Title: Living the College Dream
Wonderopolis: What Is a Dormitory? Web Address URL:
[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]Digital Tool Description: The "What Is a Dormitory" video in Wonderopolis allows students to learn about life in a college dorm/residence hall. After watching the video, the students can click on the "Did You Get It?" icon and take a self-assessment.
Title: Ready, Set, Search! with Creative Commons: The free to use, free to share way to search
Creative Commons Search Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (9) 34: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. [SL.9-10.5]Digital Tool Description: Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. The Creative Commons Search allows students (and teachers) to query digital content that is free to share, use, and remix. (Description from creativecommons.org).
Title: Create Mega-Sized Posters to Display Mega Learning
Block poster maker Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (11) 24: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information. [W.11-12.6]Digital Tool Description: The Blockposters website allows individual or groups of students to create and upload content to visually illustrate their comprehension in virtually any content area.
Title: Plagiarism: What You Need To Know
Plagiarism: What You Need To Know Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (10) 27: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; and synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. [W.9-10.7]Digital Tool Description: Plagiarism: What You Need To Know is a video that will help students learn what plagiarism is, why you should avoid it, and what some consequences for using plagiarism may be.
Video Length: 9:19
Title: Google in the Classroom: How to get the most out of Google Search
A Google A Day Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (12) 27: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. [W.11-12.9]Digital Tool Description: A Google A Day is an interactive search game developed by Google to enhance the user's ability to use a search engine effectively and accurately. This tool will be used as a learning asset in the form of a Bellringer to focus students at the beginning of class on the larger lesson plan's purpose and goals, as well as to help students evaluate their own progress towards those goals. This activity will be particularly effective when used as a Bellringer for the lesson: Google in the Classroom: How to get the most out of Google Search.