This week, we were fortunate to have the middle school librarian, Mrs Keller, lead us through the databases available through SSIS' subscriptions. Students had the opportunity to explore such great resources as Encyclopedia Britannica, Kids Infobits and Webpath Express. All these are accessible through SSIS Link, so students can make use of them whatever their location. This means that when students carry out their research over the next week, they have reliable, trusted sources to learn and cite from.
Please ask your tween about the topic they have chosen. At this stage, students are still refining their focus and everyone will benefit from talking through their ideas, to make them more concrete.
I, for one, am looking forward to some interesting reads as students have chosen to focus on a wide variety of areas from historical heroes to life skills. Undoubtedly, anyone who peruses their final products will discover something new.
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