Teachers | Admongo.gov Everywhere you look, you see advertisements—not just on TV and online, but on buses, buildings, and scoreboards. Many ads target kids ages 8 to 12. Do your students have the critical thinking skills to understand ads, what they're saying, and what they want kids to do? To help you equip your students with these valuable skills, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has launched a campaign to teach kids about advertising. The Admongo campaign will help kids learn to ask three key "critical thinking" questions when they encounter advertising: Who is responsible for the ad? The campaign has four components: a game-based website at Admongo.gov; sample ads that can be used in the classroom; free lesson plans, developed with the assistance of Scholastic, Inc.; and teacher training videos. Together, these tools will help you build ad literacy skills. Why use this program? How to Use This Site Resources For more information, below are links to free resources:
Where Do I Search? About this Site FISD Library Services offers many online resources for staff and students to use for information seeking purposes. These online resources are subscription databases that the district purchases each year so FISD staff and students may have access to the highest quality resources for information seeking purposes. Flipped Library Lesson This site is to be used as a Flipped Library Lesson to help students when they are doing research. Different Kinds of Sources Traditional Sources AlmanacsAtlasesBooksBiographiesDatabasesDictionariesDocumentariesEncyclopediasHistorical societiesMuseums and galleriesNewspapersPeriodicals (such as magazines and journals)People with firsthand information about your subject (interview or survey)Reference material, including CD-ROM'sWebsitesBlogsPodcastsWikis Primary Sources Primary sources originate from the same period as the events being studied. Secondary Sources
ABCya.com | Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities Sell me on Dewey! Learning outcomes Students will: learn the basics of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. learn the major informational categories in each section. easily locate resources in the library media center. use creativity and writing skills, as well as their social skills, in a collaborative manner to develop a group’s commercial on a particular segment of Dewey. Teacher planning Time required for lesson 80 minutes Materials/resources library media center poster of Dewey Decimal System & main categories flip chart (to write students’ ideas of what they might find in a particular section) sheet of paper for them to write about their Dewey Assignment (with directions to work as a team to scan a section of Dewey in the library media center) pencils notebook paper handout Sell me on Dewey! Technology resources video camera with tripod (optional) Pre-activities Students will need a general knowledge of the physical layout of their school’s library media center. Activities Assessment Comments
Rachel K Tutoring Blog - Providing resources for parents and teachers! Summer Goals Here is a list of my summer goals – both for business and personal! If you’ve been around here you’ll know I love my lists. Business Goals Tutoring Summer is usually more of my busy season for tutoring, so I need to make sure I continue to stay organized. Summer Writing Prompts Try these 25 summer writing prompts to keep kids writing all summer long! 1. 2. 3. Summer Reading Bingo This FREE Summer Reading Bingo will help keep reading going all summer long! Included: • Instructions page • Bingo board in book design in color and black & white … End of the Year Activities May is going by so fast! 1. 20 End of the Year Reflection Questions 2. 3. 4. 8 Great Activities for the End of the Year 5. Teacher Appreciation Sale (May 5-6) Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Teacher Appreciation Sale just for you! The sale starts tomorrow (May 5th) 12:01 … Free Handwriting Resources Need free handwriting resources? 35 non-worksheet ideas for kids who hate handwriting … Educational Minecraft Activities 1.
