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  • S UPPORTING K-3 S TUDENTS WITH THE O NLINE R EFERENCE C ENTRE Golden Hills School Division PD Day September 19, 2014 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 SHOULD D IVISION I 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 an integral part of 21st century learning 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 access
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  • W HY SHOULD SCHOOL STAFF ACCESS THE ORC? ORC Resources Provide: Access to ready-to-use or customizable lesson plans, teaching materials and direct curricular correlations Support for ESL and foreign language learners Access to journals like Walrus, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Mens Health, 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 username/password 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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  • Q UICK TIP FOR WORKING WITH D IVISION I S TUDENTS Create a direct link to the ORC Have an enlarged icon for the database(s) you will be using Preload on iPads, SMART Board or computers for quicker access to a learning centre activity Model for whole group Move to pair work Finally individual work Number each child that is the computer they will use Recipe card with access information for every student laminate and put on a ring In class tech helpers Expect age appropriate citations icons, premade sheets, etc.
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  • Any questions thus far?
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  • A MAZING A NIMALS OF THE W ORLD Lists animal classes, orders and species Read Aloud feature available Provides quick access to the animal stats at the top and a brief article below Links to information about animal habitat, order, as well as vetted weblinks that open within the database
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  • B OOK FLIX 105 fiction and non-fiction book pairs organized into themes Search titles by guided reading level, author, grade level, theme, etc. Lesson plans for each pair provided Real voice audio support embedded throughout resources Follow up puzzlers for each pair
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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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  • C ULTUREGRAMS O Updated every 6 months O Includes a World, Kids Edition and Provinces Edition O Articles are written and reviewed by in- country consultants O Cultural recipes included for each country and province O Create customizes graphs and tables O Tools include world time, distance calculator, and currency converter
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  • P OWER K NOWLEDGE S UITE 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 and educational games 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 Curriculum areas covered: Grade 1 Seasonal Changes Grade 2 Exploring Liquids Grade 3 Rocks and Minerals Grade 4 Light and Shadows, and Waste and Our World Grade 5 Weather Watch, and Wetland Ecosystems Grade 6 Sky Science Social Studies mapping skills
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  • P OWER K NOWLEDGE : L IFE S CIENCE Curriculum areas covered: Grade 1 Needs of Animals and Plants Grade 2 Small Flying and Crawling Animals Grade 3 Animal Life Cycles and Hearing and Sound Grade 4 Plant Growth and Changes, Wetland Ecosystems and Waste and Our World Grade 6 Trees and Forests
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  • P OWER K NOWLEDGE : P HYSICAL S CIENCE Curriculum areas covered: Grade 1 Needs of Animals and Plants Grade 2 Hot and Cold Temperatures and Magnetism Grade 4 Wheels and Levers Grade 5 Electricity and Magnetism and Classroom Chemistry Grade 6 Trees and Forests
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  • M UZZY O NLINE Learning languages through the context of a story Hundreds of words and phrases embedded in stories Six movies in each language level with subtitles that can be turned on/off 101 thematic video lessons with embedded language learning games divided into level I & II All new 3D animation All new recording studio coming soon
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  • W ORLD B OOK K IDS Recommended for K-3 Text to speech feature Easy online database for young users Use the compare option to find similarities and differences between animals, countries and places Available on iPads Online Training Available
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  • ORC S UPPORT S ITE www.onlinereferencecentre.ca O Resource training materials - podcasts, videos, archived webinars, and guides O Information about upcoming free ORC PD opportunities O Information about province-wide resource trials and surveys O Online booking system for ORC sessions O Calendar of ORC Events O Links to ORC Twitter and Facebook accounts
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  • ORC L ISTSERV Weekly email updates organized by E/J/S: New resources and features Province-wide trials Surveys Free PD opportunities No emails during school breaks Membership has its benefits joining incentive Email jdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca or visit the ORC Support Site to join todayjdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca
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  • C ONTACT For more information or to schedule a school presentation please contact Jamie Davis, ORC Coordinator Call 780-414-0805 ext.229 OR Email: jdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.cajdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca
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  • L INKS TO C HECK OUT ORC Support Site http://www.onlinereferencecentre.ca/ ORC ListServ https://lists.talonline.ca/listinfo/orc ORC Facebook http://www.facebook.com/OnlineReferenceCentre Twitter @ORC_AB


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