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  1. March 2007

  2. Overview • Developmentally appropriate K-5 research tool • Leads K-5 students through beginning research skills • Simple searches via topic tree (or type in box) • Tabbed results help young students identify content types • Curriculum-related coverage • Recent updates include: • Over 500 new images • ‘Kids InfoBits presents Symbols of America’ • ‘Kids InfoBits presents Holidays of the World’ • New titles from Wild Wild World and Eye Openers

  3. Notable Features • 100% Full-text • Tabbed results lists segment content by type for easy identification • Two Content Level indicators (Easy and More Difficult) help students identify the most appropriate content • Teacher Toolbox • Breadcrumb Trail • My Backpack • InfoMarks

  4. Reference Content Overview • Blackbirch Kid’s Visual Reference of the World • Blackbirch Kid’s Visual Reference of the United States • KidBits, 3rd Edition • Blackbirch Kid’s Almanac of Geography • Blackbirch Encyclopedia of Science and Invention

  5. Reference Content Overview • First Facts About the States • First Facts About American Heroes • First Facts About the Presidents • First Facts About U.S. History

  6. Reference Content Overview • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Provinces • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World • Tribes of Native America series (30 titles)

  7. Reference Content Overview Selected titles from the following series: • Animals with Jobs • Creatures of the Sea • Endangered Animals and Habitats • Eye Openers • Nature’s Predators • Returning Wildlife • Wild Africa • Wild Bears • Wild Birds of Prey • Wild Canines • Wild Cats of the World • Wild Marine Animals • Wild, Wild World

  8. Reference Content Overview • Merriam Webster’s Elementary Dictionary • Columbia Encyclopedia

  9. Magazine Overview 90 full-text magazines

  10. Newspaper Overview • Current events coverage from: • USA Today

  11. Maps, Flags and Seals • Over 1,200 maps, flags and seals • Country and state locator maps • Country, state and province maps • Country and state seals

  12. Charts and Graphs • Over 1,700 colorful charts and graphs

  13. Images • Over 5,000 images • Animals • State birds, flowers, and trees • Presidents, Vice Presidents and First Ladies

  14. Topic Tree – First Level

  15. Topic Tree – Second Level

  16. Topic Tree – Third Level

  17. Results Page

  18. Article

  19. 2006 Updates • Two new content sets with 150+ entries • Mix of “Easy” and “More Difficult” levels • Written exclusively for Kids InfoBits • Kids InfoBits Presents: Symbols of America • Kids InfoBits Presents: Holidays of the World • 25 new titles from two series: • Wild Wild World (Ladybugs, Dragonflies, Hamsters, etc) • Eye Openers (Land, Transportation, Food, Arts & Crafts) • “Easy” level entries for the top searched animals • Over 500 new images

  20. 2007 Planned Updates • ‘Kids InfoBits presents Wild Weather’ • ‘Kids InfoBits presents the Human Body’ • ‘Kids InfoBits presents Diseases and Disorders’ • ‘Kids InfoBits presents the Solar System’ • Focus on children’s authors • Forty new author bio’s will be added • Dinosaur content • Illustrations, blank maps and science experiments! • Rights-free CD’s (1000 images) • Focus on solar system, weather, plants and flowers, cities of America, World destinations, insects and others.