iPads, Research, and Fun, Oh My!
Research is interesting and exciting with iPads!
It's easier than you think!
But we don't have time!
We are always looking to find ways to make room for more good and exciting ideas. Luckily we have an idea for you!
INTEGRATE research into a social studies or science concept! You will already teach the concept anyways, so it's perfect to add research in!
The four components of Research
Organizing and presenting ideas
So what will they research ABOUT?
Pick a concept!
Create notes pages
Have students discuss how they can get information
Research concept #2: Gathering Information
Model, model, model!
We will have our own animal to research, and actually fill out each notes page in front of the class. For example- review how to use text features to find information, as well as explaining that skimming is similar to locating facts in texts. Review strategies with your students. This is why we chose to do our researching unit later in the year, so our students will have learned comprehension skills in informational texts already.
This is also a time to teach any information about the science or social studies TEKS.
Structure of gathering information time
Just a discussion...
Decide which apps and products will show your students' information best
App- Pic Collage
Putting all the slides into Animoto to make a final video
Kids love this- they can chose their own style and music for their video!
Checklist for students' final project