OBJECTIVESBy the end of today’s session, you’ll be able to: find resources for your practicum (math manipulatives, textbooks, science kits, children’s books, and more) search Summon and ERIC to find research articles
IF THERE IS TIME… find age / grade-appropriate online newspaper and magazine articles, encyclopaedias, primary sources, etc. in publicly-licensed Knowledge Ontario databases (Kids InfoBits or Canada in Context)
FINDING ARTICLES Summon Search vs. Database Searching
RESEARCH TOPICI’ve heard that boys at the elementary level are often less interested in reading than girls. I’m interested in learning about how technology can be used to encourage boys to read.STEP 1. IDENTIFY (AND UNDERLINE) KEY IDEAS / KEYWORDS.
OTHER (FREE) BRAINSTORMING TOOLSLINOIT HTTP://LINOIT.COM
OTHER (FREE) BRAINSTORMING TOOLSHTTP://POPPLET.COM/
STEP 3. SEARCH SPECIFIC DATABASESSearch an education database: ERIC CBCA Education
STEP 4. SEARCH SUMMONDidn’t find what you’re looking for? Try searching Summon.Refine your results (for example, limit to journal articles, in English, published after 2005)Save your references.
ACTIVITY #3: TEST YOURSELF!Pick one of the following topics and find a relevant article in either Summon or ERIC:1. How bullying has changed in the past 10 years because of technology2. Blogs, Wikis, and websites: How they can improve communication with parents3. The use of iPads in special education