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Databases

Additional Activity

Steps:

1. When you have completed steps 1-7, visit at least two databases you might have your students use for an upcoming class assignment. For example, for their country reports they might use World Book Kids or Research in Context and if they are working on Michigan History they might use MeL Michigana or Michigana (Sabin Collection): Sources in U.S. History Online.

2. List the databases you selected and write a few notes in your word processing document on how they could be used with students.

Accessibility Note: As you go through the databases note the read-aloud feature or the ability to download as an mp3 file for those who prefer to listen or have a reading disability. Some have a translation option for different languages. Watch for symbols as shown below and check them out.

listen                          Tools (1)

 

 

Next you are going to learn how to create citations for the articles you have read. Move on to go to Citation resources.

 

 

 

Standards

Addressing the ISTE Standards For Educators


Learner
1a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
1c. Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

Leader
2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, 
evaluation, curation and adoption of 
new digital resources and tools for learning.

Citizen
3b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
3c. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.

CITW 9:

1. Generating & Testing Hypotheses;
2. Cues, Questions, Advance Organizers;
3. Homework and Practice;
4. Identify Similarities & Differences