Exploring the Mystery Genre Unit PlanCulminating Activity: Meet the Detectives Event To conclude the mystery unit, invite parents to come to school for a special "Meet the Detectives" event. Students dress up as their favorite detective (or as a generic detective) and read the mystery they have written to their parents or other parents who visit. Arrange desks in a circle, and have students sit behind their desks and autograph detective pictures for the visitors. (Take pictures of each student with a detective hat, trench coach, and magnifying glass.
Standards for Distance Learning Library ServicesApproved by the ACRL Board of Directors, July 2008. Revised June 2016. Standards for Distance Learning Library Services Worksheet (.XLSX, 2018 Supplemental Worksheet) ContentsSWGfL Digital Literacy - Curriculum OverviewThis resource is no longer being updated and may not reflect current policy. Read about our new resource here. Return to the Top KEYFS / Key Stage 1Key Stage 2Key Stage 3Key Stage 4 / 5Download this page (PDF)
Digital Literacy 101While MediaSmarts’ research shows that teachers place considerable importance on teaching their students digital literacy skills such as authenticating information, managing privacy, addressing cyberbullying, and being safe online, evidence suggests this is not reflected in Canadian classrooms. The intent of these resources is to support teachers in implementing digital literacy into their teaching practice and to help them to develop digital literacy lessons and activities that suit their students’ needs. Digital Literacy Training Workshops The Digital Literacy Training Program for Canadian Educators workshop provides an overview of essential digital literacy skills and key concepts of media and digital literacy, familiarizes participants with the digital experiences of Canadian youth, and introduces the resources and tools that are available through MediaSmarts’ USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE digital literacy framework. Instructions for Conducting a Workshop
Poetry Writing Lessons for Kids - Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4kids.comThere are many different ways to write poems as well as lots of techniques you can learn to help you improve your writing skill. Here are many of the poetry writing lessons for children that I have created to help you become a better poet, including how to write funny poetry, poetic rhythm, poetic forms and other styles of verse, as well as lesson plans for teachers and video lessons. How to Write Funny Poetry
*Privacy, Consent, and the Virtual One-Shot – ACRLog (the current academic library situation)Guest poster Nora Almeida is an instruction and outreach librarian at the New York City College of Technology (CUNY) and a volunteer at Interference Archive. Nora researches and writes about critical pedagogy, social justice, neoliberalism, performance, and place. You can find her on twitter: @nora_almeida.Digital Citizenship Resources for Family EngagementMedia Balance & Well-Being English | Spanish | More Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese) Privacy & Security English | Spanish | More Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese) Digital Footprint & Identity English | Spanish | More Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese)
Story Starters: Creative Writing Prompts for StudentsReady to get students excited about writing? Story Starters is a fun, interactive tool for computers and iPads that generates writing prompts that include direction on character, plot, and setting. Your students will love watching the Story Starters' wheels spin.