Student Voice and Choice with Research
1 Introduction (1 Day)
Teacher introduces the essential question using Nearpod to assess learners throughout the introduction.
Students actively participate in Nearpod introduction activity.
2 I-Search Research (2-3 Days)
Teacher (along with Librarian, if possible) begins the I-Search Research process using a Google Slides presentation with embedded student collaboration time. Library Research Databases are then introduced to students when they're ready to begin digging into resources.
Students select a research partner and make a copy of the I-Search Google Doc template to complete throughout the I-Search Research process. Students use the following days to work with their research partner to research and complete Google Doc.
3 Exploration & Creation (2-3 Days)
Teacher (along with Technology Coach, if possible) introduces students to various web-based tools they can use to summarize their research and/or create a "call to action," such as a PSA or poster.
Students investigate options within Adobe Spark and Canva, then decide which tool best fits with their research question to develop a summary/call to action. Students create a final product using that tool and referencing a teacher-created rubric for expectations.
4 Sharing (1 Day/Homework)
Teacher sets up a class discussion board (in Blackboard or Google Classroom, for example ) for students to share their final products.
Students share their final product with the teacher and peers, noting where their product can be used to educate the within or outside of the school/district. Students view each others' products and comment by asking follow up questions.