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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013

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North Carolina History: A Digital Textbook - LEARN NC Primary sources, multimedia, readings, and lesson plans to tell the many stories of North Carolina's past. Replace your textbook — or enhance your teaching with selections. Get started The 36 best tools for data visualization It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams.

Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature The Classics Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Textbooks

Creating Library Websites with Joomla: Not Too Big, Not Too Small, Just Right by Ellen Bahr and Matt Speed Introduction Alfred University is a small comprehensive university in western New York with a student population of about 2,400. Herrick Memorial Library serves the College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School. A second university library, the Samuel R. Scholes Library, serves the New York State College of Ceramics, a statutory unit of the university.

STEM Resources Welcome to the STEM page, sponsored by YALSA's STEM Task Force. We hope you will use this wiki page to get ideas on how to effectively integrate STEM into your library programs and services. And what is STEM you ask? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and is one of the hottest topics in education and library circles. STEM programming is one way to engage teens in your library and encourage learning and exploration in new ways. Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating simple videos that are really just automated, audio slideshows. See Animoto for an example of this. There's nothing inherently wrong with having your students use those tools, but at some point you will want to take your video projects to the next level. These are the five tools that I recommend for creating and editing videos without installing any special software.

FREE Living Books & Nature Study Resources We were not always Charlotte Mason homeschoolers. It has simplified our life a ton! Read about our CM journey here & how it brought happiness back to our homeschool! Note, this was written when my daughter was in seventh grade. She is now in eighth grade. Building a library Web site Strategies for success At the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries, we kicked off a Web site redesign project in late January 2010 and launched our new site in mid-August. We started our project the way most of us had seen it happen before—with a committee of 15 people. In the first meeting of that group, at least two people told horror stories about prior redesigns, and warned that we should establish some ground rules for conflict resolution up-front. We were determined that this did not have to be a tedious and contentious process and began to strategize about how to keep it positive while still moving quickly.

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