Tag: research

New Resource: World Almanac for Kids

World Almanac for Kids gives students a new interactive resource for finding information. http://wak.infobaselearning.com/ The biographies are one of its most useful features, since it includes many people not found in other online sources. It also highlight important people for each topic. Each topic has videos, interactive activities, science projects, fun facts, biographies, maps, flags, Read More …

TrueFlix and FreedomFlix – Interactive Scholastic Nonfiction Texts

Did you know that this year the district has a subscription to TrueFlix for elementary schools and FreedomFlix for middle schools? Trueflix offers dozens of nonfiction multimedia resources to supplement social studies and science,  and Freedomflix offers students a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and events that shaped our world. Both of these resources are Read More …

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 …

CultureGrams

All students and staff in District 181 have access to the CultureGrams database, which may be just what your students need to learn about the world. Written by in-country authors, the World, States, Kids, and Canadian Editions offer much more than maps and statistics. Students can find photos (downloadable, with citations!), videos, interviews with natives Read More …