The post below is actually a copy of a weekly e-mail that I send to our staff to promote our Burlington Public Schools Blog which shares the great work going on across our school district. I also try to give a quick technology tip/resource that I think would be useful. It is the 19th post in the series.
During the Google Summit in Burlington this past weekend, I stumbled across a new resource that I thought would be useful for teachers as they support their students in doing research. A new tool called Choosito, allows students and teachers to avoid inappropriate sites and also search by grade level and reading level. The two options for searching on Choosito are a web search and a library search. The library search gives access to a growing number of sites that have already been vetted by other educators and the web search provides a broader search that does not bring up sites that would be inappropriate for a library.
For a quick overview of Choosito, check out the two-minute video below.
Burlington Blog Update
- Day 104 – Google and Schools – Ben Schersten – Francis Wyman IT Specialist
- Day 105 – Why Take Latin at BHS – Parina Patel – BHS Senior
- Day 106 – Science Center Pattern Exhibit – Mrs. Casey – Francis Wyman 4th Grade
- Day 107 – Amazing Amphibian and Reptile Projects – Mrs. Boucher – Francis Wyman Second Grade
- Day 108 – We’re Not Monkeying Around – BHS Help Desk Students Develop App
- Day 109 – MSMS Photography Club Continues Making Quality Pictures – Mrs. Rogers
- Day 110 – Culmination of the Simple Machines / Invention Unit – Mr. Daley – Fox Hill Grade 4
- Day 111 – 6B Visits Europe via Google Tour Builder – MSMS Grade 6
- Day 112 – Unlimited – Michael Seleman – BHS Senior
- Day 113 – BHS Celebrates National Foreign Language Week – BHS Foreign Language Dept.