I used Awesome Screenshot, a Chrome extension, to capture this image from presenter Holly Clark’s session entitled Critical Thinking and The Web – Searching in a Google Infused World. Alan November’s simple mnemonic REAL is a great starting point for connecting students to the evaluation of websites process, even at a young age.
For me in my role as a teacher librarian, the emphasis Holly put on training students in the arena of digital citizenship, echoed with special significance. Simple tools that I learned these last two days can assist students to make responsible choices about what images are available for them to use from the web ; filtering image results with the pull down menu of “usage rights” in the Google research window or in a Google search window, by using “search tools” and locating “usage rights” are simple yet effective ways to align image usage with digital citizenship.
I learned so much…this is just a peek! Thanks PUSD for supported our Connected Learning!