Middle School


Practice typing at Typeracer

Determine speed and errors at Keybr

Complete the following steps below using www.atypingtest.com

Homerow Keys

Homerow Practice (Record you SPEED, ERRORS, and ACCURACY %. Complete 10 times.)

Homerow Test (Record you SPEED, ERRORS, and ACCURACY %. Complete 10 times.)

Left Hand Practice(Record you SPEED, ERRORS, and ACCURACY %. Complete 10 times.)

Right Hand Practice(Record you SPEED, ERRORS, and ACCURACY %. Complete 10 times.)

Capitalization of Homerow Keys(Record you SPEED, ERRORS, and ACCURACY %. Complete 10 times.)

Commonly Used Words 1(Record you SPEED, ERRORS, and ACCURACY %. Complete 10 times.)

Commonly Used Words 2(Record you SPEED, ERRORS, and ACCURACY %. Complete 10 times.)

Commonly Used Words 3(Record you SPEED, ERRORS, and ACCURACY %. Complete 10 times.)

Computer Concepts

Pre-Assessment of Skills for Unit 1, Project 2

Windows Desktop - Click here to take survey

Using a Mouse - Click here to take survey

Multiple Applications - Click here to take survey

Know the Keyboard - Click here to take survey

Closing Windows - Click here to take survey

Study Skills

Find out your Learning Style

What are your areas of Multiple Intelligence?

MIREADS Find something to READ based on what you KNOW: a website that suggests books based on your mulitple intelligences.

Do you have good Study Habits? What are habits?

Develop a Daily Schedule

Practice seven different Memorization Techniques

Play brain games

Test your listening skills with these activities:

A Bad Day Find Our House At the Bank Following Directions on the PhoneClothes Shopping Negative Questions

21st Century Information Fluency

Locate Information I : What am I searching for?

Identify Key Concepts in a Research Question

Turning Questions into Answers (Teacher Resource)(Question to Query)

Query Checklist (Teacher Resource)(Question to Query)

Querries(Teacher Resource)


Buffalo Challenge

Earthquake Challenge

Keyword Challenges (Great Wall, Stamp Collectors, Broadway, Hollywood, Piranha)

Soccer I Challenge

Snowsport I Challenge

Lego Lady Challenge

Select Initial Keywords

Using Keyword Challenges in Class(Teacher Resource)Using Keywords Effectively(Teacher Resource)Spelling(Teacher Resource)

Search Box Strategy (Teacher Resource)


Kermit the Frog Challenge

Diamond Challenge

Earthquake Toy Challenge

2007 Pump Price Challenge

Optical Illusion Challenge

Transformer Challenge

Temperature ChallengeASSESSMENTOptimal Query Assessment

Optimal Query Assessment User GuideWORKSHEETS

Key Concepts and Keywords.doc

Select Boolean Operators

Operators TutorialOperatorsThree Operators to KnowBest and Worst QueryAction Zone LessonsQuickPick: Operator SmartsAdvanced Operators Explained (video)OPERATOR CHALLENGESTV Search ChallengePirates and PiranhasOperators ChallengePiranhas (Operators)ASSESSMENT

Operator AssessmentAssessment User GuideAssessment User Guide (pdf version)

Locate Information II : Where will I look:

Select Digital Collections (Visible vs. Invisible)

QuickPick: Deep WebVideo: Invisible WebRollyo Database: Inventors and InventionsInvisible Web: How Can You Search It?Opaque: What is the nearly invisible or opaque web?Vanishing WebThe Deep (Invisible) Web (Teacher Resource)ARCHERY CHALLENGESDatabase MatchCan Google google it?Can Yahoo google it?

Archery Challenge

Roller Coaster Challenge

ASSESSMENTKnowing Where to Search

Locate Information III : How will I get there?

Use Search Engines Efficiently

Model Lesson: Comparative Searching (middle school and up)Model Lesson: Rollyo, Inventors and Inventions (grades 5 and up)QuickPick: Strategic ChoicesSearch EnginesSEARCH CHALLENGESPiranhasRollercoastersAir RaceHighest LakeCell Phones

Sports Blog


Use Subject Directories Efficiently

Help with HypertextQuickPick: Strategic ChoicesSitemaps: What are they and how do they work?Subject IndexesSUBJECT DIRECTORY CHALLENGESZeus BunnycamSoccer Results

Develop Vocabulary Building Strategies

Hyper- and Hypo- NymsNyms: How Lesser Known Nyms Help You Improve a SearchSynonymsCHALLENGESSnowsport II: finding nyms in snippetsSnowsport III: choosing nyms carefullySoccer II: finding effective search wordsSoccer III: finding nyms in snippetsSoccer IV: hypernyms, synonyms and hyponyms

