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How do You Choose Good Online Sources?

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it

"Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, “Well, what do you think?” Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your student offers some questionable sources, ask, “Why did you choose that one?” Try to get the student to think about the who, what, why, and when of the article and website. Let the student use critical thinking to come to a valid conclusion. They might just have a good reason for using the source."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:06 PM

Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Mel Riddile's curator insight, March 26, 2015 6:12 AM
Beth Dichter's insight:

Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 28, 2015 11:11 AM

Helpful to encourage thinking and self-evaluating...

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources?

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it

"Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, “Well, what do you think?” Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your student offers some questionable sources, ask, “Why did you choose that one?” Try to get the student to think about the who, what, why, and when of the article and website. Let the student use critical thinking to come to a valid conclusion. They might just have a good reason for using the source."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:06 PM

Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Mel Riddile's curator insight, March 26, 2015 6:12 AM
Beth Dichter's insight:

Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 28, 2015 11:11 AM

Helpful to encourage thinking and self-evaluating...

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The 100 Most Useful Websites on the Internet

The 100 Most Useful Websites on the Internet | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it

Back in September 2014, it was estimated that there are now overone billion websites on the internet, with that number increasing every second. With so many sites out there, it can be extremely difficult to locate a resource that will actually fulfil your needs and help you with your projects or inquires. Fortunately, the list below features over 100 websites you can use for almost any creative project, intellectual research or simply for fun!

 

TallTweets lets you write tweets longer than 140 characters, and Tubemogel.com allows you to upload video to multiple sites at once, including Youtube. Wordle.net helps to summarise large pieces of text by creating a word cloud of the most common words, and Wolframalpha will answer almost anything immediately so you don’t have to rummage through Google. Check out the list below and let us know about any great resource websites that you use....


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Choong Soo Mei's curator insight, March 17, 2015 11:17 PM

Makes getting reports/assignments done so much easier

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35 Genius Google Tips And Tricks That Most People Don't Know About

35 Genius Google Tips And Tricks That Most People Don't Know About | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
Including a secret game! (Seriously.)

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Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2015 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 2015 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 2015 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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17 Little Ways to Feel More Confident

17 Little Ways to Feel More Confident | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it

Confidence is critical to happiness and success. Get some with this collection of easy ways to find more faith in yourself.


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Ivo Nový's curator insight, November 4, 2014 2:56 PM

Confidence is a funny thing.

If you have it, you can do just about anything, and oddly enough, you're much more likely to do it well. But without it, even the smallest tasks can seem overwhelming...

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8 TEDtalks That Will Change Your Life Forever

8 TEDtalks That Will Change Your Life Forever | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it

Will our kids be a different species?


Juan Enriquez asks in this compelling TEDtalk 'can we upgrade ourselves?' His answer immediately puts humankind in perspective. So far, there have been 29 upgrades of humanoids. Multiple versions co-existed. And he convincingly argues that this may be the case today.


He wants us to ask ourselves 'are we really all identical?' New evidence suggests we are not and that big differences are coming into our horizon. 


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The 50 Scariest Books of All Time

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The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near.

 

You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers -- or at least make you check the locks twice.


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Ivo Nový's curator insight, November 12, 2014 12:48 AM

Here, for your horrifying pleasure, are 50 of the scariest books ever written in the English language, whether horror, nonfiction, or speculative futures you never want to see.

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World Library of Science

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World Library Of Science is an open online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles authored by editors at NPG with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources. World Library Of Science currently contains articles in the field of genetics, and is intended for college undergraduate faculty and students. Future plans involve extension of World Library Of Science to other fields within the life sciences, as well as to other audiences.

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WeAreTeachers: 10 Ways to Bring Math and Science to Life - In a Way that No Textbook Can

WeAreTeachers: 10 Ways to Bring Math and Science to Life - In a Way that No Textbook Can | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
Why should art and music always take center stage when it comes to creativity? With a little innovation (and some imagination), you can make math and science the most exciting part of the school day. Here are eight creative ways to bring math and science to life—and some amazing links to resources that will help you do it. Watch out! You might just end up with kids asking to stay in from recess so that they can study.

