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Selena Skipper & June Chandler


Cullman County Schools - Fairview High School/ Alabama Virtual Library


Students will learn how to use the Student Research Center Database in AVL to gather information about an assigned project - Timeline: Evolution of Computers.  Students will also be introduced to MLA citations. The goal is to have students become familiar with the intricacies of the database and what it has to offer.

Length: 6:44

Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Technology Education, Information Skills

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

IL (K-12)
6. The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.
  • Assesses the quality of the process and products of personal information seeking
  • Devises strategies for revising, improving and up-dating self-generated knowledge.
    TC2 (9-12) Computer Applications
    10. Analyze capabilities and limitations of current and emerging technologies.
  • Assessing effects of technology on culture, economics, politics, and the environment
  • Comparing capabilities of various technologies to address personal, social, lifelong learning, and career needs
    ELA2015 (9)
    27. Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. [W.9-10.8]


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