Expand Your Power: Information Literacy Workshop
General Education/Information Sources
Scire ubi aliquid invenire possis, ea demum maxima pars eruditionis est
(To know where you can find anything, that in short is the largest part of learning). -- Anonymous.
- ALA Pre-Conference Workshop
- '"I Don’t Get It": Achieving More Effective Learning’ was presented by leaders in the field: Debbie Abilock, Marjorie Pappas, Linda Cornwall, Linda Corey, Violet Harada, Cathy Marriot, Cyndi Phillip, David Loertscher. There are excellent links to sites dealing with collaboration, rubrics, standards, etc.
- Apple Learning Interchange
- The Apple Learning Interchange (ALI) is an online resource for teaching, learning, research, and collaboration. This is the place for educators interested in professional development, creating and sharing curriculum resources, and building a worldwide community of people committed to finding even better ways to teach with technology.
- Assiniboine South School Division Library Page
- An impressive example of a library web page, linking tutorials, evaluation tools, research tools, acceptable use policies, and search strategies.
- From Columbia University, the preeminent publisher of literature, reference, and verse with unlimited access to books and information provides full-text documents of poetry, non-fiction, and reference sources.
- "BCK2SKOL" is a free electronic library classroom created by Ellen Chamberlain, Head Librarian, University of South Carolina Beaufort, and Miriam Mitchell, Sr. Systems Analyst, USC Columbia. Additional support is provided by the Division of Libraries & Information Systems, University of South Carolina Columbia.
- Blue Web’n
- Blue Web'n is a searchable library of about 1200 outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools). Blue Web'n does not attempt to catalog all educational sites, but only the most useful sites -- especially online activities targeted at learners. "Blue Web'n Weekly Update" offers a weekly e-mail of the "Hot Site of the Week" and new Blue Web'n sites with a subscription.
- BUBL LINK
- BUBL LINK is the name of a catalogue of selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas and catalogued according to DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification). All items are selected, evaluated, catalogued and described. Links are checked and fixed each month. LINK stands for Libraries of Networked Knowledge.
- Classroom Connect - Fee required
- Classroom Connect is a leading provider of professional development and online curriculum resources that foster successful use of the Internet in education. A subscription is necessary to all of its three components: Connected University, Classroom Today, and The Quest Channel. This is a subscription service that is meant for the K-12 community and fosters critical thinking skills based on core learning requirements in math, language arts, science, and social studies.
- Digital Librarian
- Digital Librarian is maintained by Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York. She subtitles the search directory as "the librarian’s choice of the best of the web."
- Directory of Internet Sources
- Excellent sites are arranged by subject and hyperlinked.
- Fossick.com - the WebSearch Alliance Directory
- Fossick.com aims to help users locate the best subject-specific search tools for their search needs, resulting in faster and more accurate search results.
Apart from the Fossick WebSearch Alliance Directory, the Fossick Meta Search offers one of the most intelligent and advanced meta search engines available on the net. FMS provides fast searches of the entire Net, or country-specific searches for more than 32 individual countries.
- George Lucas Educational Foundation
- Disappointed by his own early education, George Lucas started the George Lucas Educational Foundation to promote change, technology infusion, and community involvement in schools. This Web site offers links to resources and grant information as well as information about the foundation, but the heart of the site is the "Learn and Live" section.
- The site contains an annotated collection of resources of interest to the academic community "including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, listservs, and online library card catalogs." One can search across multiple databases or browse the alphabetical listing of interesting subject groupings.
- The Infopeople Project
- A multi-purpose website, useful for searching guides, evaluation tools, web design tools and much more that faculty will find enormously helpful.
The Infopeople Project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Last updated January 31, 2002.
- Innovation Internet Application in Libraries
- This site is filled with a variety of wonderful practices from a wide variety of libraries. Of special interest is the searching tutorials, recommended lists, and the links.
- Internet Public Library
- The Internet Public Library is a great place to visit. Information is conveniently divided by age groups or research needs. There are interesting hands-on activities for kids, plus an online classroom, an exhibit hall, a reading room with some great tools, and much more.
- Kathy Schrock’s guide for Educators
- DiscoverySchool.com is dedicated to making teaching and learning an exciting, rewarding adventure for students, teachers, and parents. The site offers innovative teaching materials for teachers, useful and enjoyable resources for students, and smart advice for parents about how to help their kids enjoy learning and excel in school. The site is constantly reviewed for educational relevance by practicing classroom teachers in elementary school, middle school, and high school.
- Learning and Leading with Technology
- "Select Subscription Databases" is attached to an article by Joyce Valenza.
- The Library Spot
- The LibrarySpot.com is a free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information. LibrarySpot.com breaks through the information overload of the Web and bring the best library and reference sites together with insightful editorial commentary in one user-friendly spot. Sites featured on LibrarySpot.com are hand-selected and reviewed by an editorial team for their exceptional quality, content and utility.
- Librarians' Index to the Internet
- This is the best subject guide for nearly anyone. Sites go through a very specific selection process, are indexed by trained librarians, and are annotated. Besides its function as an excellent subject guide, the "For Librarians" section is a fantastic library portal in itself, the "New This Week" section is a great current awareness tool, and the Best Search Tools page is a must for any reference librarian. The coordinator of the LII is Internet guru Carole Leita.
- Netsurfer Digest
- Netsurfer Digest is an e-zine bringing cyberspace directly to your mailbox since 1994. The site provides a weekly hot-linked HTML gateway to a selection of great online sites.
- North Polk 7-12 Media Center (IA)
- Patricia Moore has created web pages "to support the school's curriculum, provide a point of entry to the Internet for research, and link divergent Internet resources like online periodical databases, inter-library loan catalogs and Web page resources."
- Peter Milbury’s School-Libraries.org
- This collection of online resources has been selected and made available as a way to assist school librarians make effective use of the vast resources of the Internet and World Wide Web.
- UC Santa Barbara
- VoS emphasizes both primary and secondary (or theoretical) resources, and defines its audience as people who have something to learn from a higher-education, professional approach to the humanities (which in practice has included students and instructors from the elementary school, high school, and general population sectors). Its mission has been to provide a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources that at once respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences, social sciences and with new digital media.
- Suite101.com: Real People Helping Real People
- Suite101.com, Inc. is an online publishing company engaged in the creation, operation, and maintenance of Internet-based publishing communities of readers and writers. Articles and web links are arranged by Dewey classification. Its best-known community, Suite101.com, is a popular Web site destination for millions of Internet users who want to learn, express themselves, and share ideas, interests, and expertise with other users who have similar interests.
- Virtual Library
- The VL is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of html and the web itself. Unlike commercial catalogs, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognized as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web.
- Filled with links to educational websites, the index provides additional links to specific subjects, games and puzzles, freebies, software, etc. ~all things useful to the classroom teacher.
- Web Searching, Sleuthing and Sifting
- This series of tutorials addresses a range of search topics. Users who have no prior knowledge of how to locate information on the Web as well as searchers with advanced skills have found the lessons to be helpful.
Home || Citations || Collaboration || Copyright/Plagiarism
Evaluation of Sites || Pathfinders/Webquests || Research Methods || Serials On-line
Standards || Terminology || Web Tutorials|| About the Training
John L. Emerick, Director
Division of School Library Media Services
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Comment to:Someone Special
Last updated: 20 February 2003