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Information Literacy

Daily News Site for Teens and Tweens

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October 1, 2011
Daily News Site for Teens and Tweens

Tween Tribune and Teen Tribune are bringing the worlds news and events to the classroom.  Every day they post the most compelling, relevant and interesting news for teens and tweens.  The stories are selected by teens and tweens working closely with professional journalists. Students are provided with the opportunity to comment on these stories....
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Search Google by Reading Level

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February 1, 2011
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Google has developed a powerful new search feature that students and teachers will benefit from. You now have the ability to search by reading level. Google classifies search results by basic, intermediate and advanced reading level. You can choose to only view one of the levels in your result or view all of them...
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The first search result must be the best one right?

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August 28, 2010
The first search result must be the best one right?

The International Journal of Communication just released the results of a study that will be of now surprise to most educators these days. The study of college freshman noted that students trust high Google search rankings too much.   Below is a excerpt from the study. “The researchers observed 102 college freshmen performing searches...
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A New Search Engine for K-8

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July 5, 2010
A New Search Engine for K-8

Sweet Search For Me (http://www.sweetsearch4me.com) is a new search engine specifically designed for k-8 students. While there have been many other search engines specifically geared for elementary school students  Sweetsearch4me is taking a more focused approach. Here is an explanation taken directly from their site: “SweetSearch4Me searches only Web sites that our staff of...
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Google Safe Search and Usage Rights

May 11, 2010
Google Safe Search and Usage Rights

There are two search features that Google offers that I would like to introduce. These features are found in the Google Image Search. We all know that Google is the primary website that our students go to conduct just about all Internet searches. Google Image search is their #1 location for images.  Unfortunately, many...
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Life magazine’s online photo archive

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November 23, 2009

Before the age of cell phone cameras, You Tube, and Google Images, America received news and event images through weekly magazines. One of the must-see publications was Life magazine.  They captured the heroes, villains and events that shaped history. These images are now available on the newly launched life.com. Here is an excerpt from...
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If it is on Google …. I can take it. Why is this wrong?

June 18, 2009

>Danielle Smith from St. Louis can tell you exactly why. Someone else could grab YOUR picture. As NPR reports, a Czech supermarket chain used a family photo Ms. Smith posted online as the centerpiece of their advertising campaign. Many of our students are under the impression that “if it is on the web, it...
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