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Question:

Does netTrekker resources support the GATE curriculum?

Answer:

netTrekker is an academic search engine designed by teachers for teacher and student use. netTrekker supports differentiated instruction with standards-based online resources, organized by readability level to help every child achieve.

The differentiated instruction supported by netTrekker provides a wealth of resources for every student. There are numerous resources that would support the curriculum of the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) programs. You can easily reach these results from a Keyword search or Teacher Tool resources.

Sample Results:

1. Keyword search for "critical thinking". These results can be further refined by with the netTrekker Refinement Tabs or Narrow Your Subject. Highlighting choices within the Narrow Your Subject drop-down list allows you to immediately refine your search results to the curricular topic selected. Students and teachers quickly find the results that match their specific needs. Refinement Tabs gives you the ability to find specific types of content within your search results. netTrekker provides tabs at the top of the page so that you can narrow your results by choosing any of the available options.

Elementary Keyword Search "critical thinking" (178 results) --> Narrow Your Subject "Math" (54 results) --> Refinement Tabs "Learning Games" (24 results)

Nrich: Game-Makeover

This interactive game helps you practice and sharpen your logic skills. The rules are simple but the game is challenging. Give it a try and see if you can complete the game in less than 50 moves.

http://nrich.maths.org/public/viewer.php?obj_id=1263

Middle Keyword Search "critical thinking" (240 results) --> Narrow Your Subject "Language Arts" (69 results) --> Refinement Tabs "Learning Games" (4 results)

Kids Love a Mystery

As the introduction to this site points out, students enjoy reading mysteries, and reading mysteries can help them build critical thinking skills as well as reading skills. The site provides plenty of links to mysteries, lesson plans and exercises.

http://www.kidsloveamystery.com

High Keyword Search "critical thinking" (194 results) --> Narrow Your Subject "Science" (26 results) --> Refinement Tabs "Learning Exercises" (16 results)

Forensics in the Classroom

This site provides everything you need to get students solving crimes. Includes detailed lesson plans. You must register for the site, but no fees involved.

http://www.courttv.com/forensics_curriculum

2. Middle Teacher Tools

Teacher Tools > Learning Styles and Strategies > Inquiry-Based Learning (11 results)

Teacher Tools > Learning Styles and Strategies > Multiple Intelligences (9 results)

Teacher Tools > Learning Styles and Strategies > Higher Order Thinking (3 results)

Teacher Tools > Learning Styles and Strategies > Students With Special Interests > Gifted Students > Accelerated Language Arts (23 results)

Teacher Tools > Learning Styles and Strategies > Students With Special Interests > Gifted Students > Accelerated Mathematics (9 results)

Teacher Tools > Learning Styles and Strategies > Students With Special Interests > Gifted Students > Accelerated Science (12 results)

Teacher Tools > Learning Styles and Strategies > Students With Special Interests > Gifted Students > Critical Thinking (15 results)

Teacher Tools > Learning Styles and Strategies > Students With Special Interests > Gifted Students > Creativity (9 results)