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Sunday, May 9

  1. page 10 Websites to Use with Your Classes edited ... This tool will be helpful when teaching students about how to create citations. I heard about…
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    This tool will be helpful when teaching students about how to create citations.
    I heard about NoodleTools in class and decided when I looked it up it would be a pretty good source to use.
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    of fee. $8/year
    Abilock, Debbie and Damon. NoodleTools. 2002. Web. 17 April 2010.
    5. Michigan Online Resources for Educators
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  2. page 10 Professional Websites edited ... This tool will be helpful in the future because not only will I be able to find seminars that …
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    This tool will be helpful in the future because not only will I be able to find seminars that are helpful for myself, but I will be able to find helpful programs for the teachers and staff that I work with if they need it.
    I found this on LM_Net in a posting by Judy Freeman on March 11th.
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    to pay. I agree; their prices have gone up a lot in the last 3 years.
    Bureau of Education & Research. Bureau of Education & Research. 2010. Bureau of Education & Research. Web. 20 March 2010.
    4. MDE (Michigan Department of Education)
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  3. page 10 Professional Websites edited ... This site is helpful to me now because it gives me an idea of what other MSs do and allows me …
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    This site is helpful to me now because it gives me an idea of what other MSs do and allows me the opportunity to see what kind of issues people are running into currently. Also, there are listings for Webinars and upcoming events that may be of interest. In short, this is helpful now because it helps me to network and it will help me in the future to maintain a network.
    I found this tool in an LM_Net posting sometime in March. I assume it was a part of a posting by Joyce Valenza, the creator of TLN but I don't remember because I couldn't re-find the post when I went to look for it again but I am certain I found in on LM_Net.
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    school activity. May be allowed for adult access since it is a teaching tool. ​
    Valenza, Joyce. TeacherLibrarianNing. 2010. Ning. Web. 11 April 2010.
    3. Bureau of Education & Research
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  4. page 10 Professional Websites edited ... Education Planet. Lesson Planet: Search Engine for Teachers. Education Planet, 1999. Web. 15 A…
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    Education Planet. Lesson Planet: Search Engine for Teachers. Education Planet, 1999. Web. 15 April, 2010.
    2. TeacherLibrarianNing
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    an interesting citesite that was
    This site is helpful to me now because it gives me an idea of what other MSs do and allows me the opportunity to see what kind of issues people are running into currently. Also, there are listings for Webinars and upcoming events that may be of interest. In short, this is helpful now because it helps me to network and it will help me in the future to maintain a network.
    I found this tool in an LM_Net posting sometime in March. I assume it was a part of a posting by Joyce Valenza, the creator of TLN but I don't remember because I couldn't re-find the post when I went to look for it again but I am certain I found in on LM_Net.
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  5. page 10 Professional Websites edited ... I originally found this on Google when I was working on my Collaborative Lesson Plans project.…
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    I originally found this on Google when I was working on my Collaborative Lesson Plans project. I was looking for sample lesson plans that had to do with Windows Movie Maker and copyright. Though I didn't use anything I found on this website, I thought it had some great stuff that could be useful in the future.
    The strengths of this site have mostly to do with the fact that a lot of things that you need for creating a lesson plan are in one place. It's also great that it's possible to share your lesson plans with others who may be struggling for ideas. I don't like that it costs money if you actually join (which you have to do to create lesson plans and newsletters and to have access to worksheets) but it does only cost $39.95 for a year's membership so it isn't outrageously high. However there are a lot of sites out there that are free that can help you build lesson plans so it's not like things can't be found out there but I chose this rather than a free site because I really like the idea of everything being in one place in a peer-reviewed setting. It's also possible to get addicted to finding things on here instead thinking up new ideas but as a tool for when you are just starting as a teacher-librarian it could come in handy to have some tried and true lesson plans.
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    Education Planet, 19999.1999. Web. 15
    2. TeacherLibrarianNing
    This is an interesting cite that was created for teacher-librarians to have their own community. It gives teacher-librarians an opportunity to share resources post their photos and videos from events, post events, and also create forums about topics that they think need to be discussed. This website is more like a visual LM_Net but I didn't put it with the listserv and discussion group section because it has so many different things that to classify it as a discussion group would not be quite far enough.
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Tuesday, April 20

