Additional Web-Based Skills Resources

All About Explorers - A Study of Research SkillsThis site was developed as a teaching tool for educating students about how to search better on the internet. It includes a series of lesson plans for elementary age students in which it is demonstrated that just because it is out there does not mean that it is worthwhile. To help with the fact that useless information is available on the web, this website indiscriminately mixed in downright absurd statements as well as many inaccuracies, and lies with the truth.




Critical Evaluation Skills for All Grade Levels
This webpage is part of Kathy Schrock's website. This page includes links to be used by all age groups for website evaluation as well as apps and their content, virtual tours, podcasts, online videos, and digital stories. There are numerous additional links for website evaluation.



Micro Modules for Digital Information Fluency Skills
These micro-modules are self-paced, on-demand learning experiences each tailored to a specific topic. They are designed as 10 - 15 minute tutorials with many containing audio and/or video segments to communicate key concepts.



15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers
This webpage contains links to Google lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school students to help with effectively completing online research.



Tips for Locating Resources on the Web
This website provides tips for effective online searches. It also includes extra modules with audio clips that involve additional information to help with locating resources.



Research Skills Tutorial from Suny Empire State College
This is a self-paced, non-credit course that covers research skills, critical thinking, media and internet literacy, and understanding the complexities of the modern information environment (including libraries.)







Additional Online Collaboration Tools
Join.me
Join.me takes screen sharing to the next level by not only giving others view of your screen, but giving you the option allow others to take control of your screen. In a tutoring or collaboration environment, this may help users interact while working on the same document.

Edmodo
is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for a class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. It is like Facebook but in a safe and controlled environment appropriate for school.

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