Fifth grade Cardinals have recently begun their biography research project which focuses on learning and writing about a person who has made an important contribution to society. Fifth graders selected a person they wanted to research, then each began a Padlet to collect research resources. Ms. Moore came in and did a little research lesson on how to select key search terms, and then use them in the different databases we have access to at VVE. We discussed how the resources at the top of the Symbaloo grid have the most simple, straight-forward information data and those lower on the grid have more complex search abilities and allow a researcher to find higher-level texts (e.g., more complex vocabulary, higher lexile levels). In coming days, the fifth graders will write about what they learn and we will add QR codes that link to students' Padlet bibliographies.
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Holly Moore, Educational Technologist, shares student learning here, in our Cardinal Community Blog.