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Wednesday, November 30

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    low-brow to high-brow.high-brow, flaky to highly credible.
    The "invisible" Web: OnlineThe stuff that
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    from search engines. Proprietaryengines -- proprietary information, databases,
    What helps students:
    Asking them to use a variety of search tools to find a range of high quality information that meets the needs of the assignment.
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Tuesday, November 29

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    What type of publication is it (website, journal, book, newspaper...)?
    Who publishes it and what is the mission (including bias or point of view) of this publisher?
    With[*] With apologies to Howard Rheingold

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    Whodunnit? (the following examples are from this exercise):
    1. Here's a site you find on teaching creationism in public schools
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    this site?
    Where

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    actually start?
    What is the purpose of the organization?
    2. You find this site while doing research on endangered species:
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    is this?
    Who

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    Where

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    the information?
    If you wanted to cite original research information, which source would you actually cite?
    3. Your search engine takes you to this site on women and the military
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    is this?
    What

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    Who publishes it and what is the mission (including bias or point of view) of this publisher?
    With apologies to Howard Rheingold
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    Crap Detection 101(.2)*
    First things first: The search
    The "visible" Web: The stuff search engines can find. Websites of all stripes and origins, low-brow to high-brow.
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    databases, etc. See the Uni High Library website for examples of these.
    What helps students:
    Asking them to use a variety of search tools to find a range of high quality information that meets the needs of the assignment.
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    Google and beyond...
    From the Google Images search page, conduct an advanced search to find images labeled for reuse that can also be modified.
    Blekko
    SweetSearch
    Try Blekko for a spam-free search experience.
    Or SweetSearch, a search engine for students.

    Evaluation
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    Website Evaluation (Computer Literacy class guide)
    Try it yourself! (from(the following examples are from this exercise)
    Fair

    1. Fair
    Cell Phone
    Who is the author of this article and what are her credentials?
    How do people get articles published on this site?
    Under what circumstances would you use this article? Under what circumstances do you think it would be better to use another source (like a database)?
    Chocolate2. Chocolate at Heart:
    Whose site is this? What is the mission of the organization?
    Do you think this site is an authoritative source of information on the nutritional value of chocolate?
    The3. The Institute for
    What is the purpose of this site?
    What clues might make you think it is an authoritative source of information?
    What clues might make you think it is not an authoritative source of information?
    What is your conclusion? Is the site an authoritative source or not?
    Nicotine:4. Nicotine: A Physical
    Whose site is this?
    What is the mission of the organization?
    What persuasion techniques do you see in action here?
    Where else might you look to find information about nicotine addiction?
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    in public schools:schools
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    2. You find this site while doing research on endangered species:
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    is this? Who
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    this entry? Where
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    where didthosedid those people get the information? If
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    3. Your search engine takes you to this site on women and the military
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    is this? What
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    publication does
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    appear in? What
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    book, newspaper...)? Who
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    With apologies to Howard Rheingold
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    Asking them to use a variety of search tools to find a range of high quality information that meets the needs of the assignment.
    What confuses students:
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    fairly meaningless.
    Searching:

    Google and beyondbeyond...
    From the Google Images search page, conduct an advanced search to find images labeled for reuse that can also be modified.

    Blekko
    SweetSearch
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Monday, November 28

  1. page home edited Crap Detection 101(.2)* Visible First things first: The search The "visible" Web: T…

    Crap Detection 101(.2)*
    VisibleFirst things first: The search
    The "visible" Web: The stuff search engines can find. Websites of all stripes
    and Invisible Weborigins, low-brow to high-brow.
    The "invisible" Web: Online stuff that is (mostly) hidden from search engines. Proprietary information, databases, etc.
    What helps students:
    Asking them to use a variety of search tools to find a range of high quality information that meets the needs of the assignment.
    What confuses students:
    Asking them to find "x number of print sources and x number of online sources." With a few exceptions, the distinction between formats has become fairly meaningless.

    Searching:
    Google and beyond
    Blekko
    SweetSearch
    Evaluating:Evaluation
    Elements of Website Evaluation
    Try it yourself! (from this exercise)
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Thursday, November 17

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    Evaluating:
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    it yourself! (from this exercise)
    Fair Cell Phone Use in Schools
    Who is the author of this article and what are her credentials?
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    What is your conclusion? Is the site an authoritative source or not?
    Nicotine: A Physical Challenge
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    is this?
    What is the mission of the organization?
    What persuasion techniques do you see in action here?
    Where else might you look to find information about nicotine addiction?
    Whodunnit? (from this exercise):
    1. Here's a site you find on teaching creationism in public schools:
    Who (or what) is responsible for authoring this site? Where does this section of the site actually start? What is the purpose of the organization?
    2. You find this site while doing research on endangered species:
    What type of website is this? Who is the author of this entry? Where did this information originally come from? And where didthose people get the information? If you wanted to cite original research information, which source would you actually cite?
    3. Your search engine takes you to this site on women and the military
    What kind of document is this? What publication does this document appear in? What type of publication is it (website, journal, book, newspaper...)? Who publishes it and what is the mission (including bias or point of view) of this publisher?

    With apologies to Howard Rheingold
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