||Feb 23, 2004 by
|| Bigchalk is a repository of educationally relevant information for Teachers,
Librarians, Elementary Students, Middle School Students, High School Students,
and Parents. Under their heading, teachers are given links to Classroom
Management, Professional Resources, Curriculum Design, Subject Support, and
Educator Job Center. Numerous articles and other information can be accessed by
visiting each section. Also available for teachers is a searchable database of
lesson plans in all academic areas, the ability to search by elementary,
middle, or high school levels for content area information, tools for
assessment, and a section to sign up for online learning links and technology
tips. By clicking on their section, librarians find the same links as teachers,
but their section is more specific to library media specialist resources.
Elementary students may search two major sections: Success at School (i.e.,
Book Reports, Math & Science Projects, Pictures, Sounds & Videos, Reading Fun,
Reference, Study Skills) and Beyond Schoolwork (i.e., Contests To Enter, Games
To Play, Places To See, Stuff To Make, Things To Color, So You Want To Be A...,
More Activities). Also available to elementary students is a section on
Homework Help. Middle and high school students also have the homework section
and the Success at School and Beyond Schoolwork links to investigate. These
sections become increasingly more advanced with each grade level. For example,
high school students may search sections about Multimedia Resources, Oral
Presentations, Research Starters, and Career Planning. A large portion of this
site is also pertinent to parents including information about Your Child's
Support Your Child's Learning, Home schooling, Parents & the Internet,
Organizations & Periodicals, and Learning & Physical Disabilities.
|Type of Material:
|| Resource/Reference material.
|| This site could act as a reference point for prospetive teachers of all
subjects. It seems most appropriate for teaching methods courses.
|| To experience the audio, video, and interactivity of the virtual field trips and
expeditions, users will need three plug-ins: Flash 5.0, Quicktime and
RealPlayer 8 Basic.
|Identify Major Learning Goals:
|| Users, including K-12 students, teachers, librarians, and parents, will be able
to search for educationally relevant lesson plans and other information to
enhance educational practice.
|Target Student Population:
|| K-12 students; librarians/media specialists, Pre-K--university educators,
|Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
|| Basic web site operation skills.