Infographics | Trudy Hart What is an infographic? Why infographics? The Art of Visualization (Video) Term 1 Infographic Assignment You will be creating an engaging “Info-Graphic” that shares information with the audience using pictures, numbers and words. Your goal: create an informative and dynamic page that helps to illustrate one of the fascinating or strenuous parts of life for a grade 8 student. What you need to do: Pick a topic (e.g., stress, travel, extra-curricular activities, family, school).Complete a rationale in paragraph form: Why did you choose this topic? The Product: A finished poster that includes at least 10 different info-graphics about your topic.Info-graphics include the mathematical work that supports the visuals (e.g., for a pie graph: 12/30 students have more than 6 hours of extra-curricular activities a week which equals 40%).A completed rationale and conclusion. Math Rubric for Infographic Due: Wednesday December 17th, 2014
learning.blogs.nytimes Video and a related lesson plan from TEDEd. How do you know if something you read is true? Why should you care? We pose these questions this week in honor of News Engagement Day on Oct. 6, and try to answer them with resources from The Times as well as from Edutopia, the Center for News Literacy, TEDEd and the Newseum. Although we doubt we need to convince teachers that this skill is important, we like the way Peter Adams from the News Literacy Project frames it in a post for Edutopia. As he points out, every teacher is familiar with “digital natives” and the way they seem to have been born with the ability to use technology. Even though they know how easy it is to create and distribute information online, many young people believe — sometimes passionately — the most dubious rumors, tempting hoaxes (including convincingly staged encounters designed to look raw and unplanned) and implausible theories. Getting Started: What is News Literacy and Why Do You Need It? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Middle School Media Literacy What is Media Litearcy? Media Literacy is about understanding how the media works and the techniques it uses to communicate with its audience. Why is Media Literacy Important? It is important to understand how the media works because it can help us recognize and guard oursleves against the pressures it can create in our opinions. The Activity: We are going to watch, analyze, and discuss eight different commercials. Round One: 1. 2. 3. Round Two: 3. 4. 5. Commercial #1: Nike Commercial #2: Up Trailer Commercial #3: Dove Commercial #4: NBA Commercial #5: Coca Cola Commercial #6: Hallmark A Commercial #7: Axe Commercial #8: Pantene PBL in the Elementary Library Words and phrases throughout the post in blue are links to handouts and other web pages. After hearing about Project Based Learning (PBL), I decided it was time to step out of the center of the classroom and move the kids to the center (Follow #PBL on Twitter & check out these resources: Edutopia & BIE). The perfect opportunity presented itself with our Digital Citizenship unit of study. We're currently about midway through the process, and I have been reflecting and re-adjusting the whole way. Starting with a question I started with this question in mind: How can we demonstrate that we are good Digital Citizens by showing that we are safe, responsible, respectful and fun when we use technology? The Hook The third graders LOVED the premise and showed a lot of enthusiasm, the fourth graders quietly nodded their approval and looked ready to tackle the issues, and the fifth grade - well, let's just say I'll need to come up with a better hook for them in the future. The Process The Technology
Webonauts Internet Academy Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Happy School Librarian Day! Flashback: the school was in Far Rockaway, the decade was the ‘80s, and the librarian was Mrs. Antosofsky… Our class visited the library once a week, sat in assigned seats, and learned the Dewey Decimal System and how to use the card catalog. It was a sunny room on the third floor, and it was my source for Nancy Drew and various other yellowing hardcover titles. However, half of my memories of the time I spent in Mrs. This month is School Library Month, and the official theme chosen by the American Association of School Librarians is Lives change @ your library®, so I would like to share an ‘about me’ lesson that I did a few years ago. For the intro, or hook, explain that Melville Dewey was all about efficiency, to the point that he was into spelling reform and even went by ‘Melvil Dui’. For your mini-lesson, explain the logic and basic structure for the Dewey Decimal System. 100s – Who am I? Try this lesson out in your school library and let me know how it goes!
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google At Google we believe in the power of education and the promise of technology to improve the lives of students and educators -- leading the way for a new generation of learning in the classroom and beyond. But no matter what subject you teach, it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens. Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer. Class 1: Become an Online Sleuth In this class, students will identify guidelines for evaluating the credibility of content online. We are always looking to improve these classes.
Book Tasting Events in the Library - Lessons by Sandy In Texas, students in 3rd-6th grade can participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program. Each year, 20 books are selected by a committee, and students are encouraged to read them. By January, students who have read or heard at least 5 of these books are able to vote for their favorite, and then sometime in February, the winner is announced. In our district, we also hold a “Battle of the Bluebonnets” in February where all elementary and middle schools compete in a whirlwind question-answer session to see which team really knows the 20 Bluebonnets. I wanted to find a fun way to introduce these books this year to my students, so I decided to do a “Bluebonnet Book Tasting”. I pulled out my picnic tablecloths that I use for my Poetry Picnic in the Spring, added a cup with our flower pencils, and displayed the books. Here’s how I manage the program in the library: I will tally up those votes to determine which book I will read first in my after school Bluebonnet Enrichment Club. Sandy