After reading everybody’s comments I realized I had some tweaking to do on my question. Tracie pointed out that my verbage of ‘dig deeper’ was too vague and open-ended and that it needed something a little more Bloom’s-esque. So I thought I would change it to: “How can digital tools be incorporated effectively in the classroom to instruct Tier 2 and 3 vocabulary words so that students can define and apply them accurately?” I hope this is more definitive in what I would like to accomplish through this research.
I received some nice comments that I found very useful. The first was Tracie’s pointing out the vagueness of my question, which I fixed. The second was in the encouragement I received from Jon. The last one was truly a gem and came from Michelle. She gave me a link that is dead on to what I have been looking for. This was a blog and a website by Susan Oxnevad that just blew my mind. It had so many resources that I am more than equipped to start work on this project. Her extra digging on my behalf was extremely helpful and sincerely appreciated.
Michelle and I became acquainted during the Twitter class this past Thursday, when we started discussing what in the world to do for this class. Personally, I find Twitter frustrating to use as an avenue for communication, but I hope I was helpful to her in her quest to formalize a solid question.