Tech
Integration
Teacher Portfolio:
Compiled by Patrick Dowsett
Purpose:
to provide you with a user-
friendly resource for tech
ideas and integration
Table of Contents:
I. Subject-specific Ideas
A. Art
B. English
C. Math
D. Music
E. Physical Ed. / Home Ec.
F. Science
G. S...
Table of Contents cont.
I. General Ideas for the Classroom (all-
subjects)
J. Virtual Fieldtrip sites
K. Professional Reso...
A. Art
 Google SketchUp – 3D design – design just
about anything your lil’ heart desires
 PowerPoint—display your studen...
Art (Great sites)
 Children's Museum
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/themuseum/exhibits.htm
 Prang Company: This site bel...
More Art Websites
 ToonDoo: Create, publish and share
cartoons. http://www.toondoo.com/
 Mark Kistler's Imagination Stat...
B. English, Literature /Reading
 Super-fast Summaries (sound recording)
 Student-narrated Photo stories
 PowerPoint boo...
English continued
 Use Wordle to explore themes in literature
and poetry. http://www.wordle.net/ This is
also a good way ...
English/Lit. Websites
 American Writers http://www.americanwriters.org/
Author Webliography (site for finding author
webs...
English Websites Continued
 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre http://www.shakespeares-
globe.org/
 The Camelot
Project http://...
Still More English Websites
Poetry
 Academy of American Poets http://www.poets.org/
 Poetry 180 http://www.loc.gov/poetr...
Grammar Websites
 Common Errors in English www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/index.html
 The Blue Book of Grammar www.grammarbo...
English Podcasts
iTunes Podcast Directory is rife with great
material:
 Princeton Review Vocabulary Minute
 Grammar Girl...
More English Podcasts
 Hear poetry read as it is supposed to be:
http://classicpoetryaloud.wordpress.com/
C. Math Ideas
 Create graphs using Excel
 Create quizzes using Excel
 Students develop podcasts that teach a
given subj...
Math Websites
Gathered from Joanne Troutner's Using Innovative Technology Projects
to Strengthen Content Area Learning (Gr...
More Math Websites
 What Good is
Math? http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/m
ath/
 National Library of...
D. Music Ideas
 Keep a music journal by searching for and
saving historically significant songs / music
clips. Students t...
Music Websites
 Classical Composer's Archive: The site is a
bit antiquated, yet informative --
http://voyager.physics.unl...
E. P. E. / Home Ec. Ideas
P.E.
 Students chart, record physical progress
(push-ups, sit-ups, mile run) and create a
graph...
P. E. / Home Ec. Ideas cont.
Home Ec:
 Students make a group cookbook. They
each bring in a family recipe, design it
usin...
P. E. /Home Ec. Websites
 Nutrition Exploration
www.nutritionexplorations.org/
 PE Central www.pecentral.org/ This has
a...
More P.E. / Home Ec. Websites
 Discovery Channel
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplan
s/6-8.html#
 Dairy Coun...
F. Science Ideas
 Use still photos to record steps of the scientific
method. Upload these photos into a PowerPoint
Pres.
...
Science Websites
 Across Excellence Resource
Center http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/
 Exploratorium http://www.explor...
Science Podcasts
Check out these podcasts at iTunes
directory:
 Discovery News
 NOVA Science Now
 Science @ NASA
 Scie...
G. Social Studies Ideas
 Document analysis: read primary source and
ask penetrating questions
 Rewriting History: studen...
S.S. Ideas cont.
 Photo Analysis: project a photograph or a
painting and have the students answer
questions
 Create a we...
Social Studies Websites
 Thomas Web provides full text of House and
Senate bills and other features:
http://thomas.loc.go...
More S.S. Websites
 Congress Link--Lesson plans available:
www.congresslink.org/ Contains a moodle
for instructors; I bel...
S.S. cont.
 Gilder Lehrman Institute of Am. History:
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/
 Nat’l Museum of the Am. Ind...
S.S. cont. some more
 FactCheckEd: www.factchecked.org
 Eyewitness History is an excellent resource for
primary sources:...
S.S. Yes, more sites
 The Oregon Trail:
www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html
 World Press Review: Headlines from all
o...
H. World Language Ideas
 Create conjugation trees using Word
Smart Art Graphic designs
 Compile a PPT slideshow of vocab...
World Language Websites
 Clip Art Collection for Language Teachers
www.tell.fll.purdue.edu/JapanProj/FLClipart/
 Vocabul...
World Languages cont.
