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AGOPPE Research Method presentation for upper elementary and middle schoolers.

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  2. 2. What is A G O P P E and how will it help me with my report? That’s a good question. Let’s find the answer. We will start with the A
  3. 3. ASK QUESTIONS What is important to know about your topic? Think of questions that you would like answered, or…… Look at your project rubric to see if there are specific focus questions you need to answer. The A stands for
  4. 4. You could use a KWL chart to find out what you know about your topic and what you want to learn about it OR You could brainstorm general questions with your classmates.
  5. 5. When you finally know what questions you want to RESEARCH then you start to………………
  6. 6. Gather information! (The G stands for G ather.) Look for information in: <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Online Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Internet </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Take notes that will answer the questions you wrote down. After you have found enough information to answer all your questions, then you will...
  8. 8. Organize your Information (The O is for Organize.)
  9. 9. You Organize Information by 1. Thinking about your notes and what you have learned. 2. Writing down short answers to your questions. 3. Making sure there are several facts about each question.
  10. 10. After you have answered your questions and written the facts you have learned, it is time to...
  11. 11. Prepare and Produce your project. (Can you guess what the P stands for?)
  12. 12. <ul><li>A project can take many forms. </li></ul><ul><li>It could be a: </li></ul><ul><li>Slide show or PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 project, such as </li></ul><ul><li> or </li></ul><ul><li>Report/Article/Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Poster or chart </li></ul><ul><li>Map or Diorama </li></ul>
  13. 13. Your teacher will tell you what form your project will be. Sometimes he may even give you a choice. Once the project is completed or written, then you have to...
  14. 14. Present your Project (Fooled you! The second p stands for present .)
  15. 15. You have done good research and searched for facts to answer the questions. Your teacher might ask you to share your information <ul><li>by reading your report to the class </li></ul><ul><li>by hanging your poster in the hall </li></ul><ul><li>or classroom </li></ul><ul><li>by explaining you map or chart </li></ul><ul><li>by showing your Web 2.0 presentation </li></ul>
  16. 16. Evaluate Your Project (Last step! The E stands for Evaluate .) You may have a checklist or rubric to follow to be sure you have done everything on the assignment. You may need to peer review a classmate’s project. Lastly, reflect on your research process as you may need to explain this to your teacher and classmates.
  17. 17. you have completed your research project! By following the steps of A G O P P E
  18. 18. Don’t forget! When you need to do research: A sk questions! G ather information O rganize information P repare and produce the project P resent E valuate
  19. 19. Thank you to MCPS Media Specialist Elisa Wrenn for sharing this PowerPoint presentation and allowing me to modify! Melissa McDonald, Maryland iSchool SLMS graduate student, 2011