Time to Explore…
Last week I asked you a question. I really enjoyed reading what you had to say.
I wanted to know, “What Interests YOU?”. Today, let’s take this a step further.
Think about what you wrote. If you said more than one thing, narrow it down to the one that speaks to your heart. For me, right now, it is watercolor painting. In these difficult times, it is what takes my mind off everything.
Do you have your one thing? If not, that is okay. Maybe you just need to do some exploring. Skim a few articles about a couple topics. Watch a video or two. It may help.
If you have a general idea, but the topic is HUGE, you may need to narrow it down a bit. Say, I love history. Well, that is great, but you need to pick a specific time or event to make it more manageable. Even say, World War II is a huge topic. You may need to narrow that down as well to a specific event or person like Hitler, concentration camps, Jewish ghettos, or KristallNacht. Do you get the idea?
As you know, I like to teach by example, so back to watercolor painting. Here’s how I did my exploring.
I started with the history of watercolor, then I looked for something about famous watercolor painters, then I watched a video and skimmed an article about watercolor techniques.
Do not forget to keep track of the articles you explore. Bookmark them, copy, or paste their web addresses into a Doc. I wouldn’t just leave the tabs open. Who knows, a family member might close them when they decide to play that game on YOUR school Chromebook!
Tomorrow, I will show you how to make a bibliography for your sources using EasyBib Creator in your Add-ons. If you already know how, you are one step ahead.
Have a great day and I miss you all!