Utilize the Empower Information Literacy tutorial. Be sure to click on the red, right pointing arrow at the bottom of the text to move through the entire tutorial. Starting Your Research Module 1 There may be times you want to take notes in addition to answering the questions. There is a self quiz at the end.
Practice making a choice on the EMPOWER-ometer.
2. Libraries can provide ...
3. According to the authors of Empower the World Wide Web provides...
Go to Empower Using the Web
4. Who can publish information on the Internet? Write each group that can put information on the Internet.
5. What are Periodical Databases or Periodical Indexes?
What are the two kinds of periodicals?
Contrast the two kinds of periodicals.
6. Read - Judging What You Find.
How could you verify the facts about something you read or are told?
7. Insightful information can be found in Primary Sources.
A primary sources is ..
Postcards from the Field - Antarctic by Jean Pennycook is an example of a web based, primary source.
According to the Library of Congress "Every document has a creator and every creator has a point of view or bias."
List the online resources that are available from your school's library.
List three of the online resources available from your community library or state's library.
Which Internet based information resources do you use regularly?
Cyberinfrastructure - examines the convergence of three realities -- the spread of
"When technology is responsibly and effectively used in the classroom, students learn faster and in more depth. Use of technology can be intensely motivating and engaging. It provides a link to real-life developments. It can be a catalyst that changes schools. Technology changes the instructional role of the teacher and the educational environment of the school. Much responsibility for learning is now in the hands of the students. They are transformed into masters of their own education. For this, they must possess the cognitive strategies inherent in Information Literacy." Barton, Holly Information Literacy: Learning How to Learn,
Even more interesting ideas: Exploratorium Learning Studio - Searching the World Wide Web.
The Invisible Web | Those Dark Hiding Places: The Invisible Web Revealed created by a librarian invaluable resource!
EMPOWER material ©2007-2008 is a tutorial developed by Wichita State University Libraries
Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Format - Highlight the text. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the word processing document in a contrasting color (not yellow) or font (avoid: Symbol, , or other ornate artistic fonts). Save frequently as you work. Enter your name and the date in a header. Submit the assignment via a class dropbox or an email attachment. Bad things happen. Save a copy of your document in your computer. Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work.
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You do not have to take paper based notes at the library and digitalize them at home. Watch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do a project? How would this facilitate group projects?