Savvy Internet consumption starts here! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Teachers and students are constantly inundated with information. This handy guide will help you find, store, and share the best information and resources found online today – and teach your students to do the same. Real-world tips, tools, and examples help you systematically: • Understand the curation process • Find, collect, and share reliable web-based information • Build students’ information literacy skills Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website. “Speaking from ...
Chapter 1: Introduction
I sat, staring at my computer screen. Working on a lesson centered around the periodic table, I was struggling to find a video that I had seen in a training session just a week earlier. I poured over my notes, looked back in my Evernote, and even tried searching the Web for some key phrases from the video.
I spent hours like this in my classroom when I was teaching. I would encounter so many great resources from the web, documents from professional development sessions I had attended, notes from meetings—I had information and data scattered all over the place and no real sense to how it should or could be organized.
I saw the same with my students.