This is an online inquiry assignment that encourages students to be intentional about how they search, consume and reflect on information online. Students who complete this assignment will gain new information about the Battle of Gettysburg and learn about their own online inquiry practices. The use of LearnicsIL in this lesson encourages students to conduct intentional searches online and it sets an expectation for the amount of time that students should spend working on the assignment. The activity could be used as a virtual learning activity or in class assignment.
This assignment takes a unique flipped approach to instruction. The use of LearnicsIL encourages students to be intentional, focused and reflective about their online activity. To get started, a teacher will need to create an assignment in the teacher portal and share a unique assignment key code with their students. Students will need to have the LearnicsIL Chrome extension installed on their computer.
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The goal of this assignment was for students to engage in an online learning experience that had them access prior knowledge to conduct an intentional internet search for new information about the perspectives of the soldiers that fought in the Battle of Gettysburg. Below are some suggestions for ways that the Learnics analytics may provide you with evidence of this activity.