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September 23, 2014 Here is a great find I don't want you to miss. This is a step by step guide on how to incorporate digital learning portfolios in the classroom.This guide is created by Rudy Blanco...
This is what I believe. And my research (and the research of many others!) supports this belief.
I use this blog to share new research and literature highlighting the many ways school libraries support teaching and learning in schools, with a particular focus on curating research findings on the impact of school libraries on student learning, and advocating for the teacher librarianship profession.
Similar to Google Alerts I covered in an earlier post, Google Scholar also has an "alert" feature that allows users to keep updated about the topics, news, and authors that interest them. Google scholar Alert is particularly useful for student researchers who are doing research around a topic area and want to have access to the latest and recent output about it. Creating an alert on Google Scholar will enable you to receive emails with updates and new releases about your alert. For instance, let's say your research topic is game-based learning and that one of the established authors you want to make sure to read his newest updates in this area is James Paul Gee. You can go ahead and create two alerts using the following key phrases : game-based learning, and James Paul Gee. From the time you create these alerts, anything published on Google Scholar with these two phrases in it will come directly to your inbox.
Chatrooms and polling services provide good ways to hear from all of the students in a classroom. These kind of tools allow shy students to ask questions and share comments. For your more outspoken students who want to comment on everything, a feedback mechanism provides a good outlet for them too.
In my previous post I shared that I like to have students create a list of things they know before they start to search. Once they move on to Googling things another common bad habit often rears its head.
Education Week News 'Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Directed Learning Education Week News A student Diedra Gammill's reading class presents her findings on becoming an obstetrician, her chosen topic for a free-form independent-learning...
SLS Guernsey's insight:
This is a really good idea but would have been better if a selection of resources were required rather than just Google. I was happy to read that they were taken to the library but it must have been to use the computers there rather than being encouraged to use books.
This is definitely something that could be built on.