Crosswords as fun, useful and engaging tools for

Crosswords as fun, useful and engaging tools for

Crosswords as fun, useful and engaging tools for library instruction, training and more Judy Markowitz Nedelina Tchangalova Reference / Subject Librarian [email protected]

Public Health Librarian [email protected] Presented at USMAI Reference & Instruction Forum University of Maryland University College Largo May 5, 2017 Background Scott Roberts, PhD

Director of Instructional Excellence & Innovati Teaching & Learning Transformation Center University of Maryland, College Park Example 1 Women Studies General Crossword Example 2

Women Studies Primary Sources Crossword Example 3 Training Crossword Example 3 (cont.) Training Crossword

Answers posted on a LibGuide Example 4 Plagiarism Crossword Example 5 Kinesiology Crossword Please provide feedback on this activity (e.g. was it difficult

or time consuming, did you enjoy it, did you consult with your friends, do you wish to have more activities like this one in other classes, etc.?) More Ideas from the Literature Accelerating learning vocabulary terms Reviewing and reinforcing material Library orientations Checklist assignments and lengthy descriptive assignments

Assessment and feedback Crosswords Used in Other Subject Disciplines Ph cy a

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P y Image with modification from http://www.pptbackgrounds.org/notes-hanging-on-rope-backgrounds.html Make crosswords integral to the learning objectives. Tips & Tricks

Think of EDU-tainment as opposed to ENTER-tainment Design short crosswords with no more than 5-6 clues (time for completion 2 minutes) Post them on LibGuides, ELMS (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.) E N J O Y

Lets Create One Search Google with puzzlemaker or go to the web site http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com Then click 2nd bullet: Criss-Cross Some clues to begin with Smith The name of your librarian. paraphrasing Putting a passage from source material into your own words.

database An online search engine to look for scholarly articles. EBSCO Academic Search Complete is a database from this vendor. Questions? We would love to hear back from you! Judy Markowitz

Nedelina Tchangalova Reference / Subject Librarian [email protected] Public Health Librarian [email protected]

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