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Navigating your online resources using rubrics

Navigating Your Online Resources Using Rubrics

Katie Bain

English Language Fellow

[email protected]

www.elfellowkbain.wordpress.com


Objectives
Objectives

  • Teachers will consider how their students navigate the Internet and consider how they can better guide their students to make good Internet and research choices using rubrics.

  • Teachers will consider how they navigate the Internet to choose instructional tools and consider ways for improving their practices for choosing these tools with rubrics.


Anticipation guide agree or disagree
Anticipation Guide: Agree or Disagree?

  • Information on the Internet is usually accurate and true.

  • I always look on a website to check who wrote or edited an article.

  • There are certain websites that I intuitively trust and others I intuitively doubt.

  • I always check a website for the date is was last updated.

  • If a website serves my immediate needs, I don’t care who wrote it or when it was written.

  • I always keep the author or publisher’s purpose in mind when I use a website.


There are so many instructional tools online how do i choose the best ones
There are so many instructional tools online…How do I choose the best ones?


5 steps for evaluating an instructional site or tool
5 Steps for Evaluating an Instructional Site or Tool


Rubric for website evaluation for instructional tools
Rubric for Website Evaluation for Instructional Tools

  • Consider:

    • The objective for instructional use

    • The amount of time and resources available

    • The accuracy and authority of content


Authority
Authority

The source is written and/or published by an author or organization that is well-known and well-respected in education.


Effectiveness
Effectiveness

The website or tool fully meets the objective(s) for my course or lesson.


Content
Content

The content is very accurate, comprehensive, clear, relevant, and up-to-date.


Design
Design

The design and organization of the site facilitate ease of use and navigation. The website has an engaging format.


Cost

The source is of zero cost to teachers and/or students OR funding is available from host institution.



Dave s esl caf http eslcafe com
Dave’s ESL Caféhttp://eslcafe.com/


Tefl tunes http tefltunes com
TEFL Tuneshttp://tefltunes.com/


Read write think http www readwritethink org
Read Write Thinkhttp://www.readwritethink.org/


About grammar http grammar about com
About Grammarhttp://grammar.about.com/


Teacher tube http teachertube com
Teacher Tubehttp://teachertube.com/


Esl library http www esl library com
ESL Libraryhttp://www.esl-library.com/


American english http americanenglish state gov
American Englishhttp://americanenglish.state.gov/


Esl games http eslgames com
ESL Gameshttp://eslgames.com/


Abc teach http www abcteach com
ABC Teachhttp://www.abcteach.com/


National geographic education http education nationalgeographic com education ar a 1
National Geographic: Educationhttp://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?ar_a=1


Other rubrics
Other Rubrics

  • Rubric 1

  • Rubric 2

  • Rubric 3


Reflection
Reflection

Turn and talk:

  • How will this guidance change the way that you use online resources in your classroom?

  • What other criteria do you think could be added or modified to the rubric?


Part 2 helping students to navigate sources
Part 2: Helping Students to Navigate Sources


“Simply being exposed to a variety of resources will not lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

(Kung, 2013, p. 28)


Necessary student skills
Necessary Student Skills lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

  • Efficiently locate information.

  • Quickly evaluate the source.

  • Decide whether to stay with a source or move on.

    (Kung, 2013)


Wwwdot
WWWDOT lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

A method for teaching students how to evaluate their website sources.

(Zhang, et. al, 2011)


Wwwdot1
WWWDOT lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

  • Who wrote this and what credentials do they have?

  • Why was it written?

  • When was it written?

  • Does it help meet my needs?

  • Oganization of the site?

  • To-do list for the future?

(Zhang, et. al, 2011)


Who wrote this and what credentials do they have
Who wrote this and what credentials do they have? lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

Students should consider whether the author or organization is qualified to write about the topic.

(Zhang, et. al, 2011)


Why and how was it written
Why and how was it written? lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

Students should evaluate the purpose of the information found.

The purpose can affect the accuracy and thoroughness of a source.

Possible purposes:

  • To share

  • To sell

  • To persuade

  • To educate

(Zhang, et. al, 2011)


When was it written
When was it written? lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

Students should look for information on when the source was last updated.

(Zhang, et. al, 2011)


Does it help meet my needs
Does it help meet my needs? lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

Students should stay focused on the objective or goal of their project and make sure the website addresses that goal.

(Zhang, et. al, 2011)


Organization of the site
Organization of the Site lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

Websites should be readable and

easy to navigate.

(Zhang, et. al, 2011)


To do list for the future
To-Do List for the Future lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

Students should check their sources against other sources and remember that no one website or source will necessarily contain all that they need for a project or report.

(Zhang, et. al, 2011)


Let s practice1
Let’s Practice! lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”


Pacific northwest tree octopus http zapatopi net treeoctopus
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/


Time for kids http www timeforkids com
Time for Kids lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”http://www.timeforkids.com/


National geographic kids http kids nationalgeographic com kids
National Geographic: Kids lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/


Reflection1
Reflection lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

  • Turn & Talk

  • What will/could you do to teach website evaluation in your class, using the WWWDOT method?

  • In what other ways can you help your students to be wise in their choices of web resources?


Sources
Sources lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

  • Bangerter, Renee, and Jason Chu. "What's Wrong with Wikipedia? Best practices for evaluating student sources." Webcast. Turnitin Communications. 31 January 2013. Lecture.

  • Kung , Shiao-Chung. "Using Web Resources in a Public Speaking Class." English Teaching Forum. (2003): 28-36. Web. 19 May. 2013.

  • "Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites." Class Zone: McDougall Littell. McDougall Littell, n.d. Web. 19 May 2013. <http://www.classzone.com/books/research_guide/page_build.cfm?content=web_eval_criteria2&state=none>.

  • Morrison, Debiie. "How to choose the best Ed-Tech tools for Online Instruction." Online Learning Insights. N.p., 20 July 2012. Web. 19 May. 2013. <http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/how-to-choose-the-best-ed-tech-tools-for-online-instruction/>.

  • Zhang , Shenglang, Nell K. Duke, and Laura M. Jimenez . “The WWWDOT Approach to Improving Students’ Critical Evaluation of Websites"Reading Teacher. 65.2 (2011): 150-158. Web. 19 May. 2013. <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/TRTR.01016/pdf>.


Thank you
THANK YOU! lead to learning unless the students know where to locate these resources and how to use them.”

Katie Bain

[email protected]

www.elfellowkbain.wordpress.com

www.americanenglish.state.gov


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