WHAT WILL WE BE LEARNING?

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2 WHAT WILL WE BE LEARNING? WHAT IS INFORMATION LITERACY? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET EFFECTIVELY WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME? DIFFERENT TYPES OF SEARCH ENGINES HOW TO USE 3 DIFFERENT SEARCH ENGINES HOW TO USE 2 DIFFERENT E-LEARNING WEBSITES

3 WHAT IS INFORMATION LITERACY? IT IS THE ABILITY TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF INFORMATION NEEDED ACCESS INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY EVALUATE THE VALIDITY OF SOURCES OF INFORMATION INCORPORATE NEW INFORMATION INTO YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE USE INFORMATION TO ACCOMPLISH A SPECIFIC GOAL

4 WHY IS INFORMATION LITERACY IMPORTANT? IT FORMS THE BASIS FOR LIFE LONG LEARNING INFORMATION CAN T BE LEARNED UNLESS IT CAN BE FOUND IN THE DIGITAL AGE, INFORMATION AND MISINFORMATION SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE. IF YOU CAN TELL A CREDIBLE SOURCE FROM ONE THAT IS NOT, YOUR RESEARCH WILL BE MORE CREDIBLE.

5 DOMAIN NAMES ALSO KNOWN AS THE URL (UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR) THE LETTERS AND OR NUMBERS AT THE END OF A WEB ADDRESS IDENTIFIES THE TYPE OF WEBSITE THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT DOMAIN NAMES

6 DOMAIN NAMES THE DOMAIN NAME COMES AT THE END OF THE URL EXAMPLE: Here the domain name is.com

7 DOMAIN NAME MEANINGS We ll start with the ones that we can always trust. These are called Top Level Domains.EDU EDU IS SHORT FOR EDUCATION. THIS DOMAIN NAME IS RESERVED FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING (A.K.A. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES). THE CONTENT FOUND ON WEBSITES WITH THIS DOMAIN IS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. EXAMPLE: GOV IS SHORT FOR GOVERNMENT. THIS DOMAIN IS RESERVED FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES LIKE NATIONAL/STATE PARKS AND GOVERNMENTS THEMSELVES (STATE OR FEDERAL). EXAMPLE:

8 MEANINGS CONTINUED.ORG ORG IS SHORT FOR ORGANIZATION. THIS DOMAIN WAS ORIGINALLY USED FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, BUT HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES, AND FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES. THE INFORMATION FOUND ON THESE WEBSITES CAN BE CREDIBLE, BUT CAN ALSO BE VERY BIASED TOWARDS THE ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTS. EXAMPLE: NET IS SHORT FOR NETWORK. THIS DOMAIN IS INTENDED FOR USE BY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS. EXAMPLE:

9 MEANINGS CONTINUED.COM - COM IS SHORT FOR COMMERCIAL. THIS IS THE MOST COMMONLY USED DOMAIN NAME. WEBSITES WITH THIS DOMAIN NAME CAN HAVE USEFUL INFORMATION, BUT THEY OFTEN DO NOT. ALONG WITH THE.NET DOMAIN MENTIONED ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDE, YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE UPCOMING GUIDELINES ON HOW TO TELL RELIABLE WEBSITES FROM UNRELIABLE ONES.

10 GOOD AND BAD WEBSITES GOOD WEBSITES EASY TO NAVIGATE WORKING LINKS AND RELEVANT INFORMATION NO SPELLING AND GRAMMAR ERRORS UP TO DATE INFORMATION CITED SOURCES AUTHOR IS CLEARLY STATED APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF PICTURES BAD WEBSITES DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE BROKEN LINKS AND IRRELEVANT INFORMATION MANY SPELLING AND GRAMMAR ERRORS OUT DATED INFORMATION SOURCES NOT CITED AUTHOR S NAME IS HARD TO FIND OR MISSING LOTS OF ADS AND/OR REQUIRES SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD

11 WHAT IS A SEARCH ENGINE? A WEBSITE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SCAN THE INTERNET FOR SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR RESULTS APPEAR AS A LIST OF LINKS THESE LINKS CAN PROVIDE A LOT OF INFORMATION ON ANY GIVEN TOPIC THEY CAN ALSO GIVE YOU PICTURES AND VIDEOS ABOUT THE TOPIC

12 TYPES OF SEARCH ENGINES CRAWLER SEARCH ENGINES USES SOFTWARE TO CRAWL THROUGH THE INTERNET SEARCHES BASED ON KEY WORDS USEFUL WHEN YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC TOPIC META SEARCH ENGINES COMPILES RESULTS FROM MULTIPLE SEARCH ENGINES USEFUL FOR FINDING OBSCURE INFORMATION

13 SEARCH ENGINE #1 DOGPILE THE MASCOT IS A DOG NAMED ARFIE METASEARCH TECHNOLOGY GIVES US THE BEST RESULTS FROM A VARIETY OF SEARCH ENGINES BEGAN OPERATION IN NOV DEVELOPED BY AARON FLIN SOLD TO GO2NET AND ACQUIRED BY INFOSPACE

