hi-ce Software: Artemis

Model ItArtemis™ is an Internet based research tool that uses the critical concept of "The Driving Question." Rather than focus upon simply finding answers to simple questions, Artemis supports inquiry-based learning by helping students create a meaningful research question around which they can learn, explore and discover.

About Artemis:

Accessed via subscription, Artemis provides students with a continuously evolving collection of resources and links to relevant sites on the web that have been selected by librarians for their appropriateness of content and reading level. Students search and find optimally sized sets of vetted material. Artemis helps students organize and save their searches in "driving question" folders stored on personally dedicated server space, to keep track of their research questions, view past search results, and share their results with each other. Teachers are able to monitor the entire system in real time. The process helps students focus their energies and develops competence in seeking, evaluating, and using information.

Artemis features include:

  • A registry of over 5000 educational web sites, hand-picked by teachers and librarians, updated regularly, and aligned with national and state standards.
  • Teachers can monitor and assist their students' online activity.
  • Students can define -- and refine -- a driving question to guide their search.
  • Save good sites and research notes in a permanent storage folder.
  • Share relevant information and web sites with other students and classrooms.
  • Classroom-tested and scientifically validated set of curriculum materials to help teachers and students integrate standards-based content with Artemis technology.

Artemis has received many distinctions, including being voted "by far the most popular digital library choide" by eSchool News online, and being selected as a NetDay Compass Spotlight Site for offering students "an excellent online tool for project-based research."

Artemis is used in many of the hi-ce curriculum units, and is also the focus on a number of short curriculum units developed by GoKnow, Inc. and available through Kendall Hunt Publishers.

For More Information and Downloads:

Artemis subscriptions are now availableThis link opens in a new window through a series of Artemis suppledmental curriculum units from Kendall-Hunt PublishersThis link opens in a new window, or as a classroom subscription through GoKnow, Inc. This link opens in a new windowGoKnow manages the Artemis site and digital library, provides support, Quick Start Guides, and technical information for Artemis.

Interested users can also try out Artemis using a Guest login account.