Middle School

Evaluation, Annotation, & Creative Commons

posted Aug 31, 2011, 9:02 AM by Katie Day   [ updated Sep 4, 2011, 11:49 PM by kda@gapps.uwcsea.edu.sg ]

Website Evaluation

1)  Check the URL
2)  Look for
  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Purpose
3)  Find out who owns a domain.  Go to easywhois.com

Online Annotation with Diigo

Check out the bookmarked sites in our UWCSEA East Diigo group.

Have you added any?  Have you annotated any?

Creative Commons

Searching for IMAGES

Searching for MUSIC

Searching for VIDEO

A Fair‎‎(y)‎‎ Use Tale

Creative Commons Explained

Social Bookmarking

posted Aug 28, 2011, 11:06 AM by Katie Day   [ updated Aug 28, 2011, 10:41 PM by jpl@gapps.uwcsea.edu.sg ]

Diigo is a social bookmarking tool which allows groups of people to bookmark websites and share those websites with each other.

We have a school account with Diigo and students in the grades 6-10 with individual accounts for each student and a "UWCSEA East" group.  Simply use your UWCSEA username and original password to sign-in for the first time.

To use Diigo:
  • you need to install either the Diigo Toolbar OR a Diigolet on your bookmark bar

  • you need to be logged into Diigo with your username and password

  • when you find a good website to bookmark, click on the Diigolet button or on the "Bookmark" button on the Diigo Toolbar.

  • remember to add some tags to tell others which kind of website this is, e.g., "G4_body" or "G5_conflict", etc.

  • also remember to share it with your group

[2010-2011 Diigo information]

Smart Searching

posted Aug 28, 2011, 8:58 AM by Katie Day   [ updated Aug 28, 2011, 10:33 PM by kda@gapps.uwcsea.edu.sg ]

Firehydrant photo credit: 
Will Lion on Flickr

Google tips & tricks

Try some search engines besides Google

Search challenges..... Who can get the right answer fastest?

Videos you might want to watch (again)

NB:  On a Mac, the Find function is COMMAND-F  (not CONTROL-F).

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