Effective Research at Emerald Secondary College is based on 6 steps:
- Define the task
- Locate information
- Select resources
- Organise your notes
- Present your ideas
- Evaluate your work
Resources to support these steps:
ESC Library Effective Research Teacher guide – to come
Effective Research wikispaces – this link takes you to another website with a step by step guide to the research process.
Other useful resources
ESC Library Website evaluation activity 2016 – this activity is based on the Constructivist approach to learning
Note taking template:
packed with 100s of videos,
audio clips and games.
Totally free to watch and play at home and in school.
Click here to begin: ABC SPLASH!
Gooru is a search engine that provides many resources suited to classroom learning.
Resources are divided into types:
Videos, Interactives, Website, Exam
Textbook, Handout, Lesson, Slide.
You can also create your own collection of resources, or see what other educators have put together.
Click here to begin: Gooru
Research tasks can be found on this website by using the search option on the right hand side of the site.
For example to find your Japanese project; type Japanese
To find English projects; type English
To find any year level projects go to RESEARCH – CURRENT RESEARCH TASKS and click on your year level.
|Information literacy checklist|
|Defining: What do I really want to find?
|Can clarify the meaning of words in a research task||Online graphial dictionary: http://www.visuwords.com/|
|Can state the task in my own words|
|Can identify differences between open and closed questions|
|Can create appropriate research questions for the task||Question generator:http://wsi.slav.vic.edu.au/question-generator|
|Can list key words related to the task|
|Can find a book in the library using the ROS system|
|Can use key words to find online information||Using key words:http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/learn-skills/research-skills/locate-information/using-keywords|
|Can use Google advanced search and a range of other techniques to find information||Use of a HUGE range of different search engines: http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html|
|Can record details of source information in a bibliography||How to write a bibliography: http://esclibrary.edublogs.org/research/creating-a-bibliography/|
|Can skim read a source to see if it is relevant|
|Can determine if the information (website) is suitable for the topic||Evaluating a website:|
|Can make notes in dot point form|
|Can use a data collection sheet to make my notes||Notetaking sheets:http://esclibrary.edublogs.org/research/note-taking-sheets/|
|Can use an online data collection sheet to make notes|
|Can write my own paragraphs from my notes|
|Can select a style of presentation appropriate to the audience|| Web 2.0 tools for presenting:http://esclibrary.edublogs.org/resources/web-2-0-tools-for-presenting/
|Can create a presentation using both written and/or online resources.|
|Can present the information clearly|
|Can identify that my work has met the criteria of the task|
|Can identify what I have learnt by completing this task|
|Can set goals for the further development of information literacy skills|