 Internet Activities www.clta.net/lessons/ I think this
sight could be VERY helpful for generating
...
I. General Ideas
 A-Z Word Sort: create a page that lists each
letter of the alphabet with space for the
students to writ...
General Ideas
 Create quizzes using Excel
 Create a Timeline with Excel (this could be a
yearlong assignment—this way st...
General Ideas
 Tell or retell a story with digital pics
 Students or teachers create a treasure
hunt (webquest) on a giv...
General Ideas
 Students plan a trip and compile maps,
directions (mapquest), itinerary, budget,
list of travel spots.
 T...
J. Virtual Fieldtrips
 Monterey Bay Acquarium:
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/efc/cam_menu.aspx Provides live
video f...
K. Professional Resources
 Standards at McRel www.mcrel.org/standards-
benchmarks
 Information Literacy
Standards www.al...
Professional Resources cont.
 Education Week (get school reform
information) www.edweek.org/
 ISTE (International Societ...
Professional Resources cont.
 http://www.watchknow.org/ Educational
videos k-12
 http://www.wordle.net/ Allows you to
cr...
L. Of Interest?
 Best Web Site of the Month www.jtroutner.com
 B.J. Pincheck's Homework Helper www.bjpinchbeck.com
 Int...
Of Interest cont.
 The Internet Public Library www.ipl.org
 Virtual Library Museum Pages www.icom.org/vlmp/
 Smithsonia...
Of Interest…
 Watchknow http://www.watchknow.org/ provides
an age filter for efficient searching
 Stellarium—turns your ...
M. RE-Searching Tips:
 Try several different search engines
 Put specific phrases in “quotes”
 Include a + sign if a wo...
RE-Searching Tips 2:
 Try using different
search engines:
 Google
 Yahoo
 Alta Vista
 Ask
 Creative
Commons
 Ask fo...
N. Citation sites
 Citing electronic sources:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/search
.php
 Son of Citation Machine:
ht...
Which Search Engine For Me?
 Narrow down a broad topic – Google,
Ask
 Quality sites—Librarians’ Index to Internet
 News...
Document Analysis Questions
 What type of document is it—newspaper,
letter, patent, memorandum, bill…
 What is the date?...
Photo Analysis
 First, give them several minutes to observe
the image. Prompt them to study the
image as whole. Then inst...
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  1. 1. Tech Integration Teacher Portfolio: Compiled by Patrick Dowsett
  2. 2. Purpose: to provide you with a user- friendly resource for tech ideas and integration
  3. 3. Table of Contents: I. Subject-specific Ideas A. Art B. English C. Math D. Music E. Physical Ed. / Home Ec. F. Science G. Social Studies H. World Language
  4. 4. Table of Contents cont. I. General Ideas for the Classroom (all- subjects) J. Virtual Fieldtrip sites K. Professional Resources L. Of Interest (recommended web resources) M. Web Research Tips N. Citing Your Sources
  5. 5. A. Art  Google SketchUp – 3D design – design just about anything your lil’ heart desires  PowerPoint—display your students work; have them create a digital portfolio of work—with Audacity kids can comment on their own work  Comment on paintings using Voice Thread (does cost money) http://voicethread.com/ class subscription is $60 bucks/ yr.
  6. 6. Art (Great sites)  Children's Museum http://www.childrensmuseum.org/themuseum/exhibits.htm  Prang Company: This site belongs to the famous art supplier the Prang Company. Here you'll find a number of interesting lesson plans involving a variety of topics: math, art, science and more. http://www.prang.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=teachers.less ons  Paul Friedlander: This site displays the neo-modern work of Paul Friedlander, an artist who creates art with light and computers. There some very interesting images that may be useful for creative journaling. http://www.paulfriedlander.com/  ArtEdventures: Art lesson plans for grades kindergarten through 8. http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/  Seattle Art Museum http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/exhibit.asp  The Mother of All Art History Sites (use with caution--contains images of classical nudity) http://www.art-design.umich.edu/mother/
  7. 7. More Art Websites  ToonDoo: Create, publish and share cartoons. http://www.toondoo.com/  Mark Kistler's Imagination Station: Free online drawing lessons. Learn to draw in 3D. http://draw3d.com/OnlineVideo.html  Metropolitan Museum of Art: Link to the children's section of the MET. http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/museu mkids.htm?HomePageLink=museumkids_c  Google SketchUp is a free 3-D design program the is relatively easy to use: http://sketchup.google.com/
  8. 8. B. English, Literature /Reading  Super-fast Summaries (sound recording)  Student-narrated Photo stories  PowerPoint books  Website Creation Ex: poetry, favorite author, genre  Design a poem using Word  Create a Jeopardy review game with PowerPoint  Use Publisher to create movie posters or book covers
  9. 9. English continued  Use Wordle to explore themes in literature and poetry. http://www.wordle.net/ This is also a good way to dissect speeches / discuss rhetoric and propaganda.
