Help! Rescue us from the Tsunami of Information! A Life Raft for Netrekker di, Proquest & BrainPop
Objective 1: To glean the very best and most appropriate materials for use with our students Objective 2: To become comfortable and experienced in using the award-winning databases available to us .
Outcome/assessment • Each teachers leaves with attention getting hooks, visual aids, multimedia aids, and/or celebration activities • Each teacher feels comfortable searching for lesson materials in the school’s databases and in search engines.
BrainPop/Jr. More Than a Movie Theater! • To only show BrainPop/Jr. movies to your students is like the lunchroom feeding our students only meat at each meal. Use short cut or type to go to www.brainpop.com. Then type in the teacher user name and the teacher password: gacs6_teacher gac4uandm3
Before BrainPop/Jr. Movie 1. Quiz as pre-test -- see what students already know by taking the review quiz as a class or the printed quiz independently2. Activity pages - print out and photocopy for each student. Review vocabulary! Model by typing right into the page!3. FYI - high interest reading, comic - use as shared reading.
During BrainPop/Jr. Movie 1. Pause on Tim’s letter - have students turn & talk or quick write a response (can finish for homework).2. Note-taking with Activity pages — use closed captioning! Model with interactive writing! Remember that you can type directly into all of our Activity Pages!3. Pause & discuss throughout.
After BrainPop/Jr. Movie 1. Retake quiz (printed, independently; whole class - graded)2. FYI3. Experiment4. Timeline5. Activity Pages
How Do We Plan to Use BrainPop/Jr.? • Opening Screen is a Table of Contents • List of subjects or Flipbooks • Then there are Units • Then there are the Movies. Not every movie has an accompanying unit. • Easily to take the list of movies for each subject area and lay the Curriculum Map beside it. Then plan “hook”, culminating/celebration activity, or whole the unit. (This helps us visual people, but it may not be the most efficient method of planning.) • Clicking on logo takes to very beginning. Then subtopics show across the top in order.
More Planning Ideas • Ideas for Adults gives you lots and lots of ideas for use in the classroom and for reinforcement at home with the parents. • REMEMBER Brainpop/Jr. will merge seamlessly with your Smart Boards or Activboards. Example. On Popquiz let students cross out the wrong answers (teaching elimination). • BrainPop Educator and Promethian Planet have many, many ideas and freebies to help with your Activboards. Sign up/in & under black bar >lessons.
From BrainPop Educators • Newletter & Newletters Archives (that can be searched) • Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 • For some of you, testing is already underway, while others are still in the midst of preparation. Did you know BrainPOP offers an entire category of topics related to Study and Reading Skills? To ease the overload and add some fun to your day, checkout BrainPOP’s movies that relate to testing! • Test-Taking Skills • Test Preparation • Reading Skills • You can also have some fun with this Experiment, from our Test-Taking Skills topic. And BrainPOP Jr. offers movies and activities on Main Idea, Making Inferences, and Reading Nonfiction, and How-To Essays. I would often visit BrainPOP Jr. with my fourth graders to reinforce certain topics.
BrainPop Educator Gems Look at the “finds” down the left side of the Educator: • Lesson Plans--searched by subject and grade • Tutorials • Classroom Tools • State Standards • Newsletter (plus archives) (You can bookmark treasures that you find on Delicious or others.)
Nettrekker DIWhole is Greater Than The Sum of the Parts • Gac+first initial+surname teacher • You can set the readibility level, collections, & interactive media. • Write “spider” in search box. Drop down for multimedia and check interactive and refine search. • 2nd one. ARKive Education:Ladybird Spider, Tripwire of Terror. • Explore Games and Resources & downloads of ArKive Ed. Next, go to www.arkive.org
Nettrekker DIWhole is Greater Than The Sum of the Parts • How many problems can you solve in 2 minutes? Teachers can set the level by setting the numbers used and the process. . Nettrekker di >Features > References> Ask Dr. Math > Elementary > addition > Flashcards/worksheets on web >Arithmattack! (second one down)
Nettrekker DIWhole is Greater Than The Sum of the Parts • So your students are doing a report and you want them to give credit to all their sources, but it is such a pain to teach to the __ grade the word cite, much less how to do it. • Nettrekker di >Features> References >Open Clearinghouse: Citing Sources “How to Cite Sources” gives an explanation of why to cite, where to find the info, worksheet to fill out so they have info to use to cite, and a citation maker to fill out so it can print out the bibliography in correct MLA form!
Nettrekker DIWhole is Greater Than The Sum of the Parts • Do you have ESL students, or students whose parents need help? Send them to the Internet Picture Dictionary. • Nettrekker di >Features > References >Internet Picture Dictionary. This has multi activities of varying levels to help with language.
