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Using InfoTrac Student Edition

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Kerry Moore, Gifted and Talented teacher

Kelly Jordan, School Librarian


Ashland Elementary School, Lineville Elementary School, Clay County School Districts/ Alabama Virtual Library


This podcast gives a brief overview of the features of InfoTrac Student Edition, which is powered by Gale Database. It shows how to move around the database, defines some of the icons and highlights how to do simple searches.

Length: 4.54

Content Areas: Technology Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

TC2 (3-5)
9. Use technology tools to organize, interpret, and display data.
Examples: spreadsheets, databases, electronic graphing tools
TC2 (6-8)
11. Use digital tools and strategies to locate, collect, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information.
Examples: locating—Boolean searches, graphic organizers, spreadsheets, databases
collecting—probeware, graphing calculators
organizing—graphic organizers, spreadsheets
evaluating—reviewing publication dates, determining credibility
synthesizing—word processing software, concept-mapping software
TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
7. Utilize advanced features of database software, including merging data, sorting, filtering, querying, and creating reports.

AQTS_3.D.4: Technology [Ability to facilitate students' individual and collaborative use of technology, including classroom resources as well as distance and online learning opportunities when available and appropriate.]
AQTS_3.D.6: Technology [Ability to evaluate students' technology proficiency and students' technology-based products within content areas.]


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