Search Story

Ms. Dittmann
Winter/Spring 2014

You are invited. Invited to learn anything you want. Do you want to learn how to do something? Maybe you want to learn how something works, or why something works. Well, here is your opportunity. Lets get started.

What should I choose?

Check out this page (make a copy before using) for ideas.

Here is another page (make a copy before using) which might get your ideas flowing:

Create a blog
1. Click here and login to your RSU 1 Google account.
2. Add your title: Firstname Lastname Search Story
3. Choose a theme (you can always change this later)
4. Remember: this blog will represent you and will be school appropriate

Check out a Sample Search Story here

Post your 6 Word Memoir
1. Open Haiku Deck
2. Click on Share
3. Create a new post on your blog and include the html link to your 6 Word Memoir

Fill Out the Structure of Your Blog
1. Create a new page for Discoveries
2. Create a new page for Resources

Watch Sir Ken Robinson

Brainstorm possible topics for your Search Story using the Simple Mind app.

When you're finished, post this on your blog as an image.

Things to Keep in Mind:

* Keep track of sources. Create a Resources page on your blog. Keep a running list of web addresses and notes about your Search Story. If you keep this information as you go, it will be much easier to create a source list at the end of the project. Check out this page on how to cite your sources here.

*Create research questions. How will you know what you need to find to discovery and progress in your Search Story? Use this note worksheet to keep track of research questions and sources.

*Are you going to interview someone for your Search Story?

Check out these interview tips here:

*Avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism is a serious offense. Learn more here:

*What will my end product look like?

- You will create a blog to keep track of your progress and sources.

- Ultimately, you will create a presentation of your findings. This presentation will be graded using this rubric. You have the choice of giving the presentation live, or recording it to play for the class as a video recording or podcast.

Stay tuned! We will continue to develop our Search Stories and post our progress on our blogs.

Happy Searching!

Search Story Vocabulary:

plagiarism: the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own

source: a person who provides information, a book or document used to provide evidence in research

cite: to quote (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, to give credit to a source

research question: states clearly what the study will investigate or attempt to prove