Week of January 31, 2015
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How many bikers are in The Race?

What virus caused the outbreak in the Case of the Conference Blues?

What is the third book listed in the Archaeology section?

Moving Maps

MapsHave you ever taken a trip you couldn’t wait to tell your friends about? Maps come to life with Animaps, animaps.com, free software that allows you to create animated maps. Check out the Showcase to see a variety of ways to share your adventures. Illustrate a road trip across the United States. You can add photos, customize icons and move across land and sea. In The Big Trip, you’ll see the paths two travelers took on their trips through Europe and Asia. After you’ve seen samples, watch tutorials to learn how to incorporate advanced features into your own map project.

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Ratio Blaster

Attention Detectives!

SpinachThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needs your help to Solve the Outbreak, cdc.gov/
. Begin in Level
1 and select a mission, then review the clues. Answer the questions correctly and solve the outbreak. Investigate a mysterious illness affecting a large number of government workers in Breathless in the Midwest. To find the source of the illness, you must collect clues and evaluate evidence. See more about how the CDC saves people’s lives and protects their health in Learn.

Find a Book

Training BadgeHave you ever been assigned a project such as a book report and struggled to find the best choice for your topic? Renaissance Learning presents AR BookFinder, arbookfind.com, a free resource that will help you select the best book for your next assignment. You are able to search by author, topic and title. Once you have your results, narrow your search by sorting. If you sort by Rating, the highest recommended books will appear first. If you see a book you would like to check out, select Add to AR Bookbag. When you complete your research, print your list and head to the library.

Speak Out

What does your family use to navigate on road trips?

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Choose the Best App

Most students are required to use technology in some capacity throughout the school year, whether it’s computers or mobile devices. You might not be aware of all the useful software choices that are available to students for help in the areas of organization, study, file sharing, project enhancement and collaboration.

Fortunately, there are many reviewers who have done the research for you. Here are a few sites that provide guidance for both students and teachers.

50 Fab Apps for Teachers

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2014

Best Apps for Kids

Common Sense Media: Best Apps


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