  1. page home edited Hello, and welcome to my toolbox! Under each heading you will find my resources numbered with h…

    Hello, and welcome to my toolbox!
    Under each heading you will find my resources numbered with headings and most are links to be clicked on to view the various websites for yourself.
    After that, the annotations are bulleted and follow this order of questioning:
    * What is included in the tool?
    * Why is this tool helpful now OR how will it be helpful in the future?
    *How did you find this tool?
    * What are the strengths and weaknesses of the tool?
    There will be a few exceptions to the rule in which case, they will have bold writing and explain what exactly is going on on the page.
    Lastly, there is the citation itself which is separated from the rest of the text by two bars.
    Finding all of these sources was an interesting and thought-provoking process and I hope you enjoy exploring what I have created!
    Thanks for visiting,
    Melissa Myers

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  2. page 10 Websites to Use with Your Classes edited ... It is a strong resource because it has a lot of information but I also think it has too much. …
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    It is a strong resource because it has a lot of information but I also think it has too much. When I was looking at this source I was rather confused as to what I should use it as which is why I labeled it as both a professional source and something to use with students.
    Library of Michigan. M.O.R.E. State of Michigan. Web. 14 April 2010.
    http://saburchill.com/
    http://www.factmonster.com/
    http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/index.shtml
    http://www.besthistorysites.net/
    http://www.aaamath.com/
    http://www.accessexcellence.org/
    Found on: http://www.childrensmag.com/Site2C.html which
    6. Fact Monster
    Not only does Fact Monster have all the normal school subjects, it also has games and quizzes as well as a homework center.
    This will be helpful for my students because it has all of the subjects they need to study as well as somethings that might entertain them when they take a study break.
    I can't remember where exactly
    I found on: http://lu.com/showaud.cfm?aud=LSC whichthis but it was probably part of a link that I clicked on.
    Fact Monster is strong because it delivers the knowledge students need to know along with fun things that will occupy them and hopefully teach them things as well. It might be a little younger than all of the rest of the sites I have been citing but I still really like it.
    Information Please. Fact Monster. Family Education Network, 2000-2009. Web. 18 April 2010.
    7. UN Cyber School Bus
    The concept of the Cyber School Bus is really neat; you click on a country and you get a whole bunch of facts and current events about that country.
    This will be helpful to my students when or if they have to do reports or projects on other countries.
    I can't remember where exactly I
    found on: LM_Net Judy Freeman GEN: Judy Freeman March 11this but it was probably part of a link that I clicked on.
    This site really sucks because none of the information or pictures are showing up but the idea behind it is very awesome so I included anyway in case it starts working again.
    United Nations Cyber School Bus. United Nations, 1996-2010. Web. 18 April 2010.
    8. The Best History Websites
    I really like that this culmination of sites has a side bar with a variety of different categories to split the history sites up.
    This tool will be helpful for multiple different projects because it covers a wide range of history without any of the frustrating sorting done by yourself.
    I can't remember where exactly I found this but it was probably part of a link that I clicked on.
    This is a really great comprehensive site the sites used look reputable but maybe they meant for this site to be mostly for teacher since there's a section for lesson plans and generating games.
    EdTechTeacher. Best of History Websites.Academic Public University, 2008. Web. 18 April 2010.
    9. BBC- Learning Schools
    This has a lot of links and videos about a variety of different subjects.
    This will be helpful when discussing perspective because the perspective from BBC is not always the same as what can be found on ABC in the US.
    I can't remember where exactly I found this but it was probably part of a link that I clicked on.
    It's great site because it's part of BBC but I find it rather confusing to navigate.
    BBC Learning. Learning Schools. BBC, 2010. Web. 18 April 2010.
    10. Access Excellence
    A lot of different resources about science.
    This will be helpful when or if students have science projects, especially biology or anatomy related.
    I can't remember where exactly I found this but it was probably part of a link that I clicked on.
    It's a nice site with a lot of information but I wish it didn't have so many advertisements that blink; it's a little distracting.
    Access Excellence. The National Health Museum, 4 December 2009. Web. 18 April 2010.

