Library Web Pages for Elementary Schools by Cara Cunha, Deborah Liberato, and Bosiljka Mijaljevic
Introduction <ul><li>Cara Cunha - Roseland NJ </li></ul><ul><li>Deborah Liberato -  Newark, NJ </li></ul><ul><li>Bosiljka ...
One-dimensional  vs.  Three-dimensional <ul><li>Library Web sites should include resources for teachers, parents, and stud...
Student Learning
How to Build a Web Site <ul><li>Host it yourself:  tripod ,  scholastic ,  freewebs </li></ul><ul><li>Use a program provid...
Criteria <ul><li>Accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>No special software requi...
Aesthetics and Sounds <ul><li>Site should be appealing to audience </li></ul><ul><li>Choose images, designs, and sounds th...
Something Anyone Can Do <ul><li>If the technological resources are not available at school, you can create a Web site at h...
Personalize It <ul><li>Include FAQ’s and contact information. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to include resources unique to yo...
Update It <ul><li>Check for broken and outdated links </li></ul><ul><li>Include content for holidays, observances, and cur...
Example Library Sites <ul><li>LPS Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>GrandviewLibrary.org (archived) </li></ul><ul><li>Grover Cl...
Lexington SchoolLexington, MA Web site contains wonderful information and links, but is not visually appealing.
Grandview Library (Archived)Monsey, NY
Grover Cleveland MSCaldwell, NJ
West Essex Middle SchoolNorth Caldwell, NJ
Teacher Section of Library Website
What Does a Teacher Need <ul><li>Know your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Been there – Needed This: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Le...
Readymade PowerPoints <ul><ul><li>Pete’s PowerPoint Station - Ready-made presentation for young students and sometimes by ...
Educators Helping Educators <ul><li>KATHY SCHROCK -  http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/   </li></ul><ul><l...
Educator to Educator <ul><li>John Thurlow Teacher Sites -  http://www.johnthurlow.com/children/Teacher/teacher.html   </li...
<ul><li>Ideas to Inspire:  http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/index.html#1   </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative presentations fr...
Department of Education <ul><li>New Jersey Department of Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NJCCCS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Corporate Assistance <ul><li>Thinkfinity:  http://www.thinkfinity.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans, Interactive Learnin...
Web Page Idea <ul><li>Don’t forget amazon, and other sites that promote authors for example Amazon.com  http://www.amazon....
Other Sites for Author Videos <ul><li>Scholastic -  http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3748896   </li></ul><...
So Many Sites, So Little Time <ul><li>Read Write Think -  http://www.readwritethink.org/  Interactive learning such as Com...
Read Aloud to Kids: <ul><li>http://podcast.denverlibrary.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Book synopsis, read-alouds and extras  -  ...
Podcasts for Teachers <ul><li>High school: Joyce Kasman Valenza  www.sdst.org/shs/library </li></ul><ul><li>http://nancyke...
Wikis and Blogs for Teachers <ul><li>Educblog.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>...
SMARTboard Sites <ul><li>SMARTboard not required, just a projector –  www.smarttech.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://eduscapes...
Technology <ul><li>Tech helpful: Pod-o-matic to make a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher session -  integrating tech (word...
Forms <ul><li>Forms -  http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listthedeweli.html#cat2 </li></ul><ul><li>HELPERS -  http...
Librarian Help <ul><li>Dewey Decimal hotlist for Librarians   http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listthedeweli.html...
Last Minute Reminders <ul><li>Remind teachers to look at the sites for students since they can include these in integratin...
Parent Section of Library Website
Why Parents? <ul><li>Community link for librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Helps parents to help kids </li></ul><ul><li>Helps pa...
Your Local Area <ul><li>Create links to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>district Web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>town or city W...
Local Area and Beyond <ul><li>Sites to look at with your kids: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google earth:  http://www.google.com/...
Library Wish List <ul><li>List what you need, you never know when someone is willing to give. </li></ul><ul><li>The necess...
Library Events <ul><li>The book fair </li></ul><ul><li>The guest author </li></ul><ul><li>Back to school night </li></ul><...
