Division three students are researching Canadian Heroes. They are using various resources for their research. In the library we are exploring a few digital resources that the students can access through this website that can help them with their research. On Monday, January 11th, the students logged onto the website, went to the research menu, and then dropped down to “Data Bases” sliding over to “Other Educational Data Bases.” We then opened the “Canadian Encyclopedia” link and the students were able to search for information on their Canadian Hero.
This is a free Canadian reference site that “plays an essential role in providing Canadians and others with accurate, updated information about our people and country…….the Encyclopedia is available free to anyone with Internet access; it now receives more than six million unique visitors annually for 9.5 million page views. The Encyclopedia contains more than 30,000 multimedia items including images, maps, games, audio and video. Multimedia is augmented through acquisition and partnerships with Maclean’s magazine and The Canadian Press. The new interactive features include curated content exhibits, interactive timelines, immediate updates of important events and a user-generated content map that invites Canadians to share their stories. The site also offers a new learning centre for teachers and parents that contains classroom resources, quizzes and themed study guides.”
The Story of the Canadian Encyclopedia, http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/about/
Since we had a little more time, we went back to the research menu, and then dropped down to “Data Bases” sliding over to “ERAC Data Bundle.” The Mission Public School District has access to various digital resources including the World Book Encyclopedia. Students need to log in using their school user name and access code. The students have received a letter with all the access codes, and we went over it during the lesson. If you are interested in receiving another letter with this information just let me know. Good researching Division 3 🙂