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Using Reference Skills (Atlas, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesaurus)

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Is Wikipedia Actually Credible? (You'll be Surprised....)
From YouTube, produced by The Science Elf
We've all been told that Wikipedia isn't a good source for research, but how can it have such high quality information and yet still be susceptible to user vandalism? Naturally, the answer involves robots. (05:10)
January 26, 2019 at 09:15 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Is Wikipedia a Credible Source?
From YouTube, produced by Seeker
It's the go-to website for information on just about anything. But is the info on Wikipedia worth it's weight in megabytes? Trace has the answer and tells us about a new plan to up the accuracy of some of its most popular pages. (03:19)
January 26, 2019 at 09:27 AM
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Ages: 6 - 9
Introduction to Dictionary Skills
From YouTube, produced by Oxford Education
A charming introduction to first dictionary skills, to help every child understand how to use dictionaries to find the words they need, and enrich their language.  The animated video shows sample dictionary pages, explains how to locate words in the ... [more]
March 27, 2012 at 08:39 PM
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How to Use a Dictionary
From YouTube, produced by youtube
This video teaches students how to use a dictionary. Content was designed for 3rd-5th grades. The media teacher shares a powerpoint describing how to use a dictionary. A well done video is shown from Discovery Education that shows how students can us... [more]
March 28, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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How to Use a Dictionary
From YouTube, produced by Joey Yurish
This teacher-created slide show explains how to use a dictionary.  The video explains use of guide words, parts of speech, pronunciations, and the most popular dictionaries.  (07:34)
March 27, 2012 at 08:56 PM
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Ages: 6 - 14
"Where Do We Find Answers?"--Elementary Reference Skills Lesson
From YouTube, produced by youtube
"Where Do We Find Answers?" Elementary Reference Lesson - This is a PowerPoint created to teach elementary students that it's not always important to know the answers but where to find the answers. This introductory lesson suggests that students use ... [more]
March 28, 2012 at 08:43 PM
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Ages: 6 - 9
Dictionary Skills, ABC Order: An Interactive Game
From bbc.co.uk, produced by BBC
In this interactive game, students practice ABC order by placing the words from a scrambled dictionary page back into the correct order.
June 6, 2012 at 09:50 AM
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Ages: 8 - 12
Reference Materials
From YouTube, produced by Kimmieey
This selection contains a  parody of Selena Gomez's " Naturally" about the dictionary, atlas, thesaurus, non-fiction books, and textbooks.  This video could be used to review the features of each type of text.  (03:03)
March 27, 2012 at 09:16 PM
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Ages: 6 - 14
How to Use an Encyclopedia
From YouTube
In this video, students will learn how to use an encyclopedia. At the beginning, the teacher outlines and defines the components of an encyclopedia. Then a Discovery of Education short clip is showed that gives great examples for kids. This is a grea... [more]
March 28, 2012 at 08:21 PM
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Dictionary Rap
From YouTube, produced by Dictionary Project KC
This video shows participants from the Dictionary Project in Kansas City performing a rap song about the importance of dictionaries.  Teachers could use this video to introduce a lesson on dictionaries.     (02:00)
March 27, 2012 at 08:46 PM
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