Organize Information Collected from Sources

Organize Information Collected from Sources

Organize Information Collected from Sources Jan 15, 2018 | [Writing] Utilizing information from sources is a common expectation across the K-12 spectrum. And while many teachers spend ample time teaching students to identify and cite credible sources, organizing the...
Define What Makes a Source "Relevant"

Define What Makes a Source "Relevant"

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Navigate the Internet

Navigate the Internet

Navigate the Internet Oct 20, 2015 | [Writing] Several writing standards (CCSS W.6, W.7, W.8, IAS W.5) outline that we need to teach students how to build knowledge about a topic by conducting research–and this means using the Internet. However, students tend to...
Rethink the Possibilities When Using Search Sites

Rethink the Possibilities When Using Search Sites

It’s no secret that there are many search sites to utilize when researching a topic. Finding the right one to meet your needs, however, is often a challenge. Students may encounter problems when searching because their spelling is incorrect or the information is...