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What is Research?
Common Core Standards: Research-Based Products <ul><li>During Research for the purpose of Building and Presenting Knowledg...
Progression  Grades 6-8 <ul><li>All students grade 6-8 are expected to conduct short research projects drawing on several ...
What does Research look like in the Classroom? <ul><li>Students move around the room (and possibly leave the room to acces...
Common Misconceptions <ul><li>The final product has to be a written report. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle school students do no...
Preparing for Research
Research Organizer Example <ul><li>Objective:   Using one country as a case study, describe the process of African indepen...
Project Menu Possible Product Options:   Research Paper    Encyclopedia Entry  Script   Interview  Myth   Webpage  Histori...
What Online Research Resources are Available? Web usage for academic research is increasing rapidly.  Because the quality ...
How do Students Evaluate Research Resources? <ul><li>Characteristics of Credible Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Academic level ...
HCPSS  Research Databases <ul><li>Subscription databases of  vetted information  available to all from school or home via ...
SIRS Knowledge Source <ul><li>Portal for SIRS databases – search all or select </li></ul><ul><li>Offers starting points fo...
SIRS Discoverer Overview <ul><li>Topic overviews  </li></ul><ul><li>Webfind – Web sites for kids </li></ul><ul><li>“ Subje...
SIRS Discoverer features Audio MP3 of article Narrow results by source type Summary of article Print, email, listen, save …
SIRS Issue Researcher <ul><li>SIRS Issue Researcher  includes articles on leading issues </li></ul><ul><li>Pro and Con  ov...
SIRS Decades <ul><li>Primary and Secondary Sources highlighting 20th Century America </li></ul><ul><li>Features  </li></ul...
SIRS Decades Sources are indexed by  Primary Sources  and  References
Gale Databases Student Resource Ctr. / Science Resource Ctr.
Gale Student Resource Ctr. <ul><li>Curriculum-targeted </li></ul><ul><li>Background/ general information, biographies, cri...
Gale Student Resource Center <ul><li>20,000 photographs are available with source citation included for accurate Works Cit...
Gale Student Science Resource Center <ul><li>Overviews </li></ul><ul><li>Experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date scientif...
Gale Student Science Center <ul><li>Tabbed source list </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 of articles </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of webs...
Culture Grams <ul><li>Culture Grams  content includes </li></ul><ul><li>Country reports </li></ul><ul><li>Daily life and c...
Culture Grams features Maps Photo and Interview Gallery Video performances
Discovery Education Streaming <ul><li>Research resources include: </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional videos on research skill...
Works Cited Resources <ul><li>NoodleTools  provides online software that teaches students and supports teachers and librar...
Noodletools - Noodlebib Input source information Noodlebib generates a citation Export to Word Document  Dropbox available...
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  1. 1. What is Research?
  2. 2. Common Core Standards: Research-Based Products <ul><li>During Research for the purpose of Building and Presenting Knowledge, students </li></ul><ul><li>Gather and evaluate relevant information from multiple credible sources </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesize the data and conclusions of others through appropriate paraphrasing and quoting </li></ul><ul><li>Create an original project over an (extended) period of time. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Progression Grades 6-8 <ul><li>All students grade 6-8 are expected to conduct short research projects drawing on several credible sources </li></ul><ul><li>As students progress through middle school, they will assume more responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>for generating the research questions </li></ul><ul><li>for refocusing the inquiry and considering multiple avenues of exploration </li></ul><ul><li>for using formal bibliographic citations </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does Research look like in the Classroom? <ul><li>Students move around the room (and possibly leave the room to access resources). </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and resources are used effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Students collaborate with peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone may not be at the same point. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher moves around the room facilitating and refocusing the inquiry. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Common Misconceptions <ul><li>The final product has to be a written report. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle school students do not have the focus or ability to conduct research. </li></ul><ul><li>Research should only be conducted in the supervised classroom environment. </li></ul><ul><li>An extended project is not as effective as a short one. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will plagiarize instead of paraphrasing. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Preparing for Research
  7. 7. Research Organizer Example <ul><li>Objective: Using one country as a case study, describe the process of African independence from European Countries.   </li></ul><ul><li>Research Question: ____________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-Topic/Question: ___________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-Topic/Question: ___________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-Topic/Question: ____________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>ProductDescription: __________________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li> ______________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li> ______________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection/Post-Research Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>__________________________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Project Menu Possible Product Options: Research Paper Encyclopedia Entry Script Interview Myth Webpage Historical Fiction Poster Play Newscast Documentary Speech Madlibs Abstract Memoir Editorial Weather Forecast Public Service Announcement
  9. 9. What Online Research Resources are Available? Web usage for academic research is increasing rapidly. Because the quality of sources on the Internet varies tremendously, techniques are needed to evaluate credibility.