Select Alternate Keywords based on Search Results

Model Lesson : Canyons and Cultures (Middle School Language Arts)Using Snippet SleuthQuickPick: Better KeywordsGoogle Search History TutorialSearch Box StrategySNIPPET SLEUTHSGreat WallFunny GirlAction FigureUsing Search Logs

Revise Queries by Selecting Alternate Operators

Three Operators to KnowBest and Worst QueryAction Zone LessonsQuickPick: Operator SmartsAdvanced Operators ExplainedMicroModule Companion: OperatorsOPERATOR CHALLENGESTV Search ChallengePirates and PiranhasASSESSMENTOperator AssessmentAssessment User GuideAssessment User Guide (pdf version)

Evaluate: How good is the information?

Evaluate the Quality of the Search Results in order to make a Revision Decision

QuickPick: Find CommandCurriculum Idea: Demo SearchGold Rush ApplicationsHelp with Hypertext


California Gold -- Reading Snippets, timed and untimed

Klondike Gold -- Reading Paragraphs, timed and untimed

Snowsport II

What are they thinking?

Evaluate to Determine Reliability, Accuracy, Timeliness, Evidence, Print Sources, Author, Publisher and Bias

Animal Fact or Fiction--Graded Evaluation Searches using RollyoUsing Evaluation Games in ClassUsing Bad Apple Classroom EditionWikipedia: Ban It? or Boost It?Wikipedia in the ClassroomQuickPick: Links ToQuickPick: Reading URLs(in 3 parts)Accuracy(MicroModule)Date: How Recently was the Page Published or Updated?Evidence(MicroModule)Links To(MicroModule)

Traditional Sources(MicroModule)

QuickPick: Find Command

Curriculum Idea: Demo Search

Gold Rush Applications

Help with Hypertext


Tree Octopus


Golf Cross

British Stick Insect Foundation

Bad Apple Classroom Edition



Air Car

Elect Susie Flynn


Evaluate the Date

Evaluate Accuracy

Evaluate Evidence

Evaluate Links to

Using the IMSA Evaluation WizardEvaluating Blogs using RubricsWhat are they thinking?

Evaluating Information

Who is the Author?

Evaluating Information

Evaluating the Publisher

Evaluate these sites: Air Car Tadoos Golf Cross

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie

California's Velcro Crop Under Challenge

Eternal Life

Mankato, MN

Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow Torches

The Burmese Mountain Dog

Jacopo di Poggibonsi

RYT Hospital

Mechanical Marvels

Dihoydrogen Monoxide

Use: How will I ethically use this information?

Copyright, Citation-Credit, Fair Use, Quotations, Paraphrasing and Plagiarism

Secondary Searching (Guide)

Action Zone Lessons(Guide)



Incorporate Images(MicroModule)

Incorporate Text(MicroModule)


Sorting Hat Challenge(Search Challenge)

Useless Facts Challenge(Search Challenge)

Copyright(Tutorial Game)

Citation(Tutorial Game)

Plagiarism 1(Tutorial Game)

Plagiarism 2(Tutorial Game)

Citation Assessment(Interactive Tool)

Citation Assessment User Guide(Teacher Guide)

Plagiarism Lesson on Prezi

Using Information

Citation Procedure

Test your Search and Ethical Use Skills








Choosing the right dog for a pet.

Teacher Example: www.petwebsite.com/dogs/.

Teacher Example 2: www.akc.org

RADCAB 1: www.wonderpuppy.net

RADCAB 2: www.canismajor.com/dog/decis.html

RADCAB 3: www.dogs.about.com/cs/breedprofiles/a/choosing_a_dog.htm

RADCAB 4: www.northbay-canine.org/miscmutt-txt.htm

RADCAB 5: www.showdog.com

RADCAB 6: http://www.purina.com/choosing-a-pet/

RADCAB 7: http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/choosing-a-dog-breed.html

A1. http://www1.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-H/projects/animal-science/dog/ (Appropriateness)

A2. http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/whatsnew/article2.cfm?id=1124 (Appropriateness)

A3. http://www.raiseddogfeeder.com/html/dogformation.html (Appropriateness)

C1: http://caninechronicle.com/ (Currency) Click on link to Our Cover Story

C2: http://www.dognews.com/ (Currency) Click on the Current Issue

C3: http://www.celebritydognews.com/celeb_dog_owner.php (Currency) Read Celeb Dog Owner of the Week


National Months of Celebration

Nobel Prize Winners



Link to Website Evaluation page