10 Ways to Help your Students Become Better Researchers

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This slideshow is designed to help teachers integrate research skills into their projects.

This slideshow is designed to help teachers integrate research skills into their projects.

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  • 1. Ten Ways to Help your Students Become Better Researchers
  • 2. Our Philosophy As students become strategically exposed to specific research skills across the grade levels and within different curriculums, they will become more fluent and adept. Therefore, they will become more comfortable with the skill and, ultimately, become better researchers.
  • 3. Easy Additions The following slides will offer a countdown of ten easy requirements that you can add to your projects to help students become better researchers. • Choose one for their first project • Add a second for their next, etc. • Attempt to strategically help your students grow as they move through the grade levels.
  • 4. #1: Annotated Bibliography Require them to annotate their bibliography to justify their selection of quality resources.
  • 5. #2: Incorporation of Statistics Require that they incorporate statistics into an essay or require that they create an infographic.
  • 6. #3: Organizing Research Require that they use the outline and notecard feature within Noodletools.
  • 7. #4: Ethical Research Require that they utilize and cite copyright friendly media.
  • 8. #5: Subscription Resources Require that they utilize and cite articles from subscription databases and subscription eBooks.
  • 9. #6: Provide Access to Resources Provide access on your website to all of the tools that they need to access during the research process.
  • 10. #7: Varied Viewpoints Require students to seek varied cultural, political, military, or religious viewpoints and utilize global sources (globalpost.com, etc.).
  • 11. #8: Scholarly Journals Require and ASSIST your students in utilizing articles published within scholarly journals.
  • 12. #9: Trending Information Require your students to utilize social media to locate trending information.
  • 13. #10: Development of Presentation ASSIST your students in developing their personal presentation style and in locating tools to enhance their presentation.
  • 14. Suggested Skills for 9th Grade • Accession of reliable varied print and electronic resources. • Enhancing research with statistics and incorporating them into writing. • Utilizing traditional reading strategies for active online reading. • Creation of a cloud-based bibliography, notecards, and outline. • Citing information parenthetically (when and how to quote, paraphrase, and use own ideas). • Conduct ethical research by utilizing plagiarism checks, citing properly, utilizing copyright friendly media. • Developing personal presentation style.
  • 15. Suggested Skills for 10th Grade • Accession of resources which provide varied viewpoints (cultural, political, military, religious, etc.) • Utilizing primary sources successfully. • Contribution of ideas with collaborative group of learners with the goals of developing and communicating ideas. • Development of questioning strategies.
  • 16. Suggested Skills for 11th Grade • Locating articles from scholarly journals • Using reading strategies to successfully extract useful information from within an article from a scholarly journal to support their thesis statement. • Creating an annotated bibliography which justifies selection of balanced and quality resources.
  • 17. Suggested Skills for 12th Grade • Utilizing social media to access information. • Seeking classic works of information to access original thought on a topic. • Use feedback (peer or instructor) to guide the research process. • Development of system to regulate and self monitor research. • Participation in reflection of the research process. • Contribution of knowledge gleaned to the wider learning community.
  • 18. This presentation has been developed as the result of a study group at Palisades High School in which participants were: Erin Banas Carole Lee Deemer Karen Hornberger Bob Schlegel PowerPoint template located at: http://www.m62.net/powerpoint-templates/abstract-templates/thorns-template/