Thursday, May 10, 2007

Online Encyclopedias

While Te Ara, The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, is still my favourite, I have been exploring the Encyclopedia Britannica Junior (available through EPIC) with teachers in the cluster. Both are excellent resources for both teachers and students.
*Include these in your classroom or intranet links
*Identify key resources that can add value to your lessons and learning activities
*Plus opportunities to model through the data projector and familiarise students with the online environment and how it can be accessed effectively to support their learning.

Search results will collate all articles as well as multimedia items (video, images, diagrams) and other recommended web sites. Te Ara especially has some spectacular multimedia resources and while there is a search option the categories are very easy to navigate through.

I have highlighted some key features including access details for Encyclopedia Britannica Junior here . If you are registered for DigiStore the same User name and password will access the EPIC databases.

CNS Cluster - you are all registered. If you have misplaced your login details check with your lead teacher or email me.

Click here for support registering for either DigiStore or EPIC

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