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Media resourcesforss

  1. 1. Social Studies Department Meeting Information and Resources From the Media Center November 8, 2010
  2. 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. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. ABC-CLIO databases American History and American Government Search by Keyword, Subject, or Topic Filter results by type or resource Multimedia and image results
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. ABC-CLIO Databases Analyze feature provides Key Question Dilemma Information Project ideas Great for dissecting/practicing the research process Guides data gathering
  8. 8. Gale Cengage Databases
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. SIRS by ProQuest
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Turn it in
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Noodle Tools
  19. 19. 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

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