Internet Safety <ul><li>Internet safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe kids:  http://www.safekids.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Bullying <ul><li>Cyber-bullying  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-bullying network:  www.antibullying.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Bullying <ul><li>http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.ht...
Assorted Needs <ul><li>Parenting Magazine:  http://www.parenting.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting news:  http://www.parent...
Student Section of the Library Web site
Search Engines <ul><li>Google  searches websites, images, maps, and file types. </li></ul><ul><li>More appropriate sites f...
Fun Sites <ul><li>Fun Brain  -- Math and reading games </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Jigsaw </li></ul><ul><li>Hangout NJ  -- D...
General Reference <ul><li>RefDesk.com  - Great source for ALL kinds of information: An online reference library. </li></ul...
Research <ul><li>Bibliographies –  Noodletools.com </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright information –  CopyrightKids.org </li></ul>...
Homework Help <ul><li>Kids World Homework Help  - This site will link you to internet resources selected by reference libr...
Typing/Computer Skills <ul><li>Teach students to be resourceful and not waste time reinventing the wheel.  </li></ul><ul><...
Internet Safety and Cyberbullying <ul><li>Topic that should be investigated with teachers or parents to avoid the feeling ...
Thank you to  the professors at  New Jersey City University  in the Educational Technology Department for inspiring us and...
Questions? E-mail Cara Cunha [email_address]
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Cara Cunha, Bosiljka Mijaljevic and Deborah D. Liberato. “A Library Web Page for the Elementary School Community: A Resource for Student Success.” Many elementary school library websites are one-dimensional. Outstanding websites use a three-dimensional approach, providing resources for not only students, but staff and parents as well. This session will provide information and links librarians can use to create an exceptional library website that meets the needs of their school community. (K-6)

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A Library Web Page for the Elementary School Community: A Resource for Student Success.

  1. 1. Library Web Pages for Elementary Schools by Cara Cunha, Deborah Liberato, and Bosiljka Mijaljevic
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Cara Cunha - Roseland NJ </li></ul><ul><li>Deborah Liberato - Newark, NJ </li></ul><ul><li>Bosiljka Mijaljevic - Paterson, NJ </li></ul>
  3. 3. One-dimensional vs. Three-dimensional <ul><li>Library Web sites should include resources for teachers, parents, and students. </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary students require knowledgeable parents and teachers to be successful. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent opportunity to reach outside the walls of the library and enter the community. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Student Learning
  5. 5. How to Build a Web Site <ul><li>Host it yourself: tripod , scholastic , freewebs </li></ul><ul><li>Use a program provided by your district – OnCourse Systems, Dream Weaver </li></ul><ul><li>Level of technology - lean toward “WYSIWYG” if you are just beginning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Criteria <ul><li>Accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>No special software required </li></ul><ul><li>No fee, if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Information presented in a way easy to understand and age appropriate manner </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingual, if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyable for audience </li></ul><ul><li>Meets NJCCCS </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal advertisement, if any </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal hyperlinks </li></ul>
  7. 7. Aesthetics and Sounds <ul><li>Site should be appealing to audience </li></ul><ul><li>Choose images, designs, and sounds that have Creative Commons Licensing. </li></ul><ul><li>Free audio - Sound project </li></ul><ul><li>Clip art – Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Give credit where credit is due </li></ul>
  8. 8. Something Anyone Can Do <ul><li>If the technological resources are not available at school, you can create a Web site at home. </li></ul><ul><li>You can assist students, parents, and teachers even when you are away from school. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Personalize It <ul><li>Include FAQ’s and contact information. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to include resources unique to your district and the needs of the teachers and parents. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, if there is a high population of children with asthma, include links about asthma. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Update It <ul><li>Check for broken and outdated links </li></ul><ul><li>Include content for holidays, observances, and current events. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Example Library Sites <ul><li>LPS Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>GrandviewLibrary.org (archived) </li></ul><ul><li>Grover Cleveland MS </li></ul><ul><li>West Essex Middle School </li></ul>
  12. 12. Lexington SchoolLexington, MA Web site contains wonderful information and links, but is not visually appealing.
