The Artifact Box Exchange is a project to help students learn more about
their city, state, and region in the context of a simulation that focuses on
developing creativity and research skills.
Each participating classroom
spends several weeks in the fall or spring working with all available references
to create a mystery box of artifacts representative of their city, state, and
region based on 25 suggestions from the Artifact Box Teacher's Guide. Each class
becomes expert on the history and nature of their towns and regions. They must
also engage their creativity to display the clues to their area.
The receiving classroom must solve the mystery box and identify the
location of the sending classroom using research and reference skills.
The British Newspaper Archive is a
partnership between the British Library and brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to
40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the
next 10 years. The British Library's newspaper collections are among the finest
in the world, containing most of the runs of newspapers published in the UK
Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S.
Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published
between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National
Endowment for the Humanites and the Library of
The Library of Congress has made digitized versions of collection materials
available online since 1994, concentrating on its most rare collections and
those unavailable anywhere else. The following services are your gateway to a
growing treasury of digitized photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings,
motion pictures, and books, as well as "born digital" materials such as Web
sites. In addition, the Library maintains and promotes the use of digital
library standards and provides online research and reference services.
The Google World Wonders Project is a platform which brings world heritage
sites of the modern and ancient world online. Using Street View, 3D modeling and
other Google technologies, we have made these amazing sites accessible to
everyone across the globe. With videos, photos and in-depth information, you can
now explore the world wonders from your armchair just as if you were there.
The Andrew Heiskell Library provides talking books and magazines and braille for
people who are blind, visually impaired, or are otherwise physically unable to
read standard print. The library serves residents who live in New York City and
Long Island. Fiction and nonfiction selections range from classics to
bestsellers in many subject areas.
It's not an easy question. So why not let Books & Authors help with your
winter reading? We'll help you narrow in on your next exciting read with our
expert title recommendations, custom lists, and more.
Searching Books & Authors
Books & Authors provides a set of predefined search and
browsing options. You may enter terms in a single field, in several fields, or
in all of the fields present or simply click through items on a page to browse.
For most of the searches, if you enter terms in more than one field, the search
engine automatically uses the AND search operator, looking for entries that
contain each of the terms in the specified fields. For Award Winners and Expert
Picks, fields are linked by the OR search operator.
The mission of the International Children's Digital
Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in
becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and
respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in
children's literature available online free of charge. The Foundation pursues
its vision by building a digital library of outstanding children's books from
around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring
and using this literature through innovative technology designed in close
partnership with children for children.
Summer Reading at
New York Libraries is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology
Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute
of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the
Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education
TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a
multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult
books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of
resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource
selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials
into reading and library activities.
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution
and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in
the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, map and manuscripts
in its collections.
PBS LearningMedia™ is your destination for
direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital
resources. PBS LearningMedia builds on the strength of public media and is
designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Resources are
aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and
interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can
browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. You can
also favorite, and share resources with your class and colleagues through
folders and social media. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia’s basic service is free
for PreK-12 educators.
Copyright for Librarians and Teachers, in a Nutshell
American Libraries - Posted Mon, 07/02/2012
You may have wondered whether you hold the copyright to work you’ve put many hours into creating on the job. Who holds the copyright to works created by teachers or librarians? Short answer: In general, when employees create works as a condition of employment, the copyright holder is the employer.
As library advocates, the NY3Rs serves to provide equal access to information to all New Yorkers. To do so sometimes requires expansive knowledge of complex copyright law. Here are some of the best copyright resources available online.
The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted by
Congress to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet
on school and library computers. CIPA imposes certain types of requirements on
any school or library that receives funding for Internet access or internal
connections from the E-rate program – a program that makes certain
communications technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In
early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA
I am Med Kharbach. I am the founder and author
of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. I am a passionate educator
committed to developing my classroom practice and sharing experiences with
educators across the world. I am currently living in Halifax, Canada. I am
presently both a teacher and a master student in The Mount Saint Vincent
University ( MSVU), Department of Education. I am working on a thesis about the
educational use of emerging technologies in teaching and learning.
“This paper explains the key role that school librarians
and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to
digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and
learning. The report calls for district and school leaders, policymakers, and
boards of education to support, encourage, and fund the evolving role of
librarians and libraries as facilitators of content creation, personalized
learning, and professional development.”
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools [US DOE]
We support schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education, with their community partners, in the development of high-quality emergency operations plans (EOPs) and comprehensive emergency management planning efforts. Established in October 2004 and administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), the REMS TA Center provides a hub of information, resources, training, and services in the field of school and higher ed emergency operations planning.