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Homework Help Issue Date: 08-13-2017

Cool Spots image How would you like to have a site to go to for homework help and games? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes many of the books you use in school. Education Place, eduplace.com/kids/index.jsp, is a companion site to their textbooks and publications for core subjects including Reading, Math, Science, History and Spelling. Choose your state, then select a subject to access eWord Games, Crossword Puzzles and more, organized by the topics in your book. For example, if you’re studying Grade 6 Energy, Forces and Motion in Science, you can access Discover! Simulations to play a game that explains the concept.

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Trading Cards Issue Date: 07-16-2017

Cool Spots image Organizing research is fun when you use ReadWriteThink’s Trading Card Creator, tinyurl.com/ycfrnd7u. Use this resource for school assignments or just to create fun cards about your favorite characters to trade with friends. Let’s say you have an assignment about Thomas Jefferson: Type his name and then select Real Person. This will bring up a card with fields for information such as the Time period he lived in and the Location of important events in his life. Once you’ve entered the information, you’ll have a card you can print and use to study, or you can download it to your computer to access later.

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Student Research Issue Date: 02-19-2017

Cool Spots imageAre you aware that not all websites are reputable resources for research? Using the Web, eduplace.com/kids/usingweb/, gives tips for finding reliable information for school projects. Begin with Searching for Websites, which has topics to research using guidelines on the Find the Right Site worksheet. In Evaluating Websites, learn how to determine whether information on a site is from a reputable source such as an educational institution or government organization, or an unreliable author. Then have some fun in Games, in the Kids’ Place, when you play GeoNet, Spelling Match and Web Word Find.

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Achieve Greatness Issue Date: 10-02-2016

Cool Spots image The Achiever Gallery, www.achievement. org/autodoc/pagegen/galleryachieve.html, is dedicated to people who have made great contributions in the areas of art, business, science, sports and public service. Some names are in history books; others will be familiar from news stories. Read an interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Sports. You might be surprised to find that basketball was not his favorite sport when he was younger! Explorer Robert Ballard located the most famous shipwreck in history. Read more about his famous discoveries. Learn about the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Prize for Peace. Select a role model that fits your interests.

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Research is Fun Issue Date: 10-02-2016

Cool Spots image View thousands of artifacts in a digital museum format at the Smithsonian Learning Lab, learninglab.si.edu. Images, videos, texts and amazing facts can be gathered into Collections for you to use in your next research project. For instance, if your assignment is about astronauts, simply type in your topic to see more than 5,000 resources. Customize images to include your own annotations, quizzes and hot spots to highlight interesting facts about the topic. Your collections can be published online and shared during class presentations. Bookmark this site to remember for your next project.

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