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Research

Research

Research & Inquiry Process

The research wheel shows the four stages of research and online tools availlable to assist sutdents with each stage.

Below, find the four steps that students will follow when conducting research.

 

 

 

Stage 1: Exploring

  • Begin the project
  • Choose an appropriate and personally engaging topic
  • Develop deep questions around the selected topic 
 
Tools include:
 

Stage 3: Processing

  • Analyze information
  • Evaluate ideas found within selected information
  • Organize and synthesize findings

 

Tools include:

 

Stage 2: Investigating

  • Design a research plan
  • Find sources and select appropriate information
  • Decide on a clear and interesting focus for the research

 

Tools include:

 

Stage 4: Creating

  • Making and presenting a final product
  • Assessing product and process
  • Extending and transferring learning to new contexts and inquiries

 

Tools include:

 

  • M: (Media) Drive resources
  • EasyBib – citation tool
  • Learn Ontario – online tutorials
  • Presentations – Kidpix, Pixie, Microsoft Powerpoint , Prezi, Frames
  • Movies – Photostory, Moviemaker, Pixie, Frames
  • Posters – Adobe Photoshop, Smart Notebook, Microsoft Publisher, Pixie
  • Comic Strips – Bitstrips, Comic Life
  • Animation – Frames
  • Podcasts – Audacity