Shelly Hellums and Mindy Hutton
Kilby Laboratory School, Lauderdale County
L.E. Willson Elementary, Sheffield City/ Alabama Virtual Library
In the second of the series, this podcast provides a tutorial on how to use the basic search function in the Literature Resources from Gale database of the Alabama Virtual Library. Items discussed include an overview of the basic search screen, 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: English/Language Arts, Technology Education
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) 10: Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate.
[TC2] (3-5) 12: Create a product using digital tools.
[TC2] (6-8) 2: Publish digital products that communicate curriculum concepts.
[TC2] (6-8) 12: Use digital tools to communicate and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.
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.B.1: Curriculum [Knowledge of the content standards and of the scope and sequence of the subject areas of one's teaching fields as defined in the Alabama courses of study for those teaching fields.]
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_2.D.2: Instructional Strategies [Knowledge of a wide range of research-based instructional strategies and the advantages and
disadvantages associated with each.]
AQTS_2.E.5: Assessment [Ability to design and use a variety of approaches to formal and informal
assessment to plan instruction, monitor student understanding and progress
toward learning, modify teaching and learning strategies, and measure and report
student progress related to learning objectives.]
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.]