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  3. page 10 Professional Websites edited ... I found this in an LM_Net posting by Michelle Levy from March 17th. It's strong because it lo…
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    I found this in an LM_Net posting by Michelle Levy from March 17th.
    It's strong because it looks like it will be easy to use and some of the profits still go to the school however, I didn't see anywhere where it said how much would go to the school and because it's not right in your face like a normal book fair people may forget about it.
    9.
    LM_Net TAR:
    Levy, Michelle. "TAR: Big Noodle
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    (online book fair) Michelle Levy (MI)fair)" LM_Net. Syracuse University. Web. 20 March 17th
    6. http://www.averusa.com/PRESENTATION/product_avkimicro.asp
    LM_Net HIT: Use for Non-HD Television s
    2010.
    9. AVerMedia
    This site has many reviews about various teacher presentation materials.
    I think it would be helpful to use this if some equipment needed to be upgraded, this should have some reviews on if the item is any good or not.
    I found this on LM_Net in a posting by
    Donna Van Cleve March 12
    1. Against the Grain
    http://www.against-the-grain.com/
    found
    on http://librarysupportstaff.com/libjourn.html
    1. The National Teaching & Learning Forum
    http://www.ntlf.com/
    found on: http://librarysupportstaff.com/libjourn.html
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    March 12th.
    It has a lot of product reviews but I really wish they would review more than just presentation equipment.
    Van Cleve, Donna. "HIT: Use for Non-HD Televisions" LM_Net. Syracuse University. Web. 20 March 2010.
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    Libraries Unlimited
    LM_Net

    This is a book site purely devoted to textbook and professional books.
    This is a helpful tool because it shows books by series and subjects so if all I needed was a book about collection development and not a whole series of books about learning through folklore, I could easily sort out what I wanted from books that might have hindered my search on other sites.
    I found this in an LM_Net posting from
    Judy Freeman GEN:from March 11th.
    It has a lot of books but there aren't any reviews or descriptions that I saw so it's only semi-helpful.
    Freeman, Judy. "GEN:
    Judy FreemanFreeman" LM_Net. Syracuse University. Web. 14 March 112010.

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    It is a strong resource because it has a lot of information but I also think it has too much. When I was looking at this source I was rather confused as to what I should use it as which is why I labeled it as both a professional source and something to use with students.
    Library of Michigan. M.O.R.E. State of Michigan. Web. 14 April 2010.
    http://mlcnet.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
    http://mlcnet.org/cms/sitem.cfm
    7. **Midwest Collaborative for Library Services**
    This site has a lot of communication tools like wikis and blogs. There are also announcements and conferences.
    This will help keep me connected a larger community but not too large considering it's only for the Midwest.
    I found this tool while looking for many Michigan-related things.
    This site has a lot of information; I especially like that it features the Evergreen blog in which Michigan librarians recount how their open source project is going.
    Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, 2005-2010. Web. 19 April 2010.
    8. Big Noodle Books
    I wanted to be sure I included this tool because I have been wondering what the high school equivalent for book fairs would be and this sort of answered my question. It's basically an amazon.com answer for a school book fair.
    I think it will be helpful if I end up in a school with older kids because I personally never had a book fair in high school and wished I did. Since this book fair doesn't disrupt classes I'm sure that it will be considered appropriate for high schoolers.
    I found this in an LM_Net posting by Michelle Levy from March 17th.
    It's strong because it looks like it will be easy to use and some of the profits still go to the school however, I didn't see anywhere where it said how much would go to the school and because it's not right in your face like a normal book fair people may forget about it.

    9. https://www.bignoodlebooks.com/
    LM_Net TAR: Big Noodle Books (online book fair) Michelle Levy (MI) March 17th
    6. http://www.averusa.com/PRESENTATION/product_avkimicro.asp
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