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From Think Tank to Shark Tank: Resource Guide: Teacher Research Resources

"Grab and go" teaching resources

Please feel free to download these 'grab and go' resource documents for use or adaptation in your lessons about the importance of academic research.

Documents include 1) The "Is it CRAAP?" document series, which can be used as an exercise to assist students in determining whether an information resource is a credible and/or reliable information resource (including an example of how to complete the exercise, as well as a blank exercise sheet), 2) the Search Strategy Quick Tips document series (i.e. how to 'phrase' your information search to increase the relevancy of your search results), and 3) The "What's my Question?" document series, which can be used to assist students in creating a research strategy and enhancing their understanding of academic research (includes a hard copy of the WMQ exercise, an example of the exercise in practice, and a blank exercise sheet).

Documents are available for download as both MS Word and Adobe PDF files.

Resources for Students

InfOhio Core Collection
Collection of electronic resources available at no cost to all K-12 teachers and students. To use from home, you may need to contact your school media specialist for an ID and password.

User-friendly graphical interface for elementary and middle school students to search for magazine articles, images, and encyclopedia and dictionary entries.

Student Research Center (grades 6-12)
Student-friendly interface designed to search for articles, images, and reference information for secondary school research.

Middle Search Plus
Contains full text for popular middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator.

MAS Ultra - School Edition 
Contains full text for popular high school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator.

LearningExpress Library
Interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to enhance success on academic or licensing tests.

Online/multimedia teaching resources