Ola Conference 2010

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  • Ola Conference 2010

    1. 1. <ul><li>Just Right, Just Write </li></ul>
    2. 2. Social and Academic Goals <ul><li>Social Goal - To dialogue with others and synthesize our thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Goal - To apply the philosophies of developing independent readers to develop independent researchers. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Where Do We Start? Reading Researching Modeled Modeled Shared Shared Guided - Teacher-selected Text Guided - Teacher-selected Sites <ul><li>Independent </li></ul><ul><li>- Book Bins </li></ul><ul><li>Free reign of the library </li></ul>Independent - Pre-selected Sites - Free reign of the internet
    4. 5. Levelled Materials <ul><li>How do we get students to be aware and acknowledge the readability of various websites? </li></ul>
    5. 6. Discussion <ul><li>How do we get students to be aware and acknowledge the readability of various websites? </li></ul>
    6. 11. Tree Octopus Website Review Suppose you have been assigned to research the tree octopus. Your research questions include finding out about the octopus’ social habits, diet and about the information about the efforts to protect the endangered species. After taking a close look at the website, write down as many reasons as you can about why you would or would not use this website for your research project. You are to take only one position. □ Yes, I would use this website. □ No, I would not use this website. Support your opinion with proof from the site and your own ideas.
    7. 12. Consider Readability Usefulness Trustworthiness
    8. 14. Trustworthiness <ul><li>How can giving students time to dialogue assist them in their critical thinking about what they see / read? </li></ul>
    9. 15. Topic ? ? ?
    10. 16. Usefulness <ul><li>Why is it important for students to have a narrowed focus when researching? </li></ul>
    11. 17. Research Guide Readable □ Is this a ‘just-right’ text for me? □ Can I understand the information? □ Is it ‘kid-friendly’? Trustworthy □ Can I find an author? □ Have I found this information before? □ What do my instincts tell me? Useful □ Does this have what I’m looking for? □ Does it answer my research questions? □ Do I need it and is it worthwhile?
    12. 18. First Genetics Website Review Suppose you have been assigned to research the mandrill. Your research questions include finding out about the mandrill’s social habits, diet and about the information about the efforts to communicate with the species. After taking a close look at the website, write down as many reasons as you can about why you would or would not use this website for your research project. You are to take only one position. □ Yes, I would use this website. □ No, I would not use this website. Support your opinion with proof from the site and your own ideas.
    13. 19. Velcro Farming Website Review Suppose you have been assigned to research Velcro. Your research questions include finding out about how Velcro sticks together and it’s common uses. After taking a close look at the website, write down as many reasons as you can about why you would or would not use this website for your research project. You are to take only one position. □ Yes, I would use this website. □ No, I would not use this website. Support your opinion with proof from the site and your own ideas.
    14. 20. Readability <ul><li>How do we get students to be aware and acknowledge the readability of various websites? </li></ul>
    15. 21. Comparison of Grade 5/6 Student Responses of Website Analysis
    16. 22. Readability Trustworthiness Usefulness
    17. 23. Discussion <ul><li>What can you do to ensure students realize that the first thing that they need to check is readability? </li></ul>
    18. 24. http://informationfluency.com
    19. 25. @library_lover @Team_jellybean @digitalnative

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