What you are going to learn in this module:

1. Know how to do an accurate search in a Michigan eLibrary (MeL) resouce
2. Know how to use online resources to cite sources efficiently 
3. Know tips and tricks to safely use Google, discussion forums and YouTube
4. Know how to sift and evaluate resources for accuracy and authenticity
5. Understand which resources are appropriate when doing research
6. Make connections with technology standards and best practice
7. Transfer the learning to professional practice by encouraging students to safely search the Internet and cite resources accurately. 

You will be documenting your learning as you go through the five sections. At the end you will create a lesson plan or activity modeling how you can use these strategies in your classroom or setting. Visit the Final Assignment page for instructions. 

Note: This module should take no longer than 10 hours

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Addressing the ISTE Standards For Educators

1a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
1c. Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, 
evaluation, curation and adoption of 
new digital resources and tools for learning.

3b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
3c. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.


1. Generating & Testing Hypotheses;
2. Cues, Questions, Advance Organizers;
3. Homework and Practice;
4. Identify Similarities & Differences