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Department of Digital Learning WORKSHOP. Databases for Digital Learning in Grades K-5. WELCOME! Did you sign in and take handouts? Computers with blue post-its are Out of Order! Please open access the Workshop Wiki page @ http://tinyurl.com/k5databases

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Databases for digital learning in grades k 5

Department of Digital LearningWORKSHOP

Databases for Digital Learning in Grades K-5

WELCOME!

Did you sign in and take handouts?

Computers with blue post-its are Out of Order!

Please open access the Workshop Wiki page @ http://tinyurl.com/k5databases

Review the Workshop Description and Agenda


Cooking up digital learning with bcps databases for k 5

Department of Digital Learning

Cooking Up Digital Learning with BCPS Databases for K-5

Using BCPS-licensed digital content as the key “ingredients” for creating rich “recipes” for student research, reading, and learning!

Presented by:

Kelly Ray, Resource TeacherBCPS Department of Digital Learning

[email protected] x4035


Professional development objective

Professional Development Objective

Teachers will be empowered to use and have students use digital content by exploring BCPS-licensed databases and their features.

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Appetizer

Appetizer

What is Digital Content?

  • Online databases, catalogs, repositories

  • Fee-based subscriptions

  • Require user authentication or log on

  • AKA “Invisible Internet” or “Deep Web”

  • Not accessible on the Free Internet

http://www.bloomingtononline.net/directory/category/Restaurants/11


Food for thought

Food for Thought

What have been some barriers to having students use digital content in your classroom?

How is STAT likely to change the role of digital content in your classroom?

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Databases for digital learning in grades k 5

DATABASES are GOOD FOR YOU and TASTY TOO!

“Today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors.” –-Marc Prensky, Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

Joe’s Non-Netbook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhpmEZWuRQ


Databases for digital learning in grades k 5

DATABASES are GOOD FOR YOU and TASTY TOO!

“Can’t I just Google it?”

-- BCPS students

“Can you trust that the person putting information up at www.Iamaknowitall.com REALLY knows what he or she is talking about?”-- Librarian, Boulder Public Library Website

Students promoting Databases:

Mr. Database Man

http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2011/07/06/mr-database-man-a-proof-of-concept/


Databases for digital learning in grades k 5

15 K-5 Databases

BCPS Databases address these goals and standards:

Blueprint 2.0 Goal 1 - Academics

21st Century Teaching & Learning:

  • Building student competencies for information, media, & technology literacy

  • Providing efficient digital access to developmentally appropriate, curriculum-relevant content

    Common Core State Standards

    - College & Career Readiness - Complex Text/Nonfiction

    - Close Analytic Reading - Writing to Source

  • Brief & Extended Research - Vocabulary

    Content Curriculum Standards – Various subjects


Key ingredients in databases

Key “Ingredients” in Databases

  • Multiple media formats, interactivity

  • Authoritative publishers . Ad-free

  • Current, frequently updated content (often daily)

  • Student-friendly interfaces & Search/Browse features

  • State Standards-aligned (Content/Common Core)

  • Reading and learning supports:

    • Read-aloud/MP3 download - Translation

    • Reading Levels/Lexiles (labeled and searchable by)

    • Embedded dictionaries

    • Quizzes, Games, Practice/Enrichment Activities

  • Research supports:

    • Research Guides, Citations, Organization tools


Databases for digital learning in grades k 5

Database MENU

Accessible 24/7 from School or Home

http://www.kellysgigharbor.com/Images/menuIcon.jpg


Databases for digital learning in grades k 5

Grades K-5 Digital Content

Featuring …

SNAPSHOTS & SUPPORT RESOURCES!

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Databases for digital learning in grades k 5

  • Teacher’s “Cookbook”bcpsddl.pbworks.com

http://www.123rf.com/photo_16326642_open-old-recipe-book-on-checkered-tablecloth.html


Bon app tit

Spice Up Digital Learning with BCPS Digital Content!

Bon Appétit!

For help with BCPS Databases, contact your School Library Media Specialist or the Department of Digital Learning

Kelly Ray, Resource [email protected]

410-887-4035

Complete the EXIT TICKET on the Workshop Wiki @ tinyurl.com/k5databases


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