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Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level

Doing Internet Research at the Elementary Level | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.
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Ixquick Search Engine

Ixquick Search Engine | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
A global metasearch engine with special features:Ixquick Protects Your Privacy!

Ixquick does NOT collect or share ANY personal information!
Nada. Zilch. Nothing.
Read more on our privacy position or go directly to Ixquick's Privacy Policy.

Ixquick is the world's most powerful search engine employing the most advanced metasearch technology.

Ixquick search results are more comprehensive and more accurate than other search engines. Ixquick's unique capabilities include an Advanced Search, a global search and power refinement.

Find phone numbers and addresses worldwide with Ixquick's International Phone Directory, or search through 18 million hours of video fun with Ixquick's Video search.

More comprehensive search resultsWhen you search with Ixquick search engine, you are searching many popular search engines simultaneously and anonymously. Combined, these engines cover more of the Internet than any one search engine alone.

More accurate search resultsAn Ixquick result is awarded one star () for every search engine that chooses it as one of the ten best results for your search. So a five star () result means that five search engines agreed on the result.

This is significant because search engines choose results in different ways, and each approach works well in some cases and poorly in others. A result with many stars was chosen for many different reasons, and is a consensus choice of many search engines.

Also, while irrelevant Web pages can be "optimized" to fool a single search engine's algorithm, it is much harder for a page to fool all the search engines.
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ODP - Open Directory Project

The most comprehensive human-reviewed directory of the web.  Compiled by volunteers.

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Valuable as a tool to help focus research, though it is somewhat inconsistent, since it was compiled by volunteers.

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Teacher Librarain Guide - LibGuide by Joyce Valenza

Teacher Librarain Guide - LibGuide by Joyce Valenza | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Guides for practicing Teacher Librarians and TL wannabes!
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CCPS Research Process

This website, developed by media specialists in Collier County, Florida, is an elegant solution to presenting the research process to students. The six step model for secondary students contains a rich set of links to resources for every step of the model. You could use this website for whole group instruction and then students could access it on their own as they work their way through a research assignment. A link to primary source lesson plans at the Library of Congress makes an instant resource to build research experiences for your students.

-Palm Beach Schools

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COMM 110 - Research Component - Spring 2014 - williambadke2

COMM 110 - Research Component - Spring 2014 - williambadke2 | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

William Badke's online curriculum for Research Skills at the college level.

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EndNote

Search, organize and share research. And automatically format bibliographies with the only patented bibliography technology.

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KnightCite Citation Service

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A Citation Generator from Calvin College's library web site. MLA, APA, or Chicago styles.

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Seneca Libraries - MLA Citation Guide

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Seneca Libraries: MLA Citation Guide

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Information from Seneca Libraries about how to write a research paper in MLA style:

Why cite? How to cite; In-Text Citation; Works Cited Page; Sample Paper; Annotated Bibliography; Parenthetical Citation; Plagiarism.

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21st Century Information Fluency - Digital Information Fluency Model

21st Century Information Fluency - Digital Information Fluency Model | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. DIF involves knowing how digital information is different from print information; having the skills to use specialized tools for finding digital information; and developing the dispositions needed in the digital information environment. As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs.

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From Route 21:

Website offers all kinds of means to search online information, evaluate it, use it ethically and properly cite to it. Activities, learning modules, online quizzes, and online wizard tools are available for students and teachers to use to become proficient online researchers. Professional development is available for teachers for CEUs at a minimal cost. Courses offer A very hands on learning method with lots of feedback from fellow students format. Student activities are constantly updated for single and group learning experiences.

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Route 21 - Information Literacy Resources

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is pleased to offer Route 21, a one-stop-shop for 21st century skills-related information, resources and community tools.

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Teaching with Primary Sources | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Inquiry is a process of active learning that is driven by questioning and critical thinking. The understandings that students develop through inquiry are deeper and longer lasting than any pre-packaged knowledge delivered by teachers to students.

 

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Reference

FindingDulcinea Reference Guides provide resources to help you understand the issues of our day. Select a topic from the menu to the right for information on the big picture.

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These guides to sources for information on issues and topics are full of authoritative information.

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Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies - ReadWriteThink

The Internet is often the first stop for student researchers, but few know how to vet sources effectively. In this lesson, students learn about Internet research through an interactive PowerPoint presentation.
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Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills - RAILS

RAILS helps librarians assess student information literacy skills exhibited in "artifacts of student learning" like research papers, presentations, worksheets, portfolios, or reflective journals. Using the AAC&U VALUE rubrics and the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education as starting points, RAILS assists librarians who seek to create campus-specific rubrics, "norm" them for use with multiple raters, and gather results data that inform instructional improvements.

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Although this is for assessing higher education information literacy skills, it might be helpful when reinforcing the importance of information literacy to students and teachers.

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Cooperative Library Instruction Project

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The Cooperative Library Instruction Project (CLIP) is a partnership between Chemeketa Community College, Lane Community College, Oregon State University, Western Oregon University and Willamette University whose mission is to design and develop  sharable, web-based tutorials to assist in library instruction and  information literacy.

CLIP is creating tutorials that specifically address the larger ideas of information literacy. The collection might look something like an interactive, online information literacy "text book" from which librarians or instructors anywhere can select and use pieces as they choose.

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Teach Information Literacy & Critical Thinking!

Teach Information Literacy & Critical Thinking! | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Created by Esther Grassian
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Esther’s slideshows, handouts, and other resources appear in the For Librarians page, available for downloading and adaptation, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. -- Joyce Valenza

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EndNote | Thomson Reuters

EndNote is the industry standard software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references on the Windows and Macintosh desktop.
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Zotero | Home

Zotero | Home | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.
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Curriki - Information & Media Literacy Resources

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Open source resources for teaching information literacy skills: Evaluating Sources, Media Ethics, Online Safety, and Research Methods.

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AASL: American Association of School Librarians - Planning Guide for Empowering Learners

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has joined with Britannica Digital Learning to co-publish an online, interactive school library program planning module designed to help school librarians implement the AASL program guidelines outlined in Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs and change school library program development and implementation by saving time and delivering data.

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AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer: Filamentality

The Knowledge Network Explorer (KNE) is the official web site of the AT&T family of companies education program. Our mission is to help schools, libraries, and other institutions of learning acquire and effectively use technology.

Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank tool that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Internet, gathering good Internet links, and turning them into online learning activities. In the end, you'll create a web-based activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about HTML or serving web pages.

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Route 21: Information, Media and Technology Skills

Route 21: Information, Media and Technology Skills | Librarians Teaching Information Literacy | Scoop.it

To be effective in the 21st century, citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills related to information, media and technology.

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Common Core | School Library Journal

SLJ's FREE webcast series on how the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are impactingyour library, your school, and your students is now available on-demand.
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Scholastic's nonfiction program for CC; Site for Teachers to earn digital badges for skills; Inquiry and integration across the curriculum; Librarians embrace CC; Board games to support CC; Nat Geographic presents fun with nonfiction and CC.

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