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Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom

Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom
Nowadays many pupils, when given a research task, immediately might think to themselves, “I’ll just Google that.” Internet search engines (of which Google is only one of many) are powerful tools but many pupils use only a fraction of the power of them, and then can also have difficulty finding the information specific to the task. There are many resources now available to help in developing pupil skills in searching more effectively using online search engines. And, of course, when they do find information how do pupils know it is appropriate for the task? Or how do they evaluate what is suitable, and how do they present it and show where the information was found. Tools to Help Teach Research Skills The Big 6 One method of teaching information skills for investigating sources of information from databases, encyclopedias and the Internet is that known as “the Big Six.” 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The Kentucky Virtual Library How to Do Research Finding Duclinea Ergo – Teaching Research Skills

Guides pour créer un portail Web personnalisable ⇒ Un portail web personnalisable est : Une page web avec des modules, pour accéder à des ressources en ligne, que l’on peut personnaliser, déplacer ou tout simplement effacer. Une page de démarrage sur-mesure que l’on adaptera à ses goûts et que l’on peut consulter de n’importe quel ordinateur ... Quels types d’informations en ligne ? Real World Math - ideas for using Google Earth in math class Real World Math is a site with lessons and ideas for using Google Earth in the math classroom. There are lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for math that are based on active learning and project based learning, including analysis and creativity. The Lessons page has lessons grouped into five categories: Concept Lessons, Project-Based Learning, Exploratory, Measurement and Space. There is a Community page for teachers to collaborate and share lesson ideas. There is also a Resource page with links to other sites, blogs, or materials that users of Real World Math should find helpful.

Wikipédia, indispensable outil de mise en réseau de la connaissance ? Qu’on la couvre de louanges ou qu’on en critique les imperfections, l’encyclopédie en ligne Wikipédia ne laisse pas indifférent. Mieux, elle est incontournable et même consultée au quotidien par ses détracteurs. Le wiki collaboratif appliqué au domaine de la παιδεία (étymologiquement donc un outil d’”éducation rapide”, en écho à l’”éducation complète” de l’encyclopédie) se révèle en effet être une formule à succès puisque plus de 15 millions d’internautes consultent chaque jour une partie des 20 millions d’articles disponibles sur cette plate-forme qui se décline en 270 langues. J’utilise Wikipédia au travail, et vous ? Cliquez ici pour accéder au texte de l’entretien sur Wikinews Wikipédia est un outil incontournable de ma vie professionnelle.

Patterns: Learning, Thinking, Creating By Kevin Washburn, on January 10th, 2012 It seems contradictory. The brain seeks and sees patterns, but when asked to find patterns, many people become uneasy. Une belle leçon pour moi qui pourtant alerte les gens sur les risques d’internet! 17avril2013 Par Arnaud Durand Paf dans le bec! Je ne m'y attendais pas! Sacrés gredins que sont mes petits élèves. 10 Videos You Could Use to Inspire Writing. From the time teachers first viewed The Piano by Aidan Gibbons on a training course, it suddenly became legitimate to use short independent film to inspire writing. Films like the Piano are perfect for lessons as they are often: Emotive and thought-provokingAesthetic - the animation is often captivating and of high qualityShort and therefore easy for children to take in and teachers to build questioning aroundOriginal – as the children have not seen the film before they do not come at the clip with expectations or baggage. I love finding clips which I use with my class as a weekly alternative to class story. Alternatively I use a well-chosen piece as part of our literacy work for a way into poetry or story writing.

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short. Creating Infographics Infographics. You have probably seen them before. There are so many out there on a wide variety of topics. Maîtriser la recherche d’informatio...

6 Reasons Why We Should Be Using iPads Vineet Madan, vice-president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education eLabs, spends time developing ways that technology can improve learning among college and university students. He recently talked about the reasons why iPads are ready for the college classroom. K-12 schools across the country (and just down the street) are putting huge chunks of cash aside for 1-to-1 iPad initiatives. Madan argues that iPads are tailor-made for the university level. Six Examples of iPad Integration in the 1:1 Classroom There has been a lot of conversation and debate in multiple forums, both online and face-to-face, about schools adopting or already working in a 1:1 environment. While many of these conversations revert back to replacing teachers and what device is best, the real conversation begins with providing our students with the best learning environment possible. At Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, we are entering our eighth month of a 1:1 iPad initiative that began in September 2011. Don't get me wrong, we think the iPad is a great device for learning and gives each of our students a dynamic learning tool that can be used across the content areas and to accomplish a variety of tasks. Many of the critics claim that we are backing our students into a corner by giving them one brand and one skill set to learn exclusively on one device. This is not the case at Burlington.

Student workflow on iPad in your lessons iPad Published on April 22nd, 2012 | by Mark Anderson It has been obvious to me for some time now that any learning that is based around use of an iPad should really not be hung on one particular app. Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer Mobile Computing | Spotlight Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: A Primer By Mitchell A. Creative APP-titude: iPad Multimedia Tools for Creativitity