Shelly Hellums and Mindy Hutton
Kilby Laboratory School, Lauderdale County
L.E. Willson Elementary, Sheffield City/ Alabama Virtual Library
In the first of the series, this podcast provides a tutorial on how to use the basic search function in the Kids InfoBits database of the Alabama Virtual Library. Items discussed include an overview of the categories within the database, narrowing search results, and using information to create products in the elementary classroom. An example of a project-based assessment is included within the podcast.
Content Areas: Science, Technology Education, Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[TC2] (3-5) 2: Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.
[TC2] (3-5) 8: Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
[TC2] (3-5) 9: Use technology tools to organize, interpret, and display data.
[TC2] (3-5) 10: Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate.
AQTS_1.A.2: Academic Discipline(s) [Knowledge of ways to organize and present content so that it is meaningful and engaging to all learners whom they teach (pedagogical content knowledge).]
AQTS_1.A.5: Academic Discipline(s) [Ability to help students make connections across the curriculum in order to promote retention and transfer of knowledge to real-life settings.]
AQTS_1.B.3: Curriculum [Ability to select content and appropriately design and develop instructional activities to address the scope and sequence of the curriculum.]
AQTS_3.A.3: Oral and Written Communications [Knowledge of media communication technologies that enrich learning opportunities.]
AQTS_3.D.1: Technology [Knowledge of available and emerging technologies that support the learning of all
AQTS_3.D.2: Technology [Knowledge of the wide range of technologies that support and enhance instruction,
including classroom and school resources as well as distance learning and online learning
AQTS_3.D.3: Technology [Ability to integrate technology into the teaching of all content areas.]
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
AQTS_3.D.6: Technology [Ability to evaluate students' technology proficiency and students' technology-based
products within content areas.]