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This resource is a template that teachers can use to create Inquiry Based Research Lessons and Units. It is a hyperdoc template that is based on the eWISE Research Model. It is broken into the 4 stages of the research model (Wonder, Investigate, Synthesize and Express). There are suggestions and details in each stage to help you plan your research unit.

Feel free to copy the google doc and create your own research project.
Composition and Rhetoric, Educational Technology
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division
Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
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Anthony Swaringen
on May 30, 01:27pm Evaluation

Purpose: Limited (1)

This resource has technology features, but needs to explore more potential for the purposeful integration of digital media.

Anthony Swaringen
on May 30, 01:27pm Evaluation

Reliability: Strong (2)

Most teachers and students are able to use Google Docs; however, lack of a Google account might be limiting.

Anthony Swaringen
on May 30, 01:27pm Evaluation

Accessibility: Strong (2)

This resource is a template, so the content of the resource can be modified by the teacher for diverse student needs.

Anthony Swaringen
on May 30, 01:27pm Evaluation

Usability: Superior (3)

This resource has been made more user-friendly for teachers and students by following a liner, color-coded format.

NICOLE SCHILLING on Apr 06, 01:03pm

Since moving to remote learning, I have found the use of Hyperdocs to be very helpful.

KATHLEEN RUTAN on Dec 14, 04:55pm

*I am an elementary school librarian and I really appreciate the work put into this template.
*Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with subject content.
*Collaboration between SLMC and teachers can be added.
* This method is easy to follow.
*Strengths: This template can be used across multiple grade levels. It is easy enough to follow.
*Opportunities: This is a great tool for the SLMC and teacher to collaborate.

CAROL MCFADDEN on Dec 08, 04:27pm

This resource is a research model. It refers to the model as a hyperdoc although contains no hyperlinks which could be confusing to those not familiar with hyperdocs.
*literacy strategies with subject content are inferred as it involves research on topic to answer an essential question.
*Collaboration between teacher and SLMC can be added
*This resource is just a general outline of a research design
*More information on the eWISE research model would make this resource more complete

Tiffany Williams on Dec 07, 04:51pm

As a former elementary and middle school SLMC, I can appreciate the adaptability of this template to fit kids of many levels.

Full integration of one or more information literacy strategies with research

Collaboration between SLMC & teachers can be added

Strengths: this resource helps students to organize their research questions and thoughts.

This resource incorporates student reflection and critical thinking skills.

Jennifer Parks on Dec 06, 09:55am

*I am a middle school librarian and I really appreciate the simplicity and concise nature of this research model. My district had adopted the Big6, which I sometimes find unnecessarily repetitive. I also like that there is an evaluation piece for each stage rather than having it in its own "box" at the end of the template.
*Partial integration of one or more information literacy strategies by giving students the research questions and resources.
*Collaboration between SLMC & teachers can be added. There is no explicit note referring the educator to collaborate with the school librarian.
*This template is an excellent place to start and has the potential to be an interactive resource for students once it is customized for a specific project. It is visually appealing and gives the educator a great reference to make sure all elements of the research process are addressed.
*This resource would be improved by guiding teachers to more links or resources explaining the eWISE model. and to resources explaining how to create an engaging hyperdoc. An example of a research project using this template would also be really helpful.

Kelli Pendergrass on Dec 06, 08:55am

-This template is user-friendly and allows for teacher/SLMC collaboration at varying grade levels.
-There is full alignment to the depth and breadth of the teacher standards that are tagged.
-It has clear teacher learning objectives that are achieved through the completion of this resource.
-The resource is easy to understand and use, and can be readily transferred to different educational environments and learning sequences.
-Students will be engaged in an activity that promotes critical thinking.



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