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Module Maker - Jamie McKenzie

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5 to 12
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Jamie McKenzie has done it again!The online Module Maker will make research assignments much easier for you and your students. This resource allows you to create a way to step ...more
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Jamie McKenzie has done it again!The online Module Maker will make research assignments much easier for you and your students. This resource allows you to create a way to step each student through the research process, focusing on higher level thinking. You will not have to answer the same questions repeatedly! The beginning of the site recaps "great questions" and then steps you through each module of the research process.You can choose to have your modules posted online or download each module as a WORD document. The directions for what the teacher must do for each module are clear and precise.Your students will be able to refer back to these modules again and again to obtain the information they need for what they should do next.

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If you choose to download the WORD documents, you can post them on your class web page or wiki for the students to download to their computers in the classroom or at home. You can start with a whole class, scaffolded research topic, using a projector to walk the class through each module. Then create modules for small group research. The directions in the modules intentionally scaffold the research project for the students. The site's emphasis on "online learning" is misleading. These modules can also cite electronic AND print reference materials for students to use. Real books? Imagine that!

For a real challenge when students have become adept at research, have them create modules of their own for other students to use. As each group becomes experts on one specific aspect of a unit such as the Constitution, have them create a module for others, then cycle them through completing the modules from other groups. You might even be able to "trade" modules with other classes in and outside of your school.

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