Topic Name Description
General Resources URL Plagiarism & Citation Information
URL Plagiarism Prezi
URL EasyBib
URL Citation Machine
URL Middle School MLA Citation Guide
URL Purdue OWL
Folder Gretchen Bernabei

Gretchen Bernabei

Unit 1 File Copyright Video

File Copyright Guidelines for Teachers

Page Other Websites that have Information about Copyright

Unit 3 URL Best 30 Web 2.0 Applications 2012
URL Best Web 2.0 Applications
URL Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers
URL Discovery Education Web 2.0 Tools
File Animoto Lesson Plan
File Glog Lesson Plan
File Prezi Lesson Plan
File QR Code Lesson Plan
File Word Cloud Lesson Plan
Unit 4 URL 21st Century Research Using Databases

A prezi created by Naomi Bates to introduce students to the research process and the difference between using databases versus the internet

URL Gale Virtual Reference Library Info Sheet

Information for all of the Gale databases for K-12

http://www.gale.cengage.com/power/k12.htm

URL Facts on File Database Info Sheet
Information about Facts on File
URL The World and I Database Info Sheet
URL Databases vs. Google - An Xtranormal Video
URL Differences Between Using a Database or a Website
File Lesson Plan for Database Researching
Topic 6 Page Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising

These lessons shared by NCTE's own Laurie Henry, Ph.D. highlight some of her research in new literacies of online reading comprehension at the middle school level and relevant social equity issues related to the digital divide.

Laurie is a member of the ReadWriteThink.org Advisory Board. The lessons feature interactive activities from PBS Teachers Digital MediaLiteracy and they are corelated with the National as well as the Texas State Standards.

Take'm out for a spin!

GRADE 6
Subject: Language Arts
6.13 (A) – Explain messages conveyed in various forms of media.

6.23 (A) – Follow the research plan to collect data from a range of print and electronic resources (e.g., reference texts, periodicals, web pages, online sources) and data from experts.

6.28 – Listening and Speaking/Teamwork. Students work productively with others in teams. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to participate in student-led discussions by eliciting and considering suggestions from other group members and by identifying points of agreement and disagreement.

  • Manage text by using practices such as previewing, highlighting, making marginal notes, notetaking, outlining, and journaling.
  • Locate appropriate print and non-print information using text and technical resources.
  • Read sources such as literature, diaries, journals, textbooks, maps, newspapers, letters, speeches, memoranda, electronic texts, and technical documents.
  • Respond to text through discussion, journal writing, performance, and visual representation.
  • Identify kinds of groups and analyze basic principles of group dynamics.
  • Use appropriate communication skills in groups to make plans or accomplish goals.
  • Employ parliamentary procedure in a group meeting.
  • Research ideas and topics to acquire accurate information from a variety of primary, secondary, and technological sources.
  • Use appropriate information and effective critical-thinking skills in group decision-making and problem-solving processes.
  • Plan and present an informative group discussion for an audience.
  • Develop and use communication skills needed for academic achievement such as participating appropriately in class discussions, using active and critical-listening skills, and taking accurate notes.
  • Demonstrate persuasive skills in informal or formal argumentation, discussions, or debates.
  • Use effective group decision-making skills in group performances.

GRADE 7
Subject: Language Arts

7.13 (A) – Interpret both explicit and implicit messages in various forms of media.
7.17 (C) – Write responses to literary or expository texts that demonstrate the writing skills for multi-paragraph essays and provide sustained evidence from the text using quotations when appropriate.

7.23 (A) – Follow the research plan to gather information from a range of relevant print and electronic sources using advanced search strategies.

7.27 – Listening and Speaking/Speaking. Students speak clearly and to the point, using the conventions of language. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to present a critique of a literary work, film, or dramatic production, employing eye contact, speaking rate, volume, enunciation, a variety of natural gestures, and conventions of language to communicate ideas effectively.

7.28 – Listening and Speaking/Teamwork. Students work productively with others in teams. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to participate productively in discussions, plan agendas with clear goals and deadlines, set time limits for speakers, take notes, and vote on key issues.

GRADE 8
Subject: Language Arts

8.17 (C) – Write responses to literary or expository texts that demonstrate the use of writing skills for a multi-paragraph essay and provide sustained evidence from the text using quotations when appropriate.
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URL Critical Media Literacy Lessons (NCTE)

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/critical-media-literacy-commercial-97.html?tab=1#tabs

Professor Laurie Henry has aptly collected an array of lessons with printable/shareable materials that can be used to collaborate with the ELA teachers when teaching media literacy.

Her lessons feature incredibly interactive digital literacy tools from PBS - http://www.pbs.org/teachers/digital-media-literacy/ and is also correlated to the Core Curriculum and NCTE/IRA National Standards for ELA.

