February Tech Tips

Google and research

Infobits Database

This is a screencast on how students can download full text documents to their Google Drive.

http://safeshare.tv/w/-3kdyJI7OJU

Britannica Learning Zone

Electronic Library of Minnesota

Here are all the databases available for kids.

https://www.elm4you.org/databases/topics/elementaryschool

Google Cultural Institute

This site showcases exhibits and collections of museums from all over the world. This is a wonderful way to introduce students to primary resources. This is a very interesting site.

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/home

Google Alerts

This is a tool I find useful for myself. I do a lot of scouring on the internet for coding information for kids, digital citizen information, new books, book award winners and technology in education. By creating a Google Alert, you can be emailed notifications any time Google finds new results on a topic that interests you. This is a big time saver, and it keeps me up to date daily.

https://support.google.com/alerts/answer/4815696?hl=en

Let me know if there is any way I can help you with research, digital presentations(S'more,Google slides etc.) or putting projects your students have done into their Schoology portfolio. I would be willing to help out whenever I can.