  13. 13. Grandview Library (Archived)Monsey, NY
  14. 14. Grover Cleveland MSCaldwell, NJ
  15. 15. West Essex Middle SchoolNorth Caldwell, NJ
  16. 16. Teacher Section of Library Website
  17. 17. What Does a Teacher Need <ul><li>Know your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Been there – Needed This: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Plan Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas for Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money and supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The perfect worksheet, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulletin board ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A good laugh </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Readymade PowerPoints <ul><ul><li>Pete’s PowerPoint Station - Ready-made presentation for young students and sometimes by students http://www.pppst.com/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Quizzes and Games - game on Dewey - http://breitlinks.com/deweychallenge/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Help - Dewey Browse assists teachers in searching the web based on the Dewey Decimal System http://www.deweybrowse.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHEETS - Graphing exercise about school hours around the world: http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/media/teachers/pdfs/2001F/011102WR1.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Educators Helping Educators <ul><li>KATHY SCHROCK - http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/ </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Access: Grants, holidays, themes, news and magazines (done in lists) </li></ul><ul><li>Search Tools: Different Search Engines besides Yahoo and Google </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher helpers: Slide shows on creating Web page, rubrics (see also RubiStar), bulletin board ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Sites of the School Days: ex: digital portfolios made easy. Each month several ideas to integrate technology (Glogster, Sumo image editor) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Educator to Educator <ul><li>John Thurlow Teacher Sites - http://www.johnthurlow.com/children/Teacher/teacher.html </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Planner - http://www.johnthurlow.com/children/Teacher/Revolutionary%20Newspapers%20v2.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Projects - http://www.johnthurlow.com/children/Teacher/Product%20Exemplars%20Master.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Companion Kids site - http://www.johnthurlow.com/children/Childrens_Home/children.htm </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Ideas to Inspire: http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/index.html#1 </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative presentations from around the world broken into 4 sections: Curriculum Ideas: Ideas and resources linked to specific curriculum area 2 for art and 101 for geography </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting Ways to Use ICT hardware: These presentations focus on one particular ICT hardware tool and suggest ways of using that tool in your classroom. Whiteboards, video cameras, webcams, gps and ipods </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting ways to use ICT software and online tools. Google Earth, maps and docs, Wordle, Twitter, Prezi (similar to Illustrator), Wiki’s </li></ul><ul><li>Another set of 'Interesting Ways' presentations which share classroom uses for a range of software and online tools. Voki (voice of inanimate instead of yours) Studywiz This section contains even more collaborative presentations, covering a range of topics.. Techy Tips for non-techy, projects, videos, support. </li></ul>Educator to Educator
  22. 22. Department of Education <ul><li>New Jersey Department of Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NJCCCS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NETS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other States have great sites too </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Government </li></ul>
  23. 23. Corporate Assistance <ul><li>Thinkfinity: http://www.thinkfinity.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans, Interactive Learning Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar, Online safety resources </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets, Blogs, Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar of Historic Events – click on date and it will send to article, resources and lesson plan ideas </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic XPeditions: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/ </li></ul><ul><li>Maps, activities, Lesson Plans, Education Letters, Daily News, Current NG projects, Kids section </li></ul><ul><li>PBS: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/Video (Newspaper in Digital Age), Lesson Plans, Discussions, Media Infusion Blogs, Webinars, Professional Development, Innovation Awards and Activity Widgets </li></ul>
