Teach your students the right way to Google Kelly Maher November 24th, 2014 In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between primary and secondary sources As in decades past, proper research methods are an essential skill for today’s students. At a time when most students (and adults, for that matter) are accustomed to heading straight to Google to answer all of their questions, being able to sagely sift through the good, the bad, and the ugly of search results is key to creating independent 21st century thinkers. However, even when used properly, Google is not always the right resource. On its website, the Kentucky Virtual Library provides a detailed, student-friendly interactive map of the research process, called “How To Do Research,” which spells out the steps for making the most of the research process, from planning to searching to taking notes and ultimately using gathered information effectively.
Library Games: Resources for FUNbrarians! » Games Library Buzz (Activity) One of the best ways to get kids excited about coming to your media center is to create a BUZZ. Much like adults around “the water cooler” you can generate “buzz” simply through conversation. This lesson gets kids talking about the library and having a good time doing so. Great lesson for the beginning of the year. 40 maps that explain the internet The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world. How the internet was created Before the internet, there was the ARPANET Before the internet, there was the ARPANETARPANET, the precursor to the modern internet, was an academic research project funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, a branch of the military known for funding ambitious research projects without immediate commercial or military applications. Initially, the netowrk only connected the University of Utah with three research centers in California.
Digital Library of the Week Archive April 9, 2014: The W. R. Gray Studio photographic collection, hosted by Fort Hays State University, Kansas, features some 29,000 images from glass plate negatives that were produced by W. Breaking down barriers to reading news: 7 good questions with Newsela’s Jennifer Coogan Published Updated 03/05/14 7:48 am Program Coordinator of the American Press Institute @kevinloker Newsela is a less-than-a-year-old educational technology startup that uses news articles to teach reading comprehension to youth.
Web Literacy: Where the Common Core Meets Common Sense Are you as worried as we are that the overall impact of technology on our children’s ability to solve complex research problems is negative? Have you heard a child near you say, “Just Google it,” when asked to describe the meaning of life? Research shows that students primarily use one search engine and then only look at the first page of results. They can quickly give up or settle for something “close enough” when they don’t find the information they’re looking for.
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?utm_content=bufferd691c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter "We do not aggregate articles; we aggregate facts which we find in articles." By Sage Lazzaro 12/16 2:20pm Share this: It’s the newest news stand. Examples of Technology Integration with Young Children Key Messages When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development. Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children. Limitations on the use of technology and media are important.
Styling Librarian: Book Talk #titletalk September « The Styling Librarian I love waking up to #titletalk when everyone else is in their Sunday evenings. Fortunately, this is a 4 day weekend, so I got up early instead of sleeping in and immersed myself in great ideas for book talking this time… Here are my big “take aways” for this #titletalk A Good Way to Create and Save Mind Maps to Google Drive October 25, 2014 MindMup is an excellent web tool that allows you to create beautiful mind maps. Mindmup does not require registration and is very simple to use. It is also integrated with Google Drive so you can save your mind maps straight to your Drive account. MindMup also provide a set of good extensions to enhance your mind mapping.