Information Literacy Unit — Activity 7
Intro Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3 Activity 4 Activity 5 Activity 6 Activity 7
Activity 7: Search EnginesPre-ActivityTry these hints on when saving and inserting a graphic into a document.
Occasionally you will find a graphic on a web page that you wish to enlarge or insert into a PowerPoint or other program. A great place for graphics is the Google images.
- Locate a graphic using Google > images.
- Find an image and open it to the original website. (That will be the citation information in the URL, which often shows the format of the picture-bitmap, jpg, or gif.)
- Right click on the mouse > click on "save picture as" > image will go to the computer's picture library.
- After you have saved several images, go to PowerPoint or other document.
- Click on "insert" > picture from file > select picture and the image will go into the slide, where you can position it in the presentation. (If using a word document, you may need to right click > text wrap > tight, so that you can move the picture on the page.)
- Always enlarge or reduce the picture by pulling a graphic from the corners to make it bigger or smaller (dilation). If you use the center ones, it distorts the original image by making it taller or fatter. Use center ones sparingly.
- Place citation under the image or on the last page of a presentation where you show your works cited.
- Remember: just as you must cite information you use in research, you must also cite graphics you use in projects. The URL is often enough for PowerPoint presentations, but a complete citation is necessary in charts and graphics for a research paper.
Activity 7: Completing your packet
Your completed packet will include the following items for a grade:
- Page 1: The "STAMPED" Research Experience page
- Page 2: Works Cited page, which includes 5 citations
- Page 3: World Wide Web Evaluation Instrument worksheet
- Page 4: "Selection" print from Internet site
- Page 5: Bonus print of presentation slides as a 6-slide handout
You are now ready to begin your activity.
1. Create 5 slides introducing the information you have researched.
- Slide One: Title Page
- Slide Two: Information over topic
- Slide Three: More information over topic
- Slide Four: Even more information over topic
- Slide Five: Works cited for both images and texts
2. Add graphics to the slides
3. Print slides as a handout. Go to Office button > Print > Change "Slides" to "Handouts." Then "Slides per page" should default to 6. Finally, click OK.
You are now ready to do Information Literacy Research Experience Post-Test.
Congratulations on completing your packet.
Mrs. Love hopes these activities will help make your research efforts a little easier.