Tennessee Electronic Library(TEL) Teacher Training with Julie Dunn Johnson County High School June 25, 2013 Today’s Agenda Check in Welcome & Announcements TEL Facts Homework Help Student Resources Advanced searches TEL4U Learning Express Library ProQuest Lunch Using TEL for Common Core resources World Book Encyclopedia Questions & Comments TEL is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives Tennessee READs program ◦ Fill out an application for a library card at the Public Library ◦ Log in ◦ Choose a book to either read online or download ◦ Read TEL FACTS TEL provides over 400,000 electronic resources ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Magazines Scholarly journals No password necessary! Podcasts, videos Reference e-books Test preparation Historic federal census records Tennessee primary source materials Structure of TEL Because the Tennessee Electronic Library houses so many items, it is organized to the benefit of different ages and needs. The ability to choose the correct database(s) in order to find the best information comes from teachers teaching research techniques. For example, go back to what you learned in elementary school. What type of book would you look in to find maps? When you are planning research for 3rd-9th graders, you need to discover the information that is available first, and plan your assignment around what is available. ATLAS I specifically remember learning about Atlases in school and the information they contained. TEL Databases 68 databases as of February 2013 It never gives me the information I search for. I’ve tried using TEL, but I can’t find what I need. I really don’t get it at all. Why can’t I use Wikipedia? Teachers must become familiar with the databases students will be using in order to plan lessons for Common Core that will be meaningful and purposeful to students. Homework Help http://tntel.tnsos.org/ (Short cut – type in tntel.info) Added Spring ‘13 1 Makes the font larger and smaller for those who might need to adjust the print. Subject search is helpful when you give students leeway on the research topic. These are suggested topics although not a complete list. Advanced Searching Advanced searches Assignment: Find 5 peer reviewed articles from the TEL database on research techniques for teens. • Using the TEL, search for topic. • Use the limiters. • Try using different terms It’s Elementary, my dear… There are 5 databases housed within the Homework Help Link. Time for individual teacher practice… If you can show students how to research using TEL, they will use it. Common Core standards are asking you to teach more in-depth subject matter at higher levels. Think of subject specific terms, and break it down from there. Then, go to the Student Resources center in TEL to see what is available in the database. Learning Express Library Added to TEL in May 2008. Includes over 700 online courses and tests, and 130 e-books Learning Express Library • Select the TEST PREP tab on the TEL homepage. • Click on the LEARNINGEXPRESS icon • Login to Learning Express NOTES: Learning Express Library Common Core Resources World Book Encyclopedia World Book Web has: Encyclopedia articles ◦ up to date ◦ lots of pictures Primary sources E-books Research tools ◦ citation builder ◦ timeline Start at www.tntel.info World of Animals Kids Search Kids Article My Research Citation Builder Timeline Switching is easy! Discover article Visual Dictionary World Book Explains Videos Advanced Search Results Advanced Article E-Books Center Spanish speakers E-Books Lesson Planning Requirements: Standards based (Common Core) Require a primary source citation and an image Create an example for students Teach students by using an example of what you want them to do Don’t assume just because they are in high school that they know how to research.