Category Archives: Research Skills

Britannica – My Britannica

My Britannica is the section of Britannica Online where you can keep your stuff. As a teacher, you can setup a My Britannica account and use it to plan lessons and collect materials (articles images and videos). Sign Up To … Continue reading

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Writing Research Assignments

Research assignments are very different to tests. Tests function to show what the students have learnt throughout a unit while research assignments are a learning experience in themselves. As a result, if you ask your students to recall what they … Continue reading

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Resourcing the curriculum – The Spanish Conquest of the Americas

“When the Spanish reached the valley of Mexico in 1519, they were amazed at what they saw.” – Wood, Tim. The Aztecs. London: Hamlyn, 1992. Next semester we will begin to look at the Spanish Conquest of the Americas in … Continue reading

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A+ for research

With oral presentations coming up, you will need to be pretty dynamite at research in order to stand out from the crowd. I have chosen (…made up.., ok, stolen…) the topic: Young people should be allowed to drive younger. This … Continue reading

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Britannica School – Student Access

We have a subscription to Britannica so that students have access to easy-to-find, high-quality reference material from school or home. From School Students can access Britannica at school by navigating to the Online Resources page from the Library page on … Continue reading

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Referencing

Referencing may be your last thought when you are conducting a research assignment (or ERA in psych) but it should really be your first.This is because, from the very first searches that you do in your assignment to the quotes … Continue reading

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Conducting research

When you are given a new research assignment, the first thing that you will want to do is panic. Then, following a period of not knowing where to start and wallowing in self-loathing and the unfairness of the school system, … Continue reading

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Advanced Search – Google

Research can be a real pain in brain if you’re not prepared. There is nothing worse than getting to the end of a project and trying to write the bibliography with no idea of which source an idea came from, … Continue reading

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Trusty searching – Weblinks

When asking the students to conduct research it is handy to have something up your sleeve when the inevitable ‘You just copied and pasted this straight from Wikipedia’ conversation arises. WebLinks is the answer. What is WebLinks? WebLinks provides a … Continue reading

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Conducting research online

Whether it is in the primary or secondary classroom, conducting a successful research activity for our students depends on the way that we manage the various elements of research in our classes. This begins by creating tasks that are open-ended, introducing … Continue reading

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