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Research and Information Fluency

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These free K-12 non-sequential lesson plans and student activity sheets from CyberSmart! engage students in making good search decisions and in evaluating the resources they encounter online. Standards-based lesson topics include searching, evaluating web sites, using online resources for homework help and using the library. Additional educator-evaluated sites are provided to support lesson context. Lessons include an overview, objectives, technology standards, instruction plan, and assessment options and primarily target grades 2-8.

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21st Century Information Fluency Project Portal

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Research Launchpad

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Comprehensive Online Research Education

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Oregon School Library Information System

Oregon School Library Information System An excellent site that teaches library resources and includes tools for both elementary and secondary students. Choose the appropriate level to find information on citing sources, the research process, using online tools, evaluating information, presenting

A Research Guide for Students

Name: A Research Guide for Students Brief Description of the Site: The goal of this Web site is to provide all the necessary tools for students to conduct research and to present their findings. The site includes annotated Research, Writing, and Style Guides (MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, CGOS, CBE, Harvard), and

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Biological Research for Animals and People

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