Nettrekker DIWhole is Greater Than The Sum of the Parts • Do you need fresh materials for your Bible classes? • Nettrekker di> Elementary Tab >Philosophy & Religion >Christianity >Sites:Christianity >Jesus & Kids • or >Christianity >OT >Creation >Kids 4 Truth • Nettrekker di >Elem. Tab >Philosophy & Religion >Christianity >OT <Sites <Quia:Old Testament Chacters (game) and link there to (multi) Children’s Bible Lessons with songs, activities, puzzles, crosswords, and tests.
Nettrekker DIWhole is Greater Than The Sum of the Parts Studying the US states: Nettrekker >Reference >Schoolwork Essentials >IPL KidSpace:Stately Knowledge Metric Comparisons: Nettrekker >Reference >Schoolwork Essentials >Antoine Frame of Reference
Nettrekker DIWhole is Greater Than The Sum of the Parts Other finds under Schoolwork Essentials: ASL University Index of Signs (3rd down) World Almanac for Kids Online Ask Dr. Math NCES’s Create a Graph (Wonderful) HomeworkSpot has so much I am still investigating (right & above orange line).
Nettrekker DIGreater Than The Sum of the Parts Nettrekker >Elementary >Reference >Multimedia Sources >DiscoverySchool’s Clip Art Gallery from which you may use 10 unaltered clips for educational purposes on a hardcopy or web site if link back. The other picture/clipart allows non profit education to use if link back.
Nettrekker DIGreater Than The Sum of the Parts Nettrekker >Elementary Tab>Current Events…..bottom of page >Education World: Twenty-Five Great Ideas (should read Twenty-Five Hundred Great Ideas) >Current Events >Ed World >Lesson Planning (blue on left)>Work Sheet Library >Animals A to Z (for 2nd-4th Capitalization, punctuation, sp., grammar) or >Geography A to Z or Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? (Love these!) >Internet Scavenger Hunt (about 8 down)
Nettrekker DIGreater Than The Sum of the Parts Nettrekker >Elementary Tab>Current Events…..bottom of page >Education World: Twenty-Five Great Ideas (should read Twenty-Five Hundred Great Ideas) >More Lesson Plan Features >Reading Machine (several good ones, but must click on title. Ed World Home>Tech Integration >Sites to See >Alphabet (for K & 1st) many! >Lesson of the Day (timely, interesting lesson plans) This site is searchable too.
Nettrekker DIGreater Than The Sum of the Parts Nettrekker >Elementary Tab>Current Events…..bottom of page >Education World: Twenty-Five Great Ideas (should read Twenty-Five Hundred Great Ideas) Scroll until you see Technology Integration >Webquest >I know My Shapes & Colors Scroll down & find Why Not a Woman & Women of the Century. (Look to side & read about WebQuest)
Proquest = eLibrary & Webfind Educator Tools on top tab >Educator Tools and Lesson Plans >Educator Guides (bottom right) >Ed. Links and Lesson Plans >ALFY (second one. K-6) >More Thematic Units >Fairy Tales >Lesson Plans (blue bar above) >Internet Activities >ALFY’s Picks >Cinderella (new version).
Proquest = eLibrary & Webfind >My Products Page >SIRS Discoverer >Pathfinders (right) (Someone define) >(Investigate two you are interested in.) KID CORNER > WebFind Sites >Between the Lions Video Clips (3rd one down). KIDS CORNER >WebFind Sites >Respiratory System (1st-3rd) and (4th-6th) KIDS CORNER >WebFind Sites >Youth Education: Fun and Games. All about money.
Easy Search in Google“elementary lessons ppt.” • www.graves.k12.ky.us/powerpoints/elementary/ • Check out the Bats (Science) middle column half way down • Or check out Life Cycle of a Frog (Science) about half way down first column
Easy Search in Google “elementary lessons ppt.” • The third choice “The Behavior Guy” > http://www.pppst.com/ • >abc’s & sight words (orange square, 1st column, 3rd row) >abc’s >abc’s lots >colors (first one) • Go back to abc’s & sight words (orange square, 1st column, 3rd row) >sight words >sight words. • Go to subtitle Free presentation in Powerpoint format >For faster loading….abc index.>Jonah and the big fish >j >Jonah and the big fish • Clicking almost anywhere here opens up more and more sites.
Where to next? • Teacher Tube Teachers sharing with teachers. • http://www.teachertube.com/search_result.php?search_id=ppt • Use first search block & type in “life cycle of a frog”. Investigate a couple.