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Research Tools for the Digital Learner

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 10

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Monday, June 25, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 10

Stephanie Church   Tom New  
We'll highlight different digital tools and how they can applied to various aspects of the research process.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Keep
Microsoft OneNote
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content standards and student technology standards.
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Our presentation aims to promote the importance of NOT selecting tools in the absence of the unit design. Basically, we want to highlight how much more cohesively, effectively the research unit for Junior English Honors (just our example) goes when both the teacher and technology coach work in conjunction to select digital tools and decide their use.

Both of the presenters were English teachers, one still facilitating this unit and the other is now a technology coach. This has allowed us to look at the unit and test out different strategies for how we roll out new tech tools and receive feedback from the students.

We want our audience to walk away not only with a multitude of new tools for their classroom, but also with an understanding of the research process as we have carried it out so that they too can use it in their classrooms/units.


Who We Are
Our Goals with the Research Unit
Our Beliefs on Digital Research
Identifying: The Big Brainstorm (and suitable tools)
Organizing: No More Trapper-Keepers (and suitable tools)
Drafting: Ironing the Ideas Out (and suitable tools)
Revising: You Know, the One They Hate (and suitable tools)
Where Should You Start Next Year?

Supporting research

There really isn't a specific set of supporting research. Our practices are based in about 4 years of slowly building our own curated list of good apps, weeding out what hasn't worked, and looking at implementing digital tools through the lens of curriculum design.

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Stephanie Church, Grayslake North High School
Tom New, Grayslake North High School

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