Using Digital Content

We believe students should be creators with technology and not just consumers, so FCIT provides a wide range of digital assets for students to build their projects and, consequently, their understanding. But with well over 100,000 pieces of free digital content for the classroom, FCIT’s collections can be a bit overwhelming. The purpose of this blog is to highlight important areas of digital content and provide suggestions for using these digital “building blocks” in the classroom. Expect to find posts featuring FCIT’s clipart, photo, audiobook, and map collections among others. Your guide for this blog is Dr. Roy Winkelman.

 

Once Upon a Dime with Peter Rabbit

Once Upon a Dime with Peter Rabbit

In this new series, we will use classic children’s tales to introduce problems and have students come up with solutions. For example, in this activity, we will discuss Peter Rabbit’s decisions and help him decide which vegetables to grow in his new garden....

Spring in Verse

Spring in Verse

(Our friends from Australia and elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere will probably prefer to celebrate the March equinox with our collection of autumn poetry on Lit2Go.) The rich sensory descriptions in poetry offer an additional avenue to understanding...

Photo of the Month: Jefferson Memorial

Photo of the Month: Jefferson Memorial

For the many new subscribers in the past month, this post is one in a series that each feature a photo from FCIT's ClipPix ETC website. Each month I select one photo and provide various classroom connections, discussion questions, or related content. I...

Time, Change, and Maps

Time, Change, and Maps

ALERT! Not a Florida teacher? Don’t run off! You can use this collection even if your students never study or have even heard of Florida. In fact, the less your students know about Florida, the more they’ll have to rely their map reading and research...

Photo of the Month: Boats on a Train?

Photo of the Month: Boats on a Train?

This is a model of something that existed in Pennsylvania between 1834 and 1854. So that you can better see the details, here are several additional views. Click on any photo to enlarge it. This is a great photo for a class...

Once Upon a Dime with the Twelve Dancing Princesses

Once Upon a Dime with the Twelve Dancing Princesses

In this series, we are using classic children’s tales to introduce problems and have students come up with solutions. For example, in this activity, you will meet Bessy, the great granddaughter of one of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Bessy inherited all...

Photo of the Month: Icicles

Photo of the Month: Icicles

This is the eighth in the Photo of the Month series. Each month, I select one photo from the ClipPix ETC website and give a few examples of how teachers can make connections to various subject areas or use the photo a springboard for class discussion or...

Using DuckDuckGo !Bangs

Using DuckDuckGo !Bangs

This issue of "Using Digital Content" is more about FINDING digital content. Many readers probably use DuckDuckGo as their Internet search engine primarily to keep their information private and not be hounded by countless advertisements that follow them...

Once Upon a Dime with Town Mouse and Country Mouse

Once Upon a Dime with Town Mouse and Country Mouse

In this new series, we will use classic children’s tales to introduce problems and have students come up with solutions. For example, in this activity, we using the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. The goals of the activity are to help students understand...

Once Upon a Dime: Jack and the Beanstalk

Once Upon a Dime: Jack and the Beanstalk

In this new series, Little Books Solve Big Problems, we will use classic children’s tales to introduce problems and have students come up with solutions. For example, in these activities, we are learning about trade and the characteristics of money, using...

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