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Wednesday, July 15 • 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Making the Most of Digital Resources: Research Skills for Student-Centered Projects

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Research skills can be found all over the standards - core content, technology, library, college and career readiness - but there is great variation on how they are taught in the classroom. In this age of information overload, student who are effective researchers are much more likely to make informed decisions, pursue their own interests, use study time efficiently, and be prepared for life after K-12.

Unfortunately, research is often misunderstood as googling information without validation, stating facts with no analysis, and plagiarizing without realizing it. As a result, students have difficulty formulating queries, knowing where to find what type of information, and making sense of information to generate new knowledge. So many missed opportunities for students to create content and own the knowledge!

Statewide digital resource programs such as TexQuest (texquest.net) provide access to a wealth of authoritative resources through user-friendly and age appropriate interfaces. This session will focus on strategies to increase awareness, use and integration of online databases; address the needs of young and mature learners; and boost critical thinking and creativity.

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Suzanna Clavello

Coordinator, Digital Age Learning, Education Service Center, Region 20
I feel very honored to be back at BLC for the 4th year in a row and contribute to this growing global learning community! With 28 years of experience in public education -13 of which in an administrative position- plus 3 years of professional coaching and Energy Leadership, I... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2015 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Clarendon Room Boston Park Plaza

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