Autumn resources

 * Check out your sources and your bias (and get your students to check out theirs)
This ‘ScoopIt’ site curated by John D [RSC NW]  highlights two projects that might be helpful to you and in your teaching:
1) The WhoIs project:  ‘A tool to investigate information authority, authenticity, ownership and perspective’ and
2) Glean Comparison Search: an educational research and search tool
NB Do read John’s notes on these projects first and get your bearings as well as his first impressions – particularly re. the WhoIs project and its assumptions… [John’s adding to this site all the time… these two are a little down the page, dated Sept 13th… watch out you may find yourself distracted by his other links and snippets! 🙂

*Hooked by the promise of something on critical thinking I found myself browsing the links off the Glean Comparison Search site – this YouTube selection has promise…

*Just in case you’ve not spotted these before: 
Free Internet tutorials to help you develop Internet research skills.  Written and reviewed by lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK… ‘These interactive, teach-yourself tutorials take around an hour to complete.  Simply work through the material in your own time at your own pace.
 Virtual Training Suite:  
Internet Detective     
Internet for audio resources
Internet for image searching
Internet for video and moving images
Internet for Archives
And there’re more Internet tutorials by subject area (60 of them!), listed alphabetically to cover subjects from A to W (no Zoology then!  :-))

* Free ebooks
‘… offers a range of over 1000 free quality ebooks for university students, books for business professionals and travel guides.’  More about
(Thanks to Anita H. RSC-NW for spotting this – well worth q look)

* The Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) journal ‘is an online peer reviewed journal, specifically aimed at teacher educators with the intention of advancing research and scholarly activity across the sector.’  Access it for free here  [ click on TEAN journal and click on TEAN journal Vol. 3 No. 1 (2011)

* Student finance calculator
‘BBC News has designed a calculator to give people an idea of how much it may cost them to pay off their student loans under the new financing system…’


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