Internet sites Clifford the Big Red Dog http://www.scholastic.com/clifford/ http://www.scholastic.com/clifford/ Jan Brett http://www.janbrett.comhttp://www.janbrett.com Polar Express
Tooth Unit Ingredients –First grade class –Teacher and media specialist –Online collaboration with other classes –Global Schoolnet http://www.globalschoolnet.org/center/index.html http://www.globalschoolnet.org/center/index.html
Process –Do K-W-L chart on teeth –Research the tooth –Draw tooth in Kid Pix –Graph how many teeth lost each month, compare it to the other schools involved –Read about the tooth fairy –Draw the tooth fairy; keep researching teeth
Helen Lester Read Tacky the Penguin books Discuss penguins with class Bring penguin books in; discuss table of contents, and index Determine a list of questions Do research and take notes on sticky notes
Learned how to take notes Reviewed table of contents and index Learned how to use online encyclopedias Learned how to find books on Alex Drew pictures of their animals Printed pictures of animals Wrote and corrected paragraphs on animals http://www.greensburg.k12.in.us/ges/lib raryhttp://www.greensburg.k12.in.us/ges/lib rary
Deserts Ingredients Teacher and library media specialist Desert books Cactus books Discuss life cycle of a cactus Kidspiration
Fourth Grade Historical Fiction Animal Groups Animal books/online encyclopedia Scientists How to writing
Fifth Grade Colonial occupations Lewis and Clark Space Second oneSpaceSecond one INSPIRE
WebQuests Internet activity or paper and pencil Student centered Research Higher level thinking http://webquest.org/ Bernie Dodgehttp://webquest.org/ Snakes Insects
Using the Web for research: Online encyclopedias INSPIRE My web site http://www.greensburg.k12.in.us/ges/l ibrary http://www.greensburg.k12.in.us/ges/l ibrary Other kid search engines Other sites
Over 2 dozen databases with: Thousands of magazines and journals with full-text Hundreds of newspapers from around the U.S. Material for students in elementary school in INSPIRE Kids and junior high and high school in the Student Research CenterINSPIRE Kids.
Need to teach students to: Evaluate sites How to be safe on the Internet How to choose keywords How to not plagiarize
Remember------ Know your standards Think about standards Know your curriculum Think about curriculum Investigate technology Learn technology
Remember Work with others Work with your media specialist Read magazines, books, etc. Visit other schools Go to conferences And most of all--------
Have fun using technology! You and your students will enjoy learning together.