Searching Tips

Note. This wiki can be searched using the facility in the LHS menu.

For journals and magazines


Your library catalogue e.g. see http://www.lib.uts.edu.au/research/finding-and-managing-information
Use Google or another search engine
Try Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: journal professional magazine academic practical e-learning research scholarly learning technologies education technology learning

Otherwise, start at: http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/journal (sample related tags: +academic +e-learning +edtech +research )
or http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/magazine (sample related tags: +edtech +k-12 )
Be sure to try ALL links using one or more of the above tags e.g. http://www.delicious.com/tag/magazine+edtech

For specific papers


ERIC (best access via your library web page or go to: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ ) or
Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/ ) or FindArticles (http://www.findarticles.com/ ).

Apart from your library catalogue and Google, you can find a relevant papers by searching a popular social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo or browse relevant tags at online reference management service such as CiteULike (http://www.citeulike.org/ )


For blogs, podcasts, video-based commentary or specific posts


Google blog search (http://blogsearch.google.com/);
Technorati blog search (http://www.technorati.com/),
Twitter search (http://twitter.com/#!/search-home)
Podcast searches (http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/ or http://www.ipodder.org/directory/4/podcasts/categories/educational ),
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: blog twitter podcast commentary practical teacher edtech blogger teacher K-12 e-learning research scholarly learning technologies education technology learning

Otherwise start at: http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/blogger( or http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/bloggers )
sample related tags: +K-6 +K-12 +blog +e-learning +edtech +teacher, +scholar eg. http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/blogger+teacher
Be sure to try ALL links using one or more of the above tags e.g http://www.delicious.com/tag/blogger+edtech
or http://www.delicious.com/tag/blog+K-6 etc.


For professional associations, communities and forums


Google or another search engine
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: professional learning communities (PLC's) education association forums communities of practice (CoP) educational technology etc.
Otherwise, start at: http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/PLC (sample related tags: teacher, community, association, network
or http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/PLC+edtech)
Be sure to try ALL links using one or more of the above tags e.g.http://www.delicious.com/tag/PLC+edtech


For cases, examples and success stories


Google or another search engine
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: K-6, K-12, samples, teacher stories, video cases, vignette, success stories, science, maths Stage3 exemplary etc.
Otherwise, start at: http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/case (sample related tags: +edtech +k-12 +video etc. )
or http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/cases+video
Be sure to try ALL links using one or more of the above tags


For learning theories


Google or another search engine
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: learning theory learning_theories e-learning Constructivism Constructionism Connectivism Communities of Practice CoP Anchored Instruction Situated Learning Problem-based Learning Project-based Learning PBL Inquiry-based Learning Multimedia Instruction Multiple Intelligences MI Peer Learning etc.

Otherwise, start at: http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/learning+theory (sample related tags: +constructivism +connectivism constructionism) or http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/e-learning+theory
Be sure to try all links using one or more of the above tags e.g. http://www.delicious.com/tag/learning+theory,
http://www.delicious.com/tag/Constructionism etc.


For ICT-mediated strategies and learning designs


Google or another search engine
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: learning designs strategies online e-learning teaching model pedagogical patterns K-12 lesson plans ICT integration exemplary

Otherwise, start at: http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/learning+design (sample related tags: patterns, repositories etc.)
Be sure to try all links using one or more of the above tags e.g. http://www.delicious.com/tag/learning_design



For specific learning technologies


Google or another search engine
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: learning technologies K-12 tools emerging educational application app software hardware innovative creative [specific LT e.g. mind-map interactive whiteboard etc.]

Otherwise, start at: http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/learning+technologies
Be sure to try alllinks using one or more of the above tags e.g.
http://www.delicious.com/tag/learning+technologies



For specific K-12 curriculum software, interactive websites, learning objects, apps etc.


Google or another search engine
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: K-12 education software sites apps ipad learning objects repositories [specific curriculum area or age / stage e.g. science english stage_2 secondary etc.]

Otherwise, start at one of the following:
Stage: http://del.icio.us/tag/children; http://del.icio.us/tag/7-12; http://del.icio.us/tag/K-6 etc.
Discipline: http://del.icio.us/tag/art; http://del.icio.us/tag/astronomy; http://del.icio.us/tag/music etc.
Type of site / software: http://del.icio.us/mkearney/tutorial; http://del.icio.us/tag/game; http://del.icio.us/tag/demonstration etc.
Source: http://del.icio.us/tag/learning+object ; http://del.icio.us/tag/site etc.
Theoretical underpinnings: http://del.icio.us/tag/constructionist; http://del.icio.us/tag/constructivism etc.
Other useful combinations: http://del.icio.us/tag/Exemplary; http://del.icio.us/tag/innovative; http://del.icio.us/tag/interactive etc.
Be sure to try all links using one or more of the above tags


For digital media


Use Google image search, Google video search or Google audio search facility via Google or another search engine
Try Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: creative_commons media images photos cartoons comics audio music video assets editor editing online

Otherwise, start at: https://delicious.com/mkearney/media (sample related tags: +digital +video +image +audio )

Be sure to try ALLlinks using one or more of the above tags e.g. https://delicious.com/tag/media



For ICT Skills Development


Google or another search engine
Media sharing sites hot.gifsuch as Youtube and Vimeo
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: technical skills howto tips software technology development technological tutorials video-based training
[specific software or hardware e.g. digital video software etc.]

Otherwise, start at: http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/eskills
or http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/technical
Be sure to try all links using one or more of the above tags e.g.
http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/tutorials+software


For sites supporting social, legal and ethical issues relating to ICT in K-12 Education


Google or another search engine
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: cyberethics, cybersafety, ethics, legal, equity, access, digital_divide, creative_commons, copyright

Otherwise, start at: http://www.delicious.com/mkearney/cybersafety
Be sure to try all links using one or more of the above tags
e.g. http://www.delicious.com/tag/cybersafety

For info. relating to Assistive Technologies in K-12 Education


Google or another search engine
Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: assistive_technology, assistiveware, special_needs, adaptive_technology, inclusive_technology, accessibility

Otherwise, start at: https://delicious.com/mkearney/assistive_technology or https://delicious.com/mkearney/assistive


Be sure to try all links using one or more of the above tags
e.g. https://delicious.com/tag/assistive_technology



For info. relating to e-Assessment in K-12 Education


Google or another search engine

Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious or Diigo

Possible relevant tags / keywords: assessmente-assessment e-portfolios authentic_assessment, peer_assessment, self_assessment, tool, formative_assessment

Otherwise, start at: https://delicious.com/mkearney/assessment

Be sure to try all links using one or more of the above tags
e.g. https://delicious.com/tag/assessment