So this week, my students went into Ximena's Ning and recommended keywords and sources for their various papers.
I can't speak to how helpful it was for Ximena's students, but it seemed incredibly helpful for mine. My students were really focused in their advice, but also relatively on-point with their suggestions.
I'll ask them to brainstorm keywords for their own work in class and they'll avoid Boolean terms and refuse to run test searches.
But when it came to helping Ximena's students, they were all about test searches, refining searches, and Boolean connectors.
I'm hoping now that they've applied this to other students' work, they'll see they can also do it for themselves.
The students really seemed to enjoy the assignment, though. And getting everyone into Ning was truly effortless.
Here's the specific assignment my class did for Ximena.
Hopefully Ximena's class will swing by our class next week as we work on paraphrasing and using quotations.