typer Define Project or
Researching at its most basic!
Typer

OBJECTIVE: Students will become familiar with researching on the the Internet.  Students will be given a set number of words that they will have to create a definition for that word using (and citing) three sources.  Students will receive words on a weekly basis with definitions.  They must put those words in their electronic dictionary.  Once completed, they are to look up those words on the Internet in three different URSs and find their definitions.  They must then list those URLs in their dictionary under the words then using all the definitions they have reviewed, must then put down their own definition.  

 

OUTCOME COMPONENT:

  1. Introduction to the Internet 
  2. Introduction the Search Engines
  3. Introduction to a Browser 
  4. Look up word that are assigned.
  5. Sort through topics and sources
  6. Prepare a  written report
  7. Keep a notebook with words and definations presented
  8. Quiz over the words

 SUCCESS INDICATORS:

  1. Assigned words
  2. Using a Browser & Search Engine(s)
  3. Written report with sources
  4. Notebook or Word file with words and definitions

CONTEXT/TEACHING METHODS:

Context

Students will be faced with using a Search Engine such as Google to look up the words and find several definitions of those assigned words.  They will have to take the sources and determine a overall definition using those sources and prepare a report to explain the word, using examples, showing the item and its function as it applies to technology in the classroom.

Teaching

  1. Insuring students know where programs are on their computer
  2. Which application are necessary 
  3. Basic instruction on those applications
  4. Watching students progress
  5. Menturing - both student/teacher and Student/Student

STUDENT ACTIVITIES:

  1. Using computer as a tool 
  2. Looking up information
  3. Determining what is relevant and not relivent information
  4. Using information to develop a written article/report
  5. Presenation

ASSESSMENTS (AT LEAST 3 TYPES):

  1. Use of computers
  2. Written document
  3. QuizCORRECTIVES AND ENRICHMENT:

Corrective-

On the spot correction as students go through this project.  Addidtional instruction as necessary to succeed in gathering information, preparing written report and presentation

Enrichment:

Proper citing of sources to be used in other classes.