Ms. Donnelly Reads

"A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives" George R.R. Martin

Another project teamed up with a couple of smarties in class and, again, we worked so well together and got it laid out.

So, our project sort of shape shifted in the beginning. It started as a webquest with a scavenger hunt to teach them different modes of searching through the internet for information. Then, we tightened it up and decided to take on Encyclopedia Britannica and search various things there. Finally, we came up with the idea to do a scavenger hunt to help our classmates find specific information within the biographies. After that, discuss our answers and explain how they found what we wanted them to look for with each other. Finally, they’d pick a biography and do a quick read of an article or two and create a quality research question.

We broke the presentation into three parts. They’d take the more “tech-y” stuff and I’d do the “teach-y” stuff with the research question. Giving them roughly ten minutes to create this question, they’re going to post it on our class Padlet (which Hannah will discuss) and judge whether or not these qualify as quality research questions.

The three of us worked for a solid hour and a half in class and then touched base via Google Hangout to fine tune. I really enjoy working with them because their experience in public libraries and me being a teacher melds nicely. I teach them things and they teach me way more things… I can’t thank them enough for the help and guidance they’ve given me these last seven weeks! I enjoyed this class and most of the projects (damn you, screenshots!!)

Thanks for a great course!

Yours at the end of a long summer,

Sarah

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