SYNTHESIS


(Organize information from multiple sources and present the result, including citing sources.)

A+ Research and Writing – for college and high school students - http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/step6.htm
  • A step-by-step approach to researching and writing a paper. Also includes links to other online sources for research and writing.

Create – A – Graph - http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/
  • Gives students a background on understanding basic graphs, and allows them to input data in order to create a graph online.

How to Write a Term Paper - http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/term_paper/index.htm
  • Provides clear and detailed guidance on writing a term paper, guiding the middle or high school student from the “defining” through “synthesis” stages of information literacy.

Infopeople’s How to Create Web Pages: A Webliography - http://infopeople.org/resources/internet/htmlwebliography
  • Infopeople offers a list of sites to learn how to create, design, use graphics, and validate web pages.

Pathfinders for American History – http://tah1.cusd.com/projects/pathfinders.html
  • History teachers have created online pathfinders for standards of American history in the 5th, 8th and 11th grade level.

Pathfinders for Constructing Pathfinders - http://home.wsd.wednet.edu/WSD/Instructional/learnteach/libraries_media/Pathfinders/path.htm
  • A variety of examples and templates to assist in creating these longstanding and useful guides.

Technology Tutorials on the Web - http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line2.htm
  • A significant collection that covers everything from word processing programs, to digital cameras, to Flash.

Timelines: Timeless Teaching Tools - http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson044.shtml
  • There are a wealth of timeline resources for teachers to guide students in their creations, as well as excellent timeline examples online.

WebQuest - http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
  • Webquests, developed by Professor Bernie Dodge at San Diego State University, are "inquiry-oriented student activities, where resources come from the Internet." Teams, small-group learning, individual research and entire class projects use research skills, visual literacy, information literacy and critical thinking skills to solve a problem or seek to answer essential questions. Includes a search for subject specific WebQuests.

How to create a:

Citing Sources
Citation Game - http://depts.washington.edu/trio/quest/citation/apa_mla_citation_game/index.htm
  • This game, developed by graduate students from the University of Washington, guides students in how to cite sources.

Citation Machine - http://citationmachine.net/
  • Students can create bibliographic citations in both APA and MLA formats simply by filling in information needed for each information type.

Citing Electronic Resources from Internet Public Library - http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/linkciting.htm

Easybib.com - http://www.easybib.com/
  • Automatic MLA and APA formatting.

Preparing a bibliography - http://www.qeh.ednet.ns.ca/library/qehbibliography.html
  • Presented by Queen Elizabeth High School in Nova Scotia.

Using MLA Format - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html
  • An in-depth guide to the use of this format for a wide variety of formats, from OWL – the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University.

EndNote - http://www.endnote.com/
  • A computer and web based program that makes searching, organizing and citing sources very easy.