Project 2- Language 2101 Research Papers

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): K. Antle
School: Grandy's River Collegiate
Burnt Islands
NF
Grade Level: Grade 11
Number of Students:
Project Start and Finish Dates:
May 25, 1998

  Project Overview


Students searched the Internet for information relevant to research projects. Some students accessed the WWW for ideas, while others started with an idea and searched the Internet for relevant information.
For the papers, a minimum of four references was required and only one of these could be an encyclopedia. This condition was imposed in order to limit their reliance on outdated sources of information and to encourage use of the Internet as an excellent information source.

  Curriculum Connections


None stated

  Resource Connections


All papers had to be typed, therefore students increased their familiarity with Word Perfect.
Software used:
  • WordPerfect
  • Netscape
Presentations
Presentation of information
Searching the Internet and e-mailing.
Making graphs and charts.

  Evaluation


Skills Learned:
  1. How to search the Internet
  2. How to find and choose relevant information.
  3. Patience
  4. How to enhance presentation of papers via Word Perfect.

Teacher's Comments: Most students enjoyed the inclusion of a "technology" component in their language course. They enjoyed using the Internet as well as enhancing presentation of papers by using Word Perfect. The third and final paper for the year showed vast improvements for the majority of students. The use of the Internet increased, 95% of students had little or no difficulty providing the minimum number of required sources and the care and effort put into the presentation of the information ideas was significantly improved.

My only dissatisfaction with the project was the lack of scheduling foresight. The language class needed to be scheduled in the library/computer room to insure the language students were given access priority during scheduled classes.

  Project Summary

Summaries will be added as they become available.

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