Professional Learning | Empower Teachers

Mel Databases HS


1. When you have completed steps 1-6 in the first section of this unit, visit at least two databases you might have your students use for an upcoming class assignment. For example, for their country reports they might use World Book Kids or Brittanica School High.

If they are working on points of view either Opposing ViewPoints or Points of View Reference Center will provide a safe environment for searching difficult topics. 

2. List the databases you selected and write a few notes in your Google Document on how they could be used with students.

Accessibility Note: As you go through the databases note the tools available for accessibility and note-taking. Many also have the ability to listen to the article. Some have a translation option for different languages. Watch for symbols as shown below and check them out.

       Ebsco accessibility                   

Next, you are going to learn how to create citations for the articles you have read. Move on to go to Citation resources.

Addressing the ISTE Standards For Educators

1a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
1c. Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, 
evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

3b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
3c. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.