Beyond Classroom Tech Tips…

January 7, 2009

Global Interconnectedness & Web Evaluation

Filed under: Information Literacy — Donna DesRoches @ 10:41 pm

It still amazes me at how emerging technologies can so easily facilitate connection and communication. Yesterday I was browsing my network’s bookmarks in Delicious and came across a bookmark made by Judy O’Connell in Australia to a post by Mike Romard at the Shanghai American School. I really liked the two lessons on web evaluation that he had created for his grade three students and passed the link along to teachers in my school division via Yammer. I immediately received a message back that the link was no longer working. Mike is part of my Twitter network so I sent a DM about the link – he immediately DM’d me and gave me another link which I was able to pass along to the teacher via Yammer. From Shanghai to North Battleford in minutes – wow!

flyingpenquin1Mike’s lessons “for 3rd grade students on the benefits and pitfalls of the World (Wild) Web” provide teachers with a very engaging way to teach lower elementary students about why they need to think critically about what they find on the web. He uses a variety of video sources that illustrate the points that he wants to make as well as links to his favourite answers to the questions he poses his students. He also includes what he would say to the students for each section of the lesson – very cool – very useful – very creative! Give it a look.

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  1. Wow, that’s a brilliant story about the power of your personal learning network in our Web 2.0 world. Love it! 🙂

    Comment by Judy O'Connell — January 16, 2009 @ 7:55 am | Reply

  2. […] school libraries and technology – for which I have structured my learning environment and my personal learning network. I am constantly reading, viewing, listening and following links that support these […]

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