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Workshop: Databases

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Tech A La Carte Workshop

Friday, July 8

 

Middle School Subscription and Web Databases

Part 1:  Exploring Subscription Databases:

North: http://www.sbschools.org/schools/xrds/mediacenter/teacher_resources/DatabasesandEBooks-North.php

South: http://www.sbschools.org/schools/xrds/mediacenter/teacher_resources/databases_south.php

 

Explore South Brunswick Public Library Databases

Teachers are entitled to a public library card. If you don't have one, you can see your librarian for a card number for databases.

http://www.sbpl.info/databases/

ListenNJ:  Download audio or ebooks: http://www.listennj.com/7F406D39-E93D-4E9A-8DF0-ACA44920C91C/10/427/en/Default.htm

 

Explore Web Databases

 

 

General Interest/Education

 

iTunesU

     Acccess ITunes, go to ITunes store. select iTunes U
     Browse free audio, video to share with students

Library of Congress:

     Home Page: http://www.loc.gov/index.html

     Digital Collections: http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html

     Teachers Home Page: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

     American Memory Lesson Plans: http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/theme.html

     Global Gateway: http://international.loc.gov/intldl/intldlhome.html

     Interactives: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/activities/

     Presentations: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/

     National Archives Digital Vaults: http://www.digitalvaults.org/

Smithsonian Institution Research Collection

     Art, History, Science, Books, images, and more:  http://siris.si.edu/

     Educators Collection: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/

     Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History: http://www.smithsoniansource.org/

Shmoop

     Lively Learning Guides by Experts and Educators

     http://www.shmoop.com/

Educator's Reference Desk

     http://www.eduref.org/index.shtml

Infoplease

     http://www.infoplease.com/

Annenberg Media

     http://www.learner.org/index.html

Internet Archive: Audio, Video, Music, Text

     http://www.archive.org/

Finding Dulcinea

     Librarian of the Internet. Explore subject guides and try a Sweet Search
     http://www.findingdulcinea.com/

CompletePlanet

     The Deep Web Directory

     http://aip.completeplanet.com

Academic Earth

     Lectures and Video Courses from leading universities

     http://www.academicearth.org/

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

     http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm

Edutopia

     http://www.edutopia.org/

Google Art Project:

     http://www.googleartproject.com/

World Lecture Hall

     http://wlh.webhost.utexas.edu/browse.cfm

CK-12 FlexBooks: Free Digital Textbooks

     http://www.ck12.org/flexbook/

Khan Academy

     http://www.khanacademy.org/

 

 

Subject/ Skills Guides

 

 

21st Century Skills/Careers:

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics:  For Students and Teachers

     Career resources, statistical databases and more

     http://www.bls.gov/audience/students.htm

Facts on File:  Ferguson Career Guidance Center

     Subscription available from SBPL, Crossroads and SBHS

     http://www.sbpl.info/databases/

Gateway to 21st Century Skills

      http://www.thegateway.org/

Global School Net

     Linking Kids Around the World with global projects

     http://www.globalschoolnet.org/index.cfm

ePals Global Learning Network

     http://www.epals.com/

 

Health

 

Medline Plus

     Government health database

     http://medlineplus.gov/ 

 

Language Arts and Reading

 

International Children's Digital Library

     http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Classic Reader: Search and read books online

     http://www.classicreader.com/

Database of Award-Winning Children's LIterature:

     http://www.dawcl.com/

Modern American Poetry

     http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/

Library of Congress Poetry Resources

     http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/lcpoetry/

Shmoop Poetry

     http://www.shmoop.com/poetry/

Academy of American Poets

     http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/58

American Verse Project

     http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/amverse/

Poetry180

     http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/

Psroject Bartleby

     http://www.bartleby.com/

Readers' Theater

     http://www.literacyconnections.com/ReadersTheater.php

Aesop's Fables

     http://www.aesopfables.com/

Google Lit Trips

     http://googlelittrips.org/

Pink Monkey literature guides

     http://www.pinkmonkey.com/index2.asp 

Children's Literature Database

     http://www.educ1.ucalgary.ca/litindex/ 

Project Gutenberg downloadable ebooks

     http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Bibliomania

     http://www.bibliomania.com/bibliomania-static/index.html

National Writing Project Digital IS

     http://digitalis.nwp.org/collections

Scholastic Book Wizard:

     http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/homePage.do?ESP=TBW/ib//acq/tbw_slimnav_Teachers///nav/txtl////

 

 

Math

 

Wolfram Alpha Computational Database

     http://www.wolframalpha.com/

Mudd Math Fun Facts

     http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/

PRIME Academy

     http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/prime/index.asp

Maths Challenge.Net

     http://mathschallenge.net/

 

 

 

Music and Art

Music Guide from the University of Washington

     http://guides.lib.washington.edu/music

 

 

Science

 

Encyclopedia of Earth

     http://www.eoearth.org/

Observing with NASA

     http://mo-www.cfa.harvard.edu/OWN/ 

NASA Digital Learning Network

     http://dln.nasa.gov/dln/

NASA Kids

     http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

National Science Digital Library

     http://nsdl.org/

Molecular Workbench Database

     Interactive, visual simulations and activities

     http://workbench.concord.org/database/

PhET: Simulations Database

     http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new

 

Social Studies

 

CIA World Factbook

     https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Library of Congress Country Studies

     http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/

National Archives Digital Classroom:

     http://www.archives.gov/education/index.html

New Jersey History

     http://www.njdigitalhighway.org/educators.php

Population Reference Bureau

     http://www.prb.org/Educators.aspx

UNdata

     World data resources from the United Nations

     http://data.un.org/

History Animated

     Animations of battles of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and World War Ii

     http://www.historyanimated.com/revolutionarywaranimated/home

 

World Languages

 

Foreign Language Learning Center

     http://fllc.unt.edu/

SpanishEnglish Sentence Database

     http://sentences.spanish-only.com/

International Children's Digital Library

     Books in many world languages--read to you!

     http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

French Web Resources

     http://college.cengage.com/languages/french/resources/students/links/

Clic-Net

     http://clicnet.swarthmore.edu/fle.html

Gallica

     Digital Library of all things French

     http://gallica.bnf.fr/

Nanduti Foreign Language Learning

     http://www.cal.org/earlylang/teaching/index.html

 

Curriculum Databases

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching

     http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

New York Times Learning Network

     http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

     http://www.free.ed.gov/

EDSITEment

     http://edsitement.neh.gov/

Thinkfinity

     Thousands of lesson plans and resources for teachers

     http://www.thinkfinity.org/

NeoK12: Educational Videos, Games and Lessons for K-12

     http://www.neok12.com/

Doucette Library of Teaching Resources

     http://educ.ucalgary.ca/doucette/

Pete's Power Point Station:

     Collection of Power Point Presentations and Activities:

     http://www.pppst.com/index.html

PBS Teachers Resources for the Classroom

     http://www.pbs.org/teachers

 

 

In Part 2 we will:

  • share best practices
  • plan how to effectively integrate online databases into teaching and learning


Agenda:

  • Collaborating with your LMS
  • Strategies for Using Databases:
    • General Tips
      • Graphic Organizers
      • Citation Note Taking Sheets
      • Reflections
    • Database Specific

 

  • Lesson Plans and Teacher Centers

 

  • Citations and Ethical Use
  • Meeting the Standards

 

  • Work time:  Opportunity to create lessons and explore resources
  • Debrief

 

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