Project 3: Using Research Online
|Lead Teacher(s):||Cathy Quigley
|School:||Gonzaga High School
16 Smithville Crescent
St. John's, NF
Tel: (709) 753-7510
|Grade Level:||Level I - III (Senior High School)|
|Number of Students:||Approx. 90 students|
|Project Start and Finish Dates:||January - June, 1998|
The Language 2101 course description requires students to produce a well researched and documented paper. In this project, students will complete the major part of this process through the use of Research Online.
Research Online is an Internet website available to students through an account subscription.
After logging in to the site the students will follow a "research road map" that leads through the nine essential steps required for information access, processing and use. Using the latest developments in Web technology, the students will go beyond traditional search methods and use real Internet sites and data as sources for their work.
Students will complete each step of the research process on the website where their individual progress will be tracked and where they will be prompted to make appropriate decisions that will lead them to the final product they want. This process has a two-fold purpose:
The English Language Arts Curriculum stresses the importance of learning experiences which
Through Research Online all of the above objectives are met while at the same time, the student acquires the skills essential for effective online research. Students will use their Internet accounts for purposes of
The students will go beyond the specifics of hardware and software to the creative and critical use of the information they provide. A major benefit of this approach is that these techniques can be carried over into a variety of curriculum areas and grade levels. Another benefit of Research Online is that it combines a structured sequence with the interactive nature of the Internet.
The evaluation for Language 2101 is an ongoing process. Students will be monitored and marked at each respective stage as well as on their final product. As a control one class at Gonzaga will complete their research in the traditional manner. This will allow a comparison of such factors as: