This was a very interesting and eye opening topic.
Activity 2 – using Noodle Tools
- Selected Sweet search (from I need background on possible topics) – 20 results very relevant, excellent websites for teachers wanting to teach about volcanoes
- Selected National Science Digital Library (NSDL) (from I need science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) research or sources) – search by grade level, subjects and resource format. Like this one . You could learn more about the resource: summary (subjects, education level, resource types, resource format, creator, language and publisher. Rights and restrictions for use (COPYRIGHT). What collection(s) it is found in
Using Google features
I already use Google advanced search and Google scholar. Yes this information does make a big difference to how I will search in the future
Judy O’Connell’s Knowledge 2.0 Livebinder
Visual thesaurus – excellent concept (presented in an interesting, unique way, easy to understand (great for visual learners like myself) 14 day free trial – to try before buy
I am guilty of not knowing how many search engines are available and using Google only. My eyes have been well and truly opened.
The Seven Habits site could be very useful for teaching students in secondary and probably upper primary (create a unit of work around these 7 habits)
- Search engine: Kids Click / Keywords: discovery of gold in NSW / Hits: 0 / Not useful / disappointing
- Search engine: AskKids / Keywords: discovery of gold in NSW / Hits: hundreds / very useful / some great sites for Year 6
- Search engine: AskKids / Keywords: gold and NSW / Hits: hundreds / extremely useful / changing the keywords gave much better results
- Search engine: Yahoo Kids / Keywords: discovery of gold in NSW / Hits: hundreds / fairly useful / a couple of useful sites for Year 6
I will be doing more research on this topic when I get the chance!