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San Mateo Public Library Tweens Page

Find information for tweens/middle schoolers from our local public library: https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3171/Tweens
Resource What Do They Have? URL
Khan Academy Free online courses and content https://www.khanacademy.org
Newsela Current events, biographies, primary sources, issues overviews, etc. http://newsela.com
OWL at Purdue The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University has info on how to do research and how to cite sources https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html
ProCon.org A nonprofit, nonpartisan public charity that gives researched opinions of pros and cons on controversial issues http://ProCon.org
Science News for Students Topical science news for middle school students, parents, and educators http://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org
Science Journal for Kids Science magazine that takes cutting-edge research articles and puts them into student-friendly language https://sciencejournalforkids.org
Scratch Coding platform https://scratch.mit.edu
Sketchpad Free app for drawing https://sketch.io/sketchpad/
Sketchup Free 3D design modeling (free version) https://www.sketchup.com/plans-and-pricing/sketchup-free

Educator Resources

Resource What Do They Have? URL
TeachingBooks Resources for front-loading a novel, author interviews, book trailers, etc. Sign up for an account. www.teachingbooks.net/California
Newsela Current events, biographies, primary sources, issues overviews, etc. http://newsela.com

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