February 13th 12:00-3:00 Secondary Team Plan (at Burke High School)
March 7th 8:30-11:00 Elementary Team Plan Day (at TAC in library services)
April 11th 8:300-10:30 Elementary Para Training (at TAC in library services)
April 24th 12:00-3:00 Secondary Team Plan (location TBA)
John recently introduced a new 10-episode Crash Course series, Navigating Digital Information, developed in partnership with MediaWise–a project of the Poynter Institute, funded by Google, with curriculum developed by the Stanford History Education Group who gave us several important research projects, including the well-known study, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning, with its bleak wake-up call.
In the introduction, John discusses the importance of how the quality of the information we meet online shapes our understanding of the universe and our place in that universe.
as we allow ourselves to fall into the vast endlessness of passive scrolling, we allow the information we ingest, and the algorithms feeding us that information, to shape who we are as people–to shape how we think, what we value, whom we trust, and what we do. Much attention has rightly been paid to the ways that misinformation and disinformation are shaping our political and social discourse, but they are also shaping us–as individuals and as communities. Getting better at evaluating information means becoming a better citizen of the communities where you live; it also means become a better informed and more engaged person.
The fastest way to get your questions answered is to contact the right person!
McKenzie White (531) 299-9362 Instructional technology , ITL Program
Starting a new media project in the new year? Before running into image issues, brush up on copyright rules with these resources—and dig in even deeper with our free, online course Understanding Copyright & Fair Use.
From Teachers: Teaching Students to Legally Use Images Online
Blog post from Cult of Pedagogy
For Students: Creative Commons Search
Search engine for finding images and other media that students can re-use
From KQED: Pause Before Downloading: Rules and Resources for Reusing Digital Content in the Classroom
Blog post from KQED's In the Classroom, written by teachers, for teachers
Jordan Stewart-Rozema Community Coordinator, KQED Teach
The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by Black creators. You can read more about the members of The Brown Bookshelf here.
Collection stories invites NMAAHC staff to share their interpreation of the collections they find most powerful from a variety of perspectives.
The collection stories are just one of the resources available through the museum's website.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month for grades 7-12
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 (531-299-9822).
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 (531-299-9822).