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  • E NLIVEN THE G RADE 4-6 C URRICULUM WITHOUT S TRETCHING R ESOURCE D OLLARS WITH THE ORC Central East Alberta Teachers Convention March 6, 2015 Jamie Davis, ORC Coordinator
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  • W HAT IS THE ORC? A $1.7 million collection of curricular-aligned, authoritative digital resources licensed on behalf of all Alberta: K-12 students and their parents School staff Pre-service teachers Public library staff * Funded by a yearly Grant-In-Aid from Alberta Education to The Alberta Library (TAL) Return on Investment (ROI) calculation of 3:1 for Alberta Schools *for the purposes of supporting K-12 patrons
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  • W HY S HOULD STUDENTS ACCESS THE ORC? ORC Resources: Provide authoritative, age appropriate, engaging, curricular- aligned content Allow students to become familiar and comfortable with the kinds of resources and searching practises that are an integral part of 21 st century learning Google & Wikipedia are the tip of the searching and information literacy iceberg Are time savers once you are familiar with using them Include embedded supports for diverse learners like listen, text translation, citation tools, vetted websites, copyright friendly pictures and videos Provide anytime, from anywhere with Internet access
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  • W HY S HOULD SCHOOL STAFF ACCESS THE ORC? ORC Resources Provide: Access to ready-to-use or customizable lesson plans, teaching materials and direct curricular correlations Access to journals like Walrus, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Mens Health, School Library Journal, Canadian Libraries and Macleans just to name a few (RSS feeds available) Consistent and explicit update schedules Access to vetted websites Ability to create permalinks that can be posted on a website or in an email blast
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  • A CCESSING THE ORC Go to LearnAlberta.caLearnAlberta.ca Select English or French Click on Online Reference Centre in the tab along the top of the screen In school automatic authentication Access outside of school requires a remote district username and password combination Share your district username/password using low tech methods Email jdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca for your remote username/passwordjdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca
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  • A NY Q UESTIONS ?
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  • R ESOURCES TO S UPPORT L ITERACY AND L ANGUAGE L EARNING S KILLS
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  • T RUE FLIX Newly created sister resource to BookFLIX designed for grades 3-6 Nonfiction content divided into 2 broad themes with 3-5 subthemes Each ebook includes an introductory video to help build background knowledge of topic and improve student comprehension Human voice read along feature to support emergent/struggling readers Interactive table of contents for each ebook, in addition to a glossary and index Essential inquiry questions and project ideas for every ebook
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  • T EACHING B OOKS. NET Bring an author into your classroom any time you need Search for Meet-the-Author Movies or Book Readings, Author Audio Name Pronunciation, book guides and lesson plans Access Alberta specific booklists: Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award (YRCA) ELA Authorized Novel and Nonfiction Reading Lists grades 4-12 Meet-the-author book readings in French Canadian Book Award Winners/Canadian Book and Author Resources Personalized Book Lists upon request
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  • M UZZY O NLINE Recommended for students in K-6 Immersion language learning program Languages taught in the context of a story Hundreds of words and phrases embedded in the learning stories Six movies in each language level with a subtitle option for all of the languages offered 101 thematic video lessons with embedded language learning games divided into level I & II All new 3D animation All new teacher materials for Complete Elementary Spanish and French, as well as Classroom Editions for Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese and English (See additional slides for access information)
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  • M UZZY O NLINE C URRICULUM R ESOURCES Step 1: Log In User: alberta Password: alberta4MuzzyOnline! (You may wish to copy and paste the password for this as it is long.)
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  • R ESOURCES P AGE A FTER L OG I N Step 2: Click On Curriculum Materials
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  • C OMPLETE E LEMENTARY S PANISH AND F RENCH Step 3: Choose between: Complete Elementary (Spanish and French) OR Classroom Edition (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese and English) What the Difference? Complete Elementary curriculum moves at a slower pace and is appropriate for pre and early readers Classroom Edition curriculum moves at a faster pace, covering more vocabulary per lesson. All lessons expand and contract to fit variable session lengths and all are based on watching a clip from the MUZZY stories or vocabulary builder.
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  • S TEP B Y S TEP L ESSON PL ANS Step 4: Choose from a wide selection of lessons complete with lesson materials, activity sheets and teacher masters.
