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Johnston Community School District
Elementary Library Media Centers
   

Let's Research!

 

ladderThe Steps....

1. Define your problem or question

2. Decide what sources of information you can use (make a list)

3. Locate your sources

4. Start reading, printing, taking notes

5. Organize all the data you have and write your paper or complete your assignment

6. Evaluate how well you did. What could you do differently next time?

 

The Big Six

one Task Definition

What do I need to do?

twoInformation Seeking Strategies

What can I use to find what I need?

threeInformation Seeking Strategies

What can I use to find what I need?

fourUse of Information

What information can I use?

fiveSynthesis

What can I make to finish the job?

sixEvaluation

How will I know if I did my job well?

 

cycleThe Research Cycle

Question: identifying and listing the questions you need to explore

Plan: developing a strategy to find pertinent information rapidly

Gather: harvesting information which casts light on the key questions

Sort, Sift and Analyze: rearranging the puzzle pieces, looking for patterns

Synthesize: making sense of the puzzle pieces - getting the picture

Evaluate: figuring out what's missing, what else is needed

Report: sharing insights persuasively

 

ribbonSUCCEED

S: Select and focus topic and information needs.

U: Uncover potential sources of information. Learn how to access them.

C: Collect, examine, and select suitable resources.

C: Compile relevant information from selected sources.

E: Evaluate, interpret, analyze, and synthesize the information.

E: Establish and prepare an appropriate format and present the information.

D: Determine the effectiveness of the whole process.

 

Search Engines

Yahooligans

Nettrekker nettrekker

A Username and password is required; see Classroom Teacher or Teacher Librarian.

Ask Jeeves for Kids   
Kids Click   

 

 

 

 

Online Resources

Culture Grams

brittannica
Britannica Online

A Username and password is required; see Classroom Teacher or Teacher Librarian.

iClipart
A Username and password is required; see Classroom Teacher or Teacher Librarian.

Biographies
Find a biography on a person

dragon

KidsSearch (EBSCO)
Searchasaurus
A Username and password is required; see Classroom Teacher or Teacher Librarian.

Weather Online
A Username and password is required; see Classroom Teacher or Teacher Librarian.
DesMoines Register Online
A Username and password is required; see Classroom Teacher or Teacher Librarian.
State of Iowa Kids Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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