Introduction to Web Research
1 Hook/Attention Getter
Begin with an engaging question to grab students interest. For example:
What if your parents would allow you to have any pet you wanted? But with one condition, you have to be able to describe to them everything you would need to be able to take care of that pet. How would you find this information out?
Click the link or download the video to show to the whole class to get them thinking about web search. Prior to this lesson, or immediately following this lesson, an internet safety lesson should be taught.
Click the link to view this video on your own to review web search tools and tricks.
2 Direct Instruction
Introduce and discuss each related topic. It may be fun to brainstorm ideas about each topic with a partner. Assigning partners to turn and talk to during discussion would help the students to build on the knowledge they have already gained.
Be prepared to read each slide and talk about each topic with a peer and your teacher.
3 Guided Practice
Model how to choose an interesting topic. Provide examples of topics using students' interests. Introduce & model using PebbleGo to conduct basic research about a topic.
Circulate and elicit Q&A from students while they explore their topic online.
Students choose a topic and begin to explore on PebbleGo to start to develop fluency with researching online. Post one piece of information you learned about your topic on Padlet. Respond to one classmate with a question or a complimentary comment.
4 Independent Practice
Teacher will facilitate a digital publishing activity to include student choice. Provide individual rubrics for the students to follow along while they collect information and publish their research.
Students will choose a digital publishing tool to prepare a presentation of the information that they collect on their topic. For example, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Google Slides, Google Docs, Glogster, Prezi, etc.
5 Wrap Up
Create an exit ticket on Socrative to show level of student understanding based on what you taught.
Complete a Socrative exit ticket and highlight your rubric grade. Peer assess and collaborate about your progress. What did you do well? What can you do better next time?