  10. 10. English/Lit. Websites  American Writers http://www.americanwriters.org/ Author Webliography (site for finding author websites) http://www.lib.lsu.edu/hum/lit/authors.html  Barnes and Nobles Study Guides http://www.sparknotes.com/  Bartlett's Familiar Quotations http://www.bartelby.com/100/  Biography Resource http://www.biography.com/  Creative Writing Prompts http://www.creativewritingprompts.com/ Folklore, Myth and Legend http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/storfolk.html  Finding Faulty Logic http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?str=reading &num=4&act=1 The Encyclopedia of Myhtica www.pantheon.org/myhtica.html  Visit the Bard www.it.usyd.edu.au/~matty/Shakespeare/
  11. 11. English Websites Continued  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre http://www.shakespeares- globe.org/  The Camelot Project http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/cphome.st m  Novel Guide http://www.novelguide.com/  Newspaper History http://www.bl.uk/ Online Literary Criticism Collection http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/  Top 100 Speeches http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speec hesall.html Some of these speeches are a bit sketchy, not sure how they made the list; just use caution.  This is an ESL site, but probably helpful for 5th English: www.webenglishteacher.com/esl.html
  12. 12. Still More English Websites Poetry  Academy of American Poets http://www.poets.org/  Poetry 180 http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/ Tech Integration  Poetry 180 http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/  Google Lit Trips http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html  Online Exhibitions from the California Museum of Photography http://www.cmp.ucr.edu/ Good source for finding reading prompts  Teacher's Guide for Cartoon's in the Classroom http://cagle.msnbc.com/teacher/  Visual Thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com/ Great tool for VISUAL LEARNERS  ReadWriteThink http://www.readwritethink.org/
  13. 13. Grammar Websites  Common Errors in English www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/index.html  The Blue Book of Grammar www.grammarbook.com  The Writing Site //www.thewritingsite.org/  Purdue Writing Lab //owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/index2.html  World Wide Words http://www.worldwidewords.org/index.htm  Grammar Safari http://www.iei.uiuc.edu/student_grammarsafari.html  Online English Grammar http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/index.php Cool Grammar Ability Tester  Guide to Grammar and Writing http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ On-line Quizzes  A Word A Day http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/ Have a new word sent to your e-mail address daily  Daily Grammar http://www.dailygrammar.com/
  14. 14. English Podcasts iTunes Podcast Directory is rife with great material:  Princeton Review Vocabulary Minute  Grammar Girl  Daily Idiom  Last Minute Book Reports Podcasts for Educators: http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/tech/index. php Plentiful resource; all kinds of stuff!
  15. 15. More English Podcasts  Hear poetry read as it is supposed to be: http://classicpoetryaloud.wordpress.com/
  16. 16. C. Math Ideas  Create graphs using Excel  Create quizzes using Excel  Students develop podcasts that teach a given subject or mathematical operation  Use Google SketchUp to help students visualize 3-D shapes (use a protractor, measuring tape and other tools to create unique 3-D shapes)  Use Photostory3 to teach a topic
  17. 17. Math Websites Gathered from Joanne Troutner's Using Innovative Technology Projects to Strengthen Content Area Learning (Grades 6-12).  Math Lessons That Are Fun http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/index.html  Math Resources http://www.utm.edu/departments/cece/math.php - AWESOME RESOURCE!  Interactive Algebra http://www.veazeys.com/math/lessons.htm  How Far Is It? http://www.indo.com/distance/  The Dance of Chance http://argento.bu.edu/museum/  Gallery of Interactive Geometry http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/apps/gallery.html  Using Google Earth in the Math Curriculum http://realworldmath.org/Real_World_Math/RealWorld Math.org.html
  18. 18. More Math Websites  What Good is Math? http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/m ath/  National Library of Virtual Manipulatives http://nlvm.usu.edu/  Sprott's Fractal Gallery http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/fractals.htm  Algebra Help http://algebrahelp.com/  Mega Math http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/index.html  National Math Trail http://www.nationalmathtrail.org/  It All Adds Up http://www.italladdsup.org/  Word Problems for Kids http://www.mystfx.ca/special/mathproblems/welcome.html
  19. 19. D. Music Ideas  Keep a music journal by searching for and saving historically significant songs / music clips. Students then use Audacity to reflect on their selections.  Create a presentation on a specific topic, composer, genre, era, etc., using PhotoStory3, PPT, MovieMaker  Design an explanatory brochure
  20. 20. Music Websites  Classical Composer's Archive: The site is a bit antiquated, yet informative -- http://voyager.physics.unlv.edu/webpag es2/websyt/archive.html  Classical Music: http://classical.net/  Music Education Online http://www.childrensmusicworkshop.com /
  21. 21. E. P. E. / Home Ec. Ideas P.E.  Students chart, record physical progress (push-ups, sit-ups, mile run) and create a graph with Excel  Students use PPT, MovieMaker, PhotoStory3 to present a topic (Ex: history of Pickle Ball, How to kick a soccer ball, Cricket rules and regs.  Keep a digital journal—reflect on daily class activities
  22. 22. P. E. / Home Ec. Ideas cont. Home Ec:  Students make a group cookbook. They each bring in a family recipe, design it using Word or Publisher. Teacher compiles the information into a book.  Students use PPT to demonstrate how to cook, crochet, etc…  Re-create the food pyramid with Word.
