USE OF INFORMATION

(Engage - read, hear, view and extract relevant information, including copyright and plagiarism issues)


Big6 WebGuide – http://calonline.cusd.com/infolit/big6/big6webguide.htm
  • Guides users in how to extract information from digital resources.

The Cornell Note Taking System - This widely used system for taking notes is explained in a straightforward style.

Improving Note Taking with Mind Maps - http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm
  • Describes how mind maps are an effective method of taking notes.

Note Taking Skills - http://www.arc.sbc.edu/notes.html
  • Some general note taking tips from a college web site.

Oral History Guide – http://www.loc.gov/folklife/fieldwk.html
  • This detailed guide on oral interviewing, from the Library of Congress, can be very useful for students.

Copyright and Plagiarism
WEBQUESTS
The Copyright Webquest - http://edtech.boisestate.edu/elearn/internet/copyright/copyrightwq.htm
  • A well organized webquest that includes a worksheet, online quiz, and intended for older students and the general audience.


OTHER RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES
Citation Game - http://depts.washington.edu/trio/quest/citation/apa_mla_citation_game/index.htm
  • From the University of Washington. Shows different ways to cite sources in a game format.

Copyright Tutorial - http://www.lib.utsystem.edu/copyright/
  • A “crash course” in copyright issues for a variety of media from the University of Texas

Cyber Ethics for Kids - http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/rules/cybercitizen.htm
  • The Department of Justice instructs kids in inappropriate actions regarding use of information found on the web.

Plagiarism: What it is and How to Recognize and Avoid it - http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/plagiarism.html#original
  • This site, from Indiana University, is easy to follow and useful for older students.

What is Plagiarism - http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_educational_tips_on_plagiarism_prevention.html
  • This site from the creators of Turnitin.com provides students with a definition of and ways of preventing plagiarism, and other useful tips.