Try these two sites for evaluating the propaganda techniques and logic being used by your source.
The Nizkor Project
The following titles have been chosen for the 2012/2013 high school division of Battle of the Books:
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber Book Trailer
Copper Sun by Sharon Draper Book Trailer
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock Book Trailer
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu
Every Day by David Levithan
Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriquez
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Winterdance by Gary Paulsen
How do and you tell the difference between a scholarly and a popular periodical? College research requires using scholarly resources, here is an explanation from the Vanderbilt University Library
How does a search engine work and how do you limit your searches to better information? Web Search Strategies
What is aBoolean search and how do you use it?
Do YOU know the definition of Boolean Logic? Don't worry, you're not alone. Here an excerpt from the Red Green show:Definition of Boolean Logic
Advanced Searching Slide Show
Annotated Bibliographies are a way to include additional notes in your bibliography about the author, the author's purpose, author's bias or objectivity, author's expertise and a personal evaluation of how helpful the resource was to you in writing your paper. Power Point Explanation
Annotated Bibliography Worksheet
http://tinyurl.com/Info-literacy-test How literate are you when it comes to using information?
Here is a QuickTime video on how to turn a voice memo, created on an iPod Nano, into a GarageBand project.Podcast: 20110415_fukasawl_Importin.m4a
Learn 360 is accessed by entering the following:
Your username. . . e.g. fukasawl and e-mail password.
Teacher's Domain is a library of free digital media resources produced by public television, designed for classroom use and professional development. You will need to set up your own account.
Primary Library Rules
Save outside behavior for recess
Use walking feet
Keep Hands and feet to yourself
Use a quiet voice
Share books and materials
Be a good listener during story time
Help pick up books and materials
All clip art in Discovery Education's Clip Art Gallery created
by Mark A. Hicks, illustrator.
Return your books on time
Take good care of your books
Books can take you on all sorts of adventures. Enjoy your library!
Access Pennsylvania is a source of downloadable MARC records.
Sunlink cataloging information (not downloadable)
Sunlink Weed of the Month
Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
One source of information is obtained from interviewing a person. In order to do that you need to ask questions that will give you in-depth information, not just simple answers. Here are some sources that talk about asking good questions and how to interpret and use that information.
The Biography Maker
Conducting an Interview
When you find the information you are looking for, the next step is taking notes. This is an excellent system of gathering and synthesizing information when you are doing a research paper, and you can use these ideas when you are taking notes in your classes as well.
Cornell 3 column notes
Primary sources are letters, journals, diaries, photos or realia that have been recorded during an historical event or time period.
According to University of California Berkeley: "Primary sources enable the researcher to as close as possible to what actually happened during an historical event or time period. Primary sources were either created during the time period being studied, or were created at a later date by a participant in the events being studied and they reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer."
University of California Berkeley
Go to "Links" then "Internet Resources" then click on "U.S. History (Primary Source Collection)"
History Source Collection
American Photography: a century of images
Linda Fukasawa's Blog