17 February 2010: Search, Research, and Aggregators (Digital Newspapers)
Effectively and critically searching the Internet is a vital skill for 21st century learners. Studies show most students tend to perform simple keyword searches on Google and never go beyond the first or second page of search results. Today we will explore a variety of Internet search options, and learn how to use an aggregator as a digital newspaper.
Welcome to our wired world: ..." 8- to 18-year-olds are spending more than 50 hours a week with digital media." (1:24 - PBS digital_nation)
Old School, New School (4:35 - PBS digital_nation)
Review anonymous course feedback results, share course modifications
Our Learning Expectations
Quarterly Checkup Quiz 1 update
Scribe blog update
VoiceThread Assignment Update:
Google Search Tools and Options (curriculum from the 15 November 2009 Google Workshop for Educators in Austin, Texas)
Take Elective Mini-Project 1 Quiz in WebCT (Submit link to your VoiceThread digital story)
Watch Joyce Valenza's K12Online09, "The Wizard of Apps" (51:39)
Post a reflection on "The Wizard of Apps" to your T4T blog using our video reflection rubric. Visit at least one of the websites / "new tools" Joyce discusses in her presentation, and comment on the value / utility of that website in your blog post reflection as a separate / fourth paragraph.
K-12 Student blog feedback:
Select an active classroom blog (using the classroom blog finder) that you would like to serve as an informal "blogging buddy" this term for.
Write at least 2 constructive feedback post on student blog posts following our feedback rubric (save these links because you'll need them later!
Add the link to your student blog comment to your Diigo account, tagging it "t4t-sbc" (without quotation marks - sbc = student blog comment