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MAECEL Virtual Toolbox – Tool #4 My Personal Knowledge Management System

Graduate students often conduct a great deal of research for both professional and academic purposes. As you know, evaluating your sources of information is crucial because you want to use credible sources to support your claims, arguments, and assertions in all of your coursework. So, now that you know how to find and evaluate quality web-based sources– you will need a system for collecting, annotating, organizing, and sharing your own personal library to improve your workflow and productivity.

For this assignment, you will create Tool #3 My Personal Knowledge Management System using both Diigo (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or Symbaloo (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Powerpoint slides. Using the content topic areas of the MAECEL PLOs and the sources you have examined during this course you will bookmark a total of 20 quality, web-based sources in your Diigo or Symbaloo library. These should be sources that you will want at your fingertips throughout the program to easily locate credible information on various program topics for discussions and assignments. They can be resources you included in your annotated bibliography last week, although at least five of them must be new to this week. After you have created your digital library, you will choose five of the new sources in your library to discuss in further depth. For each of the five sources you choose, you will describe the source, explain why it is a credible source, and discuss why you find it valuable in your academic and professional pursuits.

Please see this week’s Instructor Guidance for further resources, supports, and examples related to this assignment.

Content Expectations:
The following content areas are required for this assignment:

  • Introduction Slide: Clearly establish the purpose of your management system with an introduction slide.
  • Slide 1: Provide a screenshot of your Diigo (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or Symbaloo (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. page, as well as a link to your library for your instructor to access.
  • Slide 2: This slide should contain information about a credible web-based source related to a professional association that you will find valuable during your academic studies and professional work.
    • Describe the source, including the type of source it is and why it is a credible web-based source.
    • Explain why you find this source valuable and how you anticipate using this source in future courses.
    • Provide a citation and link to the web-based source.
  • Slide 3: This slide should contain information about a credible web-based source related to a governmental, legal, or policy website or resource (pertaining to Early Childhood Education) that you will find valuable during your academic studies and professional work.
    • Describe the source, including the type of source it is and why it is a credible web-based source.
    • Explain why you find this source valuable and how you anticipate using this source in future courses.
    • Provide a citation and link to the web-based source.
  • Slide 4: This slide should contain information about a credible web-based source related to a community-based or non-profit organization website that you will find valuable during your academic studies and professional work.
    • Describe the source, including the type of source it is and why it is a credible web-based source.
    • Explain why you find this source valuable and how you anticipate using this source in future courses.
    • Provide a citation and link to the web-based source.
  • Slide 5: This slide should contain information about a credible web-based source related to a trade journal or an education-based resource that you will find valuable during your academic studies and professional work.
    • Describe the source, including the type of source it is and why it is a credible web-based source.
    • Explain why you find this source valuable and how you anticipate using this source in future courses.
    • Provide a citation and link to the web-based source.
  • Slide 6: This slide should contain information about a credible web-based source related to any ECE-related topic of your choice that you will find valuable during your academic studies and professional work.
    • Describe the source, including the type of source it is and why it is a credible web-based source.
    • Explain why you find this source valuable and how you anticipate using this source in future courses.
    • Provide a citation and link to the web-based source.
  • Conclusion Slide: Wrap up your power point with a conclusion paragraph that summarizes the main purpose and key points of your system.

Research and Resource Expectations:

Writing and Formatting Expectations:

  • Title Page: Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Academic Voice: Academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. is used (avoids casual language, limited use of “I”, and it is declarative).
  • Organization: Demonstrates logical progression of ideas.
  • Syntax and Mechanics: Writing displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • APA Formatting: Papers are formatted properly and all sources are cited and referenced in APA style as outlined in the 
  • Suggested Assignment Length: This assignment should be about 8 slides in length (not including title and reference pages).

eight slides not including the title or reference pages.

Required Resources

Websites

Diigo (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (https://www.diigo.com/)

Symbaloo (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOcK1fiV)

Working with culturally and linguistically diverse families (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.rtinetwork.org/learn/diversity/culturalcompetence

  • This article provides an overview of what cultural competency is and details specific strategies that educators can use to work with culturally and linguistically diverse families. This resource is required for the Week 4 discussion, Cultural and Linguistic Expectations of Leaders.
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Recommended Resource

Article

Daniel, J., & Friedman, S. (2005). Preparing teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse children (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Young Children. Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.617.4844&rep=rep1&type=pdf

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