Saturday, December 01, 2007

Tagging Assignment

By popular demand (and Marc Bonanni's suggestion), here is my assignment on tagging and citing.

Tagging Assignment

Tags are used when written content is not available for a Google search. For example, if I write a blog post about cancer, all of the terms in the blog post are searchable through Google's algorithm. However, if I create a podcast about cancer, Google can not search the audio. Soooo....I create tags or words that people might put into Google to find materials on cancer (for example: Cancer, Ovarian, Health, and Disease). That way, if someone searches Google with the words Cancer, Ovarian, Health, and Disease, my podcast will pop up as one of the items in the list.

We can also tag documents. Let's say that in my blog post, I don't actually WRITE the word "health" but want people to find my work if they search Google using the word "health." I simply add "Health" to the tag line at the bottom of my post.


Application Activity: The Many Faces of Research

Step 1: In Google, type in "Web 2.0 and Education." Look at the top three responses and create an MLA citation for each one.

Step 2: In Google Scholar, type in "Web 2.0 and Education.” Look at the top three responses and create an MLA citation for each one.

Step 3: In Del.icio.us, type in "Web 2.0 and Education.” Look at the top three responses and create an MLA citation for each one.

Step 4: In Digg, type in "Web 2.0 and Education.” Look at the top three responses and create an MLA citation for each one.

Step 5: In You Tube, type in "Web 2.0 and Education.” Look at the top three responses and create an MLA citation for each one.

Step 6: In Slide Share, type in "Web 2.0 and Education.” Look at the top three responses and create an MLA citation for each one.

Step 7: Write a summary of your findings (one/two paragraphs).

Step 9: Write a 500 word essay comparing and contrasting the different sources found using this keyword search.

Step 10: Combine all of the citation on one page, and use MLA format to create a comprehensive Works Cited page.

Author: Beth Ritter-Guth, Creative Commons Non-Commercial with Attribution and Share Alike J

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