A while back, I began curating a list of standards-based grading related scholarly literature. For a few weeks, it appeared as though I had hit a road block on new reading. Then it hit me...
Step 1: Find a dissertation on a related topic, i.e. this one.
Step 2: Download the paper for safe keeping. (I prefer Dropbox to store all of my scholarly downloads, so they're accessible from nearly any internet-connected device)
Step 3: Head straight to the References section of the paper.
Step 4a: Google the titles of sources cited in the references that look interesting.
Step 4b: Search any academic databases (i.e. I have access to EBSCOhost through my school district) for the titles of sources cited in the references that look interesting.
Repeat Step 1 and if necessary, replacing "dissertation" with "article."
This process isn't anything earth shattering, but it has added a new layer of cognitive interest to my online reading during the past four weeks, so I thought I'd share it in this space.