Session: Using Online Databases: Instructional Tool Jackpot!

Time: 12:45-1:45

Facilitator/s: Susie Lackey - slackey@jeffco.k12.co.us
I am the Teacher Librarian at Arvada West High School. I am fortunate work with a staff that welcomes taking technology risks and is constantly looking for ways to locate the right tool for the task! We are all supported at every level by our building Technologist, Leah Lindblom. Check out our library webpage for examples of instructional learning that is enhanced through the application of technology tools. We are all learners together!
Shelly Belleau - Shelly.Belleau@JeffcoLibrary.org

Tech level: ALL levels welcome!
Application level - All Teacher tool

Learner should bring: Jeffco Public Library card/know their number

Session Description: Do you want your students to learn more about the Great Pyraminds? What are the latest statistics around teen driving and cell phone use? Having difficulty locating age appropriate information or a specific reading level text?

Did you know that there are over 70 subscription databases that fit the needs of both you and your students when learning about topics ranging from Colorado to the global issues facing our world today? Did you know that JCPL also recommends quality websites and links to additional internet resources? Bring your library card and open up a world of reliable, accurate and verifiable digital resources. Results and convenience are just a click away!

ISTE NETS for Session:
Research and Information Fluency: 3c
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making: 4c
Digital Citizenship: 5a
Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity: 1b
Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments:2a, 2c
Model Digital-Age Work and Learning:3d
Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility:4a
Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership: 5c

Curriculum Connections/ Instructional Impact:
Research information connects to every content area. The additional benefits of student use of research databases focuses on accuracy, reliablity and ethical use of information as well as promoting lifelong learning and literacy skills.

Session Objectives / Goal:

1. Explore the JCPL Website & Research Tools

2. Demonstrate curriculum connections for teachers (Awest library webpage)

3. Evaluate student/patron support (e-mail, audio,citation,reliability,internet safety)

4. Effective Search strategies (keyword, Advanced Search)

5. Guided searching using content specific databases

6. Share an "ah ha"!