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Media Center Essential Question How can I be an effective user of information?

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1 Media Center Essential Question How can I be an effective user of information?

2 Where do I find my sources of information? Online Databases How will I organize my sources of information? Word/H-Drive How will I communicate my finished product to my instructor? Blog Posts

3 Using Online Databases What is an online database? Collection of Online Sources Encyclopedias, Magazines, Newspapers, Web Sites, Podcasts, Videos, Maps, and More Quality Information with Advanced Search Techniques Why use online databases? Reliable Information Published Content Free Anywhere you have Internet access Authoritative Content Impress People with your Mad Skills!

4 Online Database Coal Mining Project Using the Big 6

5 Task Definition Use Online Database (NC Wiseowl) Find One Quality Source (Honors Two) Complete a Team Substantial Posting on your Topic Cite your Source(s) Individually Respond to Two Other Posts Define the Information Problem Identify Information Needed

6 Information Seeking Strategies NC WiseOwl Erwin Media Center Homepage Link From other locations: Username/password: NC Live Erwin Media Center Homepage Link From other locations: Select Buncombe County Public for location Password changes quarterly: see librarian Determine all Possible Sources Select the Best Sources

7 Location And Access Use NC WiseOwl Select High School Zone Search these sites: Student Research Magazines Newspapers Books & Encyclopedias Biographies Radio & TV Transcripts Country Reports State/Province Reports Primary Source Documents Photos, Maps, Flags Grolier Online Grolier OnlineEncyclopediasMagazines Web Sites National & World Newspapers Pro/Con Essays InfoTrac Student Academic Journals Magazines Books Podcasts Videos Determine All Possible Sources Select the Best Source

8 Use of Information Discuss & Take Notes from your Source(s) Copy & Paste Citation into Word Document Compose Blog Post in Word Document Save Document to H-drive Engage (Read, Hear, View, Touch) Extract Relevant Information

9 Synthesis Organize from Multiple Sources Present the Information Team Post to Blog Include Citation Information Individually Respond to Two Other Posts

10 Evaluation Judge the Product (effectiveness) Judge the Process (efficiency) Teacher Rubric/Scale Self Evaluation What would I have done differently?


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