Tech Me 564
Vol 1.8: eWise - Search...Show...Share!
It's Research Time!
What is eWISE?
Another helpful item is the collection of eWISE Learning Process Resources compiled by Wake County's ITLMS team.
eWISE in Action
Build the Background - Make it Relevant
eWISE Research Model Intro
Wonder - Question it!
- Query an essential question such as How do animal physical and behavioral adaptations allow them to survive in certain environments?
- Brainstorm and collaboratively write a question list using a class Google doc or a wonder wall using Padlet.
- Sort questions into categories such as appearance, diet, survival, 'jaw dropping' facts, etc.
- Evaluate and identify the team’s guiding questions. Of the list, exactly which questions do the students want to research and try to answer?
Investigate - Find It!
Synthesize - Combine It!
Students need to pull all their notes and resources together to begin drafting a product which showcases their research. How can they show they have answered their guiding questions? (All of this can be accomplished using Google slides as showcased in the video above.)
- If in teams, collaboratively summarize collected information. (CMAPP - Social Studies resources & Education World has a vast array of templates and organizers.)
- Use a storyboard for drafting, designing and creating presentation.
- Give credit for information using tools such as KidBib, EasyBib (great for online resources).
- Evaluate and reflect on what has been learned.
Express - Share it!
- Smash apps together – use multiple tools to create one project e.g. Google Slides and FlipSnack to create online eBook or Camera roll, Tellagami and iMovie to create video.
- Here are more ideas about how to smash apps together to create a new product.
Share with wider audience
- Create resource to store projects such as padlet, webpage, QR codes, or ebooks listed in Destiny (library).
- Share your work with others in your school, across the country, or around the world.