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Research by Mind Map: Research

1. Evaluation of Information

1.1. What Are Resources

1.1.1. Wikipedia

1.1.2. Online News

1.1.3. Blogs

1.1.4. Books

1.1.4.1. atlas

1.1.4.2. almanac

1.1.4.3. encyclopedia

1.1.4.4. dictionary

1.1.4.5. thesaurus

1.1.5. User Website

1.1.6. Movies/Videos

1.2. Game/Exercise: Break down a URL

1.3. Game/Exercise: Find the Riches Information

1.4. Citing Resources

1.4.1. Bibliography

2. Keyword Search

2.1. Concept: Synonyms & Antonyms

2.1.1. Tools: Visual Thesaurus

2.1.2. Tools: Dictionaries

2.2. Game/Exercise: Find the best keyword

2.3. Broaden or make more specific

3. Search Engine Kung Fu

3.1. Boolean Logic

3.2. Search Engine Operators

3.3. Hits and what they mean

3.3.1. Top hits

3.3.2. SEO

3.3.3. Meta Information

3.3.4. Tags

3.3.5. User Evaluation

3.3.5.1. Stumble Upon

3.3.5.2. Digg & De.li.cious

3.3.5.3. Xmarks

3.4. Types of Search engines

3.4.1. google

3.4.2. Ask.com

3.4.3. Twitter

3.4.4. RSS Feeds

4. Browser Kung Fu

4.1. Multiple Tabs or Windows

4.2. Bookmarking

4.3. Tagging

5. Steps 1-4 in Big6

5.1. Write Down Terms

5.1.1. determine subject of question

5.1.2. determine info needed

5.2. Find the Keywords

5.3. Stop & Think (eg need a newspaper story)

5.3.1. What are possible sources

5.3.2. Which sources would be best

5.4. Search

5.4.1. Use Library

5.4.2. Use Search Engine Kung Fu

5.5. Find the Richest Info

5.5.1. Scan up & down results

5.5.1.1. Use headings

5.5.1.2. Find the structure of the page

5.5.2. Evaluate source

5.5.2.1. Authority

5.5.2.1.1. Who is giving this information?

5.5.2.1.2. Why?

5.5.2.2. Content

5.5.2.3. Understanding / meaning

5.5.2.4. Currency

5.5.3. Use index, table of contents

5.6. Dig down into info

5.6.1. use browser kung fu

5.7. Use the information

5.7.1. Read, view, listen, touch

5.7.2. Take notes, sketch, record, highlight

5.7.2.1. Selecting appropriate info

5.7.2.2. Using own words shows understanding

5.7.3. Cite sources

5.7.3.1. Credit author/artist

5.7.3.2. Return to info

5.7.3.3. Ethics of copyright and fair use

6. Synthesis - Step 5 Big6

6.1. Organize info

6.2. Create a creative communication

7. Reflection/evaluation Step 6 of Big6

7.1. Effective?

7.2. Efficient?

7.3. strategy to improve

8. Throughlines

8.1. Looking closely

8.2. Following curiosity

8.3. Independence in learning

8.4. critical thinking

8.5. Meeting essential outcome goals

8.6. Collaborator

8.6.1. Respects views of others

8.6.2. Contributes to community & democratic society

9. Appreciation of creative expression