Ms Graham’s Students: Curation of Resources

For your project you will be collecting key resources for your project. These resources should be reputable, and come from a variety of forms. Consider using video, text, images and even audio to help give yourself a complete picture of your topic.

We are going to explore using Wakelet as a curation tool.

Consider looking at the following sites:

This Wakelet has a number of sites to check out including:

  • Google Arts & Culture offers some amazing Ancient Collections. Here is one from the British Museum.
  • National Geographic has some wonderful videos.
  • Crash Course has some videos on many ancient civilisations.
  • Instead of using Wikipedia as a source- check out its References at the bottom of the article. Britannica and World Book online offer more reliable information, but these should be only starting points. Image Quest is a great resource tool for images.

Sketch Notes

 

Sketch Notes or Visual Notetaking is an effective way to both learn and share ideas with others. There are a number of key visuals that can help such as stylized font or lettering, bullets, frames  and connectors. Details, shapes and images can also help make an image stand out.

 

Here is an video overview of Sketch Notes.

If you are interested there are many other videos to help you become more skilled. Here are some:

Ms Shahidi’s Class

Immersive Reader is built into MS Office’s applications. Today we will explore how this works for online site.

Please click on this link to check out this site on ancient Egypt.

Here is one on foxes by National Geographic Kids. Can you make Immersive Reader simplify the site. Try now to find a page from Wikipedia on a topic that interests you. can you make Immersive Reader work?

Ms Woolf: Social Studies Timeline

To sign up for Padlet go here.

Besides using the Canadian online links on our library website (the NFB, Curio, The Canadian Online Encyclopedia, consider some of the links below:

 

 

Ms O’Sullivan-Microbits

The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.

For the introduction watch here.

Click here to join.