  23. 23. P. E. /Home Ec. Websites  Nutrition Exploration www.nutritionexplorations.org/  PE Central www.pecentral.org/ This has a hundred different middle school lesson plans  Sports Media—PE Links www.sports- media.org/links/data/index.html  La Casa De Comida http://library.thinkquest.org/15873/
  24. 24. More P.E. / Home Ec. Websites  Discovery Channel http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplan s/6-8.html#  Dairy Council of California www.dairycouncilofca.org/  Health World Online http://www.healthy.net/ Not so sure about this site. May be a good resource for you and not so much for the kids.  Discovery’s Health Site http://health.discovery.com/ A bevy of information  Global Health Facts www.globalhealthfacts.org/
  25. 25. F. Science Ideas  Use still photos to record steps of the scientific method. Upload these photos into a PowerPoint Pres.  Create a graphic organizer for: a food web, the water cycle, mitosis, rock formations, etc…  Create audio recordings (mini podcasts) on any topic, turn the recordings into MP3s and provide them for all of the students—study tool that they can upload onto their MP3 players.  Students use PhotoStory3 or MovieMaker to explain any scientific process using pictures and audio recording.
  26. 26. Science Websites  Across Excellence Resource Center http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/  Exploratorium http://www.exploratorium.org/  Interactive Simulation of the Heart http://www.fi.edu/learn/heart/  Virtual Frog Dissection http://frog.edschool.virginia.edu/  U of C Museum of Paleontology http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/  Rainforest Action Network http://ran.org/  NASA http://www.nasa.gov/ Check under the For Educators link for lesson plans  Chemistry Teaching Resources http://www.anachem.umu.se/eks/pointers.htm  The JASON Project http://www.jason.org/public/whatis/start.aspx  The Tornado Project http://www.tornadoproject.com/  The Weather Channel http://www.weather.com/
  27. 27. Science Podcasts Check out these podcasts at iTunes directory:  Discovery News  NOVA Science Now  Science @ NASA  Science Channel Features  Ask an Astronomer
  28. 28. G. Social Studies Ideas  Document analysis: read primary source and ask penetrating questions  Rewriting History: students read a primary source (Ex: Declaration of Independence) and then rewrite it in their own words (appropriate slang acceptable)  Conversations with…: script an interview with an historical figure  Not-so Current News: group of students create a news cast that covers a range of historical topics—write scripts/act it out
  29. 29. S.S. Ideas cont.  Photo Analysis: project a photograph or a painting and have the students answer questions  Create a website (with Microsoft Publisher)— subjects may include: U.S. History, the Civil War, Ancient Rome…  Use Glogster to create a poster in imitation of propaganda. Use this to create a faux-movie poster for a historical event.
  30. 30. Social Studies Websites  Thomas Web provides full text of House and Senate bills and other features: http://thomas.loc.gov/  Arab Net – information on many Arab countries: www.arab.net/  The History Net is a user-friendly site that offers primary source material for American and World History: www.historyplace.com  Exploring Ancient Cultures: http://eawc.evansville.edu/index.htm click on the images and not the text hyperlinks.
