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Search Tools

 

Sweet Search

NetTrekker – this search directory includes reading levels

Kids Click – educator approved search directory

World Book Online – encyclopedia

SIRS Discoverer – ProQuest database for students

ELibrary – searches newspapers, magazines, photos, video, and transcripts

Culture Grams – database of countries and cultures

National Archives

Copyright Friendly pictures for educational use: please cite your sources!

Kiddle – Safe image search

Pics4Learning – Anything you find is free for use in the classroom. Pics4Learning also encourages you and your class to donate digital pictures.

edupics.com – coloring pages, photos, pictures classified by theme

The Library of Congress’s American Memory Project – from speeches to images to video to digitized text and more — the American Memory project is by far the best source for digital content specific to American History

Research Skills

Copyright Kids-answers copyright questions and provides sample permission letters

How to do Research -The Kentucky Virtual Library’s step-by-step guide to successful research, with detailed information for each step of the process

A Guide to Research Skills -A step-by-step guide to successful research, including tips on how to locate and evaluate resources

Internet Search Tips -The Kentucky Virtual Library’s guide to using the internet for research

Dog Island  -Give your dog freedom forever! Use this site for website evaluation discussions

Mini-Research Project -Help order holiday books for the library using the research cycle

Current Events

Kids Newsroom- a safe, kid friendly site with current events, elections in the U.S. games and more!

Dogo News– news articles about science and social studies topics 

Room for Debate – New York Times opinion articles

National Geographic for Kids-games, animals, activities, videos

Front Page News:  Read news articles from 100’s of newspapers around the world

Online News Hour EXTRA-news stories

ENNEnvironmental news

National Wildlife FederationWildlife, Global Warming, nature etc.

Social Studies for Kids-fun facts, current events

EurekAlert!--science news for kids

Online Newspapers and Magazines

Sports Illustrated for Kids
Time for Kids
Weekly Reader
Scholastic News
American Girl Site

Bellingham Herald

Copyright Friendly pictures for educational use: please cite your sources!

Pics4Learning – Anything you find is free for use in the classroom. Pics4Learning also encourages you and your class to donate digital pictures.
edupics.com – coloring pages, photos, pictures classified by theme
The Library of Congress’s American Memory Project – from speeches to images to video to digitized text and more — the American Memory project is by far the best source for digital content specific to American History

 

Thank you for these ideas, education world and edublogs!