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In April 2012, Dulcinea Media will release the SweetSearch Web Research Tutorial, a research-based multimedia tutorial that greatly expands upon these Ten Steps. Read this blog post for more information. Educators and parents, please view our presentation on Teaching the Ten Steps .
One of the challenges that every student faces at one time or another is conducting focused and efficient research. The folks at the Kentucky Virtual Library know this and put together an interactive map of the research process for students. The map, titled How To Do Research , walks students through the research process from start to finish with every step along the way.
Mary Beth Hertz is a certified Instructional Technology Specialist and K-7 Technology Teacher in Philadelphia, PA. She has presented at a number of conferences and is a blogger and avid user of social media. She is also a co-organizer of Edcamp Philly and sits on the Edcamp Foundation Board.
The keynote speaker for NCTIES was my friend Ken Shelton . I've known Ken for a few years now and one thing that I know for sure about Ken is that he knows how to design a presentation (more on that in another post). In his keynote, Ken shared a great idea for getting students enjoy documenting the research process instead of groaning about having to document it.
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching.
I’m excited to team up again this month with Deborah Frost, one of the most experienced and talented teachers here at Creekview High School. Deborah’s 9th Honors/Literature Composition students are in the library for the rest of the month as they inquire into a controversial/hot topic of their choice and craft a persuasive research paper on that topic as well as an oral presentation. Through trial and error over the years, Deborah and I have learned much together as instructional partners as we’ve reflected long and hard about what has worked and what hasn’t in each collaborative project we’ve endeavored to do with her students. Last year, Deborah was more than willing to implement two new aspects to the research design we were crafting.