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Validating Information on the Web. Michelle Larose-Kuzenko Consultant, MECY. LwICT Descriptors. G-1.2 Gather and Make Sense - identifies sources of information and provides bibliographic/reference data

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Validating information on the web

Validating Information on the Web

Michelle Larose-Kuzenko

Consultant, MECY


Lwict descriptors

LwICT Descriptors

  • G-1.2 Gather and Make Sense - identifies sources of information and provides bibliographic/reference data

  • G-1.5 Gather and Make Sense - questions whether information from media sources is real, useful, and/or distracting

  • G-2.1 Gather and Make Sense - refines information searches using a variety of media sources

  • G-2.2 Gather and Make Sense - analyzes textual, numerical, aural, and visual information gathered from media sources, applying established criteria

  • G-2.4 Gather and Make Sense - analyzes whether information collected from media sources is sufficient and/or suitable for purpose and audience

  • G-2.5 Gather and Make Sense - analyzes whether information from media sources has been manipulated

  • G-3.2 Gather and Make Sense - assesses textual, numerical, aural, and visual information, as well as the sources of the media, to determine context, perspective, bias, and/or motive


An example

An Example

Teaching Zack to Think


Breadth and depth

Breadth and Depth

“Internet is a self-publishing medium”


Detective work

Detective Work

“Our Greatest Fear”…or “Our Deepest Fear”?


Who s the teacher

Who’s the Teacher?

So you think students know more than you do?


How do you rate

How Do YOU Rate?

What are YOUR Internet skills like?

Internet Tutorials

http://www.internettutorials.net/


Know the web

Know the Web?

  • Directories

    • *answers.com

    • *kidsclick.org

  • Search Engines

    • *google.ca

  • Meta Search Engines


Search the web

Search the Web

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/tech/lict/let_me_try/le_teachers.html


First things first

First Things First

Some search basics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWHPf00Jkqg&sdig=1

Get intimate with your search engine

  • Boolean logic - Advanced searching

  • www.google.ca

    21st Century Information Fluency

    http://21cif.com/


Understand the language

Understand the Language

What is an extension or domain?

  • .com

  • .edu

  • .org

  • .au

    Reading a URL

    www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/tech/


Managing

Managing

Why be an efficient searcher?

  • Time

  • Access

  • Safety


A little vocabulary

A Little Vocabulary

  • Accuracy

  • Fairness

  • Validity

  • Credibility

  • Currency

  • Objectivity

  • Etc.


Helping

Helping

  • Provide direction

  • Pre-select

  • Make your own search engineLook for the PowerPoint on making your own engine


Teaching

Teaching

Web site literacy

  • Structure

  • “the answer is…”


Tools

Tools

5W + H

Evaluation Sheet

Google Librarian Central - Tools

http://www.google.com/librariancenter/librarian_tools.html


Foster critical thinking

Foster Critical Thinking

Bogus Websites

Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division

All About Explorers

Bogus Websites PLE:

http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/tech/lict/let_me_try/le_teachers.html


Expecting

Expecting

What to expect from students?

  • Annotated bibliography

  • Multiples sources and media

  • Evaluation form


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