Friday, December 2, 2016

December 2016 Infotopia Newsletter

Our December 2016 Infotopia Newsletter is now online.  This month's issue includes the following:
  • Using Primary Sources
  • Using Educational Games for Subject Review
  • Greek and Roman Mythology resources
  • Animal resources for Elementary Students
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November 2016 Infotopia Newsletter

Our November 2016 Infotopia Newsletter is now online.  This month's issue includes the following:
  • A link to our new YouTube video on The Rock Cycle, plus our other educational videos
  • Our new Colonial America resource page
  • Language Learning Games for all ages
  • Some fantastic learning web sites recommended by Infotopia, including Bozeman Science, iCivics, as well as Thanksgiving and Veteran's Day resources
  • A link to one of our favorite web sites from Kidtopia

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October 2016 Newsletter

Our October 2016 Infotopia Newsletter is now online.  This month's issue includes Greek and Roman mythology resources, math homework videos for middle school and high school, where to find online courses, our favorite sources for copyright-free images, and U.S. state resources for elementary students.
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

September 2016 Infotopia Newsletter

September's newsletter........

Our September 2016 Infotopia and Kidtopia Newsletter is now online as a PDF.  It can be downloaded at
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This month's newsletter includes information about how to use labels to focus or improve your search on Infotopia, Kidtopia, and Infotrek. We also included articles about free e-books and audiobooks, September events, and links to our Social Studies and History resources.
As always, our web sites/search engines are free, and include only resources recommended by teachers and librarians.  Please share with your colleagues.
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

August 2016 Newsletter

Check out our new August 2016 newsletter for Kidtopia and Infotopia

This month's issue announces our new web site:
Try it out and send us feedback.

For this month, other useful web sites for students and teachers include the following:

Ask an expert! (how to find an expert)
August events
Science resources from Infotopia
Professional development for teachers and videos for students from Annenberg

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

     Our July 2016 newsletter is now online and includes links to educational games for students, how to use Google's advanced search operators with Infotopia and Kidtopia, July events and holidays, and ideas about science fair projects.  Be sure to share our web sites and newsletters with new teachers!  Contact us if you have any ideas or resources that you need for the school year!  (

June 2016 Newsletter

Our June newsletter is now online.  This month includes information about Infotopia and Kidtopia and the fact that they both work as custom search engines for students as well as web directories for subjects studied in grades K-12.  We have a spotlight on primary sources from a web site called Digital Vaults. Using Digital Vaults, students can browse through hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips, and create a pathways challenge, a poster, or a movie.  In the June issue, we include links to June events, including D-Day and others. Finally, we include two new discoveries for students and teachers: Story Jumper  and Study Stack.  Read and share this month's newsletter for more information! 

May 2016 Newsletter

     Our May 2016 newsletter includes links to web sites where students can create online stories using text, fonts, images, drawings, and backgrounds for free.  It also includes recommended resources for improving one's vocabulary or practicing for subject-specific vocabulary tests. It includes our recommended links for May holidays and events and our contact information.  Students in elementary school can practice their arithmetic skills with our recommended fun math sites and play math games recommended by Kidtopia.  Finally, we include online certificate and award makers for you.  Share with your colleagues!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Infotopia/Kidtopia April 2016 Newsletter is now online at:

This month’s issue includes an assortment of virtual field trips, resources on the Holocaust, National Poetry Month resources, April events, and Kidtopia Arts resources.  Please share with your colleagues and as always, send us feedback about needed resources.  (

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

March 2016 Newsletter

Our March Infotopia newsletter is online at:

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This month’s issue includes Part 3 of our recommendations for digital tools that help teachers and students organize their learning materials.  It also includes some fabulous sites for free creative commons images for web sites, presentations or blogs. We also included some important events for March, including Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Pi Day, with recommended links.  Finally, we included a couple of recommended apps and online activities to help in teaching and learning.  Finally, thanks to Tech&Learning for including as one of the 50 top sites and apps of 2015!  

As always, contact us via email if you have suggestions for new topics or resource needs for Infotopia, Kidtopia, or Infotrek.

Please share our newsletters and our web sites with your colleagues!

Monday, February 1, 2016

     Our February 2016 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter is now online as a PDF document. This month's issue includes Part 2: Digital Tools for Teachers and Students, which includes Google Drive; a link to ever-changing and balanced resources for the 2016 Presidential Elections; links to February events; Kidtopia resources on dinosaurs and endangered animals; and American History resources on the decades. We are also requesting that you suggest needed resources/topics for Infotopia, Kidtopia, or Infotrek.

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Have a great day! Send us some feedback via the newsletter helpful? This is the sixth year of these newsletters, by the way. As you know all our resources/web sites/search engines are free. Help us by recommending them to your colleagues.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

January 2016 Infotopia Newsletter

     Happy New Year from Infotopia!

     Our January 2016 newsletter is now online.  
      This month's issue includes Digital Tools for Teachers (and Students), Free Audio Books, January events, Learning Activities for Grades K-4 from Kidtopia, and videos on World War II in the Pacific.  All our archived newsletters can be found at: