Defining research needs

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Defining research needs

  1. 1. Meghan Stigge, School Librarian Piper High School http://mstigge.wordpress.com/ Defining Info Needs- Better Research Part 1 As always, adjustments can be made to any segment to better fit the classroom time you have for the lesson. Media and content standards: (choose ‘learning services’ and ‘curriculum documents’ when following links) Media Standards 1- Information Literacy 2- Independent Learning 4- Technology Literacy Content Standards Language Arts 4- Research Science 1- Science as Inquiry World Languages 3- Connections Other content standards can also be addressed through research Class Period Time Required: Approx. 60 minutes Step by Step: 1. LMS (Library Media Specialist) will have students jot down an answer to the following question: What are you going to prove in your paper/project? 2. Students will get 5 minutes on the computer to do a very quick overview learning session Task about their topic. definition 3. Students will then use bubbl.us to brainstorm aspects related to their topic a. Put your answer to #1 in the grey bubble b. Make 4 or more green balloon offshoots c. Make 2 blue balloons off of each green balloon d. Move bubbles around into logical clusters 4. Students will brainstorm as a class all possible sources, written on board for all to see Info seeking 5. LMS will suggest and show other sources not listed/considered strategies 6. Students will select top 6 ‘best’ sources for their topic and information needs determined above. Meghan Stigge, School Librarian http://mstigge.wordpress.com/ Page 1

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