Month: October 2015

DK findout! New Research Tool for Inquiring Minds

Check out DK findout, a new website where young students can look for answers to questions about animals, coding, dinosaurs, earth, history, human body, language arts, math, music/art/literature, science, space, and transportation. http://www.dkfindout.com/us/ Students can click on one of the topics and drill down to more specific topics. Or they can type in a search. The short articles Read More …

Translation Options for Research

With increasing diversity in the classroom many students may be more comfortable reading large amounts of scholarly information in their native language. Luckily we offer two online resources that have the ability to translate articles into foreign languages: World Book Online and Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Log in to the Encyclopedia Britannica Online and search Read More …

Google Sites

Looking to set up a classroom, content area, or grade level website to share information with the world? How about a way for students to share their ideas and work outside the school walls? Google Sites is a free website creation tool, part of the Google Apps for Education suite. Google Sites is flexible; you Read More …

Using Skype with Students

Have you used Skype with students? If not, try it! It’s easy and a great way to connect with others. At Prospect, we have used Skype to connect with authors for several years, and have also Skyped with a service woman in Afghanistan. These were both very positive experiences. If you are looking to connect with Read More …