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Motion Article Summary Assignment for Grade 9 Science


Overview: Big Data

Keywords to Try

Location tracking

Activity tracking


Data mining

Big data

Wearable technology


Internet of Things

Data tracking



Google Maps


School projects require the use of scholarly sources. This is why many teachers don't allow Wikipedia and other non-scholarly sites. The sources you use should be appropriate, well researched, unbiased books or websites. Your sources MATTER and reflect the work you put in to your project. With that in mind, you should be evaluating each and every source you use. We use the following TOECAP criteria at MICDS.

  TRUSTWORTHY? Ask yourself:
- Is the information on the site reliable?
- Who created the site?
- Are "they" well-known?
- Should you trust "them"?
- Where did "they" get their information?

OBJECTIVE? Ask yourself:
- Is the site objective (based on facts only) or subjective (expresses an opinion)?
- Who created the site?
- Do "they" have any reason to be biased about this information?
- What is "their" perspective based on?

ENOUGH? Ask yourself:
- Does the site have enough information for you? Or just a sentence or two?
- Does it have too much information? Do the details overwhelm you/slow you down?
- Is it easy to find information on the site?
- Is it easy to navigate around the site?

CURRENT? Ask yourself:
- How recent is the information on the site?
- When was the site last updated? Does it even tell you?
- Is the "Last Updated" date closer to 1909 or 2009?

ACCURATE? Ask yourself:
- Does the info on the site seem right to you?
- Does the information make sense?
- Can you find the same information/facts on a different site?
- Does it seem like someone edits the site or are there spelling/grammar errors?

PURPOSE? Ask yourself:
- What's the purpose of the site?
- Who created the site and why?
- Why do "they" want you to visit the site?
- Are "they" just presenting information or are "they" trying to convince you of something?
- Are they making money from this site in any way? (advertisements, etc.)