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A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Essay Writing

A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Essay Writing | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
November 5, 2014
Essay writing is a tedious task that demands a lot of thinking and rethinking. It is also a skill that can be developed through stages the first of which is reading. It is a truism...
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3 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Students

3 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Students | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
October 29, 2014
Being able to conduct efficient searches using different search engines is one of the essential component of the digital literacy we talked about earlier.Together with this, students...
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Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Prezi - Blog - The Top 5 Presentation Myths—Debunked!

Prezi - Blog - The Top 5 Presentation Myths—Debunked! | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Whether they have more experience facing an audience or sitting in one, most people have str...
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A Resource of Over 100.000 Free Images to Use in Class

A Resource of Over 100.000 Free Images to Use in Class | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
August 1, 2014
Here is another great resource of free images for teachers and students to use in class.Welcome Library made freely available more than 100,000 high resolution images. These materials...
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Facilitating learning through guided enquiry

Facilitating learning through guided enquiry | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Professor Carol Kuhlthau, Rutgers University, USA The problem is—and this is true of books and every other medium—we don’t know whether the information we find [on the Web] is accurate or not. We d...
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A Wonderful Google Tip to Help Students Search for Materials Appropriate to Their Reading Levels

A Wonderful Google Tip to Help Students Search for Materials Appropriate to Their Reading Levels | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
May 29, 2014
Today I want to share with you a quick Google search tip that many of our students overlook and which can help them a lot in the enhancement of their reading skills. This tip is about...
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The Science of Productivity, Animated

The Science of Productivity, Animated | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
"Studies have found that the most elite violinists in the world generally follow a 90-minute work regime, with a 15- to 20-minute break afte
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The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process

The 8 Steps of A Great Digital Storytelling Process | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
March , 2014
Integrating digital storytelling requires more than just knowledge of the web tools to use for creating and sharing digital stories, the process if much more important. Helping kids and...
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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know - Edudemic | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
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Boolify Project: An Educational Boolean Web Search Tool

Boolify provides learners with a manipulative mental model for Boolean Web Search contruction. It can be used to teach and learn Boolean Web Search in a variety of settings.
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Top 10 Search Modifiers: Why They Matter, What They Are & How To Use Them

Top 10 Search Modifiers: Why They Matter, What They Are & How To Use Them | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Google search has vastly improved, leading most to fully rely upon it's usability. Learn these ten search modifiers to search like a pro.
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Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Excellent Visual Search Engine for Students

Excellent Visual Search Engine for Students | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
November 7, 2014
InstaGrok is an interactive search engine that allows students to search for any topic in a visually engaging way. When students conduct a search query, InstaGrok finds the relevant...
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This looks interesting for beginning a topic. Opportunity to evaluat the websites provided and to givereasons for your evaluation. Able to share the search and get embed code.

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▶ How to Use the Flickr CC Attribution Helper - YouTube

The Flickr CC Attribution Helper is a bookmarklet that will properly format attributions for Creative Commons licensed images found on Flickr.
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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …
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So easy to remind students of these basic ideas. I have been using Duck Duck Go as an additional  search engine to Google.

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Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia . Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet.
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To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand

To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.
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fuller article http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-learning-secret-don-t-take-notes-with-a-laptop/

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Zotero | Home

Zotero | Home | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.
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▶ How To Read Science News | It's Okay to be Smart | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

Develop your own science truthiness detector! SUBSCRIBE, it's FREE! http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More below ↓ My favorite places to get science news: http://bit...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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scrible | smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages

scrible | smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Find PDF Books: search and find over 250 million PDF ebooks, manuals and tutorials

Find PDF Books: search and find over 250 million PDF ebooks, manuals and tutorials | Research Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Find PDF is a free book search engine.You can find PDF books, read ebooks online with PDF viewer and download your books and manuals to Kindle...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Prof. Hankell
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