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Related:  Media LiteracyLesson Ideas 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: 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.

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.

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. Infographics What is an infographic? Why infographics? The Art of Visualization (Video) Term 1 Infographic Assignment 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.

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. 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. 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.

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.

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”.

Nine Elements Nine Themes of Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. 1. Digital Access: full electronic participation in society. Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology. Working toward equal digital rights and supporting electronic access is the starting point of Digital Citizenship. New Year Means New Books! - Lessons by Sandy Jan 04, 2014 • Leave a comment It’s almost time to go back to school, so I’ve been thinking about a fun activity to do with the kids to ease back into school. As usual, I have a large order of books that came in right before we left for Winter Break. You know what that means, right?! It’s a perfect time to do another Book Tasting! I created some table signs at the beginning of the year when I did our Bluebonnet Book Tasting.