Kids InfoBits - Basics

This tutorial covers the basics of navigating information and working with results within Kids InfoBits.


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Kids InfoBits is designed for students

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in kindergarten through grade five

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and features an engaging

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and developmentally appropriate interface,

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premiere reference content, images,

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and magazine and news sources for elementary students.

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On the Kids InfoBits home page you'll find

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pictures representing broad topics.

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To browse for content by topic

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simply click on an image.

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A popup window will display a set of subtopics.

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Select a subtopic.

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A list of subjects related to your topic

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and subtopic is displayed.

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From here you can select a topic.

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Your results are arranged by content type.

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The number of items found

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for each content type is displayed.

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For each item you are given the content level,

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the title, the source and date, and word count,

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if the item is a book, a magazine, or a news article.

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Click Content Levels Key for description of the levels.

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Click the folder icon to save a document

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so that you can return to it later.

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When you want to view the saved item,

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select More from the resource banner,

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and then select My Folder.

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Click the article name to return to the article.

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Use the Search within results search box

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to further search within your results list.

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From the Kids InfoBits banner

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you can access the advanced search feature

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to perform more complex searches.

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Or use the Bookmark feature to copy and paste

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or email a bookmark URL for the page.

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Select More from the resource banner

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for additional tools, including Educator Resources

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designed to help you make

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the most effective use of this resource,

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the Merriam Webster's Elementary Dictionary,

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a list of all ebook titles in your library

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or school collection, your search history,

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your highlights and notes, or your My Folder

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where you'll find items you've saved.

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Click the Kids InfoBits icon from anywhere

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to return to the home page.

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Notice that you can save documents

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to Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.

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Teachers can use these tools to easily share

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and download content with students.

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See our training resources on using these features

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for more information.