I have been thinking a lot lately about all the things that I need to check for as I am planning a lesson. There is a lot to check for! Here is an infographic that can be used as a tool for checking for best practices in lessons. It is not a comprehensive list though as things like presentation design and technology incorporation are not explicitly stated here but implied through things like “engagement.”
Google continues to branch out and take over the world (not necessarily a bad thing), but in this instance it is downright useful for teachers. They have created Google Education. This is a tool that has pre-made lessons(for students) and trainings (for teachers) about Search Literacy. Many teachers only know about a small portion of the functions available in a Google Search, so in educating ourselves we can educate the kids.
Just another hole filled by Google!
Want to know more about this great resource?? Made by the librarian of Seward Elementary, our very own Valerie Kingsland, here is a tutorial on accessing and utilizing the Digital Pipeline.