22 Great Places If You Teach Research Skills If you are a teacher-librarian or media specialist, you are the one responsible for making sure students have learned the proper research skills. Since all students need to how to do research, why are school districts still cutting jobs for our position? Once kids get to middle and high school, they need to know how to do certain things tied to research, including a bibliography, website evaluation, searching techniques and so much more. Marsali Hancock: Digital Citizenship for Today's Teens HuffPost High School and iKeepCurrent will explore digital citizenship: what it means to be an ethical, responsible and resilient digital citizen. Our partnership will provide a unique opportunity to include the youth voice often left silent in the online safety, security and ethics discussion. This is what we know: the way students interact with each other online profoundly affects how they perceive themselves and engage with others offline.
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Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core) At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages. I wanted to share some of the my slides to inspire other teachers to explore how docs, spreadsheets, forms, drawing and presentation can be used in creative ways to foster writing. The Literate Learner - InterActive Six Trait Writing Process Six Traits Writing is a systematic approach for looking at writing one part at a time. Since writing is such a complicated activity, this approach helps many people break down the task and understand it better. By focusing on and scoring only one trait at a time, a writer/reader can break down a complex activity like writing and make it more manageable.
Oak Harbor, Washington INFORMATION SKILLS This document was developed as part of a consulting assignment with the library media staff of the Oak Harbor (WA) Schools, who wished to create a rating scale which would help them assess how well students are performing on the tasks associated with the Research Cycle . The document is copyrighted by the Oak Harbor Schools and by Jamie McKenzie, but copies may be made by schools for distribution to staff. Any other duplication or transmittal in any form is prohibited unless permission is granted expressly. 1. QUESTIONING A researcher recognizes decisions, issues and problems when looking at a topic.
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Research Process and Skills - CAS Lower School Library To support the development of researching skills for Inquiry from Nursery all the way to grade 12 at CAS, the school can benefit from adopting an official "research process." An agreement among teachers to uniformly use that process can provide students continual exposure for the same framework and language to be used in structuring research assignments. Our faculty needs to discuss the options for adopting a research process and the first is the model I believe best supports Inquiry-based learning in our school. It is a model that for which I have developed extensive materials, rubrics, slide shows and exercises. I love it because it employs language that supports inquiry and reflects the kinds of methodology and best practices that are emphasized in leading schools of the 21st century-- more so, in my view, than does the last (oldie and goodie model) on the list. The terminology makes the process accessible for even our ELL population.
10 Great Tools for Academic Research You Should Know about 1- Zotero Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites. 2- Endnote EndNote gives you the tools you need for searching, organizing and sharing your research. It allows you to easily create bibliographies while writing your next paper with features like Cite While You Write .
8 digital skills we must teach our children The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. Experts are predicting that 90% of the entire population will be connected to the internet within 10 years. With the internet of things, the digital and physical worlds will soon be merged. These changes herald exciting possibilities. Hack College: Use Google Docs to Collaborate on Class Note Taking By Shep McAllister of HackCollege As college students, we survive by collaborating. We work together on group projects, form study groups, and share advice about the toughest professors. Despite all this, it occurred to me that nobody really works together to take notes. I'm not talking about sharing notes with your buddy who was too hungover to make it to class, I'm talking about actually working simultaneously on the same set of notes during a lecture.
Rockwell Schrock's Boolean Machine Move your cursor over the Boolean operators to the left to see how each one works. When using AND, you only receive pages including both of your search terms, though not necessarily next to one another. When using OR, you receive pages containing either one or both of your search terms. The NOT operator is used to find pages including only the first term and excluding the second term.