  24. 24. Web Page Idea <ul><li>Don’t forget amazon, and other sites that promote authors for example Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Listen-Wind-Greg-Mortenson/dp/0803730586/ref=pd_sim_b_1 Has an author video for the book Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson. It is a companion book to, Three Cups of Tea . </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast link: Read aloud of book and several connected books. Reader can be anyone, not just you. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Books for Kids: Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams; Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter; Beatrice's Goat by Page McBrier;   One Hen - How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway ;   The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winter </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Read for Adults: Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education by Greg Mortenson </li></ul><ul><li>Add a link to http://www.freerice.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Link to lesson plan ideas: http://www.unco.edu/english/docs/3CT/DuringREADING/ChapterReview_StudyGuide.doc (Social Studies) and http://www.pearsonfoundation.org/penniesforpeacetoolkit/downloads/PfP_4-8_CurriculumResourceGuide.pdf (Language Arts) </li></ul><ul><li>Power Point Presentation, worksheets, games http://themes.pppst.com/internationalschools.html </li></ul><ul><li>CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html </li></ul>
  25. 25. Other Sites for Author Videos <ul><li>Scholastic - http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3748896 </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Rockets - http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s personal Web site - http://www.wimpykid.com/ </li></ul>
  26. 26. So Many Sites, So Little Time <ul><li>Read Write Think - http://www.readwritethink.org/ Interactive learning such as Comic generator </li></ul><ul><li>Edutopia Green - http://www.edutopia.org/go-green Curriculum, field trips, projects, lesson plans on various Green topics </li></ul><ul><li>Science Links - http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/ Not just the traditional. Includes social and behavioral sciences so used for Native American Heritage Month as easilty as Rocket Includes Lesson Plans, Tools, Resources and Benchmarks </li></ul>
  27. 27. Read Aloud to Kids: <ul><li>http://podcast.denverlibrary.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Book synopsis, read-alouds and extras - http://www.aaronshep.com/stories/folk.html </li></ul><ul><li>Videos of stories learn about strangers - http://www.berenstainbears.com/theater.html </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube: Good Night Moon narrated by Susan Sarandon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F97is-K4n8&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Read aloud: authors studio </li></ul>
  28. 28. Podcasts for Teachers <ul><li>High school: Joyce Kasman Valenza www.sdst.org/shs/library </li></ul><ul><li>http://nancykeane.com/booktalks/default.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Blanche Smith School Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.hopkintonschools.org/hhs/library/podcast.html </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Wikis and Blogs for Teachers <ul><li>Educblog.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-empowered-teacher </li></ul>
  30. 30. SMARTboard Sites <ul><li>SMARTboard not required, just a projector – www.smarttech.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/ </li></ul>
  31. 31. Technology <ul><li>Tech helpful: Pod-o-matic to make a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher session - integrating tech (wordle, tagle, quest garden, teach-nology, smarttech.com, sketchup, deweybrowse.org, Zunal to create Webquests </li></ul><ul><li>Comics - Pixton, </li></ul><ul><li>Free clip art sites: http://www.awesomelibrary.org/ All 3 </li></ul>
  32. 32. Forms <ul><li>Forms - http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listthedeweli.html#cat2 </li></ul><ul><li>HELPERS - http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>rubistar.4teachers.org </li></ul><ul><li>Freeology.com: graphic organizers </li></ul>
  33. 33. Librarian Help <ul><li>Dewey Decimal hotlist for Librarians http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listthedeweli.html </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment Calculator - http://www.lib.umn.edu/help/calculator/date.php?monthone=11&dayone=5&yearone=2010&monthtwo=11&daytwo=18&yeartwo=2010&SubjectID=5 </li></ul><ul><li>XMARKS - http://www.xmarks.com/site/similar/2/www.thinkfinity.org/EducatorHome.aspx?created=all </li></ul>
  34. 34. Last Minute Reminders <ul><li>Remind teachers to look at the sites for students since they can include these in integrating technology into their lesson plans. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Parent Section of Library Website
  36. 36. Why Parents? <ul><li>Community link for librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Helps parents to help kids </li></ul><ul><li>Helps parents to help teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Makes your site the go to site </li></ul><ul><li>Completes the circle for student learning </li></ul>
  37. 37. Your Local Area <ul><li>Create links to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>district Web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>town or city Web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>city public library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PTA – HSA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School report card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NJ Dept of Education: www.njdoe.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know your district ! </li></ul>
  38. 38. Local Area and Beyond <ul><li>Sites to look at with your kids: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google earth: http://www.google.com/earth/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather bug: http://ww2.weatherbug.com/aff/default.asp?zcode=z6162 </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Library Wish List <ul><li>List what you need, you never know when someone is willing to give. </li></ul><ul><li>The necessary items </li></ul><ul><li>The luxury items </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be shy! </li></ul>