  31. 31. More S.S. Websites  Congress Link--Lesson plans available: www.congresslink.org/ Contains a moodle for instructors; I believe it’s free.  History Wired is a site loaded with historical paraphernalia. Great pics and a really cool interactive map www.historywired.si.edu/  JamesQuest—Virginia’s First Colony: http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/socialstudie s/projects/jvc/unit/webquests/
  32. 32. S.S. cont.  Gilder Lehrman Institute of Am. History: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/  Nat’l Museum of the Am. Indian: www.nmai.si.edu  Internet Medieval Sourcebook: www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html Phenomenal list of primary source material!  BBC History: www.bbc.co.uk/history/  Presidential Campaign Commercials allows you to view political ads from 1952 to present.
  33. 33. S.S. cont. some more  FactCheckEd: www.factchecked.org  Eyewitness History is an excellent resource for primary sources: www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/  Blank Outline Maps—get printouts here! http://geography.about.com/od/blankmaps/Blank_ and_Outline_Maps.htm  Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination—an in-depth look at the death of a president: http://cybersleuth- kids.com/sleuth/History/US_History/Presidents/Abra ham_Lincoln/index1.htm
  34. 34. S.S. Yes, more sites  The Oregon Trail: www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html  World Press Review: Headlines from all over the world: www.worldpress.org/  Landmark Cases of the Supreme Court: www.landmarkcases.org/  CensusScope is a tool for examining demographic trends: www.censusscope.org/
  35. 35. H. World Language Ideas  Create conjugation trees using Word Smart Art Graphic designs  Compile a PPT slideshow of vocabulary terms to be played at the beginning of class  Develop a country PPT  Students use PhotoStory3, MovieMaker and PPT to create presentations
  36. 36. World Language Websites  Clip Art Collection for Language Teachers www.tell.fll.purdue.edu/JapanProj/FLClipart/  Vocabulary Quizzes with Pictures www.manythings.org/vq/ Too simplistic with English, but perhaps you could use it with Spanish?  World Language News / Newspapers libraries.mit.edu/guides/types/flnews/ This could be extremely useful for W.L. class  World Language for Travelers www.travlang.com/languages/ Find basic words and conversational phrases in many languages.
  37. 37. World Languages cont.  Internet Activities www.clta.net/lessons/ I think this sight could be VERY helpful for generating lessons!!!!  Master List of Spanish sites http://www.uni.edu/becker/Spanish2.html  Languages Online www.eleaston.com/languages.html Another terrific site for self-quizzing and practice.  Internet Picture Dictionary www.pdictionary.com/ Check this out!  ESL Resources www.webenglishteacher.com/esl.html
  38. 38. I. General Ideas  A-Z Word Sort: create a page that lists each letter of the alphabet with space for the students to write. Ask them to fill in a word or a phrase on the topic for each letter of the alphabet.  Create vocabulary posters for any subject. Use Word or Glogster to create engaging posters. Or have the students create their posters in PowerPoint throughout the course. At the end they could compile them into a slide show and use it as a study aid. Combine the entire classes lists into one giant PowrPt.
  39. 39. General Ideas  Create quizzes using Excel  Create a Timeline with Excel (this could be a yearlong assignment—this way students can visualize the times they have studied)  Create an analogy organizer with Excel  Make a concept map / organizer with Word  Word map with Visual Thesaurus— unfortunately it costs $20 a year. Check it out here http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
  40. 40. General Ideas  Tell or retell a story with digital pics  Students or teachers create a treasure hunt (webquest) on a given subject / topic. Would probably need to provide some exemplary sites if they are creating the quest.  Keep a reflection journal  Take notes with Word  Create a blog
  41. 41. General Ideas  Students plan a trip and compile maps, directions (mapquest), itinerary, budget, list of travel spots.  Traditional “state” or “country” project— PowerPoint, you know the drill.  Excel Water Usage Activity  Create a Hotlist Webpage
  42. 42. J. Virtual Fieldtrips  Monterey Bay Acquarium: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/efc/cam_menu.aspx Provides live video feeds of animal activity.  Cathedral Tours: http://www.newyorkcarver.com/cathedrallinks.htm  Tibet: A Virtual Fieldtrip: http://oak.ucc.nau.edu/wittke/Tibet/Tibet.html  Virtual Tour of the Plimouth Plantation: http://www.plimoth.org/?gclid=CPOikOqn_J8CFRBM5QodNld9lw  Italy Guides: http://www.italyguides.it/us/italy_travel.htm Great resource for Ancient Rome  Explore Mars: http://exploremarsnow.org/  Warwick Castle: http://www.warwick-castle.co.uk/plan-your-day/castle- map.aspx?css=1 Very cool draggable PDF map of an actual castle.  Look Through the Hubble: http://hubblesite.org/hubble_discoveries/  Tour the Pyramids: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/  List of a series of sites designed specifically for education: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listvirtualgr.html
  43. 43. K. Professional Resources  Standards at McRel www.mcrel.org/standards- benchmarks  Information Literacy Standards www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/lea rningstandards/ASSL_Standards_2007.pdf  From Now On www.fno.org/  PBS Teacher Connex www.pbs.org/teachers  Annennberg Media www.learner.org/index.html  The Question Mark (educational journal) www.questioning.org/
  44. 44. Professional Resources cont.  Education Week (get school reform information) www.edweek.org/  ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) www.iste.org/  New York Times Education Section www.nytimes.com/pages/educa tion/index.html  Hot Topics (current topic for teachers) www.teachfirst.com/hot.htm
  45. 45. Professional Resources cont.  http://www.watchknow.org/ Educational videos k-12  http://www.wordle.net/ Allows you to create “word clouds” from text you provide.
