Use current technology as a research and communication tool for personal interest, research, and clarification. 0501.4.3
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- Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
- Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
- Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
- Find it on the Internet - introduce pupils to the basic ways of searching for information and how to keep safe on the internet
- How to Take Research Notes - tips and techniques from eHow
- An Introduction to Research - research a famous historical person using three sources of information (book, encyclopedia, and Internet); handouts and resources available for printing.
- Making Note Cards - visual example of how to make a note card
- Note-take effectively - things to keep in mind while taking notes. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Note-taking - Note-taking is considered by some to be the heart of the research process. There are many ways in which this can be done
- Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think
- On Taking Notes While Reading - collect, organize, and store information that is relevant to your essay or research project.
- Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
- Ready Reference and Library-Related Resources - from Kathy Schrock's site
- Reference Search - search engine with many reference sources to select from.
- Reference Search Quiz - [designed for grade 4] Read each question. Choose the best answer by clicking in the circle.
- Research Begins Here - Finding the right material to support your papers is not hard when you know where to look!
- Research Roadmap - an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills from Humboldt State University Library
- Self Discovery and Peer Introduction - Students will hone research skills while using the World Wide Web, almanacs, Reader's Guide, and other reference books to research topics that center on their birth date and personal interests
- Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story
- Using an Almanac - learn appropriate uses of an almanac and how to find information in it efficiently and effectively
- Using Reference Sources - study suggestions [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Using Reference Sources - explanation of sources and links to some online sources
- Using Reference Sources
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