ERIC Number: ED365323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom/Media Connection: Accessing Skills with CD-ROM Encyclopedias.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Computer Services.
This booklet contains model lessons developed to familiarize students with the features of CD-ROM encyclopedias and to serve as a springboard for collaboration between media coordinators and classroom teachers. The lessons focus on integrating the skills needed to access information from electronic encyclopedias into social studies, language arts, and science using CD-ROM resources such as Comptons's Multimedia Encyclopedia, Grolier MultiMedia Encyclopedia, and Information Finder. The lessons include worksheets that provide a structure for observing, collecting, and reporting information. The first section of the publication contains Picture Search and Picture Explorer activities for grade 1-3 built around themes of animals and travel. The second section contains seven sets of activities for grades 4-8, with each set developed around a single theme, including whales, animals, explorers, discoveries, North Carolina, the world, and the United States. Each set in this section includes: (1) a topic page providing a lesson overview, a list of competency objectives, and suggestions for enriching the activities; (2) a teacher's page describing search path options and follow-up activities; and (3) student worksheets. (KRN)
Descriptors: Course Integrated Library Instruction, Elementary Education, Encyclopedias, Full Text Databases, Information Retrieval, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Learning Resources Centers, Optical Data Disks, School Libraries, Science Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, Worksheets, Writing Exercises
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Computer Services.