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  • Newsbank kidspage and connections for kids

    1. 1. NewsBank KidsPage and Connections for Kids <ul><li>Elementary Curriculum Support </li></ul><ul><li>Reading & Writing </li></ul><ul><li>in the Content Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking & Research Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Research-based, Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>State Standards </li></ul>
    2. 2. NewsBank KidsPage and Connections for Kids <ul><li>Provides </li></ul><ul><li>Articles on a variety of curriculum related topics </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of activities with projects </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking and research tools </li></ul>
    3. 3. NewsBank KidsPage <ul><li>We’ll cover: </li></ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why use it? </li></ul><ul><li>How to use it? </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is NewsBank KidsPage? <ul><li>An online program providing expansive coverage of elementary curriculum topics from multiple perspectives and diverse sources for early readers </li></ul><ul><li>Develop critical thinking/research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Target state learning standards </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate technology </li></ul><ul><li>Connect classroom curriculum to the real world! </li></ul>
    5. 5. Broad Curriculum Coverage
    6. 6. Sources for Early Readers <ul><li>Diverse Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>News media </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish language sources </li></ul>Updated on a regular basis to stay current!
    7. 7. Why Use NewsBank KidsPage? <ul><li>Current events </li></ul><ul><li>Research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Update print materials </li></ul><ul><li>Capture students’ interests </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based projects </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss people in the news </li></ul>
    8. 8. Benefits for Teachers & Students <ul><li>Save time! </li></ul><ul><li>Make curriculum more relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Develop critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Improve research skills </li></ul>
    9. 9. How do I use NewsBank KidsPage? <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>http://infoweb.newsbank.com and click on NewsBank KidsPage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or </li></ul></ul><ul><li>to your library webpage </li></ul>
    10. 10. Five Powerful Search Methods <ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Boolean </li></ul><ul><li>Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Lexile/Reading Level </li></ul>
    11. 11. Keyword Search 1. Enter your search term mars 2. Select Most Recent Matches 3. Click GO 4. See most recent articles containing the term
    12. 12. Keyword (cont’d) 1. See most recent articles containing the term 2. Click an article headline or view articles by specific reading level
    13. 13. Keyword (cont’d) 1. Select an article to view 2. Articles may be printed or copied.
    14. 14. Phrase Search 1. Enter your phrase “life cycles” 2. Be sure to use quotation marks 3. Select best matches 4. Click GO
    15. 15. Phrase Search (cont’d) 1. See articles with the complete phrase “life cycles” 2. Lexile/reading level displays before each article
    16. 16. Phrase Search (cont’d) 1. Select an article to view 2. Articles may be printed or copied
    17. 17. Boolean Search Allows you to combine two or more keywords to get the best results! AND <ul><li>EXAMPLE: Egypt and mummies </li></ul><ul><li>narrows by retrieving only documents containing both terms </li></ul>
    18. 18. Boolean Search 1. Search using egypt and mummies 2. Narrows results by including only articles containing both terms
    19. 19. Boolean Search (cont’d) 1. See list of articles that contain both terms 2. Click an article headline
    20. 20. Boolean Search (cont’d) 1. See the complete article 2. Articles may be printed or copied.
    21. 21. Topic Search 1. Click a broad topic like Communities and Customs
    22. 22. Topic Search Click a subtopic like Holidays and Celebrations
    23. 23. Topic Search 1. See list of articles 2. Click a headline
    24. 24. Topic Search 1. See the complete article 2. Articles may be printed or copied.
    25. 25. Lexile/Reading Level Search <ul><li>Search for articles on all reading levels or select a Reading Level or a Lexile Score for specific results. </li></ul>
    26. 26. The Value of NewsBank KidsPage <ul><li>Covers 100’s of curriculum topics </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant, reliable information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>diverse sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>authoritative sources, advertising-free </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Save time! </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce research/critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Target state learning standards </li></ul>
    27. 27. We’ll cover: What is it? Why use it? How to use it?
