Name of Lesson: 21st Century Study Strategies

Grade Level: 9-12
Subject: Study Skills
Prepared by: Sara Ballantine
Overview and Purpose:
Today's student has a wealth of resources available to them on the !nternet. !n this lesson, students will
evaluate various online tools for studying and present the information to their peers. The jigsaw format
and presentation will allow students to learn about various resources available to them for both learning
and presenting new material.

Educational Standards
Common Core-Speaking & Listening: Comprehension & Collaboration {grades 9-12)


Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats
(e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of
each source.

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear
and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning,
alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization,
development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a
range of formal and informal tasks.

Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and
interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings,
reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

Objectives:
By the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:


Navigate online resources for studying

Evaluate online study resources for effectiveness and ease of use

Utilize online collaboration and presentation software to format their findings

Present their findings to their peers


Materials Needed:


Computers

Internet Access

Projection Screen

Instruction/Guidelines Worksheet

Grading Rubric

Rating Chart


Other Resources:

Study Resources

http://quizlet.com/

http://www.hippocampus.org/?uak=ipw

http://www.elearners.com/educational-resources/

http://www.khanacademy.org/

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/students/index.cfm

Presentation Tools:

https://show.zoho.com/login.do

http://www.slideshare.net/

http://voicethread.com/

http://prezi.com/

http://www.google.com/google-d-s/presentations/
Information:

1.Students will be placed in collaborative groups
2. Students will be given Instructions/Guidelines
3. Students will perform research and create presentation
4. Students will present findings to their peers

Activity:
Describe activity that will reinforce the lesson


Students will perform research with collaborative groups

Students will present findings with their groups

Students observing will complete rating chart during presentations


Verification:
Steps to check for student understanding

Students will be placed in collaborative groups to perform jigsaw research

Teacher will circulate the computer lab to monitor progress and answer questions

Students will be evaluated through use of rubric with grading criteria

Notes:
See below for Instructions sheet, grading rubric and rating chart.










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As a 21st century student, you have an abundance of resources available to you
for learning and studying. In this activity, you will work collaboratively with a
partner to:

Navigate online resources for studying

Evaluate online study resources for effectiveness and ease of use

Utilize online collaboration and presentation software to format your findings

Present your findings to your peers

Your groups online study resource
is:_____________________________________________

The presentation software your group will use
is:___________________________________

In your groups, navigate your assigned web site.

When you have explored the tools and features on the site, create a
presentation that includes:

Name & Location of the web site

An overview (summary) of the site

A list of tools avaible on the site

A demonstration of how to use the site

An explanation of who might find the site useful

An analysis of difficulties someone may encounter while using the site

An evaluation of the site in rating format (scale of 1 to 5, 1 being least, 5 being most
for: effectiveness for studying, range of materials available, ease of use, likelihood
that you will utilize the site in the future).


3. Your group will present your findings to the class. Please refer to the grading rubric to
ensure that all necessary components are included.

4. Complete the rating chart for your assigned site prior to your presentation. When you
view your peers´ presentations, you will complete the rating chart based upon their findings.
















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Points Earned Points Possible Grading Criteria
Presentation Includes:
5 Name & Location of the web
site
10 An overview (summary) of
the site
10 A list of tools avaible on the
site
15 A demonstration of how to
use the site
10 An explanation of who might
find the site useful
15 An analysis of difficulties
someone may encounter
while using the site
15 An evaluation of the site
in rating format (scale of 1
to 5, 1 being least, 5 being
most for: effectiveness for
studying, range of materials
available, ease of use,
likelihood that you will utilize
the site in the future).
20 Presentation is communicated
clearly and formatted in
an aesthetically appealing
manner
100 Total
















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being mcst.


Group/Site Effectiveness
for Studying
Range of
materials
available
Ease of use Likelihood that
you will utilize
the site in the
future
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2


3


4


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