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Trading Cards. The Book to Art Club. Library as Incubator Project | Library Sparks : Homepage. 12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy. Google has made it possible for us to have instant information gratification. Just start typing the first letters of your search word and the site intuits your question and offers you the smartest choice of answers. Seems simple enough. But as quick and facile as the process is, there are ways to be even more efficient, more search-savvy. And it’s our responsibility to teach kids how to find and research information, how to judge its veracity, and when it’s time to ask for a grownup’s help. I spoke to Daniel Russell, Google’s “search anthropologist” in charge of Search Quality and User Happiness (yes, really), who brought to light some important tips you may not have known.

CONTROL F. A deceptively simple tool, the Control F function (or Command F on Macs) allows you to immediately find the word you’re looking for on a page. To those who wonder if Google is making us stupid, Russell has a pithy response: “Plato said that about books.” I better go search that. Related. Find a Book - Welcome | The Lexile® Framework for Reading.

KDL What's Next™ Database. Our What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. e.g. Sue Grafton's "A is for Alibi", "B is for... " etc. or the "Star Wars" series Search for a Book The What's Next®: Books in Series database was developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library. Please contact WhatsNext@kdl.org or 616-784-2016 ext. 2179 with any questions regarding usage, title omissions, or errors. We're looking for stories and feedback related to your experience with our What's Next® database. Kent District Library welcomes other libraries to link to this database. Lists of Web Tools. Lists of Web Tools.

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters. ” credit=”flickingerbrad/Flickr It’s becoming less and less effective to block students from websites. When Los Angeles Unified rolled out its one-to-one iPad program, administrators expected to be able to control how students used them both in school and at home. But, not surprisingly, kids are resourceful and students quickly found ways around the security, prompting the district to require students to turn over the devices.

Students live in an information-saturated world. “If we are not teaching the kids to use the web as a vehicle for enhancing learning and teaching them to be the filter, that’s a dereliction of duty.” A key to making sure good practices stick is to teach research skills when kids need them. [RELATED READING: Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know] “If we are not teaching the kids to use the web as a vehicle for enhancing learning and teaching them to be the filter, that’s a dereliction of duty,” Luhtala said. Related. Big Ideas. Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it.

This is why student creation is so important in the new economy of information. Continue Reading The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech A new school in San Francisco is combining the Silicon Valley startup model with progressive education tactics, creating classrooms as individual entities, using sensoring technologies to track kids’ progress, and building tech tools based on teacher requests. Continue Reading How Engaged Are Students and Teachers in American Schools? A recent Gallup poll indicates that students’ emotional engagement and well-being at school is powerfully tied to academic achievement. Continue Reading Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians Continue Reading Continue Reading Continue Reading. Hanover County Public Schools - Lesson Plan Book. Lessons. Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange.

How to Get More Out of Google Search Infographic. Teacher Infographics There is a lot more to efficient Googling than you might think: in a recent study on student research skills, 3 out of 4 students couldn’t perform a “well-executed search” on Google. Using Google effectively is crucial, but most students surprisingly just don’t know how.

The How to Get More Out of Google Search Infographic shows you how students can efficiently find exactly what they want on the web by refining their search with key terms that target titles, file types, website and more. You can also check out the 5 Best Free Web Search Tools for Teachers to ensure that your students find relevant and safe results whenever they search the web. Via: www.hackcollege.com Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog! Copy and Paste the following code! Do Your Students Know How To Search? The Connected Student Series: There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

Helene Blowers has come up with seven ideas about the new digital divide – four of them, the ones I felt related to searching, are listed below. The New Digital Divide: In an age of information abundance learning to effectively search is one of the most important skills most teachers are NOT teaching. They assume students know how to conduct a search, and set them free on the internet to find information. They assume that students have the skills to critically think their way through the searching and the web.

Teachers – especially in the elementary grades -need to develop a shared vocabulary around the skill of searching. Here are some of the searching skills and vocabulary we should be teaching students : TELL Resource Library « iReport Assignment: First day of school photos. Myths and Facts about Copyright Infringement Infographic. Other Infographics Student Infographics Teacher Infographics There are a lot of Copyright myths and misunderstandings – particularly when it comes to Internet Copyright Infringement. The Myths and Facts about Copyright Infringement Infographic explains how to avoid breaching Copyright and how to protect teachers and students from Copyright Infringement online.

Via: legal123.com.au Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog! Copy and Paste the following code! Cb_copyright. Welcome To The FACE Kids Site. Rubric for Creativity. Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs.