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10 Important Google Search Strategies for Students - A PDF Handout. Do Your Students Know How to Evaluate a Website? Three Easy Ways to Share Bundles of Links With Students. Exploring Digital Resources 6 12. Web_vs_wbol_info_sheet_8-15. Top 100 Learning Tooooools? South Dakota State Library. ProQuest_Google_Compared.pdf. Essential Questions | Model Essential Questions Social Problems/Health • Who is hungry and what are the effects of hunger? • What does it mean to be healthy? Language Arts • What is courage? Science • Why do organisms die? History/Cultural Values • Who was/is a great person?

Math • What is measurable? More tips for essential questions... How do you engage students deeply in the content of the curriculum? In my 31st year of teaching, I can honestly say that all of my classes are turbocharged with energy. The difference is, I now use essential questions that set the class off on an inquiry. In the field of cognitive science, inquiry is defined as “the rigorous apprenticeship into disciplinary ways of knowing,” and that’s just what it should look like in the classroom. What Is an Essential Question? An essential question frames a unit of study as a problem to be solved. Essential questions can be geared toward uncovering a topic. Likewise, you can proceed from the kind of composing you want students to do. What Makes a Question Essential? SOS: Think Puzzle Explore (TPE)

Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Leave a comment and let us know how you’ll use this strategy in your class. Think-Puzzle-Explore PDF and Vignette Version Access all PDFs and Vignettes in the Series The Think-Puzzle-Explore routine, developed as part of the Visual Thinking project from Harvard’s Project Zero, is used much like Know-Want to Know-Learned (KWL) organizer. Materials: video segment, related books and other print materials, paper and writing utensils 1.Ask students to fold a piece of paper into three equal columns and label them as T (or Think)-P (or Puzzle)-E (or Explore). 2.Ask students to use the first column to jot ideas about what they know about the topic. 3.Next, ask students to use the second column students record questions they have or what or puzzles them about the topic. 4.Have students use the third column to jot down their plan for how they will explore this topic. 5.Show the video segment. 1. 3.

Abilock_March_April2015.pdf. GI-School-Librarians-in-the-21-Century.pdf. Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease | Wonderopolis. Science360 - Video Library. PBS LearningMedia. NSDL | OER Commons.

Teacher Resources | Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom. Go to the blog Subscribe to the blog via e-mail or RSS. Using Primary Sources Discover quick and easy ways to begin using primary sources in your classroom, with teachers' guides, information on citing sources and copyright, and the Library's primary source analysis tool. TPS Partners The Teaching with Primary Sources Program builds partnerships with educational organizations to support effective instruction using primary sources. The Teaching with Primary Sources Journal. Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School.

The first few days of school are a vital time to set the right tone for the rest of the year. Many teachers focus on important things like getting to know their students, building relationships and making sure students know what the classroom procedures will be. While those things are important, Alan November, a former teacher-turned-author and lecturer says the most important ideas to hammer home will help students learn on their own for the rest of the year.

“The name of the game is to find the right information with the right question,” said November during a workshop at the 2014 gathering of the International Society of Technology in Education in Atlanta. “My job used to be to give you the information, now my job is to teach you how to find the information.” November firmly believes this dynamic needs to be made very clear in the first five days of school. “The best teachers were kids who had really struggled with the material and really understand what it’s like to learn.” RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation. Common Core Standards Initiative - SD Department of Education. 5 Research Tools Students Often Overlook. When they're given a research assignment most students immediately turn to Google to start their research. Unfortunately, many students don't recognize that they are limiting their research efforts by not going beyond to search.

Here are five research tools that I introduce to students to get them to go beyond using 1. School librarian and library resources. 2. 3. 4. 5. 12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know | The Gooru. Search is Google’s main business and they take it seriously. Features are constantly released that enable it to better display the information that is most relevant to you so you don’t need to scroll through multiple pages of results to find what you need. If you can’t remember song lyrics that are on the tip of your tongue or need to review your spending habits from last month, you can do it with Google Search. Check out a few of our favorite little known search tricks that can take your searches to the next level. 1. Weigh your options with Google comparisons. Deciding between two similar items for your next purchase?

2. goo·gle: ˈɡo͞oɡ(ə)l/, verb, search for information about (someone or something) on the Internet using the search engine Google. Google can serve as an online dictionary. 3. If your searches turn up results that are too general, try using quotation marks to limit your search to an exact term. 4. Searching my flights will bring up your itinerary for any upcoming trips. 5. Your Bookmarks and favorites in the cloud. How to Create a Twitter Poll. Over the last week Twitter has been rolling out a new polling feature to its users. The new polling option allows you to post a Tweet that contains a short poll question.

Using a poll is different than just asking people to reply to a question that you Tweet. When you post a poll people don't have to reply to you with an "@" reply. Instead of sending a written reply people just choose from one of your response choices. Applications for Education Twitter polls could be useful in large professional development settings in which you want to quickly get a sense of the participants' level of interest in a particular topic.