  40. 40. Library Events <ul><li>The book fair </li></ul><ul><li>The guest author </li></ul><ul><li>Back to school night </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s birthday </li></ul><ul><li>New books </li></ul><ul><li>Advertise the library!!!!! </li></ul>
  41. 41. Internet Safety <ul><li>Internet safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe kids: http://www.safekids.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McGruff: http://www.mcgruff.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Bullying <ul><li>Cyber-bullying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-bullying network: www.antibullying.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stop bullying now: http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyber-bullying : http://www.cyberbullying.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wired kids: http://www.wiredkids.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  43. 43. Bullying <ul><li>http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wiredkids.org/wiredkids_org.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/wa_teachers/safe_passage_teachers/risks_bullying.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/behaviour/tacklingbullying/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/taphealth.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eduscapes.com/tap/tap3.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://eduscapes.com/arch/evaluate/archschool.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://teachertidbytes.com/ http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/ </li></ul>
  44. 44. Assorted Needs <ul><li>Parenting Magazine: http://www.parenting.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting news: http://www.parent.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Working Mother: http://www.workingmother.com/?service=vpage/106 </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition: http://www.mypyramid.gov/ </li></ul>
  45. 45. Student Section of the Library Web site
  46. 46. Search Engines <ul><li>Google searches websites, images, maps, and file types. </li></ul><ul><li>More appropriate sites for elementary students. </li></ul><ul><li>Yippy displays results in clusters and groups similar results together. </li></ul><ul><li>KidsClick guides by a group of librarians to guide their young users to valuable and age appropriate web sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Awesome Library for Kids organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education. Also available in different languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Nettrekker subscription search engine that has educators review and approve sites. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Fun Sites <ul><li>Fun Brain -- Math and reading games </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Jigsaw </li></ul><ul><li>Hangout NJ -- Discover trivia and interesting facts about NJ for kids </li></ul><ul><li>Free Rice -- This organization donates a grain of rice to the poor for every correct answer to a vocabulary question. </li></ul><ul><li>Make Beliefs Comix - Create your own comic strips online. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Games and Activities Kaboose PBS Kids Funbrain Coolmath </li></ul><ul><li>http://artsalive.ca/en/mus/ - create your own music </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Kids </li></ul>
  48. 48. General Reference <ul><li>RefDesk.com - Great source for ALL kinds of information: An online reference library. </li></ul><ul><li>Dewey Browse - Hundreds of web sites, organized by Dewey numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians Index to the Internet - searchable and annotated subject directory of Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness. </li></ul><ul><li>Information Please Almanac - Web version of the print almanac plus a dictionary. </li></ul><ul><li>CIA World Factbook - provides information on countries </li></ul><ul><li>Ology - website American Museum of Natural History </li></ul>
  49. 49. Research <ul><li>Bibliographies – Noodletools.com </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright information – CopyrightKids.org </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation – Kathy Schrock’s Evaluation Survey </li></ul><ul><li>The Big 6 for kids </li></ul><ul><li>Local library Web site </li></ul><ul><li>Pathfinders </li></ul><ul><li>Links to teachers’ Web sites and projects </li></ul>
  50. 50. Homework Help <ul><li>Kids World Homework Help - This site will link you to internet resources selected by reference librarians. A great place to find information on many subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>KidInfo – provides Web site directory by subject </li></ul>
  51. 51. Typing/Computer Skills <ul><li>Teach students to be resourceful and not waste time reinventing the wheel. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft.com - templates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Allow students to complete work efficiently. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freetypinggames.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powertyping.com </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Internet Safety and Cyberbullying <ul><li>Topic that should be investigated with teachers or parents to avoid the feeling of isolation and open a dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>See parent slides </li></ul>
  53. 53. Thank you to the professors at New Jersey City University in the Educational Technology Department for inspiring us and encouraging us to succeed.
  54. 54. Questions? E-mail Cara Cunha [email_address]
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