Sources of Knowledge
Finding and Organising information
There are millions of online information sources with varying degrees of accurate information. When it comes to making an informed decision about something important then data and information accuracy is essential.
So how do you know that the information is accurate?
Use the evaluation tool to check out two of your websites.
Ginger here again, What is 'duckduckgo'?
This week we will find out
To Google or Not to Google!
While Google is perhaps the most popular search engine on the web today there are many other search engines available.
Who Owns Information?
The issues of copyright and intellectual property should be considered when conducting your inquiry. We should always acknowledge the person or organisation who has provided the information. (This is partly why you need to include a bibliography). If someone was using your work do you think they should say where they got it from?
'Good' versus 'bad' information
- When conducting research how do we know whether a resource is authoritative or not?
- Can we believe the site and the information there?
Inquiry in Action
Press the button for Inquiry 4 and investigate some more exciting lollie topics
1) Complete the Inquiry in Action 4
2) Use 2 search engines and search the same phrase related to your investigation to determine what different sites are presented to you.
3) Evaluate two websites that you want to use using the rubric provided.
4) Time to support your peers and perform a critique, to present your data to your peer group and get feedback and critique. Critique and Support - Questions and Instructions here.