Activity Book: Play and learn: Being online We live in a society characterised with an overwhelming presence of modern technological devices, allowing distance between people to fade and leading to the existence of a second, online world. As children these days grow up in this digitised environment, they become accustomed to and aware of their presence from a very young age. Most kindergarten and preschool curricula do not include lessons on modern technology; therefore this book aims at introducing concepts of modern technology in their daily vocabulary and activities. Whilst this activity book offers children from 4 to 8 years of age 30 pages of fun and games, it also leads them to sharpen their basic language and mathematical, social and cultural skills. It gives them a glimpse of the impact modern technology can have on their everyday life. Above all it offers an opportunity for parents and teachers to sit together with their children and discuss these important issues.
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Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them This may not sound like the most exciting topic for a post, but I can assure you that it is a critical one. If your students complete ANY research online at all, then you will be interested in how I collaborated with our librarian to teach my students to identify reliable resources and to properly credit them. After helping my 1st grade son create a poster for school last year that required online research, I know this information is applicable to grades 1–12. I have also included sources that help students create grade-appropriate citations.
Watch. Connect. Read. Webonauts Internet Academy Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! The Book Bug: Share and Share Alike In the past couple of days I have gotten a few, very sweet emails from other teachers and Media Specialists about the ideas and programs I have shared here on The Book Bug. Although I do come up with a great deal of my own programs and ideas for the Media Center, I must admit that a few of the programs I am using in the Media Center are not 100% my original ideas. I have borrowed from some wonderful, more experienced Media Specialists and tweaked their ideas into my version of their original. I would like to take the time and acknowledge the creators of two of those ideas and explain my adaptation of them.
Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner Media Flash-based game Available on Apple and Android app Age group 5–7 years Key issues addressed Mr And Mrs Vinegar - An English Fairy Tale Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar, a worthy couple, lived in a glass pickle-jar. The house, though small, was snug, and so light that each speck of dust on the furniture showed like a mole-hill; so while Mr. Vinegar tilled his garden with a pickle-fork and grew vegetables for pickling, Mrs. Vinegar, who was a sharp, bustling, tidy woman, swept, brushed, and dusted, brushed and dusted and swept to keep the house clean as a new pin. Thinkuknow - home We have a cool cyber café for you to visit where you can help Jason, Sunil, Ali and others to stay safe using new technology. If you’re between 8 and 10, you probably know a lot about using the internet. We’ve created this area for you to show you what we think is good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations. If you know something we don’t, or you want to get involved in helping to make our website better take a minute to fill in one of our polls.
Book Club Games and Icebreakers Try these fun book club games to liven up your normal routine or break the ice for newcomers! 1. Extreme MakeoverUpdate a character or two from a book set in thepast. Place the characters in today's culture—and invent a new life.
Tales from a Tidy Teacher: Digital Citizenship We have been discussing how important it is to be a responsible user of technology - especially when online. I decided to show a video created by Common Sense Media. I asked students to specifically watch the different images featured in the video. Information Skills Lesson Plans Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu for This Page: General Collections of Lesson Plans | The Dewey Decimal System | Reference Books and Web Sites | Worksheets | Research Methods and Reports | Miscellaneous and Holiday Lessons General Collections of Lesson Plans Learn North Carolina - Searchable lesson plan database which includes information skills units. Library Skills Lessons - by Katy Punch on Pinterest Library Media Lesson Plans - For all grades from the Utah Education Network. Elementary Library Routines - This is a place for elementary librarians to share ideas for curriculum and library management.