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Studying trees in Fall: A visit to the Morris Arboretum

Trees are critical to our existence and Fall is the perfect time of the year to study them. Great time to go out, look at the leaves and the trunks and identify the trees by name. Observe the difference between deciduous (falling) and conifer (evergreen) trees. Or simply enjoy the beauty of them. We live […]

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Ready for a great year

It is this time of the year when schools are in session and everybody is working on setting up a working routine for the year. Getting everybody back to school schedule can be a challenge but we know you’re on top of it already. Shopping for school supplies is always fun and a good way […]

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Site evaluation criteria for students in elementary grades

This is the first of a series of posts on teaching research skills on the internet.  Let me give some background, first, to give you the context of these posts.  Choosito! has been extensively piloted in K-12 classrooms. This is because we wanted to develop a set of search tools that best fit real needs […]

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To ban or not to ban websites in schools?

The American Association of School Libraries (AASL) designated September 28th  “Banned Websistes Awareness Day” generating a lot of  praise and heat all at once.  AASL aims at bringing awareness to a number of different banning mentalities that can be identified in schools today. The two most discussed categories of commonly banned websites are gay&lesbian and […]

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If content is king, then let’s ban SEO

Have you ever tried to do a research project on, for example, “Mother’s Day” trying to find historical information about the origins of the day? Even worse, have you ever tried to verify information you found on the web by cross-checking with other sites? I have. Let’s see what we get.  Here’s a piece of […]

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What are twitter hashtags and how to use them

Compiled By: OnlineCollegeCourses.com Do you see these weird hashtags everywhere and have no idea what they are or how to use them? This post is for you. When you post on twitter you can add a hashtag at the end of your post, e.g., #commoncore. What this will do is to make your post accessible […]

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