ExploreLearning Gizmos: Math & Science Simulations Powering Inquiry and Understanding The Key to Keywords (3-5) Jump to navigation Educator Subnav The Key to Keywords (3-5) Related resources Share on print Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest_share Share on email Related resources Curriculum MaterialsScope & SequenceNEW! Materiales en español ¡Nuevo! ¡Nuevo! ¡Nuevo! Lesson in Action Improving Research Skills with Effective Keywordswatchdownload right click to save Family Resources Smart Searching Family Tip Sheet (Elementary School) Key Vocabulary keywords: the most important words related to a subject, which you type into a search engine to find the information you wantprecise: clear and exactresults page: the screen showing what a search site found in response to your keyword searchsynonyms: two or more words with the same meaning or nearly the same meaningalternative: a different way to say or do something Which keywords will give you the best search results? Students learn strategies to increase the accuracy of their keyword searches. Download Lesson Materials Students will be able to ...
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10 Resources for Teaching With Primary Sources I'm looking forward to next week's LOC virtual conference on teaching with primary sources. Thinking about the conference prompted me to put together the following collection of resources related to teaching history with primary sources. Before students can work with primary sources they need to understand the differences between primary and secondary sources. Common Craft offers a video in which the differences and relationships between primary and secondary sources are explained in a two minute story. Zoom In provides units of lesson plans built around primary source documents. Historical Scene Investigation offers a fun way for students to investigate history through primary documents and images. The World Digital Library hosts more than 10,000 primary documents and images from collections around the world. Who Am I? Student Discovery Sets from the Library of Congress offer primary collections of primary sources in free iBooks.
Interactive Learning Sites for Education - Home OER Commons The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”) NOTE: First, Wallwisher, the popular virtual “corkboard” or “bulletin board” Web tool changed their name — they’re now known as Padlet (though all their old links using the Wallwisher name work fine). Now, Corkboard.Me, a similar tool, just announced they’re changing their name, too — they are now known as NoteApp. Wallwisher was the first online application that let you easily place virtual post-it notes on a virtual corkboard or bulletin board, and allow you to post text, images, and/or videos on them. This kinds of apps have many uses. I particularly like them for easy social bookmarking (my students, for example, post their favorite language-learning games on them so their classmates can try them out. I also have students use them to supplement inductive data sets (a series of pieces of information about a topic( they have categorized in the classroom. Here are my choices for The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”): Corkboard Me is a Wallwisher-like tool.
Control Alt Achieve: Language Arts Graphic Organizers with Google Drawings Graphic organizers are a powerful tools for language arts. Students can use them to plan an essay, compare and contrast characters, detail the sequence of a story, explore the meanings of a word, and much more. There are many tools for creating and using graphic organizers, but one great option is Google Drawings. Some benefits include: Loads of ways to add images, shapes, connectors, text, and moreEasy to collaborate with partners or for a whole class brainstorming activityFinal product can be shared as is, or can be exported in several formatsIt’s free! Recently I created a new batch of graphic organizers in Drawings that are aimed at language arts. Here’s my list of language arts related graphic organizer templates: These are part of a much larger set of graphic organizers I have made over time. Graphic Organizer Templates - Google Drive folder link