Batteries Not Included – More Effectively Utilize Educator Resources & Tools With Powerful Content
Don’t you hate the feeling of getting a new tool and not being sure how to make it work? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to quickly get to content that would give new technologies you have access to the power to be really effective? Just like many devices need batteries, as a teacher, you need to content to power tools like interactive whiteboards, laptops, tablets and even resources like digital storytelling tools or even simple video production sites. With netTrekker you have access to hundreds of thousands of rich digital content pieces perfect for use on all types of platforms and tools. As you think about your search terms also consider the types of resources that would work well on your different technology pieces. First, check out a guide to all the different types of characteristics that netTrekker tags its content for here. Now, you can quickly find whiteboard specific content, images and videos in record time using netTrekker’s refinement options . Want to know more about HOW to use your technology tools? Find sites that will help you to use and manage these approaches in your classroom in our Teacher Tools area and the Technology in the Classroom section.
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Why It’s Important to Know, Trust and Think Critically About the Resources I Use
Teachers are telling us that helping students use online resources effectively is really important to them. Those 21st Century skills that are needed to be ready for college and careers are often not addressed in the classroom curriculum, so teachers are seeking ways to add information literacy instruction and resources on their own. netTrekker provides teachers with a greater understanding of just what information literacy is, why it is important and how to teach it…
- Teach students how to ask significant questions.
- Acquaint students with the types of sources available to them.
- Give students models and tools to use in evaluating information sources.
netTrekker Global Portfolio
Access the Global Portfolio Content in netTrekker where we have gathered resources on these and other methods to increase information literacy in your students.
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Quick Poll: Helping your students gain information literacy will pay off not only in better research skills and classroom discussions, but in better-informed citizens and more careful consumers. How do you address information literacy in your classroom?
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