WebPath Express- a great place to begin your research with age-appropriate websites that are reliable and trustworthy.
Resources: Keynotes and posters are available below.
Check out these sites for accuracy.
Rain Forest Websites:
Many grade 5 students are looking for books for the Exhibition that might be in the Secondary School Library. Ms. Day has said that you are welcome to borrow books from there.
Here's what you need to do before you go:
These posters are attached below if you would like to print them.
You can practice using Diigo to highlight and annotate websites relating to your upcoming unit on "Lending a Hand". Below is a list of organizations last year's Grade 5 students collected.
1) Sign in to Diigo
2) If you have forgotten your username and/or password, here is a link to a Google Doc (though note you will have to log into your UWCSEA "gapps" account in order to read it).
This is a link to the Grade 5 (2010-2011) Diigo Group. If you find new websites to add, remember to share it with the group and to tag them with "g5_help".
HOW TO SEARCH A SUBSCRIPTION DATABASE VIA THE NLB
Step 1: Go to the eResources page of the NLB (National Library Board) of Singapore website
Step 2: Login
Step 3: Look at the list of databases for children
Step 4: Find EBSCOHost Primary Search in the list and click on it
Step 5: Enter your search terms. Try out some of the advanced search features, such as specifying a reading level range (lexiles).
Step 6: Once you've found some articles or information, there are several things you can do.
Step 7: Not enough historical information in the EBSCO Primary Search database?
Go to this list of all NLB databases and find one of these two History databases and click on them.
Step 8: Want to explore conflicts in different parts of the world in different time periods?
Try this website -- www.conflicthistory.com
When reading fiction about time periods, regions, or events you are unfamiliar with, it often helps to stop and do some quick non-fiction background reading.
Encyclopedia are a good place to start.
You all know Wikipedia, but often its level of English is high and the information provided is far more than you need or want.
Simple English Wikipedia (designed for speakers for whom English is an additional language) is good, but it doesn't have as many entries.
Let's explore some other digital options.
Encyclopedia Britannica is one -- with three levels of text (Primary, Middle, and High School). If you're in school, then you can access it via our school subscription.
The National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore also offers the Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as many other databases perfect for students -- and they are free for everyone living in Singapore to use.
You just have to register for a digital account. Click here for more information from the NLB.
Step 1. Open this template.
Step 2. Click Actions -> Copy this Presentation, and change the title to include your name.
Step 3. Insert an image of your face. Right-click on it, select Order -> Send to Back
Step 4. Add links to the words Music, Dance, Drama/Theatre and Art, by highlighting the text and clicking Link. Paste in the URL.
Step 5. Fill in the Speaker Notes to explain your connection to the pieces you have chosen.
Step 6. Open your class's presentation file:
Step 7. Import your slide (Insert -> Import Slide)
Here is a video for you to look at about what NOT to do in Presentations.
I created the following presentation to share with educators as a how-to guide. It's not going to mean much without the notes that accompany it, but that is exactly the point.
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