The iSearch method guides the students through the process of identifying and researching topics that interest them using the following questions:
1. What do I want to know?
2. Where can I find my answers?
3. How will I keep a record of the answers that I find?
4. How will I share what I learned?
5. How will I know I did a good job?
iSearch Student Journal: http://www.isearchusearch.com/file/view/My+iSearch+Journal.pdfThis is a great printable resource for students to track all the phases of the research process. Use it as a written journal or convert to a wiki page so students can work on their project from anywhere that has Internet access.
Sample class wiki with sample student pages: http://isearchpatterson.wikispaces.com/home
To learn more about the iSearch method, go to http://www.isearchusearch.com.
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