This is the week third graders start to apply research skills in what I call See -Think -Wonder. Students are asked to list all the things they see when given an image. In this way students are beginning to grow building blocks that lead up to the full research experience. If we can observe or see things as they really appear, we can then start to think about why certain things are the way they are. With those two first steps we can go a step further and wonder even more about the topic. As Einstein says, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." We do need firm observation skills to really begin to wonder about the world around us.
Karen Grost has always been technologically oriented although she is wary of the overuse of technology. She has worked as the librarian in District 112 since 2001 as a School Library Media Specialist. Blending literature, technology, face to face instruction, and independent study is how she builds up the students in her school to become life long learners.
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