Annotated Bibliography-Problem Based Learning

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Artifact Introduction: During our fourth week in Introduction to Educational Technology, we were to delve further into research. We gained familiarity with Google Scholar, the Albertsons Library, Google Docs (for research), APA & many other tools for researching and then citing the sources. We were to explore Google Scholar and the Albertsons Library to find recent, peer-reviewed articles on an area of technology-supported instruction that interested us. We needed to read these articles in depth to be able to summarize, assess and reflect upon it. Our project was to create an annotated bibliography on five of these articles, incorporating the citing techniques we learned. I decided to conduct research on problem-based learning (PBL) and create an annotated bibliography using articles that I found on this subject.

Reflection of Learning: One of my favorite aspects of this lesson was getting to choose what we conducted research on, I decided to choose PBL, and learned so much about it. It was a little overwhelming to explore APA citations since it has been so long since I’ve used researching and citing information. Learning what DOI was and using Cross Ref Simple Text Query was one of my favorite aspects, it really helped me understand the importance of not only citing but making the citation information accessible to the audience. Once I started composing my Annotated Bibliography I found myself looking at the prompting questions for summarizing, assessing and reflecting, regularly to remind myself what my goal was in the bibliography. Overall, I found this assignment to be challenging because of the quantity of information for researching and citing that we reviewed and because we had the ability to choose what we wanted to research (which made me weary that I was making the “right” choice). I feel that my biggest accomplishment after completing this assignment was really becoming familiar with APA citation and researching techniques.

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About jasminequezada

I’m extremely lucky to call Boise Idaho, an outdoor haven of a beautiful little city, the place I call home. I teach 4th grade dual language. This means that I teach native English speakers, Spanish, and native Spanish speakers, English, by using both languages to teach the regular 4th grade curriculum to nine year old’s. I also have an extremely creative and inquisitive seven year old son who keeps me playing, laughing, and on my toes all day long, he is my favorite person. My boyfriend’s name is Victor and he is my partner in discovering the outdoors, which is why living in Boise is perfect for us! While I enjoy being outdoors, I also love technology and all of the doors it has opened to humanity to learn, grow, and evolve. This is why I consider it vital for myself as an educator to delve deeper into this technological world so I can continue to serve as a guide for my students, in their discovery of the world.

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