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  • Listen Current          
    https://listencurrent.com/​
    3-5 minute stories from NPR teach content while teaching listening skills.  Curated by content area and paired with teaching resources including daily current events, listening prompts, and graphic organizers.  Paid version includes transcripts, lessons, listening comprehension questions, and tiered vocab.  
  • Helping Children Succeed in School: Study Habits and Homework         
    http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/succeed/05-studyhabits.html
    Do your students have an established routine? How can parents help? Topics also include Test-Taking, Parent-Teacher Communication, and School Stress.
  • Chamber of Commerce
    Largest Chamber of Commerce Directory online. Up-to-date info for each Chamber of Commerce.
  • Factmonster         
    http://www.factmonster.com/
    Fast facts on subject area content.
  • State Energy Profiles : U.S. Energy Information Administration
    "Comprehensive state energy profiles with detailed data for each U.S. state and U.S. territory."
  • News Literacy Project
    The News Literacy Project is an innovative national program that mobilizes journalists to help middle and high school students sort fact from fiction in the digital age. It is a response to the growing challenge of assuring that America’s young people get the information they need in order to become well-informed citizens in the 21st century. The project creates partnerships between active and retired journalists and English and social studies teachers, as well as after-school media clubs. The journalists and teachers devise units focusing on why news matters to young people, the roles of the First Amendment and a free media in a democracy and ways students can determine the veracity of what they read, see and hear. The curriculum is presented through hands-on exercises and the journalists’ own compelling stories. The curriculum also addresses new media tools from Google and Wikipedia. The Web site features a national directory of volunteer journalists, including their biographies, photographs and résumés. Participating teachers can request journalists in their regions who fit their subject area. 
  • Google Magazines
    To help bring more magazine archives and current magazines online, Google is partnering with publishers to begin digitizing millions of articles from titles as diverse as New York Magazine, Popular Mechanics and Ebony. Are you a baseball history fanatic? Try a search for Hank Aaron pursuing Babe Ruth’s record on Google Book Search. You’ll find a link to a 1973 Ebony article about Hank Aaron, written as he closed in on Babe Ruth’s original record for career home runs. You can read the article in full color and in its original context, just as you would in the printed magazine. Scroll back a few pages, for example, and you’ll find a two-page spread on 1973’s fall fashions. If you’d like to read further, you can click on “Browse all issues” to view issues from across the decades. 
  • FactCheck.org
    An offshoot of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org, FactCheckEd.org helps students become savvy media consumers. The nonpartisan site turns a critical eye toward political statements of all stripes, scrutinizes misleading advertising claims and gives youth pointers on evaluating information found online. It also provides a dictionary. For educators, the site offers lesson plans and guides for teaching critical thinking, tips on the proper use of sources and strategies for recognizing deceptive arguments. 
  • Search Engine Watch         
    http://www.searchenginewatch.com/
    Danny Sullivan tells you everything you ever wanted to know about search engine comparisons, ratings, specialties, etc.
  • The Theme Park Insider
    "The Theme Park Insider website is useful for  reviews of various parks and the best (and worst) attractions at each particular place of amusement before you  venture onto the open road."
  • Historical Newspapers Online
    "Links to historical U.S. newspapers available online at no cost. 
    Newspapers listed by state, with dates of coverage for each paper given."
  • Social Media Citation Guide         
    https://teachbytes.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/guide.jpg
    Shows the correct format for citing social media sources in MLA and APA formats.  Can also act as a guide about when it's appropriate to use information from social media. 
  • EasyBib         
    http://www.easybib.com/
    Helps students fill in bibliography citations.
  • SharpBrain’s Teasers
    http://www.sharpbrains.com/teasers
    If you think your brain and memory are dulling down, head to SharpBrain’s teasers and challenge yourself. This free site offers 50 fun ways to give your brain an entertaining workout. And as a bonus, you can read all about what actually makes your brain work.
  • Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources
    http://oedb.org/library/college-basics/research-beyond-google
    The ‘invisible Web’ (also called the ‘deep web’) is estimated to be 500 times larger than the ‘visible Web’, which is indexed by Google, Yahoo and other common search engines. The Online Education Database (OEDb) Web site gives an extensive list of deep Web search engines and specialty search engines (which are categorized by the subjects they cover).
  • SweetSearch
    http://www.sweetsearch.com/
    SweetSearch is a search engine that seeks out only sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers and research experts. In all, 35,000 websites have been reviewed and approved by SweetSearch. In addition to the general search engine, SweetSearch offers five niche search areas: SweetSearch Web Research Tutorial teaches web research skills to educators and students; SweetSearch4Me is a search engine for emerging learners; SweetSearch2Day is where students can learn something new every day; SweetSearch Biographies offers profiles and outstanding search results for thousands of famous—or infamous—people from many walks of life, professions and countries, spanning many centuries; and SweetSearch Social Studies is an indispensable resource of primary source materials, such as speeches, letters, news reports, government documents, photographs and maps.
  • Godort: Government Statistics
    Guide connects to U.S. federal government statistical info on the web. 
    Lists federal statistical sources (general sites, federal agency sites, statistical publications, indicators) for general topics and by subject.
  • Yippy.com
    This search engine adds another element to research. When you type in a term, Yippy returns the word definition, unless it is not applicable, and an encyclopedia entry at the top of the listings. A link is available to see further entries for both. Beneath are website returns. There is also a table on the left-hand side of the page with several tabs: clouds, sources, sites, and time. The clouds tab shows additional topics that can be searched to help students narrow their search. For example, when searching "World War II" the clouds table shows photographs, military, memorials, videos, aircraft, video games, history, and navy as further search items. When you click on one of these, it turns red to help you follow your path of exploration. The sources tab allows you to search by specific source (i.e. - NY Times, Bing, Encyclopedia). The sites tab allows you to search by URL identifier (.com, .org, .net). Lastly, the time tab allows you to search by the date the site or page was posted (Past 7 days, Past year, Previous years).
  • Useful Charts
    "Are you the type of person who, when flipping through a book or scanning a website, immediately searches for the diagrams or charts because you'd rather absorb the information visually then have to read a bunch of text? If so, then you are probably a visual learner and this website was made especially for you. The goal is to present useful information in the form of study charts so that students, teachers or simply those interested in increasing their general knowledge can absorb the information quickly and visually."
  • Assignment Calculator II
    http://rpc.elm4you.org/
    An assignment calculator that tells students exactly where they should be in their research process when given an assignment. This tool is perhaps better for 7-12.
  • Assignment Calculator I
    An assignment calculator that tells students exactly where they should be in their research process when given an assignment.
  • The Big Religion Chart
    The Big Religion Chart is a compendium of 43 belief systems with facts on worldwide adherents, brief histories, practices, texts, and where to get additional information.
  • Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online : MBS
    Database with "current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world."

     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     



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