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The World as 100 People | Visual.ly

The World as 100 People | Visual.ly | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
The World as 100 People. This idea has been around since 1990. This is my attempt at presenting the information.

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Ryan Rejaei's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:41 PM

So interesting. And easy to understand the information

Armando's curator insight, October 22, 2014 6:20 AM
The World as 100 People | Visual.ly
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 23, 2014 3:54 PM

If you want to see a detailed breakdown and find out where the data came from, here you go: http://www.100people.org/statistics_detailed_statistics.php

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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
Ever since the 1950s, children have undergone a test for tracking their creativity, in similar fashion to the IQ test. Professor E. Paul Torrance developed the series of tasks, which are administered by a psychologist, to a subject to measure the person’s ability to produce something original and useful. No [...]

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 17, 2014 3:24 PM

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


Nick Hester's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:35 AM

Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:41 AM

When my children were small we spent a great deal of time being creative and playing the "what if" game to test out theories. That is not seen with children in my practice much anymore.  They are stuck in overly compartmentalized learning and playing.  Few of them know what to do if told to go outside.

 

We need to bring curiosity and creativity back into the forefront of child development and learning.  I see the loss of this as being as devastating as when children were told "Do it because I said so and don't ask questions."

 

What do you think?

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What Happens in One Minute on the Internet? [Infographic]

What Happens in One Minute on the Internet? [Infographic] | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
As millions of new Internet users log on every month, the numbers relating to the flow of information becomes ever more staggering.


An infographic from analytics software provider Domo, attempts to quantify just how much data is generated in one minute online.

Compare it to Domo’s similar infographic from two years ago to see just how much more we’ve crammed into a minute...


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Jacques Morin's curator insight, April 24, 2015 9:57 AM

Wow, ça bouge sur internet en une minute!!!

Mike Allen's curator insight, April 25, 2015 5:54 AM

different psychology attracts different users - obvious - but finding out details will energise your response rate. One ad won't do for all

Thomas Sowell's curator insight, October 12, 2016 8:31 PM
It is amazing what information is out there on the internet.
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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:38 AM

More Google search tips...

Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 2016 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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Over 20 Good Apps to Use in BYOD Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 20 Good Apps to Use in BYOD Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is not only about students bringing their own devices to class and using them for educational purposes. It is much more than just a problem of hardware but is rather a question of what "learningware" students need to install and use with their devices. Most of the discussions on BYOD center around the accessibility and availability of devices together with the fact that students are experts of their own devices. Sounds good but not enough!

Students need to be provided powerful educational apps to galvanize the learning gen inside of them. They need to be shown what apps work with which. Below is a Symbalo board featuring a wide variety of powerful web tools and apps perfect for BYOD classrooms. Click on the image below to access the interactive version of this board where you can access the links of each of these apps.

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Bev Jones's curator insight, December 9, 2014 2:10 AM

20 Great Apps to use in teaching and learning.

Bev Jones's curator insight, December 9, 2014 2:19 AM

20 Great Apps to use in Teaching and Learning in Career Colleges

Maryive Jul's curator insight, March 28, 2015 9:55 PM

Pour les curieux.

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Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
Use these ten reflective questions at the end of class to help learners deepen their understandings of themselves and their work.

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MARÍA JOSEFINA AGUILAR LEO's curator insight, March 19, 2015 2:10 PM

añada su visión ...

Richard Varey's curator insight, March 20, 2015 2:15 AM

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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, April 4, 2015 12:35 PM

These would be great questions for the end of any and all PD sessions we do!

Maybe they should take the place of the surveys we usually do?

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10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest

10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
The 10 sites I go back to again and again for fun, easy-to-use resources. Bookmark these for your own class, or send 'em to your favorite English teacher!

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 9, 2015 3:30 AM

Always useful!!!!!

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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book.

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malek's curator insight, February 1, 2015 6:07 PM

Not a magic bullet, but it will help

AugusII's curator insight, February 1, 2015 9:27 PM

BETTER READING LESS BEING DECEIVED PROBABILITY

Erica Bilder's curator insight, February 6, 2015 4:05 AM

How the medium matters in deep digital reading and how we can improve on it.

