Resources with Reliable Information
Destiny is Wake County's library catalog.
It gives you access to books and wonderful websites. The websites are organized by grade-level to help you find resources that work for YOU!
Search for websites in Destiny.
1. Type in your search term and hit enter.
2. In the upper right corner click "Websites" & several websites will pop-up. These websites are far more reliable than websites from a Google search.
Destiny does citations!
When you find a resource you like (a book or website you find in Destiny), click "Add to List" on the right side of the row with the resource. Once you have added the resources you want to your list, click "In this List" (located in the same place as "Add to List." The list will open. Next to each resource you can click "Citation." If you want a citation list of all of the sources withing your list, t the bottom of the list click "Create Citation List."
When working from home, you need the password for this.
Have your parents Tweet me at Mindykingteach, if you can't find the bookmark I gave you with the password.
I recommend the "Elementary Zone"
provides access to the online Britannica Encyclopedia
as well as many other useful search engines that lead to reliable websites written at an appropriate reading level for elementary students.
WCPSS's Research Model
A reserach model is a road map through a research project. There are a lot of reserach models out there.
All schools in Wake County are phasing in a new research model called,
drum roll, please.....................
Umm, what's eWise?
A road map for research and an awesome acronym
Do this throughout your research. Try these questions stems:
What do you know about your topic?
What do you want to know about your topic?
What is important to know about your topic?
Read articles, websites, encyclopedias, watch a few reliable video clips, interview someone.
You get the picture. Basically,
investigate a variety of resources!
Put all of the reliable facts you have gathered together in a way that will allow you to explain you topic
Create a product that shows off all that you have learned!