and I will, but this just got my attention this afternoon. We are starting to play with the idea of sending a team to BLC this summer, and in perusing Alan November’s website (I’ve got him on the brain lately), I found this quiz:
How much do you know about information literacy and online community building?
Take the following quiz to see if you are:
Somewhat Savvy (0-5 points)
Moderately Savvy (6-10 points)
Downright Nerdy (10+ points)
Give yourself 2 points for each correct answer.
Country Codes: The British have a different version of the lead-up to the American Revolution. What keywords and commands would you type into a search box to focus your search on academic organizations in the U.K. where there is content on the American Revolution?
Reliable Research: Someone in your family has been diagnosed with a serious disease. How would you design a search to avoid any commercial sites?
Owner of a website: Your own child or grandchild asks for your help in identifying who owns a website that is in the top of Google http://www.martinlutherking.org. (A white supremist organization owns the site.) What website can you use to identify the owner?
Incoming Feeds: As a high school junior with a keen interest in genetic engineering you want to subscribe to the latest research. What kind of account would you create to manage the inflow of genetic engineering research from around the world?
Social bookmarking: You manage a high performance work team (from 6th graders to top managers of a Fortune 500). You realize that the collective web research of individuals could greatly benefit the whole team. What account would you create to organize all of the bookmarks in one easily accessible site?
Blogosphere Research: Your business has some critics in the blogosphere and they are very effective at getting their message out. What search engine would you use to learn what they are saying?
Googilitis: You have noticed that your elementary/middle school/ high school student only looks at the top 5 results of Google. You also know that many Google listings are based on popularity of incoming links rather than any value of the content. What search engine can you teach your child to use that will generate results with academic content at the very top of the search results?How many of us would not be able to do this? How many of our students would not be able to do this? The latter worries me much more than former.