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Tools to Globalize Your Library

In this presentation I go through several tools that can be used within library lessons that will help broaden the scope of your lessons. These lessons will in turn help to build a global learning environment where students are challenged

Stefany Guido

on 1 August 2013

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Transcript of Tools to Globalize Your Library

Hello! My name is Stefany Guido and I am the librarian at [insert name here]
Global Citizen
Blogging Lessons Plans
Students could keep a live reading log in the form of a blog.
With every book they read they post about it on their blog.
They would have a loose prompt to follow.
They would need to respond to their classmates posts.
Find online videos and posts about their books.
7.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry.

Other Blogging Ideas

Have a class create a blog on a specific historical event where they post 'letters' from people with differing perspectives.
Use a blog to post on a science unit and have students research/post about specific parts of the unit.
USI.9 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil
War by
a) describing the cultural, economic, and constitutional issues that divided the nation;
b) explaining how the issues of states’ rights and slavery increased sectional tensions;
c) identifying on a map the states that seceded from the Union and those that remained in the
d) describing the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee,
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and Frederick Douglass in events leading to and during the
e) using maps to explain critical developments in the war, including major battles;
f) describing the effects of war from the perspectives of Union and Confederate soldiers
(including African American soldiers), women, and enslaved African Americans.
Have students create news bulletins for different Civil War Events.
Radio Essay
Other Ideas
Oral reports
Poetry Assignment
ES.3 The student will investigate and understand the characteristics of Earth and the solar system.
Key concepts include
a) position of Earth in the solar system;
b) sun-Earth-moon relationships; (seasons, tides, and eclipses);
c) characteristics of the sun, planets and their moons, comets, meteors, and asteroids; and
d) the history and contributions of space exploration.
Other Ideas
Suggested books
Award Winning Books
8.3 The student will analyze, develop, and produce creative or informational media
a) Evaluate the persuasive/informational technique being used in nonprint media
including television, radio, video, and Internet.
b) Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media
can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.
c) Use media and visual literacy skills to create products that express new
d) Evaluate sources for relationships between intent and factual content.
Create 30 sec commercials.
Digital Storytelling
Other Ideas

Reenact historical Events
Reenact Lit in modern setting
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