Dr. Alan November Presentation’s Resources for Elementary Teachers

Last updated on December 1st, 2018 at 12:54 am

Dr. Alan November Webinar

This webinar addresses some of  the same concepts that were addressed in Dr. November’s presentations at EMSB. Length: 58 min.

Resources shared by Dr. November

Global Empathy

Ex. #1stgrade search around the world

Mrs Cassidy’s class Twitter Account following 5 but has over 4000 followers @mscassidysclass She teaches 1st graders. Kids see a lot of things that happens in classes around the world. Kids ask to do something and how to the teacher and response of Mrs. Cassidy is “I don’t know” at all times, then asks the students to figure it out.

Other interesting sites for global empathy:

Math Train – Student created videos to explain math concepts – Learn about how children learn.

Prism – Collaborative Interpretation of Text

Olivia Van Ledtje @thelivbits – child reviewing children literature

WolframAlpha is one of his favourite websites for elementary. It’s a  knowledge-based search engine. You can combine this with a tool that has recording possibilities. To keep evidence of learning and understanding of concepts. It allows to pinpoint where the learning breaks down. The teacher’s role in a world where the information is at your fingertips.  The role of the teacher is enhanced- What do we teach kids in a world where a paper can be written from the push of a button. Creativity trumps memorization. Teachers need to focus on what to with the knowledge rather than passing on facts, it is what we do with it. You can play with information in a tool like this, extrapolate hypothesis, research them, find real information that stems from the students interest.

Jing is a software that allows screen casting. For example, students can record voiceover on a video to explain their understanding for educational purposes. (Please note that this recorded voice over cannot be published online)

Another tool that can be used to show understanding or make presentation is Minecraft. It allows for creating projects that demonstrate their understanding, it also allows for building or recreating the physical world from stories in a virtual fashion. Ex.: Minecraft San Diego Mission Project

Activity to learn about effective Google Searches: Find a powerpoint presentation about teaching Shakespeare from UK that addresses more specifically Romeo and Juliet – -using filetype and site such as: “romeo and juliet” filetype:ppt site:ac.uk – – ” ” to search for exact terms, ppt to search for a powerpoint file and ac stands for academia and uk for United Kingdom

Guide to Google Search Operators

Google Advanced Search does not include all search operators, it is therefore important to learn about web syntax and country codes and other syntax.

How private browsing works – being incognito while browsing the Internet with Google

Google like  a pro – ear mouse Vacanti

Power searching with Google – Online Course

Internet Country Codes 

Archive.org will give you history of a site and access to information on specific dates and data from that time Will give you access to how media has covered events on the day of…

… The punctuation of the Internet helps you know where the information comes from

Asking/creating interesting questions when giving research assignments – open-ended questions, not factual based suggested resource: The Right Question Institute

Ressources additionnelles en français

Chercher dans Google– trucs et astuces incluant la syntaxe du web

10 trucs pour chercher sur le web article concernant les recherches efficaces sur le web

Conseils pour faire une recherche sur Internet

EMSB Resources

On the following site, you will find a collection that was curated by EMSB librarians and are available to EMSB staff and students: EMSB Virtual Library

Authentic Project Honoré-Mercier Plaques based on RECIT project – BaladoWeb

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