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ProQuest Connects with K12 Educators on Pinterest

ProQuest Educator Activities Pinterest Board

ProQuest Educator Activities Pinterest Board

As Pinterest usage has increased steadily over the past few years, educators have become one of the largest groups of users for the site. Teachers turn to Pinterest for lesson plans, classroom crafts, and teaching tips.

To help bridge the gap between the product and the classroom, ProQuest recently added three new Pinterest boards, specifically geared towards the K-12 user, which contain a carefully curated sampling of images found in the K-12 products.

Current Events in the Classroom contains a selection of infographics, charts and tables related to topics trending in the news. Content comes mostly from SIRS Issues Researcher.

The Educator Activities board consists of resources that can be used in the classroom, such as Science Experiments from SIRS Discoverer and eLibrary, CultureGrams Teaching Activities and Common Core handouts from SIRS Issues Researcher.

Hungry for more? Then be sure to check out the Food and Recipes board. This board includes recipes from around the globe that can also be found in the CultureGrams product.

In addition to the K-12 Pinterest boards, ProQuest also maintains a number of other Pinterest boards, containing such varied content as Training Tools, Library Quotes, and the 75th Anniversary Celebration at ProQuest.

We invite you to follow the boards and repin the content that you see fit.

Happy Pinning!

5 ProQuest Resources for Research Paper Season

Research paper season is in full swing at high schools across the country. ProQuest offers many resources across various products to make this time of year less stressful for students and education professionals. Let’s take a look at five popular features.

1. The Educator Activities Pinterest Board  pulls together resources from numerous ProQuest products to offer teachers activities and worksheets that can be used in the classroom. From Science Experiments to Common Core Handouts, all facets of the research spectrum are covered.

2. ProQuest Research Companion is an entire product dedicated to guiding students through the research process and helping them develop critical thinking and information literacy skills. Nine Learning Modules provide answers to questions such as “How do I choose a topic?” and “How do I evaluate resources?”

iThink Skills Tutor on ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

iThink Skills Tutor on ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

3.  The Student Tools section in SIRS Issues Researcher highlights two features to help users conduct research. My Analysis breaks the research and writing process down into six easy to follow steps, while the iThink tutor is an interactive tool to assist users on their research path.

4.  In addition to the Student Tools offered in SIRS Issues Researcher, the Educators’ Resources section provides a number of handouts and videos that can be used in the classroom. The Human Element video and the SIRS vs. Google and the Open Web activity demonstrate the editorial advantage of using a database like SIRS.

5.  Once students have selected a topic, they can turn to SIRS Issues Researcher or eLibrary for comprehensive coverage. Leading Issues in SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis of social issues through Topic Overviews, Essential Questions and viewpoint articles. Research Topics in eLibrary pull together content on a particular issue, event or person to save users time in the research process.

These are just a handful of the products and features ProQuest offers to make completing that research paper a little less stressful.

Which features do you find the most useful? Comment below or tweet us at #ProQuest.