Finding, Evaluating and Organising

FEO PlayKeen to find out more about practice relating to the Finding, Evaluating and Organising strand? Here are links to information and resources that will help you move forward – whether you are just getting started or want to brush up on your ninja search skills.

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Learn My Way

Just getting started, or helping someone else get started? Learn My Way from UK Online Centres has great introductory activities for beginners. Their Online Basics course includes how to search and explore the internet as wellas other basics like email.

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Open University РBeing Digital 

This site houses a collection of short, easy to follow study skill activities, including search, evaluation, communication and sharing online, and a skills checklist (2013).

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Google Search Education

This Google site provides a wide range of resources relating to search and evaluation skills, from getting started with search skills to those who are interested in more advanced techniques. The resources are designed to help educators improve their own Google search skills and support their learners (2013).

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Kathy Schrock – Critical Evaluation of Information

A collection of worksheets, information and resources focusing on the critical evaluation of digital content, including websites, video, audio files and apps (last updated 2013).

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MindShift Teachers Guide to using videos (PDF)

This guide covers finding resources, evaluating content, curating resources, and building on existing videos to create new resources (2013).

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Copyright and Schools

This UK website provides information about all types of copyright license that a school might need to cover use of everything from books to music to films. The site allows schools to check the copyright permissions required for a variety of activities within the school environment (2012).

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Nik Peachey – Social Bookmarking

An overview of social bookmarking tools, including a list of tools, a downloadable lesson plan, a video screencast tutorial and a printable how-to guide. The article is addressed to language teachers, but will be useful whatever your subject area (2012).

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De Montfort University Libraries and Learning – Harvard Referencing (PDF)

This guide from De Montfort University not only gives great advice on referencing books and articles, but also a range of electronic sources – including computer games, emails, social networking sites and YouTube videos (2012).

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Get Creative Commons Savvy

This short course at the Peer 2 Peer University (an online institution) will provide you with all you need to know about Creative Commons Licensing – and you can even earn an Open Badge as accreditation for taking the course (2012).

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Interesting Ways to find Creative Commons resources

One of the great crowd-sourced resources from Tom Barratt’s Interesting Ways… series – resources created by educators for educators. This one provides links to CC Licence searches for digital resources, including images, music and video (last updated 2013).

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OER Commons

Open Educational Resources by and for educators across all subjects. The site collects and curates openly licenced resources from across the globe.

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YouTube Teachers

Guides for using YouTube in the classroom, and curated subject channels.

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Exploring Curation as a Core Competency in Digital and Media Literacy Education

This article explores the definition and role of curation in the classroom and gives practical examples of how curation can be used to support learners to develop critical skills – including reviewing materials for credibility and bias, and understanding diversity and social participation (2013).

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The Teacher’s Guide to Choosing The Best Digital Content

Part of Edudemics new The Teacher’s Guides to Technology and Learning resource set, this guide provides 4 simple steps to finding the right digital content for your teaching needs (2013).

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This page was last updated in September 2014. We welcome suggestions for our next review –¬† if you would like to contribute any Finding, Evaluating and Organising resources to this page please submit these via the comments, including a link and a short introductory paragraph.

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