  46. 46. L. Of Interest?  Best Web Site of the Month www.jtroutner.com  B.J. Pincheck's Homework Helper www.bjpinchbeck.com  Internet Scout Report (sites for researchers and educators) www.scout.cs.wisc.edu/index.php  Springfield Township Library (see links for teachers) www.sdst.org/shs/library/  Surf Report (list of sites for students, arranged by topic) http://explore,ecb.org/surf/  Michigan Educator's Resource (prolific list of teacher links) www.mel.org/mer/  Education World www.education-world.com  Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators www.school,discovery.com/schrockguide  Blue Web'n (sites selected and reviewed by teachers) www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn
  47. 47. Of Interest cont.  The Internet Public Library www.ipl.org  Virtual Library Museum Pages www.icom.org/vlmp/  Smithsonian Institution www.si.edu  Smithsonian Education Portal www.smithsonianeducation.org  Microsoft Education (look at the lesson plan link) www.microsoft.com/Education/LessonPlans.mspx  National Public Radio www.npr.org  Time Magazine www.time.com/time/  ThinkQuest Projects www.thinkquest.org  Teachable Moment www.teachablemoment.org  WORLDWIDE COLLABORATION PROJECTS http://www.globalschoolnet.org/index.cfm
  48. 48. Of Interest…  Watchknow http://www.watchknow.org/ provides an age filter for efficient searching  Stellarium—turns your computer into a 3-D planetarium: http://www.stellarium.org/  Microsoft Education: http://www.microsoft.com/education/lessonplans. mspx  Google Education: http://www.google.com/educators/index.html  Some Novel Ideas: http://somenovelideas.typepad.com/some-novel- ideas/lesson-plans/
  49. 49. M. RE-Searching Tips:  Try several different search engines  Put specific phrases in “quotes”  Include a + sign if a word must be included. For instance: “virtual tour” + Hawaii  Include a hyphen to exclude a term. For example: “virtual tour” - Hawaii
  50. 50. RE-Searching Tips 2:  Try using different search engines:  Google  Yahoo  Alta Vista  Ask  Creative Commons  Ask for Kids—mid school version of AskJeeves  MetaCrawler  Monster Crawler  Scirus—science- specific
  51. 51. N. Citation sites  Citing electronic sources: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/search .php  Son of Citation Machine: http://citationmachine.net/ My Personal favorite site for bibliographic citations.  Keeping it Legal: Questions Arising Out of Web Site Management: http://www.fno.org/jun96/legal.html
  52. 52. Which Search Engine For Me?  Narrow down a broad topic – Google, Ask  Quality sites—Librarians’ Index to Internet  News—Google News  Primary Sources—American Memory  Describe topic in a sentence—Ask
  53. 53. Document Analysis Questions  What type of document is it—newspaper, letter, patent, memorandum, bill…  What is the date? What’s main idea?  Who is(are) the author(s)? Why do you think it was written?  Who was it intended for? Is it effective?  What was going on historically at time of document?  What question would you ask the author?
  54. 54. Photo Analysis  First, give them several minutes to observe the image. Prompt them to study the image as whole. Then instruct them to break the image into quarters and write down things that “jump out” at them.  Ask: Who created the image? Is it a painting, picture a sculpture? When was it made? What truths does it express about the time period?
  55. 55. VISUAL THESAURUS

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