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- Inquiry & Research Cycle
- Start Research
- Find Sources
- Find & Evaluate Information
- Cite Sources: Thank you!
- Share & Take Action
- Research Skills
notice wonder ask
What are you curious about? What do you want to learn more about? What puzzles you?
What do I already think , know and feel about a topic?
What questions do I have at this stage?
How can I show what I think about this already?
What am I expecting to find out or do with this?
Why is it important to do / learn about?
What else does this remind me of?
What puzzles me about this?
IB KEY CONCEPTS
Qualities of a good
1. You cannot Google the answer.
2. It does not repeat what is already known
3. It adds to existing knowledge
4. It expands on existing knowledge or frames it in a new context
5. It is narrow and specific
WHERE DO I BEGIN MY SEARCH?
Who is an expert in this subject area? Is there anyone in your community you could interview?
If you need help, email Senora Penafiel!
Maybe you need to experiment, play, make or create to begin your research? Head to the idea lab and see if they have what you need there!
Are there places you could visit to learn more?
Click on the ICONS below to use a kid friendly SEARCH ENGINE.
Critical Thinking Needed!
Use these 8 steps to help you verify the NEWS you are reading.
C - Credibility - Who wrote the information on the website? Are they a credible authority?
A - Accuracy - Is the information current, complete, and correct?
R - Reasonableness - Is the source truthful and unbiased?
S - Support - Does the website have verifiable information? Is there a bibliography or list of sources?
You can use the C.A.R.S. checklist to help you evaluate the websites you use for your research.
Is the website legit?
You can scan the website looking for clues to evaluate whether the website is fake or real.
If you are serious about becoming a strong researcher, check out this short online "book" by Mike Caulfield titled:
"...this guide will help you become “web literate” by showing you the unique opportunities and pitfalls of searching for truth on the web. Crazy, right?
This is the instruction manual to reading on the modern internet. I hope you find it useful!"
- Mike Caulfield
If you want a summary, click HERE to see Sra. Penafiel's slides on THE FOUR MOVES.
When somebody gives you something it feels good when they say thank you.
When we come up with an idea, or make or create something new, we appreciate it when others give us credit for what we have done. It makes us feel good and appreciated, especially when what we have done has takes us a lot of work, time or energy to create.
When we use a PHOTO, INFORMATION, A VIDEO, or any other sources created by someone else in the work and projects we create it is essential that we give credit to the people whose work we were inspired by or used in our projects.
Creating a Bibliography
One way to give credit and "thank" the people who provided you with information for your research is to create a bibliography. In a bibliography, you list (cite) the sources you used. Follow these steps to help you through the process:
Step 1: Identify what kind of source you used. Was it a book? A database? An interview with a person?
Step 2: There are different ways to cite sources of information. The way you cite a book is different than the way you cite a YouTube video, for example.
Click on the link below (Bibliography Slips) to see to how to cite different kind sources of information.
Step 3: Once you open the dock, "Make a Copy" of the Bibliography Slips Doc and start creating your own bibliography.
Another tool that can be used to create an online bibliography is NoodleTools, an online research tool.
You can access NoodleTools through your Google Apps. You need to be logged in with your SH login.
Click HERE to learn more!