Maximizing Student 2st c. Research Skills… Kathleen Gradel Marcy Sweetman Ann Kempster Silver Creek Central School District
Our goal… Our intent is to build smart, worldly-efficient skills for  scavenging and connecting.  ( Gradel, 2008 )
Student research skills are … <ul><li>My life. </li></ul><ul><li>2. My job. </li></ul><ul><li>3. My worst nightmare. </li>...
CHALLENGES … <ul><li>Do not know how to skim for information. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not know what they are looking for, in ...
Our initial approach has included… <ul><li>Building a core starter course and piloting it with faculty…then figuring out h...
Questions… <ul><li>What technology-based strategies and tools do your STUDENTS use to research? Do they only use  google  ...
 
For example, Ann’s ELA blog…
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  1. 1. Maximizing Student 2st c. Research Skills… Kathleen Gradel Marcy Sweetman Ann Kempster Silver Creek Central School District
  2. 2. Our goal… Our intent is to build smart, worldly-efficient skills for scavenging and connecting. ( Gradel, 2008 )
  3. 3. Student research skills are … <ul><li>My life. </li></ul><ul><li>2. My job. </li></ul><ul><li>3. My worst nightmare. </li></ul><ul><li>4. My hobby. </li></ul><ul><li>More than one of the above. </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above. </li></ul>
  4. 4. CHALLENGES … <ul><li>Do not know how to skim for information. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not know what they are looking for, in a web site (don’t fully understand the question, to know the answer?). </li></ul><ul><li>Do not extract relevant information. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not understand key words and how to search…how tech savvy are they REALLY? </li></ul><ul><li>Do not judge and evaluate sources. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our initial approach has included… <ul><li>Building a core starter course and piloting it with faculty…then figuring out how to tweak it and replicate “bigger and better.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://scstudentresearch.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trying out research tools in our own worlds… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS…Marcy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marcy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ann </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki-building… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link to Ann's Poet Wiki </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link to Sample Wiki Screenshots </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link to Ann’s Wiki Rubric </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Link to Ann’s Wiki Lesson Plat </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Questions… <ul><li>What technology-based strategies and tools do your STUDENTS use to research? Do they only use google as verb?? Which are current tools? </li></ul><ul><li>What technology-based strategies and tools do your TEACHERS use? STUDENTS use to research? Do they only use google as verb?? Which are current tools? </li></ul><ul><li>What will make a difference in students’ research skills? How are you gearing up on technology-based strategies and tools that will make a difference in students’ research skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Is our PLP knowledge and practice base a good stepping-off point to “build out” skills in faculty and students, by using an integrated approach to research? </li></ul>
  7. 8. For example, Ann’s ELA blog…
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