Week 3—Resources

Schrock, K. (1995–2011). Critical evaluation of information. In Kathy Schrock’s guide for educators.

Downes, S. (2005, July 16). Principles for evaluating websites. [Web log].

Vaughan Memorial Library. (2004–2008). Credible sources count! Acadia University.

The following resources are on social bookmarking. This category of tools has had a great impact for educators in both the K-12 and post-secondary sectors. The two blog posts by Silvia Tolisano are fairly old but the design of her learning activities is good and they could be revised to work in undergraduate education as well. One thing to note with these readings is that Delicious has started to fall apart and should not be used. Diigo is still going strong and Google Bookmarks is a useful tool (though not as feature-rich as Diigo) that often gets overlooked.

Wikipedia. Social Bookmarking.

Tolisano, S. (2010). Using Social Bookmarking in Schools and with Students. [Web log].
Part 1 http://langwitches.org/blog/2010/12/22/using-social-bookmarking-in-schools-and-with-students-part-one/
Part 2 http://langwitches.org/blog/2010/12/23/using-social-bookmarking-in-schools-and-with-your-students-part-two/

University of Waterloo. Centre for Teaching Excellence. Diigo (Social Bookmarking).


Walraven, A., Brand-Gruwel, S., & Boshuizen, H. P. A. (2009). How students evaluate information and sources when searching the World Wide Web for information. Computers & Education, 52(1), 234–246.

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