Which Information, Media, and Technology Skills and CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy Research Skills did the activities address?
The students used technology as a tool to research information; they used information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand; and they accessed information efficiently and effectively.
How did Mrs. Valbuena's advanced preparation for the lesson contribute to her students' success in conducting the research?
She had to find and evaluate the best Web sites for the students to answer the questions and then pre-load those Web sites onto her classroom Web page so students could go directly to those sources. This enabled students to stay focused and find success in their research and find reputable sources of information rather than search blindly and perhaps select sources with questionable or miss-information.