Cooperative Learning Activities in the Library Media Center

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Libraries Unlimited, 1999 - Education - 166 pages
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Based on the premise that many minds are better than one, this revised edition of Farmer's popular book helps you understand, develop, and implement cooperative learning activities with middle and high school students. Recent findings about cooperative learning are incorporated into the strategies, as well as such trends and developments as team planning, outcome-based assessment, information literacy, and the new national guidelines for library media programs. Farmer has also added a number of new activities and detailed lesson plans, many technology based, in each of the content areas. Multifaceted projects are introduced to highlight the possibility of in-depth student work centered on resource-based research. A wonderful source for lesson plans, this book also serves as a ready-reference tool.

 

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Contents

The Nature of Cooperative Learning
1
KEY ELEMENTS OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING
2
WHAT TEACHING FACTORS MAKE IT WORK?
4
VARIATIONS OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING
9
TIPS
12
Inclusive Ways of Learning
17
PROCESSING
19
VARIABLES INFLUENCING LEARNING
21
CARTOONS AND PHOTO NOVELLAS
84
MORE IDEA STARTERS
85
Activity Plans for Health and Physical Education
87
NUTRITION SURVEY
88
FACT OR FICTION?
91
MORE IDEA STARTERS
92
Activity Plans for Mathematics
95
EARTH TO MARS
96

HOW CAN EDUCATORS MAXIMIZE LEARNING?
23
TIPS
24
3 OutcomesBased Education
27
STANDARDS
28
AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT
29
RUBRICS
30
ALIGNING INSTRUCTION
31
IMPLICATIONS FOR COOPERATIVE LEARNING ACTIVITIES
32
Information Literacy
35
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND INFORMATION LITERACY
37
CURRENT TRENDS IN INFORMATION LITERACY
38
THE IMPACT OF INFORMATION LITERACY ON COOPERATIVE LEARNING
39
TIPS
40
Building a Learning Community
43
FOSTERING COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN THE LIBRARY
44
STRUCTURING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
45
TRACKING AND ASSESSING LEARNING
47
USING BENCHMARK PROJECTS
48
EXPANDING COOPERATIVE LEARNING
50
Activity Plans An Explanatory Key
53
Activity Plans for Art
55
PERSUASIVE ART
57
ARTISTIC BROCHURE
58
MASKING ART
61
Activity Plans for Domestic Sciences
63
RAISING KIDS RAISING MONEY
65
A CLOTHES HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR
66
DR FIXIT
68
MORE IDEA STARTERS
69
Activity Plans for English
71
GUEST AUTHOR
72
WORD FAMILY TREES AND JOURNEYS
75
I SAY
76
MORE IDEA STARTERS
78
Activity Plans for Foreign Languages
79
FOOD ON THE INTERNET
82
VISUAL DICTIONARY
83
MATHEMATICAL CROSSWORD PUZZLE
97
NUMBERS THROUGH LITERATURE
99
MORE IDEA STARTERS
101
Activity Plans for Music
103
COMPOSING A DATABASE
104
PLAYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
109
MUSIC MEDIA
110
MORE IDEA STARTERS
111
Activity Plans for Psychology and Sociology
113
MULTIMEDIA DATING GAME
115
AGE IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
116
FROM BARBIE TO BARBARELLA
117
MORE IDEA STARTERS
118
Activity Plans for Science
121
DINOSAUR FIELD GUIDE
124
ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
125
MACHINATIONS
126
MORE IDEA STARTERS
127
Activity Plans for Social Studies
129
IMMIGRANTS ALL
132
1776 NEWS BREAK
133
MAPPING THE ECONOMICS PICTURE
134
MORE IDEA STARTERS
136
Activity Plans for Technology
137
WEBQUESTS
139
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL
141
COMPUTER ETHICS
142
MORE IDEA STARTERS
143
Activity Plans for Vocational Education
145
BEHIND THE JOB SCENE
146
TRENDY CAREERS
147
BIOGRAPHY RESUMES
149
MORE IDEA STARTERS
150
Glossary
151
Bibliography
153
Index
161
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LESLEY S. J. FARMER is Coordinator of Library Media Teacher Services Credential Program and Professor of Library Media Technology at California State University, Long Beach. A frequent contributor to professional journals, she was selected by CSLA as the 1999 Technology School Librarian of the Year.

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