Sometimes it can be difficult to find the information you are looking for in a text. Readers of this book will discover tips and tricks for proficiently comprehending informational texts and carefully searching them for the knowledge they need. They will find out how informational texts are organized, how to identify important points and key details, and how to demonstrate understanding of a text using information from both illustrations and text.
Blogs are a great place to practice using technology to produce and publish writing, interact and collaborate with others, and share ideas with the world. Readers of this book will learn how to set up and maintain their own blogs for personal or educational use. They will find out how to write and edit posts using clear and descriptive language, add photos and other media to emphasize facts or details, and interact appropriately with readers in collaborative discussions held through blog commenting systems.
Learn how to design, carry out, and present the results of a science project. Students will use relevant prior knowledge of scientific experiments to present their ideas in a new way. The domain-specific vocabulary helps students grow deeper in their understanding of how to carry out experiments effectively.
Learn how to avoid developing a bad reputation or revealing too much personal information on the internet. This book will challenge students' prior knowledge of Internet safety and help them adopt better habits, both academically and personally. By learning these foundational skills so early, students will be able to build upon them as technology inevitably advances.
Describes how to search the Internet effectively, discussing choosing good keywords, using search engines, narrowing down a search by using additional keywords, using subject directories, and using subscription databases.
Learn how to collaborate with other people using the Internet.
Learn how to take photos and share them online.