    28. 28. What is TCR Connections for Kids? <ul><li>Online tools/activities based on research-based practices for reading and writing in the content areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Featuring NewsBank’s diverse publications for early readers (levels 1-6) and primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Helps teachers... </li></ul><ul><li>Develop critical thinking and research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Target state learning standards </li></ul><ul><li>Connect curriculum to the real world! </li></ul>
    29. 29. Curriculum Coverage
    30. 30. Why Use TCR Connections for Kids? <ul><li>Reading strategies for success in social studies, science, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Standards requiring critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Update textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into students’ interests </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce research skills/process </li></ul><ul><li>Use tools to develop your own great technology-based lesson plans </li></ul>
    31. 31. Apply Research-based Best Practices Integrate content and higher-order process skills... Content declarative knowledge academic content Process reading/writing skills thinking skills cognitive skills
    32. 32. How Do I Use TCR Connections for Kids? <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>http://infoweb.newsbank.com and click on TCR Connections for Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or </li></ul></ul><ul><li>to your library webpage </li></ul>
    33. 33. Two Main Components Tools Activities - critical thinking - content literacy
    34. 34. 500+ Activities 1. Select a subject area, like Plants and Animals 2. Select a topic and essential question 3. Notice over 100 activities provide dual language support (English - Spanish)
    35. 35. Five Step Learning Path <ul><li>1. Start </li></ul><ul><li>2. Read </li></ul><ul><li>3. Collect </li></ul><ul><li>4. Show </li></ul><ul><li>5. Share </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Logical critical thinking process </li></ul>
    36. 36. <ul><li>Photograph and essential question capture attention, challenge critical thinking and engage learners </li></ul><ul><li>Activate prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Key vocabulary for pre-teaching </li></ul>
    37. 37. <ul><li>Read feature article </li></ul><ul><li>Lexile and reading level appear for each article </li></ul><ul><li>Article displays full-text </li></ul>
    38. 38. <ul><li>Self Check - comprehension and vocabulary skills from state tests, auto-scored </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Coach - embedded content literacy support </li></ul>
    39. 39. <ul><li>Collect from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Model effective Boolean searches </li></ul>
    40. 40. Activity Step #4 - Show <ul><li>analyze, organize, synthesize </li></ul><ul><li>links to graphic organizer </li></ul>
    41. 41. Activity Step #5 - Share <ul><li>apply knowledge in project </li></ul><ul><li>assume real-world role </li></ul><ul><li>performance rubric for writing/speaking skills </li></ul>
    42. 42. Tools: Overview <ul><li>NewsBank Home – search a database of hundreds of primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>---------------------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>NewsBank ToolKit - graphic organizers for organizing and analyzing; rubrics for planning and assessing projects </li></ul><ul><li>---------------------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Coach - Embedded tutorials, tools for 17 reading comprehension skills </li></ul><ul><li>---------------------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>News Headlines - News articles and daily lesson plans on current events </li></ul><ul><li>---------------------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>World Maps - 800+ country and state maps </li></ul>
    43. 43. NewsBank’s ToolKit <ul><li>Graphic Organizers – 19 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Models how to analyze, organize, synthesize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-level reading and thinking strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubrics for planning and assessing projects </li></ul></ul>
    44. 44. Teacher View
    45. 45. State Educational Standards To reference standards: 1. Go to Teacher View 2. Select state 3. See all standards addressed by the activity
    46. 46. <ul><li>Parent View: </li></ul><ul><li>Homework Tips </li></ul><ul><li>Online orientations </li></ul><ul><li>Home online access! </li></ul>
    47. 47. The Value of TCR Connections for Kids <ul><li>Target standards requiring critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Research-based best practices for reading in the content areas </li></ul><ul><li>Make AYP by linking assessment to curriculum </li></ul>
    48. 48. Advantages of TCR Connections for Kids Over the Web

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