Activity Plans: Analyzing Information Formats

  • Expanding Evaluation Strategies for Traditional and New Media Sources
    This activity gives students a set of evaluation criteria that can be applied to any source, regardless of its format or the search tool they used to find it.
  • Multimedia Project Planning
    Students plan their multimedia project by identifying the specifics of the content they need to find or create.
  • Podcast Planning
    As they outline a podcast, students consider questions related to their project’s purpose, audience, structure and tone.
  • Scholarly Article Autopsy
    By comparing scholarly and non-scholarly resources, students consider issues of authority and information creation and discuss choosing the appropriate type of resource for their information need.
  • Storyboarding
    This activity introduces the concept of storyboarding and guides students in creating their own storyboard for any type of multimodal project.