WEBCAST: "Action Research" - Dr. Susan Bruce talks about inquiry as the basis of action research and the types of action research that can be conducted. In addition, she shares examples of action research studies that were conducted at Perkins School for the Blind during the past two school years.
The 2nd graders use a Web-based program called VoiceThread, which archives and indexes images, videos, text, and audio. Fourth graders create their own Web pages to display what they’ve learned throughout their time at Shorecrest. “We scan writing, [and] put in pictures and short videos,” says Baralt. “The kids record themselves reading their stories.” Baralt also added a reflection component to the portfolios. “It’s about getting the students to take ownership,” she says.