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10 Ways to Research with the New York Times

Tools and Templates
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A list of 10 suggestions for how students can access different parts of the New York Times for research projects.

Bringing Passion to the Research Process: The I-Search Paper

Article
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This paper combines suggestions for carrying out the I-Search process with examples from classrooms.  It includes mini-lessons and handouts teachers can use.

Conducting Research: Gathering Information

Lesson in Action
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Students in Ms. Gill’s Grade 6 social studies/ELA class are working on a research project. Each student has selected a specific topic relating to how the economic systems of different countries...

Cutting to the Common Core: The Positive Side of the Digital Divide.

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This article describes ways to differentiate reading instruction for struggling students using a variety of technology tools

Engaging Students in Environmental Research Projects: Perceptions of Fluency with Innovative Technologies and Levels of Scientific Inquiry Abilities

Research
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This longitudinal study used a mixed-method approach to investigate the impact of student engagement in scientific research projects on high-level scientific inquiry abilities. A total of 125 9th-...

Fostering Students' Evaluation Behaviour while Searching the Internet

Research
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The study used a quasi-experimental design to examine the effect of an intervention for teaching students how to evaluate social studies content on the Internet. Students in four 9th -grade classes...

Improving reading comprehension and social studies knowledge in middle school

Research
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The study used a randomized controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of PACT (Promoting Acceleration of Comprehension and Content Through Text) on middle school students’ reading comprehension...

Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning

Research
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This report describes a study of indicating that teachers are not sufficiently integrating technology into student-centered learning discusses the potential for doing so.

Introduction to Conducting Research 508 Compliant Slideshow

Slideshow
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This is a 508 compliant version of the Overview Slideshow found in the Instructional Strategy Guide for English Language Arts: Conducting Research.

Investigation of High School Students' Online Science Information Searching Performance: The Role of Implicit and Explicit Strategies

Research
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The study examined the relationship between search strategies used to explore scientific knowledge on the Web and search outcomes. There were two general categories of Internet search strategies:...

Quick View: Conducting Research

Quick View
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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....

Quick View: Teaching Students to Make Presentations

Quick View
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Standards: Speaking and Listening
Classroom presentations encourage purposeful speaking and engaged listening. When students give a presentation, they not only demonstrate content knowledge but also exercise skills in writing with...

Revisiting The I-Search Process

Slideshow
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This PowerPoint describes the I-Search Process, explains the value, and compares it to traditional research. It provides suggestions for instruction.

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

Tools and Templates
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This is a series of 7-8 60-minute lesson plans relevant for grades 6-8. This includes objectives, step-by-step directions, and accompanying materials.

Teaching Writing in an Assessment Era: Passion and Practice

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In this broadcast, directors and teacher-consultants from the San Jose Area Writing Project discuss 

Technology and Student Learning: Toward a Learner-Centered Teaching Model

Research
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This article ways teachers can differentiate instruction and meet learner needs to (a) emphasize a student’s specific abilities and needs; (b) provide active learning environments; and (c) integrate...

The Impact of Digital tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

Article
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The results of a survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers found that digital technologies had the potential to shape student writing in myriad ways. The...

The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered: How Today’s Students are Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Learning

Research
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This report focuses on three current educational technology trends mobile learning, online and blended learning and e-textbooks. It discusses the potential of these trends to enable, engage, and...

Using PowerUp for PD: Conducting Research

Professional Development Support Material
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Using Video Prompting and Constant Time Delay to Teach an Internet Search Basic Skill to Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Research
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The study used a single case design to examine the effectiveness of a video prompting and a constant time delay procedure to teach three primary school students with moderate intellectual...