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Arthropod Brochure in Microsoft Word
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This podcast demonstrates how to create a brochure about a specific arthropod. The podcast defines arthropods and their characteristics. The podcast explains how to set up a tri-fold brochure in Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010.


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"What Hath God Wrought": A Brief History of Recorded Sound
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This podcast can be used by either technology teachers or Civics teachers.  Technology teachers can use it to teach the use and possibilities of the new technologies.  The civics teacher can use it to open up discussion on laws and regulations involving those same technologies; as well as the history of recorded music up to today.  The podcast uses hip, cutting edge references to the internet and its associated uses, so kids will "get" it, but it also contains information that parents can use to help them understand their child's use of the internet.


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Tizmos
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Tizmos is a personalized homepage with your favorite websites shown as thumbnails.  For educational purposes, teachers may take their favorite websites, place them on Tizmos, and students no longer have to try to find the sites on the Internet.  Sites have been prepared ahead of time for them so that when students go the the computer, they click the icon for Tizmos. They find the correct thumbnail and they are at the site where the lesson is being taught. Lots of time is saved for the teacher and the students.


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Avoiding Information overload using Boolean Logic in InfoTrac
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This podcast takes a practical approach to using Boolean Logic in an everyday context and in a specific application with InfoTrac Student Edition. It shows how to use the "and", "or" and "not" connectors to help narrow down searches to find exactly what you are looking for.


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Points of View Reference Center
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This tutorial is an introduction to the main components of Points of View Reference Center and how to navigate within the database.


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Using InfoTrac Student Edition
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This podcast gives a brief overview of the features of InfoTrac Student Edition, which is powered by Gale Database. It shows how to move around the database, defines some of the icons and highlights how to do simple searches.


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Search Engines and Directories
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Search Engines and Directories is an introduction to Internet search engines and directories. The podcast explains how they work and provides examples of each. Basic Internet skills are also discussed. It may be used as an introduction to search skills or used as a review.


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