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Wizard Tool for Searching. This tool is built on Google's Advanced Search and conducts a Google search with the keywords that you fill in for each field.

Wizard Tool for Searching

As you type, WATCH as the Wizard builds your query in the search box above. Then click Search. Evaluate the results and revise your keywords to get the best results for your topic! This tool has been tested in the following platforms and browsers: Some of the other browsers and earlier versions of the above browsers may work, but are not tested. top General Search Box Strategy: When you enter something in the search box, see what you get, and continue the process until you find what you are after, you are using the basic Search Box Strategy. Searchers who have refined the Search Box Strategy will think about what they need to find, carefully choose keywords based on that, do a preliminary search, scan the results for clues, and persistently revise search terms until they find what they seek. The C.R.A.P. Test in action: Websites.

Step 4: Evaluating Sources - Getting Started Doing Research - LibGuides at University of Maine Farmington. Books You can find scholarly books by looking for additional information about the book and the author.

Step 4: Evaluating Sources - Getting Started Doing Research - LibGuides at University of Maine Farmington

Some ways to do that include: Developing a Search Strategy by Kelly Boivin on Prezi. Choosing a Research Topic by Kelly Boivin on Prezi. CS4HS - Pecha Kucha. PechaKucha 20x20. iPads (or other devices) and Literature Circles – co-starring Edmodo. CC Licensed Literature Circles have been around forever.

iPads (or other devices) and Literature Circles – co-starring Edmodo.

Done well, the strategy is an effective way of engaging children in reading, while teaching them specific skills and behaviours we use when immersing ourselves in a text. With clear foci during the instructional part of the Literature Circle session, teachers can direct children to use these strategies to improve their comprehension and how they respond to text.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet  Over the past twelve years, I’ve watched my students progress from MySpace to Facebook to Twitter, not to mention the hundreds of other apps-of-the-moment.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet 

The one constancy in this trend is that students are online, interacting all day, every day. In fact, most of their social lives are now taking place digitally. Mashups in the Literature Classroom. Let me say right away that this post will focus on an exercise I’ve used in my literature classes.

Mashups in the Literature Classroom

I think (and hope) the idea could be useful to folks in other disciplines as well. If you’ve spent much time on the internet (and if you’re here at ProfHacker, I’m guessing you have), then you’re likely familiar with the mashup. A mashup usually refers to a creative work that blends two distinct works into one composition.

One of the most famous mashups is Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album, which blends rapper Jay-Z’s The Black Album with The Beatles’ The White Album. The mashup isn’t only a musical genre, however. Literary Appreciation + Literary Analysis: A Course Plan « Classroom as Microcosm. Regular commenter Crystal has asked for some more details about my Personal Narrative course, in which I focus less on literary analysis and more on literary appreciation.

Literary Appreciation + Literary Analysis: A Course Plan « Classroom as Microcosm

Here’s some general info on how the course unfolds. Feel free to steal/adapt/query, etc. Module 1: Literary Analysis Review. Tone/Attitude Words. Tone/Attitude Words.

Tone/Attitude Words

Library. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.


We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Why I Write Poetry: A really good poem can reach kids in wondrous and unexpected ways. Sorry, but the article or page you’re looking was not found.

Why I Write Poetry: A really good poem can reach kids in wondrous and unexpected ways

In May 2013, School Library Journal underwent a major server migration for its archived web content, which happened slightly sooner than originally expected. As a result, much of the content from 2004 to 2012 is currently unavailable to the public. However, this content has not been lost, and our web staff is in the process of converting these past articles for integration into the WordPress-based website you see here, which was launched in 2012. Many of these older articles have already been restored, and more will continue to be restored on an ongoing basis as they are cleaned up.

Academics. HyperGrammar. Welcome to HyperGrammar electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa's Writing Centre.


This course covers approximately the same ground as our English department's ENG 1320 Grammar course. The content of HyperGrammar is the result of the collaborative work of the four instructors who were teaching the course in Fall 1993: Heather MacFadyen, David Megginson, Frances Peck, and Dorothy Turner. David Megginson was then responsible for editing the grammar and exercises and for converting them to SGML. This package is designed to allow users a great deal of freedom and creativity as they read about grammar.

HyperGrammar allows users to create and follow their own lines of thought. This package is currently under construction! Please read the Copyright and Terms of Use before you begin using HyperGrammar, and note that we provide NO WARRANTY of the accuracy or fitness for use of the information in this package. * This site uses the Oxford dictionary spelling. Soople.