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30 Books To Read Before You're 30...

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Most writers share a love for reading and this list ‘30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Their 30th Birthday.’ Check them off, or check them out (of the local library) either way Here are some great books that every writer (and reader) can appreciate..


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40 websites that will make you cleverer right now

40 websites that will make you cleverer right now | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
The indexed Web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here's 40 of the best.

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WORLD BOOK - This Day in History for iPad

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Get WORLD BOOK - This Day in History for iPad on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Alfonso Gomez's curator insight, November 12, 2014 7:19 PM

It look fine this note collector

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Introduction to the SAMR Model Video | Common Sense Media

Introduction to the SAMR Model Video | Common Sense Media | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it

"Dr. Ruben Puentedura developed the SAMR model as a way for teachers to evaluate how they are incorporating technology into their instructional practice. You can use SAMR to reflect upon how you are integrating technology into your classroom."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 15, 2014 6:05 PM

There are many models one can look to when integrating technology into the curriculum and one that is often spoken about is SAMR. SAMR allows teachers to learn how to move from enhancing curriculum to transforming curriculum.

Think of climbing a ladder.

The bottom rung of the ladder would be substitution.

The second step would be modification.

The third step would be augmentation.

The fourth step would be redefinition.

The video takes an example and shows how it changes as it moves up the ladder.

There are also a number of reflection questions provided that may help you understand how to evaluate each of the areas and move your students to use more high order thinking skills (HOTS) as well as impact student achievement.

There are many videos available that explain SAMR. This one does an excellent job and provides some extra tips...and it in just over 4 minutes in length!

Karla Koop's curator insight, October 18, 2014 10:10 AM

Great article....

Ben McCullough's curator insight, May 3, 2015 7:20 PM

#edse12024

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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it

"Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says most of us have either a “fixed” or “growth” mindset when it comes to learning. Most of us can get through sixteen years of schooling regardless of which mindset we have, but when it comes to lifelong learning–learning for the sake of learning, without outside pressure–only a growth mindset will cut it."


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 20, 2014 9:47 AM

I am a firm believer of lifelong learning and this

Li Banban's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:23 PM

keep a growth mindset! its never too late to  learn.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:43 AM

These are excellent teaching and learning resources to add to your 21st Century learning environment to promote lifelong learning.

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Why Does Sitting Still Equal Learning? - Huffington Post

Why Does Sitting Still Equal Learning? - Huffington Post | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it
Whether we're talking about preschool, elementary through secondary school, college, or even adult learners, I have serious objections to the idea that learning supposedly only comes via the eyes, the ears, and the seat of the pants. Schools -- and policymakers -- have for too long accepted the belief that learning best occurs while students are seated (and quiet, of course). The theory may have been understandable back when they didn't have the research to prove otherwise. But today we do.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, October 8, 2014 12:19 PM

Teachers tend to teach the way they were taught. We need them to make a conscious decision to change the way they teach to meet best practice.   

Bethan Greenhalgh's curator insight, October 9, 2014 2:20 PM

I know that PE and the Dramanauts will have something to say! Churchill's standing desk is still in the PM's office - should we consider it? As someone with U6 lessons 10 & 11 on a Friday I say yes!

Marianne's Musings 's curator insight, October 14, 2014 10:38 PM

Another great advantage we have as home educating families. Our children are not required to be seated all day. They learn in different places and in different positions, moving, observing, walking and on the trampoline! 

Love this quote from the article, " we have research demonstrating that sitting in a chair increases fatigue and reduces concentration (our bodies are designed to move, not sit). "

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What Happens In A Facebook Minute | infographic

What Happens In A Facebook Minute | infographic | High School Digital Learning Community | Scoop.it

Learn some crazy stats about what happens every minute on Facebook...


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Phillip Newsome's curator insight, September 26, 2014 10:25 AM

The lesson here is simply don't be overwhelmed by the volume of activity.  Narrow your focus, define your audience as tightly as possible, talk to them in terms relevant to their lives and be creative.

John Norman's curator insight, January 11, 2015 11:22 PM

Nearly as busy as a New York minute! Lots of interesting facts to discuss at your next coffee break.