Support Materials for Teachers

 

The resources listed here are student activities (including graphical organizers), tip sheets, lesson plans and links related to the steps of the research process. One of the resources included is a link to dribbling* exercises gathered for the Metronet Information Literacy Initiative (MILI). Exercises for each step of the process have been selected a wide variety of Internet sites.

*What's dribbling got to do with research? Dribbling exercises build skills to prepare students to navigate the research process. Just as basketball players need to practice basic dribbling skills in order to become proficient in their game, students need to practice basic research skills. Use these exercises to develop the skills necessary for your students to be champion researchers!

Step 1: Question

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Step 2: Gather

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  • MINITEX ELM Database Tutorials: MINITEX reference librarians have identified tutorials created by vendors of ELM databases. Use the tutorials to learn about the many special features offered by each database.

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Step 3: Conclude

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Step 4: Communicate

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Essay
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Oral presentation with electronic slides

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Step 5: Evaluation

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The Research Project Calculator is a project funded jointly by MINITEX and MnLINK to develop Cool Tools for Minnesota secondary school students and their teachers. It is based on the original Assignment Calculator from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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