|LA Dumpster Dive by Jim Fischer / CC BY 2.0|
I addressed this concept of digital research in my presentation,"Teach Your Students How to Dumpster Dive," at the San Gabriel Valley CUE Tech Fair. My session was on how to teach students to be expert researchers and great content creators. I also focused on the concepts of copyright, fair use, free to use, and public domain since most students (and even many teachers) don't understand that the Internet is not a free buffet where you eat without paying the bill. The goal is to teach students how to sift through the trash to find the treasure. In addition to explaining how to use Google Advanced Search, I also wanted to build a list of credible websites that teachers and students could use for their research.
Below is the list I'm developing. I plan to add to it if I come across anything new.
- Google Books
- Google Scholar
- Sweet Search
- Google Cultural Institute
- KQED DoNow
- KQED The Lowdown
- American Experience
I hope this list is helpful. If you have a great website to share, please add it as a comment.