14 This is the domain name or URL Enter your search here Then click the Go Fetch button

15 Click here for more information This is what I searched for These are sponsored results. Scroll Down!

16 Start looking for results here

17 Click here to see images related to your search

18 Click here to view videos related to your search

19 SEARCH ENGINE #2 DUCKDUCKGO DOESN T TRACK YOUR SEARCHES OR SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION THE DUCKDUCKGO COMMUNITY CAN CONTRIBUTE RELEVANT LINKS SEARCH RESULTS A CRAWLER SEARCH ENGINE BEGAN OPERATION IN 2008

20 Here is the URL Then click the magnifying glass to search Type your search here

21 This is a sponsored link. Ignore it. A brief overview of your search

22 These are the good links This is another sponsored link. Ignore it.

23 Click here to view pictures of your search

24 Click here for news about your search

25 SEARCH ENGINE #3 YIPPY FOUNDED IN 2009 META SEARCH ENGINE USES CONCEPT CLUSTERING TO CATEGORIZE AND REFINE SEARCHES DOES NOT TRACK YOUR SEARCHES OR SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

26 This is the URL Enter your search here Then click the magnifying glass

27 These are the categories or concept clusters No sponsored results!

28 Click on the plus signs to expand the categories Clicking on the plus signs also filters the results

29 E-LEARNING THE E STANDS FOR ELECTRONIC THE INTERNET CAN BE EDUCATIONAL BEYOND DOING RESEARCH THERE ARE LOTS OF GAMES, VIDEOS, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT CAN BE USED TO LEARN ONLINE LEARNING CAN BE FUN!

30 E-LEARNING WEBSITE #1 KHAN ACADEMY OFFERS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS, PRACTICE EXERCISES, AND A PERSONAL LEARNING DASHBOARD PARTNERED WITH NASA, THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, AND MIT OFFERS CONTENT ON ALL SUBJECTS

31 This is where you search for specific subjects This is your avatar. You can unlock new ones as you watch videos and do other things

32 The staff the picks their favorite content

33 Click here for an overview of your profile Earn badges by watching videos Here are the discussions you ve participated in Here is your recent activity

34 You can track your progress in various subjects by clicking here

35 Here you can ask questions, answer them, and post comments You can earn badges by doing this!

36 E-LEARNING WEBSITE #2 THE KIDS SCIENCE CHALLENGE A PRODUCT OF JIM METZNER PRODUCTIONS ENDORSED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION LOTS OF FUN GAMES AND COOL VIDEOS

37 This guy tells some pretty funny jokes Sample videos on the home page

38 Let s check out this game!

39 Fire a cannon on Earth

40 and on Mars! See the difference!

41 Pick a video to watch

42 Pick a scientist to learn about their career

43 READY FOR THE QUIZ? Yes! Let s do this! Not Quite

44 QUESTION 1 WHAT IS THE URL FOR DOGPILE?

45 QUESTION 2 WHAT IS A SEARCH ENGINE? A website that helps you look for a lost item A website that searches your computer for a file A website that searches for your location A website that allows you to scan the internet for something in particular

46 QUESTION 3 WHAT KIND OF SEARCH ENGINE IS DUCKDUCKGO? Meta search Walker Crawler Grocery Shopper

47 QUESTION 4 WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING DOES NOT EARN YOU BADGES ON KHAN ACADEMY? Checking your progress Asking questions Watching videos Participating in discussions

48 QUESTION 5 WHAT IS A META SEARCH ENGINE? A search engine that crawls trough the internet A place where I once met a search engine A search engine that gets results from multiple search engines A search engine that returns only unrelated links

49 QUESTION 6 WHICH OF THESE IS A TOP LEVEL DOMAIN?.com.gov.net.corn

50 QUESTION 7 WHAT DOES.COM STAND FOR? commercial complex computer Cat Oversight and Maintenance

51 QUESTION 8 WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A CHARACTERISTIC OF A GOOD WEBSITE? Up to date information Cited sources Lots of ads Author is made clear

52 QUESTION 9 WHICH GAME DID WE PLAY ON THE KIDS SCIENCE CHALLENGE? Flavor Savor Pollution Blasters Mars Ball Junk Band

53 QUESTION 10 WHAT IS INFORMATION LITERACY? The ability to determine the need for information The ability to use information to achieve a specific goal The ability to tell reliable sources from unreliable ones All Three

54 CONGRATULATIONS!! Pepe is proud of you! I want to take the quiz again I think I ve got it

55 HELP SLIDE 1 Back to the question

56 HELP SLIDE 2 THE WORD META MEANS SOMETHING THAT REFERS TO ITSELF. FOR EXAMPLE, A POEM ABOUT WRITING POETRY OR, IN THIS CASE, A SEARCH ENGINE THAT SEARCHES OTHER SEARCH ENGINES Back to question

57 WRONG ANSWER Try again to make Pepe happy