As with any skill, research takes practice. The more students search, the better they will become at finding what they need online. I use A Google a Day to “gamify” research in my classroom. After I present tips for searching smarter, I want students to have ample opportunities to practice those
Inquiry "History and the Cheeseburger" by Simon Corvan, All Hallows' School from Anne Weaver This was a presentation organised by the Brisbane Subcommittee of the School Libr...
Clare Treloar's insight:
An Ancient History QSA panel chair, Simon delves into the concept of inquiry. From slide 30 it gets practical, with examples of working with sources and the specific verbs to use in assessments. The Library support points are in development at our Library.
AC History Units presents 8 units developed by the History Teachers' Association of Australia to support teachers in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History ...A major goal has been to provide the conceptual background (in Unit 1) and concrete examples (in Units 2-8) to assist teachers in designing their own programs and learning sequences for other topics and year levels.
What are secondary sources? Secondary sources are works of synthesis and interpretation based upon primary sources and the work of other authors. They may take a variety of forms. The authors of secondary sources develop their interpretations and narratives of events based on primary sources, that is, documents and other evidence created by participants or eyewitnesses.
Embracing technology will change everything about your school library media program. When this happens to you, think outside your traditional role and services. 1. Focus on Instruction and Resources, Not Things. The media specialist should be the go-to person for technology in your school, but make sure you’re not only about the “stuff.” Encourage teachers to think: “What would be the best resource/tool to teach this concept in my classroom?” NOT “I want to use Twitter (or clickers) with my students. What could I teach to do this?” 2. Share Ideas and Suggestions. Send out e-mails or tweets updating faculty on the best new resources you’ve found or curriculum connection for their classes. For example: “Teaching Mythology? Take a photo tour of Rome using Google Maps. Let me know if I can help!” or “Know you’re teaching cell structure. Dr. Smith at XYZ University has students who are willing to Skype with Biology classes. I have his contact info.”
The GTAV is the peak organisation in Victoria, Australia providing support for geographical educators. It offers high quality professional learning programs, produces award-winning resources and keeps its members aware of contemporary issues.
"One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color."