Research and Technology 2014

Want to know what your students have learned?

Module 1: Browsers, extensions, printing and scanning

  • Installed Firefox and Chrome on student computers
  • Installed Chrome extensions Light Shot (screenshot), Ad Block (block ads), Stay Focusd (control your time spent on sites like Facebook, etc.)
  • Printed from
  • Scanned on the library scanner

Some screencasts (if you want to learn too)

Installing and using:

Light Shot

Stay Focusd


Module 2: PDFs and Organization

  • Opened, annotated, converted, and created PDFs
  • Created and curated a useful selection of links on Symbaloo
  • Created a Blogger blog, make text posts, embed media in posts
  • Became familiar with organizational tools Diigo, Feedly and Evernote

Activity: embedded a completed Symbaloo on Res-Tech blog

Module 3: Library Orientation and Using Databases

  • Toured library website
  • Investigated catalog: ebooks, videos, books, Mediacast, Follett Shelf
  • Used these databases: Historical Newspapers, America's Historical Newspapers, General One File, and AP Images

Activity: Found articles on birthday and birthday minus 50 years; annotated it; saved it in Google Drive

Module 4: Evaluating and Citing Sources

  • Evaluated websites using the C.R.A.P. analysis
  • Started a Noodletools project; cited a website and and article; annotated and made notecard
  • Exported a bibliography from Noodletools

Activity: Evaluated 3 preselected websites; cited the best one in Noodletools with analysis; cited the birthday article; exported the bibliography and posted it on student blog.

Module 5: Google Search Tips, Video, and Closing Questions

  • Install video software on student computers
  • Take a short video
  • Upload video to YouTube and embed on blog with privacy settings
  • Reflect on learning in the course

Activity: Reflect on learning in course in 90 second video embedded in student blog.


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