Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ted Koppel on Information Overload


Dated illustrative content but current process

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e-literate


Useful as an intro to information literacy

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

DISCOVER Information Literacy


Introducing the premier of the DISCOVER method - a tool for helping your students learn digital literacy skills. This method was devleoped by students in the University of Mary Washingtons Instructional Technology graduate program.

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Mission Possible: Successful Online Research

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Mission Possible — Successful Online Research Classroom Movie
The movie promotes student awareness about Internet research, plagiarism, and Internet safety.
Mission Possible is ideal for a classroom setting and along with the accompanying teaching materials available from www.answers.com/main/mp.jsp

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Shift Happens (Narrated)

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The popular presentation by Carl Fisch redone as a video story by Michael Arnold, with permission.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqfunyCeU5g

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Did You Know 2.0

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An official update to the original "Shift Happens" video from Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, this June 2007 update includes new and updated statistics, thought-provoking questions and a fresh design.
For more information, or to join the conversation, please visit http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com -- Content by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, design and development by XPLANE.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Everything is Miscellaneous


David Weinberger's book covers the breakdown of the established order of ordering. He explains how methods of categorization designed for physical objects fail when we can instead put things in multiple categoreis at once, and search them in many ways.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Introduction to Advanced Internet Searching

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Power Searching on the Web: An 8-Fold Path



Eight (8) tips for making your general web searching more powerful, with search examples. Organized for each step to build on the previous, techniques that can be combined and interwoven.
Companion web site available at www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/pro/8fold/

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Big6 - Ribs: (PowerPoint)



A brief personalized overview of The Big6 problem-solving process

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Pay Attention



Since most of today's students can appropriately be labeled as "Digital Learners", why do so many teachers refuse to enter the digital age with their teaching practices?

This presentation was created in an effort to motivate teachers to more effectively use technology in their teaching.

Please see http://t4.jordandistrict.org/payattention to learn how you can become a better teacher.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Big 6 lesson (PowerPoint)



Big 6 lesson for grade 4. Xavier School Grade School Learning Resource Center.

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Confessions of an RSS Junkie (PowerPoint)



Clo Willaerts (Skynet), talks about her RSS addiction and offers good remedies to fight information overload.

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Information Literacy and the 2.0s (PowerPoint)



Aslib Engineering meeting 22 November 2006, London South Bank University.

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Criteria for Web Site Evaluation (PowerPoint)



5 criteria for web site/page evaluation, with suggestions for student evaluation activity.

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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Google IT (PowerPoint)


Ten cool things you can do with the Google search bar

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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Displaying all that information and data


www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVimVzgtD6w
www.ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=hans_rosling

Hans Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden's world-renowned Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a non-profit that brings vital global data to life.
With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, he debunks a few myths about the "developing" world.
(Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA.)

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I-N-F-O-L-I-T! Literate's the Way to Be!


www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYKf6G5Y50c

At the ACRL President's Program on information literacy, we were treated to both a debate and several "interludes" such as this one.
The ACRL Pom-Pom Squad and some (really REALLY white) librarian get the audience revved up about information literacy.

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Information Literacy - Sunny's Speech


www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_GcRMbjRmc
Sunny, at the front of the classroom, explains the task, in Chinese, to the students. He used Chinese because the vast majority of the students in the class couldn't comprehend my spoken and written word.
However, as the movie suggests, some students didn't benefit from the change in the medium of instruction - the boys in the back gather around each other as one student has successfully managed to write foul language, in English, on his calculator.

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Information Literacy - Homework Search


www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-qvjButMPo
Students use computers to complete school work.

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