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Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6), English Language Arts (6)
Title: Is This a Good Source?
Description: This activity, used in conjunction with any research or project in which the students are using the Internet to gather information, will help students become more aware of the importance of evaluating sources. This activity will also aid students in determining whether a source is credible and appropriate for the topic they are researching.  This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: English Language Arts (6), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (6)
Title: Padlet Puts Research Projects in Perspective
Description: For this learning activity, students will be using a virtual bulletin board called Padlet to create a digital artifact that incorporates research and inquiry skills. Students will also use the Internet to locate digital sources that are related to a topic and include various multimedia components into the Padlet in order to enhance the final project. This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: Science (6), English Language Arts (6)
Title: Literacy Strategies in the Science Classroom: Collaborative Jigsaw Research
Description: This strategy guide will provide teachers with the background knowledge needed to implement the Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique in their classroom. The digital tool explains the research basis of this technique, provides tips for integrating this strategy in the classroom and offers links to related resources. 


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Subject: English Language Arts (6)
Title: Let's Take a Trip to Asia!
Description: Evernote is a website that users can save, organize, and share data through self-created notes and notebooks. For this learning asset, the students will be utilizing the shared notebooks part of the account. Each student will be able to shared their own research with their group to collaborate together to create the travel brochure. 


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Subject: Technology Education (3 - 5), English Language Arts (6)
Title: Research Crossword Puzzle
Description: Symbaloo is a personal desktop that allows one to keep all of his or her favorite sites in one, easy to use space. Students will use their personal symbaloo account to direct them to research sites to find answers to the questions to the puzzle.


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Subject: English Language Arts (6)
Title: Persuade to the Beat!
Description: YouTube is a video resource found on the Internet that can be very helpful when introducing a concept, or pulling a concept together at the end of your lesson such as this one on persuasive writing.  


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Subject: English Language Arts (6)
Title: Research Tool
Description: Sweet Search is an Internet search engine that allows students to search for topics and find information that has been evaluated by experts.


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