Saturday, March 7, 2009

Be open to wisdom wherever you may find it

"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices." Albus Dumbledore


I just got back from the CUE conference and I'm SO jazzed to get started exploring the new tools and using them in my classroom. I teach middle school social studies - 7th grade World History and 8th grade US History. My goal this week is to develop and teach a lesson about better searching. My 7th grade students have just started an extended research project so this is perfect timing. We've already been to the school library and used at least 2 databases (ABC Clio, Greenwood, Thomson Gale) and they're ready to google - BUT - they need more guidance. I plan to include Advanced Search and SearchLearnShare.