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  • L ESSON P LANS C ONTINUED Easy to follow, step by step lesson plans designed for teachers who are not specialized in teaching languages.
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  • A CTIVITY S HEETS FOR T EACHER MASTERS
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  • R ESOURCES TO S UPPORT THE S CIENCE C URRICULUM
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  • P OWER K NOWLEDGE S UITE Recommended for grades 1-6 Content divided into 3 databases: Earth Space, Life Science and Physical Science Includes a customizable read aloud feature Short, segmented articles with introductory videos to build background knowledge Embedded science experiments, projects and educational games related to the content of the database Aligns with 95% of the grade 3-6 science curriculum and 87% of grade 1-6 science curriculum
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  • P OWER K NOWLEDGE E ARTH S PACE S CIENCE Science Units Supported: Grade 4 Light and Shadows, and Waste and Our World Grade 5 Weather Watch, and Wetland Ecosystems Social Studies mapping skills Grade 6 Sky Science *Curricular mapping available for the K-6 Science curriculum on the ORC Support Site ( www.onlinereferencecentre.ca ) www.onlinereferencecentre.ca Grade 1 Seasonal Changes Grade 2 Exploring Liquids Grade 3 Rocks and Minerals
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  • P OWER K NOWLEDGE L IFE S CIENCE Science Units Supported: Grade 4 Plant Growth and Changes, Wetland Ecosystems and Waste and Our World Grade 6 Trees and Forests *Curricular mapping available for the K-6 Science curriculum on the ORC Support Site ( www.onlinereferencecentre.ca ) www.onlinereferencecentre.ca Grade 1 Needs of Animals and Plants Grade 2 Small Flying and Crawling Animals Grade 3 Animal Life Cycles and Hearing and Sound
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  • P OWER K NOWLEDGE P HYSICAL S CIENCE Science Units Supported: Grade 4 Wheels and Levers Grade 5 Electricity and Magnetism and Classroom Chemistry Grade 6 Trees and Forests *Curricular mapping available for the K-6 Science curriculum on the ORC Support Site ( www.onlinereferencecentre.ca ) www.onlinereferencecentre.ca Grade 1 Needs of Animals and Plants Grade 2 Hot and Cold Temperatures and Magnetism
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  • S CIENCE I N C ONTEXT Recommended for grades 6-12 Customizable listen feature, articles can be downloaded to MP3 format Text translation to 13 languages Share or permalink capabilities (Bookmark) Featured videos, news, and stories on homepage Jump to related articles within the article Advanced search allows for Boolean, and content selection (basic/intermediate/advanced) Search specific learner outcomes from a variety of Alberta curricula to find supporting articles in Curriculum Standards Featured videos, news and topics on homepage (clickable navigation) Access thousands of newspaper articles, magazines, reference materials, videos, images and websites Same publisher (same functionality) as other In Context resources
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  • R ESOURCES TO S UPPORT THE S OCIAL S TUDIES C URRICULUM
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  • T HE C ANADIAN E NCYCLOPEDIA Recommended for grades 5-12 New updated interface very aesthetic and functional Multiple pathways to accessing content View personal accounts from veterans, view videos, articles, images, and digital exhibits Wealth of Canadian content to support the Social Studies curriculum: Grade 4 - Geography, Geology, Natural Resources, Provincial & National Parks, Hoodoos, Dinosaurs in Alberta, Foothills, Rocky Mountains, etc. Grade 5 - WWI, WWII, John A. Macdonald & George Etienne Cartier, Confederation, Canadas National Railway, Great Depression, Famous Five, Lester B. Pearson, Statute of Westminster, Potlatch, etc. Grade 6 - Local Government, Lieutenant Governor Check the Historica Canada icon for extra content
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  • C ANADA I N C ONTEXT Recommended for grades 6-12 Includes Canadian content! Featured videos, news, and stories on homepage Customizable listen feature Articles downloadable to MP3 Text translation to 13 languages Share or permalink capabilities (Bookmark) Featured videos, news, and stories on homepage Jump to related articles within the article Advanced search allows for Boolean, and content selection (basic/intermediate/advanced) Search specific learner outcomes from a variety of Alberta curricula to find supporting articles in Curriculum Standards Same publisher (same functionality) as other In Context resources
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  • C ANADIAN R EFERENCE C ENTR