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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 Laboratory School, Lauderdale County & L.E. Willson Elementary, Sheffield City Schools/ Alabama Virtual Library
In the fourth of the series, this podcast provides a tutorial on how to use the search functions of 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, The Arts, 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.
Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries Using technology tools to organize information Demonstrating efficient Internet search strategies
Example: keyword search Evaluating electronic resources for reliability based on publication date, bias,
accuracy, and source credibility
|TC2 (3-5) || |
12. Create a product using digital tools.
Examples: products—digital story, podcast, digital artwork
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.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.9: Instructional Strategies [Ability to use questions and questioning to assist all students in developing skills and
strategies in critical and high order thinking and problem solving.]