New at the Hutch Library

March 2015

Upgrade Your Classroom with New Free Google Tools

Have you ever noticed that the templates in Google slides are not very good?

Or that it's hard to cite images properly?


The following two easy-to-use tools can solve these problems for you and enhance your use of Google in the classroom. Need help implementing them in the classroom? Just ask the library!

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ProQuest Research Companion Trial

Do your students struggle with research? Do they think they have it all down, but still seem to produce subpar papers? ProQuest thinks they can help with a new website called Research Companion. The library has signed up for a trial of this new product. Videos from Research Companion can be embedded in canvas and other websites for easy of access. Quizzes and understanding checks are perfect formative assessment tools built right in.


Our trial runs through APRIL 4. Please review the product for yourself and with your students and let me know how it goes. You can provide your feedback here!

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Subject Specific Research Guides

Have you seen the newest subject specific research guides at the Library website? Check out the blue tabs in the middle of the page and you will see one for English, Social Studies, and Science. These new sections are a work in progress and will continue to be added to based on teacher needs and new library products. We hope these guides will become a starting point for your students in their work. Please link them to your own class websites to make life easier for your students. If you have suggestions for these guides, please let me know.


Here's the direct links to make your life easier:

English Subject Guide

Social Studies Subject Guide

Science Subject Guide

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