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Defining Research Questions

Selecting aspects of a topic to research can be tough, especially for younger students who may, without guidance, collect a mishmash of random, unrelated facts.  This handout and activity helps students pick research questions that are relevant to them and

Defining Research Questions

Selecting aspects of a topic to research can be tough, especially for younger students who may, without guidance, collect a mishmash of random, unrelated facts.  This handout and activity helps students pick research questions that are relevant to them and

Google’s Research Lessons

Click here or the link in the annotation below to access the resource. Google has created fifteen information-seeking lessons to use in finding relevant results in Google for beginner, intermediate, and advanced researchers.  Examples include: Beginner: Apply filtering tools and

Google’s Research Lessons

Click here or the link in the annotation below to access the resource. Google has created fifteen information-seeking lessons to use in finding relevant results in Google for beginner, intermediate, and advanced researchers.  Examples include: Beginner: Apply filtering tools and

Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jack Covili

Click the picture or the title below to see more information about the book. Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jack Covili provides chapters on a variety of Google applications that can be used in the classroom,

Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jack Covili

Click the picture or the title below to see more information about the book. Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning by Jack Covili provides chapters on a variety of Google applications that can be used in the classroom,

Ten Techniques to Make Yourself a Google Search Star

Access the resource by clicking on the picture or here. Richard Byrne, the blogger behind the award-winning Free Technology for Teachers, has created a poster that can be printed and distributed to students or hung that outlines how to effectively

Ten Techniques to Make Yourself a Google Search Star

Access the resource by clicking on the picture or here. Richard Byrne, the blogger behind the award-winning Free Technology for Teachers, has created a poster that can be printed and distributed to students or hung that outlines how to effectively

KWL Chart

This graphic organizer can be used in any subject area and for any topic.  For this toolbox, it can be used as an organizer for students when researching a topic, or for a class as they study databases or other

KWL Chart

This graphic organizer can be used in any subject area and for any topic.  For this toolbox, it can be used as an organizer for students when researching a topic, or for a class as they study databases or other

A-Ha! Mm-Hmm…Say What? Discussion

This is a way to frame discussion on an article that the class reads.  With their notes on the reading, students work in small groups to identify each of these moments they had while reading: A-Ha: A new idea that

A-Ha! Mm-Hmm…Say What? Discussion

This is a way to frame discussion on an article that the class reads.  With their notes on the reading, students work in small groups to identify each of these moments they had while reading: A-Ha: A new idea that

Choosing the Best Search Resource for Your Information Need

Noodle Tools is a website that provides information literacy resources.  “Choosing the Best Search for Your Information Need” helps users who are looking for specific information use the correct search engine or website resource.  The page is separated by topic,

Choosing the Best Search Resource for Your Information Need

Noodle Tools is a website that provides information literacy resources.  “Choosing the Best Search for Your Information Need” helps users who are looking for specific information use the correct search engine or website resource.  The page is separated by topic,