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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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Create a Puzzle Issue Date: 03-27-2016

Cool Spots imageDiscovery Education presents Puzzlemaker, discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker, a website that allows people of all ages to create word searches, crosswords, mazes, hidden messages and more. If you have a class presentation, keep your audience engaged with a puzzle that includes your main points. A word search on Thomas Jefferson, for instance, might include documents he authored, his inventions, the name of his home and other details about his life. A reward such as candy or a pencil for those who finish will keep everyone on their toes.

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New Research Issue Date: 03-27-2016

Cool Spots imageWhen you conduct research about a person, place or event in history, it is important to provide a clear picture about your subject. Instagrok, instagrok.com, is a research tool that provides an interactive map to gather Key Facts, Websites, Videos, Images and Concepts from reputable sources. A traditional search engine can pull up a list of millions of links in seconds, which can be overwhelming. Instagrok narrows the search and allows you to save the information you want to use. Watch the Instagrok demo to see how it works, then begin your search.

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Knowledge Search Issue Date: 02-28-2016

Cool Spots imageWolframAlpha, wolframalpha.com is not just a search engine, but a “computational knowledge engine” useful for homework help. Check out Examples to see what types of information you can find. For instance, if you need help with a math problem, type it in to find step-by-step instructions for solving it. Or if you are writing a paper about inventors, your search will return more than 100 names, with organized and detailed information such as Notable Facts, Family Relationships, Wikipedia Summaries and more. Your research will be more efficient, and you’ll have the details for your paper in no time!

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