Tuesday, October 15, 2019

October 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter

Hello educators! 
Our October 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter is now online as a PDF. You can find it at: 

This month's issue includes the following:
Recommended health/medical resources on Infotopia
Some of our favorite technology/library blogs for teachers and librarians
Pet resources from Kidtopia
A great new app for traveling  (https://citymapper.com)
All about the photos on Infotopia
Please feel free to share our newsletters with your colleagues.  
Also, just email us if you have a topic you'd like us to research.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

September 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter

     Our September 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter is now online as a PDF.
This month's issue includes the following:
  • Resources for geography and travel, including map comparisons, panoramas of various locations, how to compare and contrast country demographics, and great travel/geography photos.
  • How to easily find great public domain or fair use images for blogs, presentations or websites.
  • Resources for using international newspapers for history, geography, English, foreign language classes, and civics.
  • How to easily find information on our websites, and grade recommendations for each.
For those of you going back to school, have a great year!  (I still miss that wonderful first day of school as a teacher and librarian!)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

June, July and August 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter

Our newest 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia newsletter for June, July, and August is now online at: 
This newsletter includes the following:
·      Interesting Websites for Teachers, which includes:
o   The Digital Public Library of America
o   Three great Periodic Table Websites
o   A Battleship Game using the Periodic Table
o   Teaching Ideas in Art, History, Language, Math, Science, and PreSchool
o   An online Speech Bank
o   Khan Academy
·      Flags and Countries of the World resources
·      How to practice math skills for elementary students
·      Ten ways to use Google Earth in Your Classroom
·      NASA’s free Image and Video Library

As always, all of our newsletters can be found at:           

See you in September! 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter

Our May 2019 Newsletter is online with the following recommended resources:
  • More recommendations from the American Association of School Librarians’ Best Websites for Teaching and Learning for 2018
  • 60 Ideas for Using Google MyMaps
  • Ideas to get your elementary students interested in drawing or painting and creating their own comics
  • PowerSearching with Google
  • Hot Topics for 2020

Sunday, March 31, 2019

April 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter

This month's issue includes the following:

  • The website,We Are Teachers says they have a mission to inspire teachers and help them succeed by sharing practical classroom ideas, the best freebies, and teacher-to-teacher advice and humor.  https://www.weareteachers.com/
  • Need cash?  Check out an interesting article from We Are Teachers to discover 50 ways to earn cash after school or during the summer.   

Saturday, March 2, 2019

March 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter

     Our March 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter is now online as a PDF.  This month's issue includes the following:

  • All about biomes of the world
  • An update about AcademicIndex.net
  • Resources on geography and travel, with information about countries, states, provinces, maps, flags, demographics, and more.
  • English Language Arts resources for all, including language arts, grammar, English and British literature, poetry, and finally, English for Speakers of Other Languages.
  • Our newly updated Kidtopia Games website.

     If you open our newsletters in Adobe, all the hyperlinks will take you to the recommended websites.  Otherwise, you can copy and paste the recommended websites into your browsers.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

February 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter

     Our February 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia newsletter is now online as a PDF.  

     This month's issue includes the following:
  • How to Spot Fake News with an downloadable infographic from the International Federation of Library Associations
  • Discover a great web site for Chemistry, AP Chemistry and Biology from ScienceGeek.net.  It includes free downloadable powerpoints.
  • Learn all about the Virtual LRC, a search engine that has been in service (from us) since 1998. (www.virtuallrc.com)
  • Eight amazing free websites for Teaching and Learning Math
  • The States of Matter for elementary students (from Kidtopia). (https://www.kidtopia.info/matter.html)


Friday, January 4, 2019

January 2018 Kidtopia/Infotopia Newsletter

Happy New Year!

Our January 2019 Infotopia/Kidtopia Newsletter is now online as a PDF. 

This month’s issue includes the following:
·      Discover the artifacts from British Museum via an interactive timeline of history, searchable by region and subject.
·      Check out a great web resource on art and culture from Google, including zany buildings, featured themes and stories such as Vermeer and Van Gogh, Harry Potter: A History of Magic and more.
·      Discover Colonial America resources from nine different sources.
·      Watch videos from YouTube or Vimeo about how to use Infotopia or Kidtopia
·      Explore amazing online resources from your local public library, such as free tutoring, typing programs, language learning , free online courses and TEDTalks.
·      Learn about motion and force, using resources from Kidtopia.

Thanks for sharing Kidtopia and Infotopia with your colleagues. We love to hear from you!  Just send us an email at bell@infotopia.info

December 2018 Kidtopia/Infotopia Newsletter

Our December 2018 Kidtopia/Infotopia Newsletter is online as a PDF.

The December newsletter links to resources on the following:
  • Natural Disasters
  • Online dictionaries thesauri, and more! 
  • Art and artists
  • Quotations
  • Science projects

November 2018 Newsletter

Our November newsletter is online as a PDF at:

  • This month's newsletter includes information about Khan Academy, an amazing resource that offers free courses in topics ranging from science to arts and the humanities.
  • Check out the resources for biographies of mathematicians and the history of mathematics.
  • Find primary sources, including famous speeches, important historical documents and more.
  • Discover Kidtopia's resources on stories for children.
  • Find out what happened in November and December in the past.