Wednesday, August 23, 2017

September 2017 Infotopia Newsletter

Our September 2017 Infotopia newsletter is now online as a PDF document. 


This month’s issue features the following:
·      Resources on geography and travel, including our favorite websites. 
·      The Virtual LRC (vlrc.com), which was developed in 1998, is undergoing a major update, while keeping it easy to use in order to find quality results.
·      Are you studying ancient civilizations with your elementary students?  Check out our recommended resources. 
·      Finally, don’t forget that September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.

As always, our websites/search engines are provided at no cost to our users with limited advertising.  Help support us checking out our “How Can I Support Infotopia” button at the bottom of our page.


Have a great September! 


Monday, July 31, 2017

August 2017 Infotopia Newsletter

Our August 2017 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter in now online as a PDF.  (For the embedded hyperlinks to work, it is best to open it with Adobe versus just using preview on your device.)

http://www.infotopia.info/newsletters/Aug_2017_Infotopia.pdf
All our archived newsletters can be found at:

http://www.infotopia.info/newsletter.html

This month's issue includes a discussion of TeacherTopia and our favorite teacher resources, a link to our new resource pages that included free practice tests for the SAT and ACT, links to an unusual web site that includes "crash" courses for high school students, and resources on folk and fairy tales for all ages.
Thanks for all your support.  Please share with your colleagues.

Friday, June 30, 2017

July 2017 Infotopia Newsletter


Check out our July 2017 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter in PDF.

http://www.infotopia.info/newsletters/July_2017_Infotopia.pdf

This month's issue includes the following topics and resources:

  • July holidays around the world



  • Getting ahead by using the scientific method and planning science fair projects






  • Virtual summer trips for your students (or your own children) to plan, including road trips, train trips around the world, or other trips with possible sites to see

  • Where to find balanced news articles
  • Read online newspapers from around the world


Have a great July.  See you in August!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Amazing Google Search Tips You Never Knew About!




Check out our new YouTube video, "Amazing Google Search Tips You Never Knew About!" 

Learn how Google Search works to solve math problems, use calculators, perform conversions, provide travel information, find definitions, nutritional information, word origins and more.  

Learn how to use Google Search Operators, Google Advanced Search, and Google Advanced Image Search.

And best of all, you can use all the Google search tips on Infotopia.info, Kidtopia.info, or Infotrek.info!




June 2017 Newsletter

Our June 2017 Infotopia Newsletter is now online as a PDF. 

http://www.infotopia.info/newsletters/June_2017_Infotopia.pdf

This month's issue focuses on how to prevent the "summer slide" and links to summer reading and activities for both students and adults.  As promised, our new YouTube video, "Amazing Google Search Tips You Never Knew About!" is now online, with suggestions about how to use Google Search, Google Search Operators, Advanced Google Search, Advanced Image Search and many other ways to use Google search in the search box on Infotopia, Infotrek, or Kidtopia.  Finally, we included some summer activities from Kidtopia for students in grades PK-4.  Have a great June!
By the way, all our newsletters can be found at http://www.infotopia.info/newsletter.html

May 2017 Newsletter

Our May 2017 Infotopia Newsletter is now online.  This month's issue includes the following:
  • Free bibliography generators, including our favorite, KnightCite
  • Help with learning foreign languages or English for speakers of other languages using MANGO for free
  • Resources for inventions and inventors
  • Spelling games for grades K-4
  • How you can help support Infotopia without spending an extra penny
This month's issue can be found as a PDF at:

http://www.infotopia.info/newsletters/May_2017_Infotopia.pdf

You can find all our archived newsletters at:

http://www.infotopia.info/newsletter.html
Have a wonderful May!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

April 2017 Newsletter

Our April 2017 Infotopia and Kidtopia Newsletter is now online as a PDF. 

This month's issue includes resources for National Poetry Month, 

Earth Day, 
ESL Learning Communities,

navigational icons on Infotrek for high school students, and Kidtopia resources on mollusks, insects, dinosaurs and all animals.  Please feel free to share with your colleagues.

This month's newsletter can be downloaded at:
http://www.infotopia.info/newsletters/Apr_2017_Infotopia.pdf
and all our archived newsletters can be found at:
http://www.infotopia.info/newsletter.html

Tuesday, February 28, 2017



Our March 2017 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter is now online as a PDF. This month's issue, which includes resources for geography, has ideas about how students can compare demographics for different countries around the world. For example, which country has the youngest population?  Which country has the most cell phones? Which country has the largest population?
This month's issue has a link to a Chrome extension that you can use to add your local libraries to your Amazon or Goodreads account.  You will be able to find out if audiobooks or ebooks are available locally at your library while on Amazon or Goodreads, and then check out the items! Try it out!

Of course, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday, so check out our links to ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss and all his books. 
In this month's issue, Kidtopia links to many great resources on drawing, painting and creating your own comics. 
Finally, share with us how your students are using Kidtopia, Infotopia, or Infotrek.  We'll share your comments (if you give us permission) in our next newsletter, or on "Our Buzz," our testimonials page.
http://www.infotopia.info/testimonials.html

This month's newsletter can be downloaded or viewed at
http://www.infotopia.info/newsletters/Mar_2017_Infotopia.pdf
or you can find all our archived newsletters at

http://www.infotopia.info/newsletter.html
Do you like the opossums on our front page today?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Our February 2017 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter is now online. 
To celebrate Valentine's Day, this month's issue includes recommended web sites on the circulatory system and the human heart.  It also includes recommended sources to help students distinguish between "fake" news and real news.  We included links to our most popular educational YouTube videos, dinosaur resources for elementary students, and finally, we included recommended primary resources in the form of digital images and digital documents from the Digital Public Library of America, the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. 
You can download the February 2017 newsletter at:
http://www.infotopia.info/newsletters/Feb_2017_Infotopia.pdf
Or you can find all our archived newsletters at:
http://www.infotopia.info/newsletter.html


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January 2017 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter

Happy New Year!  Our January 2017 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter is now online.  It's hard to believe it, but this is the beginning of the seventh year of our PDF newsletters. 

As you may know, we were both teachers and librarians and now that we are retired, we provide our search engines at no cost to our users.  Thanks for all your support. 
This month's issue includes some of our favorite recommended web sites for teachers and parents, including Edutopia, Mr. Nussbaum, and Khan's Academy.  It also includes simple instructions for using our high school search engine, Infotrek.info.  Finally, it includes a link to our KidtopiaGames.com in case you are looking for educational games for kids.
You can download the January 2017 newsletter at:
http://www.infotopia.info/newsletters/Jan_2017_Infotopia.pdf
Or you can find all our archived newsletters at:
http://www.infotopia.info/newsletter.html