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    21st Century Literacy Learning
    A wiki devoted to integrating technology in the classroom.
    The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is the leading advocacy organization infusing 21st century skills into education.
    To learn more, visit http://www.21stcenturyskills.org.
    Having an online assignment calendar keeps students aware of deadlines.
    (Add a calendar to your page by choosing Embed Widget on the Editor toolbar)

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Tuesday, July 23

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    KnightCite Citation Service
    Citation Machine
    EasyBib
    BibMe Bibliography Maker
    Purdue Online Writing Lab
    InfoPeople Best Search Tools
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    Handout from my 2006 TCEA presentation on 21st Century
    Research
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    {Research Handout.pdf}
    Vertical alignment of the research TEKS.
    {ResearchTEKS.pdf}
    My research unit plan for English 3 using the essential
    question "What Does It Mean to be an American?"
    {UnitPlans_handouts.pdf}
    Postman's Question Quote
    {Question Quote Neil Postman.pdf}
    Handout explaining the various types of questions
    {questiontypehandout.pdf}
    Handout on finding credible sources of information in
    a newspaper format.
    {research_newsletter.pdf}
    Chart from InfoPeople listing properties of selected
    Internet search engines, meta-search engines, and
    Internet subject directories
    http://infopeople.org/search/chart
    {SearchChart.pdf}
    Checklist for evaluating a website from Berkeley
    Library http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/
    Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker.pdf
    {WebPageEvalForm.pdf}
    {AmericanpoetsAssignment.pdf}
    List of possible poems that address research
    questions. Students were allowed to find their own
    poems; this list is only intended to be a starting point.
    {Poems for Analysis.pdf}
    Instructions for analyzing the poem that relates to
    the research question.
    {Poetry Analysis.pdf}
    Instructions for completing the analysis of the short
    story that relates to the research question..
    {Short story analysis.pdf}
    Instructions for analyzing the student-selected song
    that relates to the research question.
    {Analyzing a song.pdf}
    Handout that I gave my English 3 students to guide their
    writing of their culminating paper in the I Search format
    {Writing_ISearch_Paper.pdf}
    Handouts for multi-media projects:
    x
    x
    Packet for group slideshow project
    {slideshowhandout.pdf}
    Rubric for Slideshow
    {Slideshow Final Rubric.pdf}
    Packet for group news magazine video project
    {videohandouts.pdf}
    Rubric for News Magazine videos
    {Video Final Rubric.pdf}
    Packet for group website project
    {websitehandout.pdf}
    Rubric for group website
    {Website Final Rubric.pdf}
    Checklist for multi-media projects
    {Research Project Checklist.pdf}
    Viewing and Representing Unit from TEA.
    This packet was my most valuable resource for compiling
    my multi-media handouts posted above.
    {Viewing & Representing Unit TEA.pdf}

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  5. page Tools edited Research Tools Online bookmarking sites like Del.icio.us make it possible to bookmark websites fr…
    Research Tools
    Online bookmarking sites like Del.icio.us make it possible to bookmark websites from any computer and have them available anywhere by logging into your account. Students can collaborate with peers by sharing their bookmarks. Users create a free account for themselves.
    Evernote (www.evernote.com) is a digital tool whose goal is to make it possible for people "to easily capture any moment, idea, inspiration, or experience whenever they want."
    Google Docs allow students to record ideas and create drafts of their work and save them so that the documents can be accessed from any Internet accessible computer. Students can also share documents with others and collaborate on projects. (Both Google Docs and Google Notebook require a Google Account.)
    Online Citation Machines: Citation Macineand Knight Cite Citation Servicegenerate citations from data that users enter. These services allow students to spend their greatest effort writing their papers instead of laboring over citation formatting. Library databases like EBSCO now have a feature that creates citations for any article accessed.
    Infopeople.org has a Best Search Tools portal worth checking out.
    Berkeley Library has Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask when Evaluating Web Pages, as well as APA and MLA Style Guides for downloading.
    Purdue University has an excellent Online Writing Lab (OWL).
    Online library databases like EBSCO make it possible to locate magazine, newspaper, and journal articles from any Internet accessible computer. Many also contain images and primary source documents. Check with your school librarian for the user names and passwords for the databases your school can access.
    EBSCO now has a new interface called EBSCOhost Mobile that allows users to access their databases in a mobile format.
    Wikis are great places to post assignments and links for students. PBWiki and Wikispaces both offer free wikis for teachers. Students can also build wiki pages for a research project. Check out the Discoveryisms wiki. These wikis also offer a safe online discussion tool. Jason Welker's Wikinomics, winner of the 2007 EduBlog Awards "Best Educational Wiki" award, for students and teachers of Economic,
    Intel has created a database of assessment tools that teachers can access for free. Rubrics can be personalized and saved to the user's workspace or printed as they are.
    Portable Applications for USB devices make it possible to carry your data with you where ever you go. Download Mobile Firefox Web Browser and install it on your USB so that you can install the Delicious toolbar, Google Notebook extension, and Zotero (a Firefox extension that helps you keep track of your information and cite it.)
    Infopeople.org has a Best Search Tools portal worth checking out.
    Berkeley Library has Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask when Evaluating Web Pages, as well as APA and MLA Style Guides for downloading.
    Purdue University has an excellent Online Writing Lab (OWL).
    Online library databases like EBSCO make it possible to locate magazine, newspaper, and journal articles from any Internet accessible computer. Many also contain images and primary source documents. Check with your school librarian for the user names and passwords for the databases your school can access.
    EBSCO now has a new interface called EBSCOhost Mobile that allows users to access their databases in a mobile format.
    Wikis are great places to post assignments and links for students. PBWiki and Wikispaces both offer free wikis for teachers. Students can also build wiki pages for a research project. Check out the Discoveryisms wiki. These wikis also offer a safe online discussion tool. Jason Welker's Wikinomics, winner of the 2007 EduBlog Awards "Best Educational Wiki" award, for students and teachers of Economic,
    Intel has created a database of assessment tools that teachers can access for free. Rubrics can be personalized and saved to the user's workspace or printed as they are.
    Portable Applications for USB devices make it possible to carry your data with you where ever you go. Download Mobile Firefox Web Browser and install it on your USB so that you can install the Delicious toolbar, Google Notebook extension, and Zotero (a Firefox extension that helps you keep track of your information and cite it.)

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    Module Four: Organizing and Presenting Ideas
    Keeping a research learning log
    Consider having students keep a research learning log in a 60-70 page spiral. Students record their research questions, write their reflective journal entries, record citation information for each source on top of the first page of notes from that source. The first draft of the I-Search paper can be written in the spiral as well. Just think! No more lost note cards! View the table of contents to my students' research logs:
    {Research Log.pdf}
    Writing an I-Search paper
    The handout below is the one that I gave my English 3 students to guide them in writing their culminating paper:
    {Writing_ISearch_Paper.pdf}
    Planning and creating a multi-media presentation that conveys a distinct point of view, appeals to a specific audience, and synthesizes information from multiple points of view and research sources. Having students work in groups to create a multi-media product provides opportunities for collaboration and an authentic means for considering the research question from multiple perspectives. Challenge students to reflect on what knowledge has most impressed them through their research, what they care enough to teach others. Whereas the I-Search paper teaches them how to write academically, these projects allow students to use their own voice and perspective to communicate information. Possible products include a news magazine video, a website, and a multi-media slideshow.
    View and/or download the handouts for each of the products mentioned above. (Located on the Handouts page) The class could also create an anthology of editorials, feature stores, My Turn articles, or a series of This I Believe podcast episodes.
    Evaluating student work throughout the research process

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