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Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
Research projects in a post note card world
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  • 1. Research Projects in a Post Note Card World <br />Dr. Bernard Bull<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/reedinglessons/2238990839/<br />
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  • 3. What is a Post Note Card World?<br />What are the benefits of the traditional note card approach to research projects?<br />What are the limitations to the traditional note card approach?<br />What is the nature of research in the 21st century?<br />
  • 4. “Collaboration Across Networks”<br />Wagner, Tony. The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don&apos;t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--and What We Can Do About It. New York: Basic Books, 2008. <br />
  • 5. 1990-2005 Concerns from Historians<br />Inadequate training for new historians on how to work with large data sets<br />Limited University support for the technical infrastructure necessary to conduct research with large data sets<br />Scholars worried about sharing their data sets with others<br />Steckel, Richard H. &quot;Big Social Science History.&quot; Social Science History 31, no. 1 (Spring 2007 2007): 1-34. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed March 6, 2011).<br />
  • 6. Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database<br />over ninety percent of documented slave trade departures from ports in Great Britain<br />http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/about/index.faces<br />
  • 7. International Macroeconomic Data Set<br />1969-2011 exchange rates, per capita income, consumer price indexes, population data<br />http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/Macroeconomics/<br />
  • 8. Global Collaboratory on the History of Labor Relations in the Period 1500-2000<br />http://www.iisg.nl/research/labourcollab<br />
  • 9. Global Collaboratory on the History of Labor Relations in the Period 1500-2000<br />Researchers from 8 countries <br />Created a system for cataloguing different types of labor <br />Collected data based on that system<br />Demographics from Africa, the Caribbean, China, Ghana, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia/Eurasia, Spain, and Turkey. <br />http://www.iisg.nl/research/labourcollab<br />
  • 10. An EXAMPLE From the CUW M.S. In Educational Design and Technology program<br />
  • 11. Digital Storytelling as Collaborative Research<br />
  • 12. Digital Storytelling as Collaborative Research<br />Started with a pre-existing lesson.<br />Added “expert” visits.<br />Created rubrics based upon each expert.<br />Cafe’ style classroom promoted informal collaboration.<br />Focus was upon analytical and communication skills.<br />Collaborative creation of a content repository for thematic projects. <br />Grandparent day film festival<br />
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  • 14. What is different about this type of work? What is different about this type of research?<br />
  • 15. What skills are required for this type of research?<br />
  • 16. What skills are required for this sort of research?<br />Work entirely alone<br />Work in diverse teams with limited direction from a single authority<br />Collaborate across networks with limited face-to-face interaction <br />Analyze large and diverse types and sources of data/information<br />Transmedia navigation and creation<br />Build upon the data collection of others<br />Edit the work of others <br />Organize research findings in ways that are meaningful beyond individual preferences<br />
  • 17. Three Steps to Cultivating a School Culture for Digital Age Research, Collaboration, and Creation<br />
  • 18. 1. Surface the Current Practices of Students and Teachers<br />“Presearch”<br />http://projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_ProgressReport_2_2009.pdf<br />
  • 19. 2. Help students and teachers get informed about the possibilities, but build upon pre-existing classroom practices.<br />
  • 20. 4 Baby Steps<br />Collective annotated bibliography in Google Docs<br />Diigo group for shared resources with student reviews for each one.<br />Collective essay as a pre-assignment to an individual project, paper, or test. <br />Class “research projects” that extend over a quarter or semester.<br />
  • 21. 3. Establish a supported toolbox, but don’t let the tools rule the projects.<br />
  • 22. Tool Switching <br />
  • 23. A Few Useful Tools<br />Evernote<br />NoodleTools<br />GoogleDocs<br />Diigo<br />Wikispaces or PBWorks<br />
  • 24. Evernote<br />Video Introduction - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHeVZvnCjNA<br />
  • 25. NoodleTools<br />
  • 26. Diigo<br />
  • 27. Google Docs<br />
  • 28. Research Projects in a Post Note Card World <br />www.etale.org<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/reedinglessons/2238990839/<br />

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