Y5s are in the middle of studying different body systems and each student has been assigned an organ as focus of study. This was a good opportunity to introduce and review Britannica School (ebonline):
In the first Y5 class, I shared a Google doc where they could cut and paste their answers in a table, but I found students spent too much time fiddling with the document when inputting the answers. So for the second Y5 class, I had them log into ebonline to read about their assigned organ. After a few minutes to check their recall and understanding, I had them close their computer and tell me one fact they learned about it. This worked much better, especially in the very limited time I had with them for library class (30 minutes maximum). Students also had to learn to scan for new information within a short time, about 5 minutes. Here are the results.
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