Google create tools to let you find the information you need, of the kind you need, when you need it. In most cases, a simple search works really well.
But for more specialized questions, a bit of instruction in how to search improves all searcher--from middle school students to trained professionals--and lets you discover and use more, higher quality sources than ever before.
Connecting with students in the classroom is a goal that unites all educators; librarians particularly face this challenge during one-shot instruction sessions. Studies suggest that the current generation of traditional college students, often referred to as Millennials, can be engaged through visual stimulation and creative, active learning strategies.
As technology spawns a profusion of student options for researching and completing school projects, Palo Alto's two high school libraries have remade themselves into gathering spots not just for reading and researching but for watching, playing and...
Yesterday was Safer Internet Day 2012. As part of this, Google posted some great internet safety resources on their Public Policy Blog. There was a new service listed: ThinkB4U. Google is describing it as a "digital literacy portal" that combines interactive videos with expert advice on online safety.
The site opens with a video about the Parkers, a family living in the digital age. Then there are separate videos about different topics. The site has separate menus for students, educators, and parents and addresses online safety in different ways for each audience.
Topics range from digital distraction, online shopping, online scams, research and information literacy, cyber-bullying, digital footprints, texting, sharing online, and effective digital communication. These topics are addressed in each menu, but approached differently for each audience.
I highly recommend ThinkB4U to all teachers to share with their classes, students, colleagues, friends, and parents of students.
This week is Infographics Week on The Learning Network because we know how important it is for students to be able to read and interpret visual representations of information - and because The New York Times consistently creates useful and elegant...
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