AASL Knowledge Quest Editorial Board (American Association of School Librarians) Committee

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Dear Committee,

Please review the following charge, function, and minimum intended outcomes for our committee.

If you have questions or comments, please post to the entire group.

Thank you.

Best,

Judi

 

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Discussion Reinvision: Authority (KQ 38 #3)

by Debbie Abilock on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Hi Board members,

Hi Board members,

I'm working on gathering manuscripts for issue #3 and would like your help.  One idea I had was to create a series of short handout-like checklists which a librarian could use or modify to remind students of how to evaluate sources - but, unlike the generic ones so often used, these would be tool-specific: one for blogs, another for wikis, and so forth.  I'm wondering if Board members would like to try their hand at creating different ones (we can all give feedback)?  I think it would be a learning experience (for me certainly) to think about information evaluation being somewhat tool-specific (is that true?).  Do the forms turn out differently - and is that useful in teaching?  I know that information evaluation is always going to be based on what kind of information you need (do I need opinion, do I need very current info, etc.). 

Here's a list of possible Web 2.0 tools that might be used by kids for research (feel free to add one or two more but I'd like to make this manageable).  We would not be teaching how to use the tool but rather developing a set of strategies that kids could use to evaluate them:

  1. Blog post
  2. Microblog post (model: Twitter)
  3. Wiki (model: Wikipedia, but perhaps another?)
  4. Social Bookmarking (model: delicious, CiteULike, Connotea, Digg)
  5. Social Pathfinders (model: Netvibes, LibGuides, Diigo)
  6. Mashups (model: Google maps, or perhaps another?)
  7. Video clip, screencasts (model: YouTube, but perhaps another?)
  8. Podcast (or would these be the same as #7)
  9. E-books and e-journals (Google Books, Google Scholar - these would be more like print evaluation checklists - or would they be different?)
  10. Digital images (models: Flickr, Google image search)

In addition to criteria, any checklist would have to include an assessment of primary purpose/audience: (inform, advertise, persuade, etc.)  The challenge will be to make these checklists tool-specific, clear and simple with the target being, say, middle grades.

So, first, I'm wondering if Board members will weigh in usefulness, feasibility...please feel free to challenge, push-back, etc...we should only undertake this if it will be interesting and useful.

best,

debbie

 

P.S. If you don't remember our themes, you can always check on the Media Kit, although it would be great to add them to the Author Guidelines:

 

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