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Research skills 101 version 1


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Research skills 101 version 1

  2. 2. “Thy word is a lampunto my feet, and alight unto my path.”Psalm 119:105 How can I effectively find resources for my projectin a safe and ethical way? How do I teach digital citizenship? How do we include worldview? How do we compile our work in an aestheticallypleasing way? How do we evaluate resources online? How do we cite effectively in our bibliography?
  3. 3. Creating your digitalfootprint! Create filters when your students are young,and monitor time spent online. Start by learning how to be Webonauts.Grade 4-7. If high school students , grade8-like Commonsense Media12 use the UBCDigital Dossier files. Discover Commonsense Media and MediaSmarts Teach your students how to define researchterms using Google Lesson Plans
  4. 4. That essaytopic? Once we have decided on our researchtopic we can choose to do our researchusing primary and secondary documents.Brainstorm thesis statement..
  5. 5. EssentialQuestion! Provokes deep thought. Solicits information-gathering and evaluation ofdata. Results in an original answer. Helps with problem-related research. Makes students produce original ideas rather thanpredetermined answers. May not have an answer. REALLY! Encourages critical thinking not regurgitation offacts. Use Who, Why, Where and How questions tobrainstorm.
  6. 6. Essential QuestionExample In the 2010 Vancouver Olympics examine howBiblical stewardship was practiced by; officials,citizens, athletes and other members of thecommunity, and whether this contributed to theoverall success of the games?Basic Question?Write some facts about your favorite athlete whowas represented in these winter Olympics.
  7. 7. Tame the Web? You will need at least 2 books to add to your bibliography, and or4-6 websites. Use databases like Ebscohost and DiscoveryStreaming to find copyright free images and articles, academic,current and reliable. Contact your friendly librarian! My Folder or Evernote to store sources for bibliography. HCOS Web Linking Library Internet Public Library Kids Love to Learn Websites like Bill Nye on Youtube, and ALA Great Websites
  8. 8. Digital Boundaries forDigital Natives Teach Bookmarking tools like Diigo and Symbaloo. Younger students Printing Press. Older students share information online usingcuration tools like Scoopit, LiveBinders, andMentorMob. Reference Tools like Wolfram Alpha, and KhanAcademy. OPenUniversityonITunes. Child friendly search engines like Sweet Search andAsk Jeeves. Websites like Bill Nye on Youtube, and ALA GreatWebsites
  9. 9. When to useGoogle?
  10. 10. Google can beuseful for Needle in haystack kind of queries; When wassomeone famous born. Can we use Wiki’s? When? Check side of wiki under language for Simple Englishtool. Downlaod Chrome apps from Chromewebstore to share talk features Chrome Speak andSpeech Recognizer Images if using correct copyright formula. Good keywords defining parameters of your topic.Keep refining. Knowledge of website evaluation tools. For academic sites go to Advanced Google Search!
  11. 11. AdvancedG gle!
  12. 12. How To Evaluate a Goodwebsite!
  13. 13. Evaluate WebsitesCurrencyAuthorityPurpose
  14. 14. Evaluate the followingsites Watch this Rutgers University Library videolink below to evaluate sites.
  15. 15. AcademicPathfinders forprojects! Ebscohost including Canadian ReferenceCentre and Searchasaurus. Get yourusername and password to log in fromyour teacher- all the academicinformation you will need for projects. Pluscitation links and folders for making notesin My Folder. Other subscriptions such as World Book,Discovery Education Streaming Canada,and BrainPop.
  16. 16. Worldview Where is God in the story. Why did God allow this to takeplace? How does God use fallencharacters to bring us to Him? How does God use Christiancharacters to exemplify Him? What does God give us that wecan be thankful for?
  17. 17. PresentationSupremacy Google Doc, Website,Podcast, video or machinima Book report, 5 paragraphessay, combo? If presenting in book reportformat, remember the clues,T, C, N, B. Includebibliography at end. Images, maps, diagrams,charts. Bibliography a la MLA?
  18. 18. Digital SkillsAnimatingTaggingRecordingPostingBookmarkingUploadingAttributingEditingTweetingSearchingSubscribingPodcastingLearningSkillsFinding InformationValidate InformationSynthesize InformationEvaluate InformationCommunicateInformationThinkingSkillsCritical ThinkingDivergent ThinkingReflective ThinkingConvergent ThinkingProblem solvingCollaboration / Team WorkContextualized LearningPeer ReviewSelf AssessmentReal life tasked-basedlearningUse of Art and DigitalMedia21CenturystudentFor
  19. 19. Bibliography for U isESSENTIAL! How do we cite? Citation builder: Bibliography style. MLA. Bibliography information to be foundat Owl Of Purdue Online Writing Lab Bib Me or others Check weblinkinglibrary under Library Services:Bibliographic Instruction. Ebscohost and My Folder.
  20. 20. Bibliographysample!
  21. 21. Check List Edited all work several times. Use Grammarly. Check plagiarism using Viper or Turnitin. Bibliography checked. Work neatly presented and collated. Know subject well to answer questions for presentation. Thank God for what you have learned about His wisdom inusing the resources we have, to write and share honestly,and give credit to Him.