Students, iPads & Research
A Perfect Combination
Mary Catherine Coleman
colemanmarycatherine@gmail.com
Lauren Crooke
lcgcr...
Goal: Prepare the 4th graders for their
5th grade independent research projects.
	
  
Teach 21st
Century skills and
the re...
Why Inquiry?
Statue of Liberty
gift from France
New York?
where exactly is it?
why did they
give it to us?
when?
where did the idea
for...
Finding Resources in the Library
Using books as the first stop
and re-evaluating the topic
Statue of Liberty
gift from France
New York?
where exactly is it...
Note-taking
Titanic sinking.
when exactly
was it found?
did the captain go
down with the
ship?
how were the third
class cabins?
how we...
Searching	
  in	
  Grolier	
  
Internet Searching
Final	
  Thoughts:	
  	
  
What	
  was	
  successful:	
  	
  
	
  
•  Students	
  picking	
  their	
  topics	
  of	
  inte...
Students, iPads, and Research: A Perfect Combination Computers in Libraries Conference 2014
Students, iPads, and Research: A Perfect Combination Computers in Libraries Conference 2014
Students, iPads, and Research: A Perfect Combination Computers in Libraries Conference 2014
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Students, iPads, and Research: A Perfect Combination Computers in Libraries Conference 2014

  1. 1. Students, iPads & Research A Perfect Combination Mary Catherine Coleman colemanmarycatherine@gmail.com Lauren Crooke lcgcrooke@gmail.com
  2. 2. Goal: Prepare the 4th graders for their 5th grade independent research projects.   Teach 21st Century skills and the research process. Find relevant apps that supported the process. Introduce our online database.
  3. 3. Why Inquiry?
  4. 4. Statue of Liberty gift from France New York? where exactly is it? why did they give it to us? when? where did the idea for it come from? what is it made out of? who designed it? how was it built? famous poem on tablet she's holding author? why this poem? how is it taken care of? cost? how many visitors? other cool facts?
  5. 5. Finding Resources in the Library
  6. 6. Using books as the first stop and re-evaluating the topic Statue of Liberty gift from France New York? where exactly is it? why did they give it to us? when? where did the idea for it come from? what is it made out of? who designed it? how was it built? famous poem on tablet she's holding author? why this poem? how is it taken care of? cost? how many visitors? other cool facts? Mrs. Crooke topic
  7. 7. Note-taking
  8. 8. Titanic sinking. when exactly was it found? did the captain go down with the ship? how were the third class cabins? how were the first class cabins? how was the food? found recently what ships were in reach to help the titanic when it sank?the carpathia helped the titanic who was the captian of te titanic? why did it sink? why and how was it built? and did that influence how it sank? where was it when it sank? Edward John Smith facts. heated swimming pool, squash courts, libraries once it was found tourists paid 3,600$ to visit it in submarines "Titanic (ship)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Grolier Online, 2013. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.600 crew members carried over 2200 only enough lifeboats for about 1200 http:// www.sciencekids.co.n z/sciencefacts/ engineering/ titanic.html chapter one: the building http:// www.sciencekids.co.n z/sciencefacts/ engineering/ titanic.html the remains of the titanic sits 12400 below the surface. it was 882 ft long 175 ft tall built between 1909 and 1911 3years to build http:// octopus.gma.org/ space1/titanic.html
  9. 9. Searching  in  Grolier  
  10. 10. Internet Searching
  11. 11. Final  Thoughts:     What  was  successful:       •  Students  picking  their  topics  of  interest     •  Book  Creator    and  Popplet  apps     •  Project  allowed  for  differen<a<on-­‐  no   ma?er  the  student’s  skill  level  all  were   able  to  produce  a  book     •  Building  on  previous  skills  (note-­‐taking,   cita<on,  etc.)     •  The  students  were  able  to  share  their   work  outside  the  classroom.     What  we  would  do  differently:     •  Note  taking  app-­‐  look  for  a  more  user   friendly  app       •  Have  students  use  their  classroom  iPads     •  Collaborate  with  the  classroom  teachers  so   aspects  of  the  project  could  be  worked  on   in  the  classroom-­‐  including  wri<ng  and   edi<ng  skills.                      

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