Add a shortened version of the task and add full task document. Please spell check. update tags to reflect this task as it impacts search optimization.
Please add 5 books from the catalogue suited to this topic. Consider making purchase suggestions so that we can current print resources. When adding book from the catalogue please remove the ISBN and sort the list by call number to facilitate shelf location.
Use general search terms. You can choose the option of "Search other sources" and Oliver will search through a variety of resources. Choosing the "Advanced search" will allow you to limit to specific formats or collections e.g. Non-fiction narrative. Both of these options are right next to the search box:
Add 2-3 interesting graphics with a link going to the full online version if possible.
Find a quiz or an interactive map. Introduce a poll. Encourage students to become involved with their topic. Suggested quiz sites include:
Is there an interactive ClickView video you could create or highlight? I often search "student interactive" with the topic to see what pops up. ReadWriteThink has a whole collection of organizers which might apply. There might be a pre-made timeline, virtual tour or 3D panorama.
Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and reliable information. It may be best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Ready made citations are available.
A online collection of magazine and newspaper articles as well as interview transcripts, images and videos. You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date. Online databases are available through the portal and many require specific login details.
Suggested articles would include:
You may be able to download the content to access later as well as an audio version. It is useful to listen to the audio as you highlight the text at the same time. For example:
Tick the "Full Text" box if you need the full article and not just a brief summary.
Add a selection of quality links at an appropriate reading level. I prefer the summary information added as a hover text. This is where time and expertise is vital. Ask teachers for any of their favourites to include if possible. Check Weblinks. If you have a large list of contenders then consider sorting your links into multiple boxes.
It is important to refine your search terms as your understandings grow and information gaps become more obvious. Make sure you regularly review your focus questions or task sheet guidelines. It is best to use Google Advanced Search to narrow your search further and save yourself time. Employ some advanced Google modifiers to avoid wasting time.
Perhaps embed 2 of the best videos but add any others as a link with a suitable thumbnail image of its source (width 30) from our shared image folder - web icons. The 'best' videos should be at the top of your list of suggestions.
Could use a tabbed box to highlight a process or introduce main characters. Each tab has its its own rich content.
Could add images or links.
How about quotes and links to the sources?
These tabbed boxes are best for brief text or visual content. The training video talks about tabbed boxes at about 28:50 in.
It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.
A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:
Add at least 3 references. I cheat by using the citations from an encyclopaedia article, EBSCOhost article and create one for a book.