Active viewing is great, but it isn't enough. When it comes to videos in the classroom, students shouldn't just get it; they should also have something to say about it. Students need to be active and reactive viewers -- comprehending and critiquing, reading and reacting, getting and giving knowledge. Below you'll find great tools, tips, and strategies for helping to foster both of these essential media-literacy skills.
Check out the link below for video teaching strategies, video activities and lessons, and video apps and websites. This link is also available in the Resources tab in the box with the video use guidelines (top of the page).
From viral memes to so-called "fake news," the web is overflowing with information -- true, false, and everything in between. For many kids, this makes the web a challenging place to find credible and reliable sources. So what's the best way to help your students use the web effectively as a fact-checking tool? Here you'll find tips, resources, and practical advice on helping students find credible information online.
Photos For Class Search now to download properly attributed, Creative Commons photos for school!
Teachers have told us they need a place to access safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes. Plus, they want accurate image citations. We’ve heard you and created “Photos For Class” to meet your needs for images! Age Appropriate Images - All images are appropriate for the school setting, thanks to Flicker SafeSearch and our proprietary filters - Read More Automatic Citation - Downloaded images automatically cite the author and the image license terms - Read More Creative Commons - All photos shown are, to the best of our (and Flickr's) knowledge, licensed by Creative Commons for public use.
Giving Credit, Where Credit is Due Photos For Class and Photos for Work makes it as easy as possible to properly attribute photos, especially for printed or presented materials so that there is no worry about plagiarism or stolen work.
How we Cite When you click download we automatically generate a watermarked image that contains:
The name of the author
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Global Student Laboratory (GlobalLab, for short) is a web-based, educational platform that enables students, teachers, and learners of all ages to pose questions and together find answers. With GlobalLab, teachers have, in one place, all the resources, tools, partners, and support to bring authentic investigations to classrooms and homes. Each project is a collaborative journey of challenges and discovery. In nine projects, step by step, students use math, graphing, and more to discover who they are as a community. They can start by clicking on the first project, “Where on Earth Are We?” GlobalLab is social media and crowdsourcing for learning.
This might be interesting to explore. If anyone does, let Courtney know what you think or how it goes!
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School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. More about the history of School Library Month.
Great Prezi on how to create blackout poetry. Geared toward middle and high school students, but will give you a good idea on how to create these items!
Examples of different ways to do black out poetry:
And if you're super ambitious or a fabulous artist...
Teachers and those who study learning have long known that curiosity is important to the learning process and better outcomes. But what causes it, how to encourage it, and even how to define it have proved the concept more complicated than it first appears. Now, recent studies suggest that the desire to know more may be quantifiable, which could provide librarians and other educators with new tools for leveraging curiosity to improve how people process and relate to information.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).