Locate, Evaluate and Curate Information

This post addresses ISTE student Standard 3 Knowledge Constructor which requires students to critically curate a variety of resources using…

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Internet Inquiry in 3rd Grade

My journey to find strategies could be used to teach students how to effectively find and evaluate resources found online to aid their research and scaffold(s) to help students organize their research (as inspired by ISTE student standard 3). Let me start by first painting a scenario of a PBL project that I led my […]

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Student-Created Digital Dictionaries

A “real” dictionary is not something today’s students rely on heavily when writing papers and studying.  Our students get most of their information online and their world is rooted in digital information and experiences.   “Twenty-first century students are no longer thumbing through printed encyclopedia sets to locate information, but rather are relying on Internet-based text.” […]

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Module 2: Supporting ELLs as Knowledge Constructors

The internet can be overwhelming for adults to search, let alone asking 7-11 year olds to do their own online research.  Add in barriers such as limited English, unfamiliarity with using a keyboard, first time using the internet, language proficiency, first year of formal education and still learning what it means to participate in a … Continue reading “Module 2: Supporting ELLs as Knowledge Constructors”

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