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EasyBib is an Add-on that allows you to create a Bibliography from within your Google Doc. You can cite books, journals, articles, websites--all from entering a title or URLs. MLA, APA, Chicago, and many other formats are available. For all grade levels.


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Shmoop is a literary site flush with study guides and more, written and managed by graduate level English students whose focus is making core curriculum available to all learning levels with a comical flair. For all grade levels.

Climate Wisconsin: Stories from a state of change

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Climate Wisconsin: Stories from a state of change is a research-based site posting climate change related stories in video clips and written forms along with teaching tips, maps of location of the story source, and additional resources, per story. The language and content are best suited for 4th grade and up.

Agricultural Education Magazine

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The National Association of Agricultural Educator's provides a journal detailing current research and news to inform and connect ag educators across the nation. Non-subscribed users may download past issues for free. For grades 6 and up.

National Geographic: Agriculture

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National Geographic's education website is a varied resource offering detailed lesson plans, teacher guides, videos, interactive globe, a map building feature online and downloadable, and much more. The resources range from Pre-K to post-secondary content. All of it is also a free resource. For all grade levels. 

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

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North Carolina Biotechnology Center collects an inventory of web-based resources for science teachers. The online sources are mostly free and range from lesson plans to video and audio files. The content is filtered by topic and format (e.g. video, image gallery, case study, etc.) and is mostly for grades 6-12; however, some good resources are also available for the elementary level. For grades 6 to 12.

Web Browser Histories Open Dataset

University of Idaho
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This dataset includes web tracking data of teachers, teacher candidates, and K-12 students for the 2014-15 school year as well as information on top websites visited. The data set is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license and was collected with the permission of an established Institutional Review Board at a public research university in the United States. In order to maintain participant privacy, all data is anonymized and only de-identified user aggregations are provided.

Technology-Infused Research Projects (2014-2015)

University of Idaho

Technology-Infused Research Projects are collaborative efforts between University of Idaho faculty members and Doceo Center Researchers aimed at improving teaching and learning through technology integration. In this collaboration, faculty members provide subject-area research expertise, while the Doceo Center provides technology resources and technology management and research expertise. The deadline for Technology-Infused Research Project proposals is September 30, 2014.

Using a ludic simulation to make learning of middle school space science fun

University of Idaho
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In this paper, we describe a ludic simulation designed for middle school space science and examine its use to support students’ learning and motivation. The participants were 383 sixth graders and 447 seventh graders. The findings of this study showed that sixth- and seventh- graders perceived the simulation as having substantial ludic characteristics and educational value. The results indicated that having a playful experience is important for this age group and that participating in a ludic simulation can help motivate students to learn school subjects. Results also indicated that incorporating ludus into the learning experience can improve students’ attitudes toward the subject matter. Implications of policy, research, and practice with regard to using ludic simulations to support classroom-based learning were discussed.

Liu, M., Horton, L., Kang, J., Kimmons, R., and Lee, J. (2013).Using a ludic simulation to make learning of middle school space science fun. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 5(1), 66-86.


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