  10. 10. How do Students Evaluate Research Resources? <ul><li>Characteristics of Credible Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Academic level appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><li>Accurate information </li></ul><ul><li>Author is qualified </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher is reputable </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize a variety of both print and digital sources </li></ul>
  11. 11. HCPSS Research Databases <ul><li>Subscription databases of vetted information available to all from school or home via Research Resources Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords required from home - See Homework Helpers for passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Applicable for secondary research in ALL subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Google: MHMS Learning </li></ul>
  12. 12. SIRS Knowledge Source <ul><li>Portal for SIRS databases – search all or select </li></ul><ul><li>Offers starting points for browsing/ narrowing topics </li></ul><ul><li>Professional articles and reviewed websites </li></ul><ul><li>Text is often at an adult level. Lexile levels are available </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of full-text articles </li></ul>
  13. 13. SIRS Discoverer Overview <ul><li>Topic overviews </li></ul><ul><li>Webfind – Web sites for kids </li></ul><ul><li>“ Subject Tree” for browsing and narrowing a topic </li></ul>
  14. 14. SIRS Discoverer features Audio MP3 of article Narrow results by source type Summary of article Print, email, listen, save …
  15. 15. SIRS Issue Researcher <ul><li>SIRS Issue Researcher includes articles on leading issues </li></ul><ul><li>Pro and Con overview available for Essential Questions on contemporary issues (Should schools and lawmakers do more to protect kids from cyberbullies?) </li></ul><ul><li>Vetted, timely sources </li></ul>
  16. 16. SIRS Decades <ul><li>Primary and Secondary Sources highlighting 20th Century America </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>sources available </li></ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>by decade </li></ul><ul><li>Search by </li></ul><ul><li>Subject/ </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword/ </li></ul><ul><li>Source type </li></ul>
  17. 17. SIRS Decades Sources are indexed by Primary Sources and References
  18. 18. Gale Databases Student Resource Ctr. / Science Resource Ctr.
  19. 19. Gale Student Resource Ctr. <ul><li>Curriculum-targeted </li></ul><ul><li>Background/ general information, biographies, critical essays, primary documents, multi-media </li></ul><ul><li>Search results </li></ul><ul><li>source types </li></ul><ul><li>are tabbed </li></ul><ul><li>Reading level </li></ul><ul><li>Identified: basic, </li></ul><ul><li>intermediate, </li></ul><ul><li>advanced </li></ul>
  20. 20. Gale Student Resource Center <ul><li>20,000 photographs are available with source citation included for accurate Works Cited Page creation </li></ul>
  21. 21. Gale Student Science Resource Center <ul><li>Overviews </li></ul><ul><li>Experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date scientific developments </li></ul><ul><li>Links to quality web sites! </li></ul>
  22. 22. Gale Student Science Center <ul><li>Tabbed source list </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 of articles </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of website </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed websites </li></ul>
  23. 23. Culture Grams <ul><li>Culture Grams content includes </li></ul><ul><li>Country reports </li></ul><ul><li>Daily life and culture </li></ul><ul><li>History, customs, lifestyles </li></ul>
  24. 24. Culture Grams features Maps Photo and Interview Gallery Video performances
  25. 25. Discovery Education Streaming <ul><li>Research resources include: </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional videos on research skills! </li></ul><ul><li>Digital content applicable to all subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable, and accessible from home </li></ul>Discovery Education Streaming is an online database of videos, video clips, and images. The content comes from sources such as the Discovery Channel and PBS .
  26. 26. Works Cited Resources <ul><li>NoodleTools provides online software that teaches students and supports teachers and librarians throughout the entire research process. </li></ul><ul><li>Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for recording, organizing and </li></ul><ul><li>synthesizing information </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and online sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Format your bibliography in MLA, </li></ul><ul><li>APA, or Chicago/Turabian style </li></ul>
  27. 27. Noodletools - Noodlebib Input source information Noodlebib generates a citation Export to Word Document Dropbox available for teachers!
  28. 28. Questions?

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