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How do I: Find out about my topic?

This guide covers Information, Media, and Digital Literacy concepts and Digital Citizenship concepts for Gr. K-6 students, as well as teachers & parents.

Inquire: Find out about my topic

How do I use the Dewey Decimal System?

 

A book's address on the shelf is called a Call Number.  See above.

How do I use Destiny?

Step #1: From your school computer find the image that says Destiny.  Click on it.  Destiny is also found in your web browser under Favorites, School Favorites.

Step #2: Find your school's name in the list.  You can also search for it by using the search box at the top.

Step #3: Click on Basic Search to find books.  Click on Visual Search to search by pictures.  It will help you find books and databases.  Or, click on Power Search to search databases, websites, and books all at the same time.

***Destiny is only available at school."""

Search Safely

The Steps to SEARCH SAFELY:

Databases for Kids!

1. What is a database?

2. What database do I choose?

3. Find the databases here:

Why can't I just "Google it?"

ANSWER #1:

It is much harder to STAY SAFE ONLINE if you just "Google It."  Not all information found on the internet is RELIABLE.

Almost anyone can post information on the internet.  Sometimes people want to sell you something, or they may not be telling you the truth about who they are.  This picture is a good example! 


"On the internet nobody knows you're a dog."

By Peter Steiner in The New Yorker, 1993. 

ANSWER #2:

It can be very hard to find what you are looking for on Google.  Google is great for simple stuff, like finding an address, finding a website that you already know, but it is not the easiest or safest way to find KID-FRIENDLY sites.  A lot of information on the internet is meant for adults.  It may be hard to read or it may have images that are not appropriate.

You want information and games that are made for your age-group.  They will be easier and more fun to use.  It is very easy to waste hours looking for something on Google and not find what you are looking for.

Self Assess: What do you know?

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