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History Resources The Audacious Librarian. Technology. CNET Product Reviews. Social Media Policies. 1:1 Initiative. Feature Pages 20-24 Our Digital Conversion.

1:1 Initiative

Websites. Thedaringlibrarian - home. 100 Top Library Sites. Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013. Readers Advisory. Adult Reading Round Table Home. AllReaders - Sex/Violence. Gnooks - Lit Maps. What's Next™- Series. Our What's Next™: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction.

What's Next™- Series

Images. 14 Tips for Google Images. This is the fifth guide I created in a series of several posts on how to tap into the educational potential of Google services.

14 Tips for Google Images

Today's topic is Google Images. This is probably among those most used services in education. Teachers and students use images for a variety of learning and teaching reasons. However, before including images in any classroom project, students need to learn about copyright issues. Wikimedia Commons. NYPL Digital Gallery. Tools. Padlet. Popplet. Big Huge Labs: Photo Tool. Google Forms/Surveys. 10 Techy Icebreakers. Here are some great icebreakers you can work on using technology : 1- Self PortraitHave your students draw themselves.

10 Techy Icebreakers

After they have done this, collect the papers and hang them up for the whole class to see. Now have students try to guess who the artists was for each picture. Google Lit Trips. Tagxedo-Word Cloud. TodaysMeet.

What is TodaysMeet?


TodaysMeet is the premier backchannel chat platform for classroom teachers and learners. Designed for teachers, TodaysMeet takes great care to respect the needs and privacy of students while giving educators the tools for success. Students join fast, easy to start rooms with no registration, and can immediately start powerful conversations that augment the traditional classroom. What is the Backchannel? The backchannel is the conversation that goes on alongside the primary activity, presentation, or discussion. Graphic Organizers. Timeline Maker. TimeToast Timeline Creator.

Infographic Tools. MindMup: Graphic Organizer. Prezi. General. What a Teen Librarian Does. Big Teen Events. Makerspaces - 16 Tools.

Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.

Makerspaces - 16 Tools

In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Here are some excellent resources for anyone thinking about setting up a makerspace in their organization. Articles & Blog Posts. 27 Things School Librarian. Unshelved Comic. Free Databases. MEDLINE/PubMed. Return to PubMed MEDLINE® contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world.


PubMed® provides free access to MEDLINE and links to full text articles when possible. The following resources provide detailed information about MEDLINE data and searching PubMed. If you cannot find the information you seek, please contact NLM Customer Service. PubMed New and Noteworthy: List of changes to PubMed by date, with links to the Technical Bulletin.NLM Technical Bulletin: The NLM Technical Bulletin is your main source for detailed information about changes and updates to NLM resources, including MEDLINE and PubMed.NLM-Announces:NLM e-mail list for announcing important information and changes to NLM systems including PubMed.PubMed-Alerts:An announcements-only e-mail list that notifies subscribers of major system problems with PubMed, the MeSH Database and the NLM Catalog (Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm ET). The 2012 Statistical Abstract. What is the Statistical Abstract?

The 2012 Statistical Abstract

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. The U.S. Census Bureau is terminating the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. U.S. Dept of Labor. CareerOneStop. Library of Congress. C.I.A. Factbook.

Library of Congress Home. Associations. ISLMA. AASL. YALSA. IL Board of Educ. CPS Guidelines. IL State Library. E-News is the best way to find out what’s happening at the Illinois State Library (ISL), and the first place you will learn about grant offerings, continuing education opportunities and other news you need to know.

IL State Library

In case you've missed one of the E-News, issues from the past two years are archived below. Spring 2014 Winter 2014 Fall/Winter 2013 Summer 2013 Spring 2013 Winter 2013 Fall/Winter 2012 Summer 2012 Spring 2012 Winter 2012 Fall/Winter 2011 Back to Top Summer 2011 Spring 2011 Winter 2011. Media Literacy. Digital Literacy Lesson Plans. 21 Literacy Resources. By Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D., Update: This post was originally published in February, 2013.

21 Literacy Resources

Center for Media Literacy. 21st Century Skills ( Citations. OWL. If you are having trouble locating a specific resource, please visit the search page or the Site Map. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Books. Project Gutenberg.

NY Times Best Sellers. Best Books Lists. YALSA Book Awards. SLJ Best Books '12. Abe Award Nominees. Curriculum. Smart Board Lessons. I-SAIL. A Simple Visual Guide on How to Refine Google Search ( for Teachers and Students ) Evaluating Web Sites. Digital Footprint. Search Education – Google.