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Best Online Research Apps/Sites You've Never Heard Of

Best Online Research Apps/Sites You've Never Heard Of
Is it possible to conduct research without Google? YES! In fact, it’s NECESSARY for college-level research. Google and other Internet search engines are great tools for researching the basics of any subject. However, when conducting research for accredited college courses, students need to find legitimate, trustworthy resources. By now, you’ve probably noticed that we love making lists, especially when it comes to making learning less expensive (like how we’ve found online colleges that offer laptops to its students). Artcyclopedia – If you’re looking for information on artists or art movements, Artcyclopedia is a great place to begin. BioMedCentral – BioMedCentral is an archive of over 170 biology, chemistry and medical journals. – FindArticles has the text of articles from about 500 print periodicals with coverage back to 1998, and usage is completely free of charge. INFOMINE – INFOMINE is a virtual library of Internet resources. U.S. Did you enjoy this article?

Internet History Sourcebooks Project Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor Last Modified: Dec 11 | linked pages may have been updated more recently The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. 1. Power Searching with Google Thanks for visiting! For a short time, the course materials for Power Searching with Google will remain accessible below. Then they will be made permanently available at the Google Search Education site.

Resources For Self-Education — The Art of Self-Education The web is a boon to self-education. Using the internet you can access a vast array of information, tutorials, classes, elearning, research databases, online magazines and newsletters, blogs, books, videos, audio, and the offerings keep growing. Most are free and if you’re clever you can usually find a free alternative to learn just about anything. But there are plenty of great sites and online classes that charge a fee that might just be worth it. The links below are a great place to start your self-directed learning investigations. Search Engines – The Primary Research Databases

Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom. The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers and the Search Education team to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions. They are all under Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike, so feel free to adapt them and use them as you see fit! Just please link back to this page.

The Ultimate Self-Education Reading List A Bibliography for Lifelong Learning Enthusiasts If you want to know more about self-education, your best bet is to start reading. Over the years, I’ve kept a list the best self-education books and blogs. Now I’m sharing them in the hopes that you’ll find something new and maybe add a suggestion or two of your own. Use these resources to evaluate your education, find the tools and resources you need, and learn effectively on your own.

Phonics Word Wheels Common Core alignment can be viewed by clicking the apple core ( Beginning Consonants Word Wheels B- Word Wheel Free Phonics word wheel: bag, bed, big, bug, bad, beg, but, box. History of lots of things with connections to everything else and Unschooling Games and Animation links at the Best History Sites page, with animated maps and timelines. Childhood in WWII, London, BBC site. The house is good— when you finish exploring a room, click on the left, on the house icon, to get back to the main house. That's all part of a larger site called History for Kids. So it has a British slant (as does History Mole, below) but fill in anything you wish they hadn't left out, when you discuss it with your own Australian or Canadian or Chinese or French or American kids.

Deb Lewis's List of Things to do in the Winter Don't be afraid to tell rental places you're looking for the best price. Tell them you're homeschoolers, ask for a discount, You'll be surprised how well it works. Deb adds this to the list, in 2011: Nerf-gun wars. Indoor ice rinks are fun, if you have one in a mall nearby. Disposable Checklists for Unschoolers Disposable Checklists for Unschoolers Sandra Dodd Beginning homeschoolers are often afraid. Sometimes they homeschool for a while, and a curriculum keeps the fear to a manageable level. Sometimes a curriculum is a workable alternative to school for a family. For some it is not. Some of those give up and the kids go back to school.