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  • 1. Social Studies Department Meeting Information and Resources From the Media Center November 8, 2010
  • 2. Media Center homepage
    • Go to http://mthebron.com then click on “Media Center”
    • Home page has “Cool Stuff”
    • Diigo – great place to organize, access, and share bookmarks with each other and students
  • 3.  
  • 4. Media Center Webpage
    • Social Studies Links Page
      • These links can be rearranged, added, and deleted as necessary
      • Email Melissa to have changes made
      • Pages can also be created for specific assignments
    • Individual teachers can create their own pages
      • Use a blog as a class site
      • Create your own Google site
  • 5.  
  • 6. Encyclopedias & Databases page
    • Contains links and search options for all subscription databases
    • Passwords are required for home use and can be found in the front of the agenda book. Handouts with passwords are also available.
  • 7.  
  • 8. ABC-CLIO databases
    • American History and American Government
    • Search by Keyword, Subject, or Topic
    • Filter results by type or resource
    • Multimedia and image results
  • 9. ABC-CLIO Databases
    • Topic provides
      • Overview
      • Visuals
      • Suggested activities and discussion questions
    • No need to reinvent the wheel
      • Assign activity to class
      • Information and questions will already be directly related
  • 10. ABC-CLIO Databases
    • Analyze feature provides
      • Key Question
      • Dilemma
      • Information
      • Project ideas
    • Great for dissecting/practicing the research process
    • Guides data gathering
  • 11. Gale Cengage Databases
  • 12. Opposing Viewpoints
    • Search using Search bar or Browse by topic
    • Can also search by State Standards
    • Each entry provides background information and links to Viewpoints, Reference, News, Magazines, Academic Journals, Statistics
    • Video, audio, and image results are also given
    • List of results also provides Content Level symbol
  • 13. Opposing Viewpoints
    • Results can be sorted by relevance, date, or content level
    • Results can also be filtered
    • Each article provides
      • Citation information
      • Easy access to email and print article
      • Translate feature
      • Read aloud feature
  • 14. SIRS by ProQuest
  • 15. Issues Researcher
    • Each Topic entry provides
      • Overview
      • Essential Questions for Pro and Con
      • Global Impact
      • Statistics
      • Timeline
      • List of related articles
    • Great Educator Resources
    • Can also search by State Standards
  • 16. Issues Researcher
    • Results can be sorted by relevance, date, or content level
    • Results can also be filtered
    • Each article provides
      • Citation information
      • Easy access to email and print article
      • Translate feature
      • Read aloud feature
      • Related search terms
    • Also contains Note-Taking Interactive Feature
  • 17. SIRS Decades
    • Provides great overviews sorted by time period
    • Good selection of primary sources including news clippings, images, cartoons, editorials, and maps
    • Great Educator Resources
    • Can also search by State Standards
  • 18. Turn it in
    • Originality report to teach about plagiarism
    • Peer edit feature
    • Discussion board
    • Allows you to grade papers without carrying around a stack of paper.
  • 19. Turn it in
  • 20. Noodle Tools
    • Online citation generator for APA or MLA
    • Students still need to find correct information, but do not need to worry about punctuation or hanging indents
    • Provides collaboration among students for group projects
    • Allows note cards and Annotated Bibliographies
  • 21. Noodle Tools
  • 22. Media Center Staff
    • We can help by
      • Collaboratively planning a project
      • Teaching lessons on effective research strategies
      • Teaching lessons on identifying and using good sources
      • Providing technical assistance