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Our Students are Improving Their Research and Digital Citizenship Skills
The best student quote illustrating just how much our students need this information can be found below:
When students were asked if they ever go beyond the first page when searching on Google, one student replied, "there's more than one page?" Many of our students assume the top link is the best link. Let's help them practice better research skills!
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Exit Ticket Data from Health Classes Shows Successful Learning
Student Search Tips
Have Students Make Lists Before Starting a Search - Taking a few minutes to make a list of what students already know about a topic before searching will save them time and focus their search on only those resources that will have value to them. Here is a Google Doc that students can use for making their lists.
Have Students Generate Alternative Keywords for Searching - Synonyms of keywords found in the students' essential questions help students curate more relevant sources.
Have Students Conduct Boolean and "Exact Phrase" Searches- Using (and. or, not) and placing search terms inside quotation marks will deliver more relevant search results. Here is a worksheet that students can use for setting up keyword and Boolean Searches.
Check Out These Curriculum Resources for Black History Month
"The Sit-In Movement" by USHistory.org
Civil rights activists introduced this peaceful form of protesting in the South in the early 1960s.
"Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott" by USHistory.org
This informational text explores how Rosa Parks’ decision not to give up her seat on a bus helped start a revolution.
"A Defiant Muhammad Ali Was Cherished by Black Men" by Karen Grigsby Bates
Muhammad Ali, a famous American boxer and social activist who passed away in 2016, is remembered for his bold courage.
"Sweat" This short story was written by Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), an African American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, anthropologist, and one of the most important figures of the Harlem Renaissance.
Tech Tools and Resources from Control Alt Achieve
Art and Google
Ten tools from Google that can help with teaching, learning, exploring, and creating art.
Music and Google
Twelve tools from Google, or that work with Google, that can be used for teaching, learning, and creating with music
Google Fit and My Maps
Social Studies, Math. Language Arts, Health, and PE applications.
Art and Google
Music and Google
Please Share These Scholarship Opportunities and Contests with Your Students
Scholarship Opportunity for African American and Minority Students
"From Failure to Promise" Essay Scholarship Contest offers an opportunity for high school seniors to earn scholarship money by writing a 1,000 word essay. Students will be asked to describe the challenges they have faced in achieving academic success referencing the book From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate by Dr. Cleamon Moorer. The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JULY of each year, and the award amount is usually $500 - $10,000.
Doodle for Google
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Photography Contest: Education for All
"Education for All" is an annual photography contest that provides five student education awards of $1000 each to high school seniors. Each year, students from across the state are invited to submit photographs that illustrate the theme of Diversity. Collaboration. Achievement. In addition to their photographs, student artists submitted a short essay explaining how their work illustrated the contest theme. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS MARCH 1, 2019.