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 print.weston.org
- Scanned on the library scanner
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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