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Watch BBC TV Abroad - or any UK TV iPlayer. Index - library learners. Lesson Plans - Tiger Library - WTES. Literacy Station Activities. Ology World. Virtual Dice. Kentucky%20school%20library%20media%20news%20summer%202014 final. Do You, Olaf and Words. Picture Books on YouTube. One thing I love to do with my kids is to browse YouTube for fun educational songs and videos that we can watch together.

Picture Books on YouTube

I have found so many amazing picture books on YouTube. Most are animated and set to music making the stories come to life. SO many of our favorite stories are read and told in a fun way on there. I made a great big list of them for you to check out. Be careful you will get sucked in and stay on there WAY too long!! Pin Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst The Animal Boogie, Barefoot Books Are You My Mother? Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? SKPS Elementary Language Arts - HOME. Luckeyfrog's Lilypad: The Perfect Book to Teach Asking Questions! Okay, I have a new favorite reading lesson-- my asking questions lesson!

Luckeyfrog's Lilypad: The Perfect Book to Teach Asking Questions!

When I got a chance to work with Scholastic last spring, they gave us a bag of swag that any teacher would love, and it included the book This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, which is perfect for teaching a reading lesson about asking questions! (I’ve linked it to Amazon here, but I also highly recommend finding it through Scholastic Reading Club :) On my CRAFT board, we list "Ask questions before, during, and after reading" as a reading comprehension skill (although some of my kids think it belongs under Response to Text, so we concluded that it could go as either!).

This is a really important skill for some of my struggling readers, because some of them never question what they read. Pinterest. Video Shorts Links. Gale Training - Gale. So-Called "Digital Natives" Not Media Savvy, New Study Shows. “In Google we trust.”

So-Called "Digital Natives" Not Media Savvy, New Study Shows

That may very well be the motto of today’s young online users, a demographic group often dubbed the “digital natives” due their apparent tech-savvy. Having been born into a world where personal computers were not a revolution, but merely existed alongside air conditioning, microwaves and other appliances, there has been (a perhaps misguided) perception that the young are more digitally in-tune with the ways of the Web than others. That may not be true, as it turns out. A new study coming out of Northwestern University, discovered that college students have a decided lack of Web savvy, especially when it comes to search engines and the ability to determine the credibility of search results. Apparently, the students favor search engine rankings above all other factors.

“I Googled It” During the study, one of the researchers asked a study participant, “What is this website?” Why Use a Database? Subscription Databases » Why Use a Database?

Why Use a Database?

Why Use a Database? What is a subscription database anyway? What Are Databases and Why You Need Them- great video for students! Technology Posters, Student and Lesson Plans. LMC Lessons - CKCS @ your Library! - Websites at Verona Area School District. Grade 5 Links. Cotton Creek School >> Library/Computer Lab >> Cotton Creek Links >> Grade 5 Please note that these links will take you out of District 118's website.

Grade 5 Links

District 118 is not responsible for the content of these site. If problems occur, please contact Amy Sanecki at 847-526-4700. Thank you. ©2015 Wauconda CUSD118 This website contains links to other Internet sites and information provided by persons not affiliated with Wauconda Community Unit School District 118. The Solution to Reading Comprehension. Primary Resources: English: Kentucky%20school%20library%20media%20news%20summer%202014 final. Poplar Bridge Elementary School. WEB 2.0 Tools. I have known about some very interesting web 2.0 applications for a while.

WEB 2.0 Tools

The obvious ones like wikispaces, wikipedia and alike, but also the online applications like word processors, spreadsheets and media sharing spaces like flickr. There are however many more that are really worth looking at. Click here for Web 2.0 Productivity Tools Web 2.0 Tutorials Without a doubt one of the best resources on the web for web2.0 Technologies is the commoncraft show. Project-laptop: Microsoft Mouse Mischief. Draw 1.

project-laptop: Microsoft Mouse Mischief

Run installation process When you click run or instalation you click “I accept the license for. Technology and Education. Latest update 4th June 2013 - These are some of the best free internet resources for education.

Technology and Education

This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here. This list is not exhaustive in any way. In fact, if you think there is a tool or application for use in education that should be added to this list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and suggest it! Acapela.tv is a fun site to create text-to-speech animations.Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.

Jan/Feb 2016 Issue. Meet Your Learners Where They Are: Virtualizing the School Library As author Brenda Boyer notes, the proliferation of BYOD, 1:1 device programs, and blended and online learning opportunities for students makes it critical for school libraries to meet the challenge of providing services, resources, and instruction in virtual environments.

Jan/Feb 2016 Issue

To that end, Boyer lays out a comprehensive road map to building and maintaining that virtual environment. Online Login. Reading Fair, Fair Projects and Reading. Too Many Carrots - Picture Books - Multimedia. Library Skills Downloadables - Tools. Introduction to Genre. The Book Fairy-Goddess: Book Genres for 3rd-5th. Just like with the younger grades, when October begins, I start getting into the more "meatier" lessons with 3rd-5th grade as well.

The Book Fairy-Goddess: Book Genres for 3rd-5th

These lessons are often taught during one or two library lessons, but will also carry on throughout the entire year. The first of these "meatier" lessons is on the concept of Fiction and Non-Fiction books. My goal in these lessons is to get the students to understand that if they can figure out what type of book they are reading, they can then get their brain focused on the proper way to "read" that type of book to get the most out of it.

I combined the use of a poster and a powerpoint presentation that I created, and had them both up on the board as we began. The first thing I did was to ask the students to close their eyes and pretend that all the books in the library were floating above them. We went back to our chart, and I had them reflect on our Scavenger Hunt from the beginning of the year. Next week, we will focus on the Non-Fiction section. Teaching: Research for elementary students on Pinterest. Third Grade American Heroes Graphic Organizers. Social Studies GPS. CRISS2.asp. CRISS Learning Strategies-Review. Researchguideelem. Note Taking, Nonfiction and Biographies. Dr seuss. Parlor7 Salon & Day Spa. Big6lp. Mswitten - Big6 & Super3 Resources. Big6 & Super3 Research Process ResourcesPD AgendaBig6 Resources The chart linked above details each step of the process and offers online and offline resources.

The table and its contents are a mash-up of the following resources: Other great places to find out more:A Great Place to learn about the Big6 and access step-by-step ideas and teaching resources. It will walk you and your students through the whole process.Kathy Shrock's Guide to the Research Process - not exactly Big6 but a fantastic resource for different parts of the process.How To Do Research - The Kentucky Virtual Library presents a great process for kidsBig6 Wiki: WebGuide: Search strategies and research skills organized in the Big6 framework. Rob Darrow, Library Media Teacher, Clovis Unified, Clovis, CA.Link to downloads of Big6 Units, Lessons, Templates (Grades 3-6)Zongony Adventure: A WebQuest to Teach students Grades 3-6 about the Big6Tools and Graphic Organizers to Teach the Big6 Research Page: