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Monday, February 6 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The Right Database Makes All the Difference: Ancient Egypt and FactCite

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FactCite, a collection of databases, is a favorite with Wisconsin students. Join New London media specialist Katie Kovalaske and 6th grade social studies teacher Erika Wilson as they share taking student research projects to the next level, using engaging tools and FactCite. From conception to implementation, learn how they created an engaging project for 6th grade students to learn and showcase their learning about Ancient Egypt. Students researched, designed, and constructed a virtual museum display that demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of the ancient culture of Egypt based on their own inquiry interest. Students' interests were piqued using a virtual reality experience to learn about and engage with the many historical sites uncovered in Egypt. A lesson on the importance of reliable sources (taught by a certified media specialist), showcasing FactCite's "Why Use Databases?" video enabled students to research quickly and effectively - as well as to easily cite their sources! Upon completion of their virtual museum, students gave an oral presentation using a screencasting tool to virtually walk their class and their audience through their virtual museum explaining each exhibit and its importance. Participants will receive 2 months of free access to FactCite.

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Katie Kovalaske

Instructional Resource Coach, New London School District


Monday February 6, 2023 1:15pm - 2:15pm CST