RSS feeds are wonderful things…. Into my aggregator I get wonderful blog postings regularly and even though I simply do not have the time to read all of them, those with catchy titles usually get a glance.
And so it was that I discovered a video on successful Internet research skills from Wesley Fryer’s blog tonight. It was the kind of resource that I had been looking for as we teach against plagiarism in these first few weeks of school. I shared in an earlier blog the videos available by Netsmartz on safe online use.
We use FirstClass as a communication server at our school, so I posted the following in the Teachers’ Resource area:
As our students embark on the wonderful adventure of using laptops in the classroom, it is important that we provide them with appropriate education about online safety and web literacy/Internet research.
I discovered these great video resources from fellow educators’ blogs:
“Tracking Teresa” – http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm#realteresa
Netsmartz also provides other videos on cyberbullying and netiquette on the same page. I showed Tracking Teresa to one of my gr. 7 classes so far and it made quite an impact. Note that activity cards are provided with the videos.
“Mission Possible: Successful Internet Searches” – video about how to do research on the Internet using search engines and avoid plagiarism –
Note that teacher lesson plans and student worksheets are provided with this video as well.
Both videos are highly recommended!