Finds Research For Language Arts


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FINDS Research Model is a product of the Florida Department of Education, Library Media Services Office. This presentation was given (by Phenessa Jones while employed at the School District of Lee County) to show how language arts educators can integrate technology into their lesson plans.

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Finds Research For Language Arts

  1. 1. Phenessa A. Jones, MSLS FINDS: Research for Language Arts
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Today, you will: </li></ul><ul><li>Define Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Identify stages of the FINDS Research Model </li></ul><ul><li>Review a sample lesson plan using FINDS </li></ul><ul><li>Determine FINDS questions to think about </li></ul><ul><li>Create a plan for using the FINDS Model </li></ul>
  3. 3. R U E-Literate? Compliments of University of California
  4. 4. Think-Pair-Share Question Think about what information means to you. How would you define Information Literacy? Why is accurate information important?
  5. 5. Information Literacy “ To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the information needed.” American Library Association, 1998
  6. 6. Information Literacy
  7. 7. FINDS: Research Process Model <ul><li>FOCUS on the information need </li></ul><ul><li>INVESTIGATE resources to look for an answer </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE and evaluate facts </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOP information into knowledge for presentation </li></ul><ul><li>SCORE your presentation and search </li></ul>FINDS Research Model is designed to help find, use, apply, and evaluate information for specific needs and tasks. It includes:
  8. 8. Sample Lesson Plan ReadWriteThink: Biography Project
  9. 9. FINDS Questions to Think about…
  10. 10. What is my assignment or the information problem to be solved?                                                                                   
  11. 11. What are my questions and/or thesis sentence?
  12. 12. What types of information will be needed? magazines Almanacs
  13. 13. How will I organize my search plan?
  14. 14. What keywords and alternate search terms would be best for my topic?
  15. 15. What search terminology and techniques should I use? Keyword – Any word that describes what you want to find. May also be called a “subject” word. Syntax – AND, OR, NOT. Also known as Boolean operators. For example:
  16. 16. What are the best sources of information to investigate and explore for your answers?
  17. 17. WWW Public Library Classroom Teacher Home Media Center Where will you investigate and explore these sources?
  18. 18. If you will be using the World Wide Web, what search engine(s) will you use to investigate and gather your information?
  19. 19. Where is the information within each source and how do I locate it? Who What When Where Why
  20. 20. What online database(s) will you use to investigate and explore your information?
  21. 21. What criteria should I use to evaluate the information I found? C – Credibility A – Accuracy R – Reliability S – Support
  22. 22. Does the information I found relate to my topic and questions?
  23. 23. How do I take notes so that they are in my own words?
  24. 24. Which facts do I need to create a citation for each source?
  25. 25. Do I have facts from all points of view on my topic?
  26. 26. Do I have the information I need and is my research complete? WWW
  27. 27. How should I present the information to best share what I learned with others?
  28. 28. How do I organize the notes for my final presentation? <ul><li>Write a rough draft • Create a checklist • Create a storyboard • Make a sketch </li></ul>
  29. 29. Have I analyzed and used the information effectively?
  30. 30. Are my conclusions based on the research evidence?
  31. 31. How do I organize my citations into a bibliography and what format will I use? APA MLA AMA Turabian Chicago
  32. 32. How do I integrate technology to enrich, publish, or present my project?
  33. 33. What criteria will I use to judge my product?
  34. 34. Did I present the information in the best way?
  35. 35. Was my research process efficient and effective?
  36. 36. How could I improve my search process next time?
  37. 37. THANK YOU The Florida SUNLINK Project is a product of the Florida Department of Education, Library Media Services Office: /