Students will understand how to brainstorm and generate good research questions as part of Step 1 of research.
Use the videos below to complete your open-ended question assignments. They include:
1. Open-Ended Questions Tutorial
2. How to Share and Comment in Google Docs
3. How to use Make Beliefs Comix
4. How to use Audacity to record a song
5. How to use Read and Write for Google
Watch the video to learn how to create your own open-ended questions.
This video explains how to share and comment on information in Google Documents.
Use this video tutorial on Make Beliefs Comix to answer the Make Beliefs Comix questions and guide you in using that tool to create your open-ended country research questions.
Source: Technology for Teachers and Students. "MakeBeliefsComix Tutorial." Online Video Clip. YouTube. YouTube, 23 December 2010. Web. 16 April 2015.
Use this video tutorial on Audacity to learn how to record a song that includes all of your open-ended questions about your assigned country. Answer the Audacity handout questions as you watch the video.
Source: Ward, Mitch. "Audacity - Lesson 1, The Basics." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 26 April 2011. Web. 16 April 2015.
Use this video to understand how to use Read and Write for Google to have text read to you in Google apps as well as webpages.
Source: Stevens, Kari. "Read & Write Extension for Google - How to use." Online video clip. Youtube. Youtube, 13 April 2014. Web. 15 April 2015.
Use the following handouts in class as directed:
1. Open-Ended Questions Lesson Checklist
2. Purple Group Leveled Graphic Organizer
3. Blue Group Leveled Graphic Organizer
4. Yellow Group Leveled Graphic Organizer
5. Circle Map Thinking Map Handout
6. Google Docs Video Sophia.org Handout
7. Make Beliefs Comix Handout
8. Audacity Handout
9. Student Comments Handout
10. Assignment Rubric
Use this checklist to keep track of your work, reflect on your progress, and have comments provided by your teacher. Checklists will be graded periodically throughout the assignment process.
Work together with your group to answer the Before the video question. Watch the Open-Ended Questions video and then answer the After the video question. Be prepared to explain your answers.
Work with your group to fill out the Before the video section. Next watch the Open-Ended Questions video and then answer the After the video section. Be prepared to explain your answers.
Work with your group to fill out the Before the video section. Watch the Open-Ended Question video and then fill out the After the video section. Be prepared to explain your answers.
After viewing the Google Docs video, answer the questions on the sheet before starting the assignment.
As you watch the Make Beliefs Comix Video, answer the questions on the handout to make sure that you understand how to use the program in order to create a comic strip that includes all open-ended questions needed for the assignment.
Watch the Audacity video tutorial to learn how to use this recording program to record your song. While you watch, answer the handout questions so that you know how to use the program to include a song with your required open-ended questions about your country.
For those students creating comics or a song, use the attached handout as a tool to collect comments from other students on your project. Be sure to comment on at least three other student projects as well.
Expectations for the assignment are detailed in the rubric. Exemplar assignments will get 9 points. Compare your work, use of your product tool, and collaboration efforts with the expectations on the rubric to make sure that you complete all tasks appropriately.
Use the links provided to discover the resources available to ensure that your open-ended questions can be answered appropriately and to ensure that your question is open-ended.
1. World Book Online Kids Edition Resource
2. CultureGrams Resource
3. Examples of Open-Ended and Closed-Ended Questions
Use the tool links provided to access and complete your assignment.
1. Google Drive
2. Make Beliefs Comix
To use Audacity to record your song that includes your open-ended questions, click on the Audacity icon on your desktop.