The Library of Congress is an amazing resource. It is the largest library in the world and has put much of their collection online.
What is available? "Spoken history, photographs, and iconic cultural resources are available as teaching resources, and many of them are neatly organized into lesson plans, collections, and themes, perfect for bringing them into the classroom."
Since searching for the resources may be "overwhelming" this post provides "a short guide to making the most of the Library of Congress, with tips and ideas for activities, plus links to guides, resources, and tools that you can put to work in your classroom."
What is Information? Teaching Information Skills to High School Students. So much to say...only one blog post. For now. For the past month, I have been settling into a new role as an information specialist at a local high school ...
Choosing the appropriate Web 2.0 tools to support project based learning can be a daunting task. However, integrating the use of these tools into a project can help teachers to effectively facilitate the design, assessment, and ...
Topics: education, google, guest, How To, search, students, technology
I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called “Why Kids Can’t Search“. I’m always interested in this particular topic, because it’s something I struggle with in my middle and high school classes constantly, and I know I’m not alone in my frustrations.
Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again.
How do you know your body? Organ Transplant 2 is an educational game, which you can learn all human organs. First you will learn the location and functions of the organs in the game, then you play the game.