April 18, 2011
Thinking on Their Own
I have a quick question, for .edu and .org, do these count against the one free web you told us about? You might have told us during class, but i have forgotten.
It depends on the source. You have the tools to evaluate your sources, so I know you can figure out what is a reputable, scholarly source. I've seen good sources on both of the those domains, as well as poor sources.
I then advised the student to bring the sources in question to their research paper conference, where we could talk it out. I know that for myself, when learning a new task, it's not until I put the skills into play that the knowledge is added to the mix. I remember my friend Rosalyn, a kindergarten teacher saying that after the winter break, she never ties a pupil's shoes for them.
We only have about 8 days of class left in our semester. Time to let them tie their own shoes, time to prepare them to leave the nest.