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S.O.S. for Information Literacy

S.O.S. for Information Literacy
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Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright skip navigation Library of Congress Teachers Suggestions enabled. The Library of Congress > Teachers > Classroom Materials > Presentations and Activities > Copyright Print Subscribe Share/Save Give Feedback Taking the Mystery Out Of Copyright View a plain text version of this activity. Connect with the Library All ways to connect Find Us On Subscribe & Comment Download & Play Questions About | Press | Jobs | Donate Inspector General | Legal | Accessibility | External Link Disclaimer | Speech Enabled School Libraries Fight Fake News Fake news has been all over the real news lately. From Mark Zuckerburg to Pizzagate, fake news is a huge problem, and it’s not going away on its own. According to a recent study from Stanford University, approximately 80 percent of students struggled to evaluate the credibility of an online resource. This is a little disheartening, since this is a huge part of what we teach as school librarians, and it appears we’ve not been very effective. There really isn’t a magic formula or checklist that replaces the critical thinking needed to determine if information is credible. Based on the recent surge of fake news and the results of the Stanford study, we decided to overhaul our website evaluation lessons by doing the following: Changing website evaluation to resource evaluation. Fake news has always been around, but now it feels more threatening. Completed worksheet from the Stanford study Author: Mica Johnson I’m a school librarian at Farragut Middle. Like this: Like Loading...

Web 2.0 Tools to Explore Here is list of websites that you may find useful in your classroom. You may need to request a page to be unblocked from our help desk. More will be added often! If you would like suggestions on how to incorporate these technology tools into your lessons to meet the Common Core Learning Standards, contact Brenda Aull-Klaben. 5min Life Videopedia is a place to find short video solutions for every practical question. is a fun site to create text-to-speech animations. BeFunky is a website that allows you to apply a variety of fun effects to your own photos or from photo sharing sites. Camstudio is a free desktop application that allows you to record your computer screen. Dabbleboard is an online whiteboard that will help you visualize, explore and communicate ideas Delicious is a social book-marking site which allows you to access your book-marks from any computer. Edmodo is a micro-blogging service (like Twitter) for teachers and students.

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Ten Things Your Administrator Needs to Know as the School Year Begins 10. That you are a teacher who teaches not content but process. You teach children to be information literate, digitally literate, media literate, and visually literate. The skills that you teach, the dispositions that you help children to develop, the responsibilities that you foster, and the self-assessment strategies that you instill will serve children not only in school but also in life. You are, first and foremost, a teacher! 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. If your administrator already knows these things, wonderful! Author: Audrey Church, Leadership Development Committee Chair and 2017-2018 AASL Past President Like this: Like Loading... Categories: Advocacy/Leadership, Blog Topics, Community, Presidential Musings

50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools Recently I've been experimenting with a number of curation sites that are beneficial for creating and sharing lists. While exploring these tools, I've been "fine tuning" my Web 2.0 list for schools. I created a list of 25 Web 2.0 sites for education over a year ago -- but a lot has changed since then. More sites have been developed and more tools are available to students and educators than ever before. This list is in alphabetical order.David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. Why are school libraries essential? (Video courtesy of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians) Student Achievement More than 60 education and library research studies have produced clear evidence that school library programs staffed by qualified school librarians have a positive impact on student academic achievement. Read more. College and Career Readiness Today’s K–12 students will compete for jobs in a global economy. Lifelong Learners Imagine a place where all students feel welcome and encouraged to grow and learn.

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. A few notes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad 1. Developer Description: View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View; View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world. 2. Developer Description: “…explore more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. 3. Developer Description: “This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

How to Use Curriculum Mapping - TeachHUB Skip to content K-12 Resources By Teachers, For Teachers Provided by the K-12 Teachers Alliance How to Use Curriculum Mapping Colleen Sullivan Scholastic Outreach Representative; M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Point Park University Home Teacher Resources Professional Development What is Curriculum Mapping? Before defining curriculum mapping, let’s first focus on what curriculum means. Now that we have established what curriculum itself is, let’s discuss curriculum mapping and what it entails. Curriculum mapping can also refer to the alignment of learning standards and teaching. Generally, a comprehensible curriculum needs to be well organized and purposefully designed to facilitate learning. Educators used to create curriculum maps on paper prior to technology advances that we see today. What are the Goals of Curriculum Mapping? While the specific approach used to map a curriculum may vary, the process typically strives to achieve four different goals. *Updated December, 2020

Complete Guide to Project-Based Learning Modern science continues to develop in such a way that the older generation is constantly trying to catch up with the younger generation’s adaptation to new developments and technologies. It is only logical that we should utilize our students’ familiarity with technology from a young age to maximize their engagement and learning by integrating it into our curriculum. Project-Based Learning grabs hold of this idea and fosters deep learning and autonomy by using technology to help students engage in issues and questions relevant to their lives. This resource will direct you to a variety of resources on this approach, the research behind it, and how you can use it in your class to transform your students into engaged and interested independent thinkers. What is Project-Based Learning? Research Supporting Project-Based Learning Buck Institute of Education highlights a study by Dr. How To Design a Project Teacher Resources Project Examples

icts-sc / The Simple Four The Simple Four is a problem-solving research model developed for South Carolina and works with the research and inquiry standard (Standard 6) in the 2007 ELA Academic Standards. Step 1: PLAN (Planning means that students are engaging the topic or assignment and deciding what they know about the topic; what they want/need to know about the topic; and what information they need about their topic to complete their assignment or research project.) Students demonstrate the ability to: Step 2: Act (As students ACT ontheir plan, they must prioritize their list of possible sources of information, find those resources, engage the resources, to extract the relevant information and then evaluate the information for credibility, authority, and relationship to the topic or assignment.) Step 3: Organize (When students ORGANIZE their information, they make decisions about that information and their topic or assignment. Step 4: Reflect