What is the source?

Citation content can vary depending on the type of source and may include:
  • Book: author(s), book title, publisher, date of publication, and page number(s) if appropriate.
  • Journal: author(s), article title, journal title, date of publication, and page number(s).
  • Newspaper: author(s), article title, name of newspaper, section title and page number(s) if desired, date of publication.
  • 'Mindset' page on the Deeper Learning video series on the Teaching Channel, https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/embracing-struggle-exl accessed 14.06.14
  • Web site: author(s), article and publication title where appropriate, as well as a URL, and a date when the site was accessed.
  • Lecture, seminar or meeting: presenter, title, sponsoring organization or series, location, date.

What's the big idea?

Provide a synopsis of the content in 140 characters or less. This limit is chosen to be Tweetable and fits into an SMS. As a guide this section is exactly the right length.

What is their background?

Again, keep it brief. Who is the author? Do they speak on behalf of a school, university or business? Provide links to media and web pages. Up to 140 characters, please.

What are they saying?

Make notes and supply as much detail as you wish.
If you have digital content that you can repost, put it here. If the author has digital content that is not available to repost you may wish to outline it and put a direct link to that resource in another site.

For copyrighted texts, consider checking out whether sections are available in Amazon's book preview.

Where can I learn more?

If you have any suitable links to related texts, web sites or other sources, put them here.

What next?

Explain what relevance this has to us:
  • How will this change your practice?
  • What do you or we need to do differently to make use of this idea?
  • How will it improve learning?

Pay particular attention to the last question: if you can't see how it improves learning, say so.