How fast can you solve the problem?
What strategies did you use? Which were the most successful?
I tried to embed the video Plagiarism from the Common Craft website here on this website but couldn’t get it to work. This was confusing since the Common Craft videos from youtube, such as Social Media and Social Networking in previous posts, worked very nicely. I was happy that both edublogs and Common Craft responded quickly to help me figure out the source of the problem. I had dropped the Edublogs Pro account because I wasn’t using it withe students yet and wanted to save some money. I mainly this edublogs account as lesson starters for students so a free edublogs.org account is sufficient for my needs at this time.. It turns out that without an Edublogs Pro account I can no longer embed videos.
Assessment will be based on the 6-Traits Writing Rubric and the Research Rubric located in the Documents tab on Sycamore. On the 6-traits rubric, you will assessed on Ideas, Organization, Voice and Conventions.
Research Skills – Thinking Required
Assessment will be based on the 6-Traits Writing Rubric and the Research Rubric provided on the class page in Sycamore. On the 6-traits rubric, you will assessed on Ideas, Organization, Voice and Conventions.
Tip #1: Use the URL to identify the domain name and web extensions and what they represent.
URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. The domain name is located after the http:// in the URL. For instance, the domain name for Incarnation Catholic School is icstampa.org. The domain name for Incarnation Catholic Church is icctampa.org.
The extensions in the URL provide additional clues to the identify and authorship of a website.
For a list of country codes view Web Country Codes
Tip #2: Truncate the URL section by section
to http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ to learn that the information is hosted on and part of the University of California Berkeley Library web site. Knowing the documents are part of the official Berkeley library gives it authenticity.
Practice Truncating: What is the domain for each of the following:
Tip #3: Observe the URL grammar.
If a tilde (~), %, or a person’s name or the word “user” after the domain name is in the web address, it is a personal directory and not an official part of the website. In the following example, http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml, the information on plagiarism is in the personal directory of wts. It is not part of the official indiana.edu website. This means the information must be evaluated based on the information contained within the web page, and is not automatically valid because it appears to be on a university web site.
Identify the web grammar elements in this URLs. What is the domain? Who created each web page? Is each an official part of the domain website?
Tip #4: Find who links to a site.
In Alta Vista use the “link web addess” command. This shows who links to the site and also shows how many sites link to the site. Look at the Ova Prima site, then use link www.ovaprima.org in Google or link:www.ovaprima.org in Alta Vista search windows to how many and what type of sites link to the Ova Prima site.
Tip #5: Study historical information about a site.
Use Way Back Machine at www.archive.org to find the history of a site. Enter the URL of the site in question. You can see when the website was revised. If you have a link that is no longer active but you know the URL, you can enter the URL in Way Back Machine to view the contents. Think about the implications for FaceBook and MySpace users! Yes. What you put on today will still be sitting on some computer, possibly years from now.
Be an Internet Librarian. Use the 5W’s and the tips on URL Detective to compare the following pairs of websites. Decide if the information on each website is fact or fiction. Keep track of the steps you take to evaluate each web site. You will have to provide an annotation, a statement explaining how you know the information is valid, reliable and true facts.
Topic 1: Endangered Species
Topic 2: Crops
Topic 3: Early Explorers
Topic 4: Weather
Topic 5: Dogs
Topic 6: A Dangerous Chemical
Topic 7: The Mind
Several links above are from Kathy Schrock’s list