Internet Browser Software Review 2011

http://internet-browser-review.toptenreviews.com/


Session 6: Finding and Organizing Internet Resources

Essential Question: How are Internet resources effectively and efficiently located and organized?


• Students have access to Internet resources (pre-selected on a webpage through search engines and directories) that meet diverse learner needs
• Students and teachers effectively and efficiently locate and organize Internet resources.
• Teachers value Internet resource location and organization skills as important for lifelong learning.


Connectivity & Session Starter

• Pre-session Play:

• Imagination Cubed http://www.imaginationcubed.com/index.php
• Soda Constructor http://www.sodaplay.com/constructor/index.htm
• Jam Legend http://www.jamlegend.com/
• Line Rider http://linerider.com/


Free Technology for Teachers Blog (Richard Byrne at Oxford Hills)

Wicked Decent Learning Podcast (Jeff Bailey at Mt. Valley and Dan Ryder at Mt. Blue)

Telstar Music & Art Teacher Blogs





• Searching the Internet is like …

Thinking about using Internet resources in the classroom is like …
Asking students to conduct Internet searches is like …
Let me tell you what keeps me up at night . . .








Effective Internet Searches


Video on Searching
http://www.commoncraft.com/search

GOOGLE
http://www.google.com/

Boolean Search on the Internet: A Primer in Boolean Logic
http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.html

Four NETS for Better Searching
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/searching/fournets.htm

Maine MARVEL
http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/

Wikipedia, Answers & Open Source: Authoritative vs Democratic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.answers.com/

Major Search Engines & Directories
http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=2156221

Specialized Search Engines and Directories
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/searching/specialized.html

Blue Web'n
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/contentTable2.cfm

42eXplore
http://42explore.com/

eThemes
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/index.shtml

National Library of Mathematical Manipulatives
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html

Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers
http://www.freetech4teachers.com

Learning in Maine Blog
http://learninginmaine.blogspot.com/

Learning in America Wiki
http://learninginamerica.wikispaces.com/












Saving and Organizing Sites

Portaportal http://www.portaportal.com/
Bookmarking Sites http://region6.mainelearns.org/bookmarkingsites.html
Online Classroom Environments http://region6.mainelearns.org/onlineclassenviron.html
BridgeURL http://bridgeurl.com/
Delicious http://www.delicious.com/

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Reflection and Putting into Practice


Debrief











Essential Question: How are Internet resources effectively and efficiently located and organized?

• Learners will gain knowledge about using search engines to locate Internet information for classroom use that meets diverse learner needs.

• Learners will organize Internet resources using browser bookmarking features and will also become familiar with Web-based bookmarking tools.

• Learners will become acquainted with several tools that find classroom resources.

• Learners will determine how to use Internet safety resources in their classrooms.


Sign-in, Connectivity & Session Starter

Pre-session Play:

Imagination Cubed

Soda Constructor

Free Technology for Teachers Blog (Richard Byrne at Oxford Hills)

Wicked Decent Learning Podcast (Jeff Bailey at Mt. Valley and Dan Ryder at Mt. Blue)

Telstar Music & Art Teacher Blogs

Thinking about using Internet resources in the classroom is like …

Asking students to conduct Internet searches is like …

What Keeps You Awake at Night?



The Issues

**The Paradox of Choice Video** vs. Pleasantville


  • Living with Choice
  • Controlling Choice - How to make best decision?
  • Time - Limiting Choices
  • Trust - Is it reliable?

Effective Internet Searches

Google
Boolean Search on the Internet: A Primer in Boolean Logic
http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.html
Four NETS for Better Searching
Meta-Search Engines
Clusty
Major Search Engines & Directories
Specialized Search Engines and Directories
Visual Search Engines: Kart00 SearchMe Quintura


Seeking Out Information


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Filamentality

TRACKSTAR
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Saving and Organizing Sites


Bookmarking Sites http://region6.mainelearns.org/bookmarkingsites.html

Online Classroom Environments http://region6.mainelearns.org/onlineclassenviron.html



Reliability

Who Do You Trust? **http://learninginmaineresources.wikispaces.com/Trust**


Internet Safety


Netsmartz http://www.netsmartz.org/

Netsmartz for Kids http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm

Netsmartz in Maine http://www.netsmartz.org/education/index.html?state=ME

eThemes Internet Safety http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000652.shtml**




Reflection and Putting into Practice










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