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20 questions reference resources for kids

  1. 1. 20 Questions:Reference Resources for Kids
  2. 2. Resource List• All the resources from today (and then some!) can be found at:• http://www.delicious.com/eduserv/20_Questions_Kids
  3. 3. Using this software• Microphone • Text chat• Raising your hand • Audio• Green / Red X • Full Screen• Laughing / Clapping • Exiting• Stepping out
  4. 4. Question One• Question:• “where can I find some ideas for science projects?”• Resource:• Internet Public Library Science Fair Project Resource Guide• http://www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide/• “Choosing a topic”
  5. 5. Question Two• Question:• “Can you help me with my fractions homework?”• Resource:• Math Forum (Drexel Univ.) “Ask Dr. Math”• http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/elem_fr actions.html
  6. 6. Question Three• Question:• “I’m only 10, but my mom says I need to understand government better. What kind of stuff can I look at online?”• Resource:• www.kids.gov• Official kid’s portal for the U.S. Government
  7. 7. Question Four• Question:• “I hate just sitting and memorizing stuff. I need to learn state capitals. Can you help me study?”• Resource:• Fact Monster, Homework Center, Geography “State Capitals Hangman”• http://www.factmonster.com/homework/hwgeogra phy.html
  8. 8. Question Five• Question:• “I’m in 6th grade, and I failed my last book report because I did it on the Pokey Little Puppy. Can you help me find a book about dogs my teacher will let me use?”• Resource:• Database of Award Winning Children’s Literature• www.dawcl.com
  9. 9. Question Six• Question:• “Um, I got a tattoo last night and I didn’t tell my mom. I didn’t really pay attention to what I’m supposed to do after, and it kinda hurts—can you help me?”• Resource:• Teen’s Health• http://teenshealth.org/teen/• IPL—FAeQ’s (Frequently asked embarrassing questions)• http://www.ipl.org/div/faeq/• BAM—Body and Mind• http://www.bam.gov/
  10. 10. Question Seven• Question:• “I need help getting started with a project for my social studies class. Where and when was pizza invented?”• Resource: The Food Timeline• http://www.foodtimeline.org/
  11. 11. Question Eight• Question:• “My dad says I can get a guitar for Christmas, but before I do, I have to learn to read music. I don’t even know where to get started .• Resource:• Ricci Adams’ MusicTheory.net• http://www.musictheory.net/
  12. 12. Question Nine• Question:• S i g h. My AP English teacher is a crazy grammar freak. He says I’m always using passive voice. What is passive voice and how do I stop using it?• Resource: The OWL at Purdue• http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
  13. 13. Question Ten• Question:• “I’m 13 and I really like science. What kinds of jobs can I do?”• Resource:• Bureau of Labor Statistics, Exploring Career Information• http://www.bls.gov/k12/
  14. 14. Question Eleven• Question:• “In my elementary school classroom, we work with lots of Spanish speaking kids. Can you suggest some sites that will help?”• Resource:• American Library Association, Great Web Sites for Kids• http://gws.ala.org/• http://gws.ala.org/tags/spanish
  15. 15. Question Twelve• Question:• “My son’s 8th grade class is reading Shakespeare for the first time, and he hates it. Can you suggest anything to make it more interesting for him?”• Resource:• Folger Shakespeare Library, Shakespeare for Kids• http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=588
  16. 16. Question Thirteen• Question:• “No matter how much I ‘edit’ my kid’s tv viewing, they still hear about a lot of bad stuff that goes on out there. Can you suggest some news sources I can look at with them to increase their understanding?”• Resource:• Scholastic News Online• http://tinyurl.com/3ye88d• Time for Kids• http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/• Scholastic News In Depth: Understanding the Holy Land• http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/holy_land/
  17. 17. Question Fourteen• Question:• “Dad, what’s the difference between a sweet potato and a yam?”• Resource:• Library of Congress, Everyday Mysteries• http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/archive.html
  18. 18. Question Fifteen• Question:• “My mom and I were rockin’ out in the car the other day and I heard this line in a song about Scylla and Charybdis. Who are these guys?”• Resource:• Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology• http://www.mythweb.com/encyc/index.html
  19. 19. Question Sixteen• Question:• “I love animals. Where can I learn stuff about animals, and do fun too?• Resource:• National Geographic Kids• http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/• Discovery Kids• http://kids.discovery.com/
  20. 20. Question Seventeen• Question:• “As a parent, I would like to have an objective source of information about the movies my kids see. Any ideas?• Resource: Kids in Mind• http://www.kids-in-mind.com/
  21. 21. Question Eighteen• Question:• “Can I look at dinosaurs?”• Resource:• Smithsonian Kids—Virtual Dinosaur Exhibit• http://www.si.edu/Kids
  22. 22. Question Nineteen• Question:• “My kids love the computer. I admit, I can’t always find time to read with them. Are there interactive stories online I can have them read?”• Resource:• Internet Public Library, Story Hour• http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/storyhour/• International Digital Children’s Library• http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
  23. 23. Question Twenty• Question:• “I’m 8, and terribly busy. I need info about everything! Where can I start my search?”• Resource:• IPL, KidSpace, TeenSpace• KidsClick• http://www.kidsclick.org/
  24. 24. Questions?• Post-class assignment:• Explore a bit more, see what else is out there!• Find a resource you like using IPL or KidsClick and share it!• Send me an e-mail (russell.palmer@lyrasis.org) and tell us:•• Your site, what kinds of info you find there, and the web address.• I’ll summarize for the group, and then add new resources to our resource list!
  25. 25. Thank You for Attending! Questions? • Professional Development • 1.800.999.8558 • Web: lyrasis.org•e-mail: russell.palmer@lyrasis.org