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This podcast is part of the series: A Practical Approach to Using AVL in the Elementary Classroom
Shelly Hellums and Mindy Hutton
Kilby Elementary School, Lauderdale County
L.E. Willson Elementary, Sheffield City
In the third of the series, this podcast provides a tutorial on how to use the search functions of the SIRS Discoverer 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: Social Studies, Technology Education
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[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) 11: Use digital tools to analyze authentic problems.
[TC2] (3-5) 12: Create a product using digital tools.
AQTS_1.A.1: Academic Discipline(s) [Knowledge of the structure of the academic disciplines related to the subject-matter content areas of instruction and of the important facts and central concepts, principles, theories, and tools of inquiry associated with these disciplines.]
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_2.D.7: Instructional Strategies [Ability to evaluate, select, and integrate a variety of strategies such as cooperative
learning, discussion, discovery, problem-based learning, and direct instruction into a
coherent lesson design.]
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.]