Conducting Research

Conducting research is an inquiry-based process that involves identifying a question, gathering information, analyzing and evaluating evidence, drawing conclusions, and sharing the knowledge gained. The ability to conduct research is a critical skill students need to be college and career ready. To support struggling students, who may face difficulties in carrying out this process, teachers can use a range of technology tools to personalize instruction. 

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Teachers can differentiate instruction by drawing on different technology tools.  In doing so, they need to consider a student’s interests, skills, motivation—and where they are in the research process.

  1. Provide Direct Instruction
  2. Help Students Conduct Research for a Variety of Purposes
  3. Engage Students in Ongoing Assessment