1- Using Google
Class Discussion: What internet resources do you use when you conduct research?
Teacher Tips: Visit the Google Search help page. Go over each of the items on the page. Demonstrate the tips using a Google search page.
Activity Suggestion: Searching the Internet Activity and Journal 1.
2- Make it Quick
Watch: Before He Cheats
Class Discussion : Why might Wikipedia NOT be a good resource to use for a research paper?
Teacher Tips : Visit the QUICK: Quality Information Checklist website. Click the link for each of the 8 suggestions and discuss them in class. When you are finished, as a class, take the quiz to check for understanding.
Activity Suggestion : Reliable Resource Worksheet and Writing prompt 1.
3- Take it Wayback
Class Discussion: Visit the Wayback Machine website. As a class, go over Evaluate Sites for Reliability Activity 1 worksheet.
Activity Suggestion: Evaluate Sites for Reliability Activity 2 worksheet .
4- Avoiding Plagiarism
Class Discussion : What is plagiarism?
Teacher Tips : Visit the Plagiarism.org website.
Activity Suggestion : Complete the What is Plagiarism Activity worksheet and writing prompt 1.