Organizing in a Meaningful Way using Web 2.0
Project Objectives -
Objective 1: Teach students to use Diigo
Objective 2: Teach students to cite information and track sources located on the web and in print sources using current MLA standards (
Objective 3: Educate students about social networking as a source of information.
Materials 1: Print materials as needed (check with your school library or public library for accommodations)
Materials 2: Computers with high speed internet access.
3: Citation sheets for students to fill out for print and electronic resources
Materials 4: MLA Handbook/OWL
Procedure 1: Create user accounts for all students using a Diigo educator account
Procedure 2: Introduce Diigo to students - show them your Diigo page - don't worry about teaching tagging at this point.
3: Show students how search results on the site are limited to things other people have bookmarked and found useful - have them locate 1 site related to their topic and to bookmark it and
1 site on a topic they find interesting (a video game, sports, fashion, etc.)
Procedure 4: Have students bookmark a
site located using a search engine outside of the site.
Procedure 5: To introduce students to citation, start a brief
discussion on internet piracy - break students up into groups and have one group discuss the piracy of music, another of books, another of movies - have students brainstorm/mind map what
they know about theft and apply it to digital theft.
Procedure 6: Explain how we cite and show an example from OWL lab (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/)
- have students discuss what citation has to do with theft and if necessary distribute news articles related to these topics to help spur discussion.
Procedure 7: Distribute citation sheets to help students record information in print sources and to go back to Diigo bookmarked sites and create citations for those.
8: Students narrow down sources to 4 main sources (2 print 2 digital)
Procedure 9: Students create just the works cited page.
Assessment Benchmarks -
Students have bookmarked sites on Diigo
Students have created citation sheets for print and electronic resources
Students format a works cited page
Students document sources
Students are able to discuss why copyright is or is not important