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Directory of the Best Online Encyclopedias. Top 7 Alternatives to Wikipedia. Touting itself as "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit", it's no wonder that Wikipedia has garnered so much bad press lately.

Top 7 Alternatives to Wikipedia

After all, it is hard to imagine that millions of anonymous users could accurately maintain a factual and unbiased living encyclopedia. Wikipedia is a non-profit site that is policed by hundreds of volunteers, yet very few of these volunteers have the experience and knowledge of a professional writer/editor. A cultural bias has seemed to have washed over many entries on the site, as general consensus replaces cold, hard facts. There is also a matter of vandalism, which the site is susceptible to.

These problems, coupled with the almost obsessive behavior of many of the volunteers (try placing an external link on the site without having it removed), have led people to other sources for information. Scholarpedia Scholarpedia is a site made from the same MediaWiki software as Wikipedia. Did you enjoy this article? Searching databases - Database Searching - Library Guides at CQUniversity. Brain Pickings – An inventory of the meaningful life. Globaldigitalcitizen.

Globaldigitalcitizen. Note-taking: A Research Roundup. Creating Creative Writers—a PD Conference for Teachers and Teacher Librarians. Date/Time Date(s) - 26/Feb/20198:30 am - 4:00 pm Location State Library NSWCorner of Macquarie Street and Shakespeare Place - Sydney, NSW 2000 A unique educational experience with some of Australia’s finest children’s book creators Tuesday 26th February 2019 at the State Library NSW Creating Creative Writers brings together teachers, librarians and some of Australia’s finest children’s authors and illustrators in a one-day professional development conference that focuses on encouraging creativity and developing enthusiastic, confident young writers.

Creating Creative Writers—a PD Conference for Teachers and Teacher Librarians

Attendees will leave with renewed enthusiasm for how to teach writing and illustration, and a barrel load of fun, practical activities and best practice ideas that can be implemented immediately in their classrooms. SCBWI is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher. Program. Project Gutenberg Australia. Author and Illustrator Birthdays for the Entire Year. 20 year-round library display ideas. One of the most fun parts of my job is coming up with display ideas. I find that patrons really enjoy the book recommendations from displays, I see that those shelves get empty pretty fast sometimes. I dig the world wide web for ideas (why not, right? I LOOOOVE that our community is so generous to share what they do so others can be inspired by them!) And compile those I like in a personal document.

Besides the regular time-sensitive events throughout the year (major holidays, celebratory months for many different causes, etc), I usually try to find timeless themes that can work at any point, specially if it will make parts of the collection that are not so popular move. 26 Funny Library Displays That Prove Librarians Are Incredibly Clever. Titles for Great Library and Classroom Bulletin Boards and Displays. Reach for the Stars[stars / outer space / rocket ships]Reach for the Stars - Read!

Titles for Great Library and Classroom Bulletin Boards and Displays

50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians. You’ll find below a selection of quotes devoted to places and people deserving most attention: libraries and librarians.

50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians

Libraries are essential in a process of giving citizens access to knowledge. In digital times they are needed more than ever before. Get your library card, and you’ll be able to borrow a print or electronic book, use free internet, or attend a course that will improve your digital skills. Most importantly, however, libraries are the places where you can expect smart and clear answers to even most difficult questions. Neil Gaiman perfectly describes what’s happening in digital times: “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” In times of the internet, everyone can visit a library without leaving home. Where are you heading with your life? Please share the library quotes that are still missing. Welcome to GLT.

What is Historical Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors. Learn about a genre that takes our actual past and mixes in fictional elements.

What is Historical Fiction? - Definition, Characteristics, Books & Authors

This lesson breaks down the definition of historical fiction and describes popular examples in literature. Explore our library of over 10,000 lessons Click "next lesson" whenever you finish a lesson and quiz. Got It You now have full access to our lessons and courses. Historical_Fiction_Elements.pdf. Bookmark-hist.pdf. Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.

More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Students brainstorm what they know about communicable disease and epidemics. Back to top Infectious Diseases, Illness, and Epidemics in Historical Fiction: This book list includes historical fiction that includes diseases, illness, or epidemics. Video: Genres of Literature. Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach. Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Students explore literary genres by completing a series of genre studies, each spanning two to three weeks.

Genre Study: A Collaborative Approach

The concept of genres is introduced through class discussion, during which students determine the main characteristics of various genres. Students are then assigned a genre to explore, and they use printable bookmarks to record evidence that their book fits the assigned genre. Back to top. Great Depression - A Short History of the Great Depression. Historical Importance of the Great Depression: The Great Depression, an immense tragedy that placed millions of Americans out of work, was the beginning of government involvement in the economy and in society as a whole.

Great Depression - A Short History of the Great Depression

Dates: 1929 -- early 1940s Overview of the Great Depression: The Stock Market Crash After nearly a decade of optimism and prosperity, the United States was thrown into despair on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed and the official beginning of the Great Depression. As stock prices plummeted with no hope of recovery, panic struck. And yet, the Stock Market Crash was just the beginning. Businesses and industry were also affected. The Dust Bowl In previous depressions, farmers were usually safe from the severe effects of a depression because they could at least feed themselves.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - Movie Clips. To Kill a Mockingbird Audio Book Disc (1 out of 11) TGSHS Indigenous Literature and Culture.