Inspiration, Innovation & Information for school libraries and learning.
by Alice H
Feel like you need another pair of hands in the classroom or library? Or someone else to reinforce your research message?
If you are planning a research or guided inquiry unit for next term, submit a research question to ManyAnswers a couple of weeks in advance about the topic of inquiry. The operators there will then put up a guided inquiry answer that will lead the reader through a search to find the information in a few selected websites. This will include tips on how to search, such as the entry below which suggests speech marks and specific key search terms.
So instead of your students wasting time, aimlessly surfing Google with irrelevant search terms you can then direct your students to the ManyAnswers site where they can be guided in the internet searching by using this “ answer” which will free you up to work one on one with the students.
The AnyQuestions service is also available for your students to use for one on one reference librarian support through chat software or you can book in for a class demonstration for the whole class to view a guided inquiry transaction on your topic though a data show.
Both these services are available in te reo Māori: Uiangāpātai and Whakautumaha.
Here is an example of a Many Answers Entry:
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