Theme of the Week: Research

Everything this week is centered around either teaching research or doing research.

I’m exited that I was able to do a project that I can use for the Historical Fiction Unit this year. Here is a google search for my Fever 1793 group. I haven’t decided if I want to create a custom search for each group or all on one and just rename this one. Probably separate ones for each.

https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=002138467107661732971:xfc4xbrreuk

Now just so I can find it later here is the link to create a custom search engine: www.google.com/coop/cse 

I also made a Thinglink and a Padlet.

The Thinglink was a little quarky and didn’t have a way to label the dots very well. I’ve decided I don’t like it very much.

Padlet on the other hand is even more useful that I originally knew. Tonight I discovered columns on that page. I used it last year once for some kind of response. I didn’t know multiple questions could be up there and I didn’t know links could be added. I can see myself using this on at least a monthly basis in classes this year. If we had a 1:1 ratio for technology I’d use it even more. Now that I think of it, this would be an excellent bell ringer to share what book they are reading  that day/week. That is something we have to track for their reading workshop time and this would save me a ton of time! Students could add a hashtag comment about like it love it or something like that. This way it would essentially be a recommendation wall too. Ok I feel a little brilliant now!

But wait!

I have an info-graphic project looming over my head. It sounds simple. It is not. I have been wading through tons of research on the database. I picked a topic. Couldn’t find research on the topic. I can’t even remember what it was now. I decided it wouldn’t work. Tried again with a new topic: eBook vs. Print books, which is more used. I’ve found research, but I am not a math guru. I don’t know if I’m reading the data right. I’d email the professor but I’m so ignorant I don’t even know what question to ask via email. I need a living breathing person sitting next to me so I can ask a million little questions. This is when it stinks to be an introvert with no social life outside of my school. I’d call a math teacher, but I don’t know them outside of work. Sad right? Somehow, I’ll figure it out. I always do.

#SometimesIntroversionIsInconvenient #IntrovertProblems #NotAsBrilliantAsIThink #MathMakesMeSad

 

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