Texas

  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: 6.13 (A) – Explain messages conveyed in various forms of media.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: 6.23 (A) – Follow the research plan to collect data from a range of print and electronic resources (e.g., reference texts, periodicals, web pages, online sources) and data from experts.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: (6.28) – Listening and Speaking/Teamwork. Students work productively with others in teams. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to participate in student-led discussions by eliciting and considering suggestions from other group members and by identifying points of agreement and disagreement.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: R.4 (J) – Manage text by using practices such as previewing, highlighting, making marginal notes, notetaking, outlining, and journaling.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: R.5 (B) – Locate appropriate print and non-print information using text and technical resources.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: R.6 (B) – Read sources such as literature, diaries, journals, textbooks, maps, newspapers, letters, speeches, memoranda, electronic texts, and technical documents.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: R.7 (B) – Respond to text through discussion, journal writing, performance, and visual representation.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: S.2 (D) – Identify kinds of groups and analyze basic principles of group dynamics.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: S.2 (E) – Use appropriate communication skills in groups to make plans or accomplish goals.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: S.3 (C) – Employ parliamentary procedure in a group meeting.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: S.4 (A) – Research ideas and topics to acquire accurate information from a variety of primary, secondary, and technological sources.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: S.4 (D) – Use appropriate information and effective critical-thinking skills in group decision-making and problem-solving processes.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: S.4 (E) – Plan and present an informative group discussion for an audience.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: S.4 (K) – Develop and use communication skills needed for academic achievement such as participating appropriately in class discussions, using active and critical-listening skills, and taking accurate notes.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: S.5 (D) – Demonstrate persuasive skills in informal or formal argumentation, discussions, or debates.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 6, 6
    Standard: S.6 (D) – Use effective group decision-making skills in group performances.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 7, 7
    Standard: 7.13 (A) – Interpret both explicit and implicit messages in various forms of media.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 7, 7
    Standard: 7.17 (C) – Write responses to literary or expository texts that demonstrate the writing skills for multi-paragraph essays and provide sustained evidence from the text using quotations when appropriate.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 7, 7
    Standard: 7.23 (A) – Follow the research plan to gather information from a range of relevant print and electronic sources using advanced search strategies.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 7, 7
    Standard: (7.27) – Listening and Speaking/Speaking. Students speak clearly and to the point, using the conventions of language. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to present a critique of a literary work, film, or dramatic production, employing eye contact, speaking rate, volume, enunciation, a variety of natural gestures, and conventions of language to communicate ideas effectively.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 7, 7
    Standard: (7.28) – Listening and Speaking/Teamwork. Students work productively with others in teams. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to participate productively in discussions, plan agendas with clear goals and deadlines, set time limits for speakers, take notes, and vote on key issues.
  • Subject: Language Arts
    Grade(s): 8, 8
    Standard: 8.17 (C) – Write responses to literary or expository texts that demonstrate the use of writing skills for a multi-paragraph essay and provide sustained evidence from the text using quotations when appropriate.
  • NCTE/IRA NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

    1.

    Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.

    2.

    Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.

    3.

    Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound–letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).

    4.

    Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

    5.

    Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

    6.

    Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.

    7.

    Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

    8.

    Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

    11.

    Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.

    12.

    Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

URL TEA - STAAR Assessed Curriculum

This booklet provides information on the standards that are essential for students to suceed in STAAR. In 6, 7 and 8 grade. In Reporting Category 3 there is a good description of what is asked and can provide a "hook" for new collaborations.

Check them out!

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/ac/

Topic 7 URL Creating Book Trailers - Screencasts Step-by-Step
Here are eight screencasts to guide users through how to create a book trailer using Microsoft Movie Maker
URL Screenr - Instant Screencasts
No downloading needed! All online, even save your screen casts online to share.
URL Screencast-O-Matic
online screencasts with no downloads needed
URL Jing
Beyond recording video, Jing allows you to take a picture of any portion fo your desktop, draw on it, add a message, and immediately upload your media to a free hosting account. You are then given a small URL that you can give to whomever needs to see the image or video. Works with Macs and Windows machines.
URL Symbaloo
A page full of linked apps for music, video, production and more.  All of these are Creative Commons licensed and can be used with correct citation according to the usage rights found on the website. 
Topic 8 File Topic Selection Lesson Plan
File Topic Selection PowerPoint
URL Selecting a Research Topic
File Lesson Plan for Database Researching
URL 21st Century Research Using Databases
URL Databases vs. Google
File Searching the Internet
File Evaluating a Website
File Paraphrasing Lesson Plan
File Paraphrasing: Say It In Your Own Words ppt
File Paraphrasing Lesson
URL APA Style Guide
URL MLA Style Guide
File Cite it Right
URL Website for online citations
A collection of citations for APA, MLA, Turabian, and more. Includes links to sites that create citations
URL EasyBib
URL Citation Machine
Topic 9 URL Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship
URL Video: Teens and Social Networking
File Digital Citizenship in a Web 2.0 World
File Lesson Plan for Digital Citizenship
Topic 10 URL November Learning
URL Web Literacy to Boost Online Research
URL Get More Out of Google Infographic
Use this infographic to make the best use out of Google for student research
File Web Literacy Lesson Plan
Topic 11 File How to Pick a Book
File Genre Characteristics