Robyn Pickering
Re: working on it
Wed Jul 10, 2013 23:25

When I introduce a book in my class or a new theme unit, I often have students to a webquest to search for information. It's sort of like research through an internet scavenger hunt. I create a list of questions I want them to find answers too. Most of the time I do this for cultures or historical students might not be familiar with but will encounter in reading. Students search the internet for answers. Sometimes I include websites for them to specifically look for information on. This is where I think scoopit would come in handy. Instead of having students try to type in long URLS to websites, they can go to the page I've created specifically for the webquest and click on the exact link they need.

For a writing workshop, I have students work on specific skills in their writings. Editing, grammar, thesis statements, etc. A scoopit board would provide with several resources to look at to improve their writing. Students could then work on specific skills they need on a website I've already picked out.

  • Still Working On It - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 12:40
    Robyn, I'm still figuring out how to organize things too! Could you fill me in on what you mean by a workshop or web quest?
    • Re: working on it - Robyn Pickering, Wed Jul 10 23:25
      • Oh! - Paige Moretz, Thu Jul 11 09:32
        Robyn, I understand now what you're talking about. I just hadn't heard those terms before. I think any of the social bookmarking sites would be good for either of those tasks. I've seen teachers... more
        • Students scooping - Robyn Pickering, Thu Jul 11 19:39
          Paige, you brought up an idea I've been contemplating since I started looking at scoop it. I think it would be a great tool for students to compile research together. This way they wold be able to... more
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