Iowa AEA Online – Database Focus: CyberSmarts

Great Prairie AEA Media provides schools with six additional online databases.

  • CQ Researcher – 9-12
  • PowerKids Life Science – 3-6
  • CyberSmarts – 3-7
  • Visual Thesaurus – K-12
  • OneClickDigital – currently the collection is Senior High
  • PowerKids Earth and Space

CyberSmarts is a set of five ebooks with curricular support for safety education plans.

Titles included:

  • Avoiding Predators Online
  • Playing Games Online
  • Protecting Your Privacy Online
  • Stopping Cyberbullying
  • Using Social Network

Each ebook can be read independently or in a group setting.

Each two page spread of the ebooks include multiple ways to develop lesson plans with listed vocabulary, “learn more” links, activities, video clips, instructions for educators for setting up discussions, using journals, helping students problem solve and links to helpful web resources.

Each ebook and supporting sections have an audio component for read-aloud or read-along access. Students are also able to create a login profile and
track their progress.

This is an excellent resource! Educators and students in GPAEA have multi-use, simultaneous access so all districts can use at the same time. The company flyer lists this online resource for grades K-6, but we feel it is geared for grades 3 – 7.

Please check it out today!

All GPAEA online databases are on the AEA Media webpage.

Please contact your school media/tech staff for login information or contact us at mediacenter@gpaea.org.

Author:
Kristin Steingreaber, GPAEA Media Specialist
Kristin.steingreaber@gpaea.k12.ia.us
641-682-8591 ext. 5265

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