3 Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies – Edudemic

Will definitely add these to the research tools and tips component of my Digital Citizenship Kit!

Though many of the articles will be a little too sophisticated for our audience (although I hear from a science teacher that she has a class that she can’t give enough information out to satisfy them, so maybe this will help…) I was just flitting around the first offering PLOS (Public Library of Science) and came upon a section entitled EveryOne which has excellent science articles such as this one (I love when science encourages my wine, chocolate and cheese habit, even if it has to do with yeast…)

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These days, when you’re asking your students to do research (on just about any topic), it is likely going to be online research, at least at the start. Most materials are easily available online these days, saving students the time and hassle of heading to the library to schlep home with 100 heavy books in …

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Why It’s Time To Change How Students Cite Their Work – Edudemic

This article is brief but makes a very good point (not that the two are mutually exclusive- we all know the brevity is the soul of wit..) With multimedia projects that are shared with a wider audience than the teacher becoming the norm, what is the best way to cite your sources so that anyone who comes across your project can verify your sources? This article provides some suggestions!

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For generations, students have created note cards to document and organize these resources and/or submitted a bibliography page with their finished work.

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Awesome Visual Featuring 7 Tips to Effectively Search Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Lina Gordaneer‘s insight:

When in Rome… If students are going to google, they might as well do it well. Here is a great infographic to post in your class in order to help your students use google efefctively.

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Do Your Students Know How To Search?

Last week I gave a session to a grade 11 class on how to research, so the article below is especially salient, at least in my mind. Our students may be digital natives (that is, a generation that have grown up with computers and the internet from day one) but that does not mean they know who to tap into the full potential of the internet or that they use it in anything but a passive, consumeristic (is that even a word? Consider it coined if not) manner.

This was confirmed the other day when I escorted three of our students to the World Social Science Forum to participate on a panel on the internet and youth. In order to prepare for the panel, the academic leading the discussion sent us some examples of sites where students can unleash their full creativity- from coding to deviant art. Though many of the sites mentioned were not new to me, I was surprised at how the reaction of the students. “I had no idea these even existed,” sad one. “Why don’t we talk about those more?”

Ok- so that is a discussion for another day (and one behind my belief that discussion on responsible use and digital citizenship needs to be framed more in a positive light). But another thing that came out both in my session with the girls and on the panel, is that even the students do not feel they are sing the power of the internet adequately.

This goes for searching as well. In the article below they give some effective online search strategies. Have you every used any of them? I admit, I have only used the quotations marks to search for a whole phrase.

And then my mind got blown when I saw this short, one minute video about using Google news to find primary sources, something that would have been very useful to show the grade 11 students as they searched for events in the 20th century:

You never stop learning…

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There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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