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Research It

Follett WEB COLLECTION CARD CATALOG
This is the card catalog for the High School and Elementary
School plus websites that the Follett company has researched and added to
their database. Great for your first search on most any topic.
https://cfimc.follettdestiny.com

Destiny Quest

Digital Public Library
The DPLA is a platform. Developers make apps that use the library’s data in many different ways. Here are just a few. 
Literacy District.com
Weston Johnson's website, from Goodhue County Ed District.  Lots of teacher resources.
Center on Instruction
Your gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based resources on instruction.
Research Project Calculator
From MINITEX and MNLINK Help Organize your research project with
this new web-tool.  Gives research tips and timetables to keep you on track.
http://elm4you.org/research/

Library Spot

Encyclopedias, maps, online libraries, quotations, dictionaries
and so much more.
http://www.libraryspot.com

RESEARCH RIGHT by answers.com
Starting a research project is exciting, but the process is often
frustrating for students. To reinforce the skills necessary to conduct
thorough and organized research, we have prepared this Research Right guide
and its accompanying worksheets. Instead of searching through numerous sites and jotting down random notes, students can use Research Right as a tool to help them focus and organize information that is pertinent to their final product. Go over these steps each time your class begins a new research project, and they'll be getting their research done right in no time!
http://www.answers.com/main/research_center.jsp

The New York Times Learning Network
This site offers News summaries, test prep, daily lesson plans,
puzzles and much more.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/index.html

SELCO
Search the Cannon Falls public library and the entire SELCO area.
http://www.selco.info/

SEARCH ENGINES FOR KIDS
A great spot to start your research project!
http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html


NATIONAL ATLAS
This Atlas updates a large bound collection of paper maps that
was published in 1970. Like its predecessor, this edition promotes greater
nationalgeographic awareness. It delivers easy to use, map-like views of
America's natural and sociocultural landscapes. Unlike the previous Atlas,
this version is largely digital.
http://nationalatlas.gov/

ABOUT GEOGRAPHY
Blank maps to study and copy.  Free for educational proposes.
http://geography.about.com/cs/blankoutlinemaps/

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE
Site contains links to biographies, Trail of Tears, Cherokee, and
many Indian Tribes.
http://www.duncanville.k12.tx.us/mautry/diversity/nativeamericanheritage.htm

The Wordsmyth Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus
(WEDT) is the premier online American English dictionary with an
integrated thesaurus. Contains 50,000 headwords, and very precisely defined
and hyper linked synonyms.
http://www.researchhaven.com/Dictionary.htm

Kids' Search tools
Great for elementary and middle school.  A collection of children's search tools that allow kids to find information on a topic, access age appropriate web sites.
http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Digital pictures in numbers areas, English and Literature, History, Art,

Cities and buildings etc.
more.
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm

ANSWERS.COM
The best definitions and explanations for over one million topics.
http://www.answers.com/

The ERIC online system provides the public with a centralized
ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, are now available for free.
http://eric.ed.gov

Internet Public Library Teen Space
Research papers
http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/

HISTORY OF INVENTIONS
http://www.cbc.ca/kids/general/the-lab/history-of-invention/default.html

Free Access to the TIME Archive
Search over 80 years of TIME, thousands of TIME articles and
browse the complete collection of TIME covers
http://www.time.com/time/archive

The Shaker Historic Trail
The Shakers, also known as the United Society of Believers, are
one of the most compelling religious social movement in American life.
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/shaker/

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE
electronic books There are hundreds of full text books that you can read on-line or download.
http://www.gutenberg.net/

Jazz in America
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has developed this site, an
Internet based jazz curriculum for social studies, American history and Music
classes.
http://www.jazzinamerica.org/home.asp

HOME WORK HELP
By the New York City Public Library System
http://www.homeworknyc.org/

NET LIBRARY E-Books
Now Featuring 122,472 Titles NetLibrary's TitleSelect is a powerful collection development tool that can help you streamline your title selection and ordering process. Using the navigation tools on this page, you can view special collections developed by our librarians, browse new content, select titles by searching our complete catalog, and place your order online.
http://legacy.netlibrary.com/index.asp

IZZIT
Current Events questions and discussions for teachers and students.
http://www.izzit.org/events/index.php

Research Paper Constructor
Have a little fun doing your research
http://www.ncwiseowl.org/kscope/Hovercraft/InfoSkills/KnowFlow/Become/index.htm

State of Minnesota Legislative manual, student edition 05/06
http://www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=149

Minnesota Guidebook to State Agency Services
2004-2007
http://www.comm.media.state.mn.us/bookstore/files/GB2004%20121404.pdf

Subscription Databases from the SELCO Public Library system.  
If you have a Library card you can use these services.
http://www.selco.info/research

Arrowhead Technology Literacy Association of Schools (ATLAS)
Great resource for lessons etc.
http://www.atlas.arcc.org/

TIES Minnesota Learning Loops.
http://mnlearnloop.informns.k12.mn.us/

Browse the Internet using the Dewey Decimal System.
http://www.deweybrowse.org/

QUIA
Here you will find a sampling of activities in more than 100
categories. All of the activities were created by instructors using Quia's tools
and templates. This area is continually being updated with new activities and new
categories. Feel free to search, copy, and customize these activities.
http://www.quia.com/shared/


Indispensable ICT Tools for teachers
The following list of ICT tools was crowd sourced from individual educationalists and not companies when the question 'What Indispensible ICT tools do you use in education' was asked  and is not meant to be exhaustive in any way. This particular wiki was created by Drew Buddie attributions where possible are below.
http://indispensibletools.pbworks.com/

Excellent webtools to use
http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/

Boolean Searching
This website explains how to do this type of searching on the internet.
http://lib.colostate.edu/tutorials/boolean.html

 

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