Student-directed research has been an important part of science courses for a very long time. Today’s access to information and digital resources can make research much more complicated and rewarding at the same time. Students can be faced with an overwhelming amount of information and need to develop skills of filtering and managing this. On the other hand, students have access to experts and resources around the world like never before.
Working with students to use tools designed to help students research effectively can help them develop skills needed to become scientifically literate in today’s connected world. Listed below are some tools that can help students organize and manage research while tracking sources properly. These digital tools also provide a new opportunity for students to collaboratively research and share resources with others anywhere in the world.
Google Research Tool (GAFE)
OneNote (Office 365)