere you turn you find information that seems relevant to you but in fact is nothing but crap. This is probably why Eli Pariser recommended what he called Information Bubble.

 

Howard Rheingold is another guy who has done a lot of writings on Information Crap. I have already reviewed his awesome book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online in an article posted last year. Today I am sharirng with you some of the great resources I learned from Howard himself about how to detect crap information and the literacies we need to develop and teach to our students to make them better internet users. Check out the links below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy

 

Click headline to read more--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Dennis T OConnor
Alison Hewett's insight:

Information crap detection - Love it!

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karenradz's comment, February 27, 2013 8:48 AM
love it!
Katy Vance's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:47 PM

This is excellent, particularly #1 and #5, the Howard Rheingold resources.

G Andrew Page's curator insight, March 9, 2013 6:52 PM

Evaluating credible resources effectively is a key skill!

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Can I Use This Picture- A New Wonderful Flowchart for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Can I Use This Picture- A New Wonderful Flowchart for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Information literacy within PYP | Scoop.it

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Using Wikipedia in information literacy instruction

As an information literacy instructor at Auburn University, it has been a perpetual struggle to teach students how to successfully search for library resources when they come to their one-time library sessions with only a broad paper topic and no idea how to narrow it down. A student recently told me regarding an English composition due in a few days, “The topic is so broad, I can’t pick an argument. I don’t even know where to start.” I began encouraging students to use a resource that they feel comfortable with as a starting point—Wikipedia.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:41 AM

It is better to be positive about something that students use rather than negative. As long as they know the pitfalls it is a good place to start. Just not the place to stay! 

Karen Draper's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:49 AM

This is what I teach my students-- get ideas from Wikipedia, use it as a jumping point. Make sure all info is backed up by primary & secondary sources.

Monica Crane-Gatto's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:39 PM

Using Wikipedia as a starting point can assist in narrowing a search that will lead into vetted databases research.

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Information Literacy Resource Bank - Home

Information Literacy Resource Bank - Home | Information literacy within PYP | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Information Literacy Resource Bank. This central repository contains bite-sized information literacy learning resources for Cardiff University staff to integrate into teaching materials as and when required.

There is a selection of activities, quizzes, diagrams and cartoons as well as short ready-made self-paced tutorials on a range of essential information literacy topics such as citing references and plagiarism. New resources will continue to be added over time.

You may link to any of the resources on this web site or download and seamlessly incorporate them into your learning and teaching materials. Full details on how to embed them into Learning Central, PowerPoint and Word are provided. Subject Librarians in INSRV can also suggest ways of integrating the resources into programmes of study.

For the purposes of evaluating the usefulness of the resources, please use the comment form to tell us which resources you are using and for what purpose.

Members of other educational institutions are welcome to re-purpose or re-use any of the learning objects which we have made available under this Creative Commons Licence. Please see the copyright statement at the bottom of the page for each individual resource for more details. If you use any of these resources, please notify us using the comment form.

The creation of the Information Literacy Resource Bank was partly funded by the University's Innovative Teaching and Learning Fund.


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Linda Mercer's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:25 PM

This is a very nice site with a wide range of resources.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:31 AM

Information Literacy Resource Bank

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How Search Works - The Story – Inside Search – Google

How Search Works - The Story – Inside Search – Google | Information literacy within PYP | Scoop.it

Want to know how Google search works? Check it out...


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:23 PM

Want to know how Google search works? Check it out...

 

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Information literacy within PYP | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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more google tricks and tips

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:56 PM
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