The School Librarian as Learning Alchemist. The landscape of learning is changing.
Children and young adults learn not only in school but fluidly across home, school, peer culture, and community. This transformation in learning and the school environment has prompted educators to ask challenging questions about how to develop learning spaces to meet these needs within the sometimes competing economic, social, and political realities. At the same time, school librarians continue to serve their communities by linking children, young adults, and teachers with both the information they need and the skills to use it. We’ve identified three trends that we see as most affecting the role of the school librarian in the near future.
Information on demand In the near future, there will be a significant reduction in physical library space and collections. Even as some schools move to virtual collections, the opportunities for school librarians to influence learning will actually increase. Assessment and Rubrics.
Hints about Print. Home › Classroom Resources › Student Interactives Student Interactive Hints about Print, included in an extended research skills unit which also employs the Fact Fragment Frenzy interactive, aids students in evaluating print resources that contain the facts they need for compiling their research.
The tool asks prompting questions (shown at left) to guide young researchers in the process of their work. History Labs. A Guided Approach to Historical Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom What is a History Lab?
In this video students and teachers describe the benefits of History Labs. Their enthusiasm speaks volumes about how the History Labs approach increases student engagement, promotes critical reading and thinking skills, and leads to thoughtful, persuasive writing assignments. A preponderance of research in the field of history education has demonstrated that effective teaching of the subject relies on active student learning of the reading, writing and analytical skills involved in historical inquiry. Smithsonian's History Explorer. Preparing For The Oath: U.S. History And Civics For Citizenship. Government Agency Pages for Kids. Government Agency Pages for Kids When kids are curious about certain things, it can be tough to find an age-appropriate way to teach them.
Most of the many agencies of the United States government have created web pages designed specifically with kids in mind. These sites offer fun and safe ways for kids to explore the functions of various government agencies and to learn about how these agencies work for everyone as a part of our society. Investigative Agencies The United States has several investigative agencies, and kids are almost invariably compelled to find out more about them. Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English. Homework Help - KidInfo.com.
Resource-Based Learning. Lisa Campbell, Paula Flageolle, Shann Griffith, Catherine Wojcik Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, University of Georgia Review of Resource-Based Learning Introduction Scenario Mr.
Hartman, the media specialist, was asked to collaborate on a Civil War unit for fourth grade students. Mr. Mr. At this point, he turned his attention to audiovisual materials that could enhance the unit and pulled several videos from the media center shelves. Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More. Teaching Ahead of the Curve. Welcome To Professor Garfield. Internet4Classrooms - Helping Students, Teachers and Parents Use the Internet Effectively.
Tech Thinking Maps. SuperSites for Elementary Students / SuperSites! Kids.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for Kids. WatchKnowLearn - Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. WebTools4u2use - home. Vimeo, Your Videos Belong Here. Educational-origami - home. Classroom 2.0. Dewey Decimal Numbers for Kids. The Nonfiction Minute - Blogs for Students and Teachers.
The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them. You can find that link at the top of my blog by first clicking on About and then scrolling down to Websites of the Year. Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher. Kids' Games, Animals, Photos, Stories, and More. BrainPOP Free Stuff. A Program of the National Park Service. Utah Education Network. Fun Facts for Kids on Animals, Earth, History and more!
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The features highlight resources and ideas related to holidays, awareness months, anniversaries and seasonal topics. January February March April May June July August Back to School: 7 Ways to Help Kids Transition Back to the Classroom September October November December. Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease. Links to Primary Sources - Primary Sources VA. Document Analysis Worksheets. Document analysis is the first step in working with primary sources. Teach your students to think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to extract information to make informed judgments. Use these worksheets — for photos, written documents, artifacts, posters, maps, cartoons, videos, and sound recordings — to teach your students the process of document analysis.
Follow this progression: The first few times you ask students to work with primary sources, and whenever you have not worked with primary sources recently, model careful document analysis using the worksheets. Point out that the steps are the same each time, for every type of primary source: Meet the document. Don’t stop with document analysis though. Materials created by the National Archives and Records Administration are in the public domain. Classroom Resources. TeachersFirst’s Classroom Resources area includes anything you would use with students in the classroom.
You can find over 16,000 educator-reviewed web resources, searchable by subject/grade or keyword. You can also find lesson plans/units, ready-to-go content you can share on student computers, a projector, or interactive whiteboard, and special topic collections of web resources. Everything we offer will show up via keyword searches, or you can simply browse. We even offer just-in-time collections organized into a classroom planning calendar. To find just what you need and save TIME: BROWSE by subject/grade to find inspiration or see the breadth and depth of TeachersFirst’s offerings Target your search with a KEYWORD SEARCH for a specific curriculum topic and/or activity format. Everything we offer for your classroom is written or reviewed by experienced teachers who know the realities of teaching. Information Skills Lesson Plans.
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