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  • Collaboration Ideas That Dazzle!
  • Let’s Collaborate Using SUNLINK
    • “ It takes two to tango”
    • “ Two heads are better than one”
    … so what are you waiting for?
  • Remember the school LMS is…
    • Your SUNLINK liaison
    • Your ultimate resource person
    • Your best friend
  • One of the roles of the LMS:
    • “ As teacher the library media specialist collaborates with students and other members of the learning community
      • to analyze learning and information needs,
      • to locate and use resources that will meet those needs,
      • and to understand and communicate the information the resources provide” --
      • --Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning (AASL, 1998)
  • Florida’s K-12 Electronic Catalog of Resources (Overview)
    • Almost 2,700 K-12 Florida schools
    • Over 1.7 million titles (books and AV items)
    • Over 25,000 curriculum related web sites,
    • Over 396,000 book jacket images,
    • Searchable reading and interest level information
    • Bibliography builder
    • Hundreds of downloadable images from the Florida Memory Project,
    • Almost 2,000 files of streaming video on demand from Annenberg Media,
    • Interlibrary loan
    • … and much much more.
  • Collaboration Idea #1
    • Problem: A teacher wishes to have his students engage in a research project. Where does he begin?
    • Solution: Contact the LMS for a student/teacher orientation on the FINDS research model found in SUNLINK.
  • www.sunlink.ucf.edu
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  • Collaboration Idea #2
    • Problem: A teacher wants her students to locate some credible educational web sites for their research project.
    • Solution: Ask the LMS to conduct a student/teacher orientation on SUNLINK’s curriculum related web site database.
  • Are you gagging on… ?
  • SUNLINK Quality vs. Google Quantity
    • SUNLINK contains over 25,000 cataloged curriculum related web sites, helping to reduce web surfing time.d
    SUNLINK’s web sites are a great starting point when doing web research!
    • Google contains roughly a gazillion web sites (many of a dubious or commercial nature) that go on to what seems like infinity.
  • Professionally Selected Web Sites http://www.books.brodart.com/products/automation/dartclix.htm DartClix ®
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    • Add to favorites list or on a shared bookmarks site (Furl, BuddyMarks,
    • Scuttle, del.icio.us etc.)
    • Put into a SUNLINK bibliography to print out for yourself, or as a student hand out
    • Share links via email with other teachers
    • Create a Web Quest or other web-based activity for students
    • Use as a supplement to your lesson plan
    What else can teachers do with SUNLINK’s curriculum related web sites?
  • What else can students do with SUNLINK’s curriculum related web sites?
    • Add to favorites list
    • Use as a resource for a class project
    • Share links with friends or collaborators on group projects
  • Ideas That Inspire Collaboration
    • The LMS can make teachers and students aware of their respective portal pages found in SUNLINK.
    • The “teacher” and “student” portal pages are a one stop shopping experience for links of interest.
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  • Ideas That Inspire Collaboration
    • Make your parents aware of their SUNLINK “parents” portal page
    • Make your principal aware of their SUNLINK “principals” portal page.
    • LMS’ don’t forget your “media specialist portal page.”
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  • Collaboration Idea #3
    • Problem: A teacher wants his students to locate print materials that compliment their research project. These print resources must also be at an appropriate reading level for each student.
    • Solution: Ask your LMS to conduct a student orientation on how to search SUNLINK for print resources that correlate to specific reading and interest levels.
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  • Over 396,000 motivational book cover images in two sizes
  • Ideas That Inspire Collaboration
    • In an effort to promote reading, the LMS can make teachers and students aware of book lists such as
      • SSYR
      • Florida Teens Read
      • and other award-winning books and recommended reading lists
    • by going to the SUNLINK home page.
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  • Collaboration Idea #4
    • Problem: The teachers would like all their students to create bibliographies to accompany their research project
    • Solution: Ask your LMS to give a student/teacher orientation on how to create a bibliography in SUNLINK.
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  • Ideas That Inspire Collaboration
    • The LMS can create a surprise bibliography for a teacher or student that may open a discussion about how to create SUNLINK bibliographies, as well as how to acquire books via interlibrary loan.
    • The teacher can create a SUNLINK bibliography that compliments their lesson plan. Give it to the LMS to pull and/or order titles via ILL.
  • Collaboration Idea #5
    • Problem: An ESE teacher needs some resources for his hearing and visually impaired students.
    • Solution: Ask the LMS to show you how to search SUNLINK for large type books, and closed captioned videos/DVDs.
    • SUNLINK also contains two FDLRS collections (Pinellas & Escambia)
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  • Collaboration Idea #6
    • Problem: A teacher is planning an in-service or classroom presentation and wants to incorporate some streaming video in her presentation that compliments their topic.
    • Solution: Contact your LMS and ask about SUNLINK’s streaming video on demand for professional development of K-12 teachers (courtesy of Annenberg Media).
    These videos have been produced to increase teachers’ expertise in their fields and assist in improving teaching methods. Some programs are also intended for students in the classroom and viewers at home.
  • www.sunlink.ucf.edu
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  • Collaboration Idea #7
    • Problem: A social studies teacher has instructed his students to create a PowerPoint presentation that deals with some aspect of Florida history. “Where can I find some historical images that students can legally use within their presentations?”
    • Solution: Ask your LMS to show your students the free downloadable Florida historical images in the SUNLINK database (courtesy of The Florida Memory Project).
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  • www.sunlink.ucf.edu
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  • Other uses for downloadable images…
    • Upload to a web page
    • Go live on SUNLINK and project images to the class
    • Print out images for handouts
    • Questions?
    • Comments?
    • Other collaboration ideas?
  • 1-800-226-0085 [email_address] www.sunlink.ucf.edu Contact Information
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