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American Memory: Collection Finder
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America.

The Big6
The Big6 is the most widely-known and widely-used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. The Big6 is an information and technology literacy model and curriculum, implemented in thousands of schools - K through higher education. Some people call the Big6 an information problem-solving strategy because with the Big6, students are able to handle any problem, assignment, decision or task.

Cable in the Classroom: Channel 25 WVIZ/PBS Ideastream
The non-commercial station is located at the Idea Center at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland. WVIZ/PBS serves a 17-county Northeast Ohio market, which includes the metropolitan areas of Cleveland and Akron.

Channel One: Teacher
Channel One Network's site for educators is designed to help educators integrate news, current events and public affairs into class activities.

C-Span: Public Affairs on the Web
Created by Cable and offered as a public service, C-Span covers Capitol Hill, The White House and National Politics.

Sponsored by MASTER Teacher, this site contains reference for handling 100+ misbehavior at school and home.

Discovery Channel's Education resource center.

ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center
ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

History Channel Classroom
The History Channel provides many resources including study guides for programs telecast on The History Channel.
PBS is a media enterprise that serves 355 public noncommercial television stations and reaches nearly 73 million people each week-- PBS provides high-quality documentary and dramatic entertainment.

Plagiarism Online Seminar
Created by Gretchen Pearson, Public Services Librarian, Noreen Reale Falcone Library, Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY; this online seminar on plagiarism contains resources and links to help students and teachers avoid plagiarism.

Read Write Think
ReadWriteThink, established in April of 2002, is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. NCTE and IRA are working together to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.

RubiStar: Rubric Templates
RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.

Teachers First
TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units and web resources. Search resources by subject/grade, keyword or menu selections. While this is a free service, it requires a sign-up and login.
Free access to thousands of lesson plans, printable worksheets, preformatted rubrics, teaching tips and themes; games, thousands of reviewed web sites and webquest.

TRAILS: Assessment of Information Literacy Skills
Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (TRAILS) is a knowledge assessment with multiple-choice questions targeting a variety of information literacy skills based on sixth and ninth grade standards. The assessment items are based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards and Information Power. The Web-based system was developed to provide an easily accessible and flexible tool for library media specialists and teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses in the information-seeking skills of their students. Funded by ILILE.

Find and/or create web quests. The most complete and current source of information about the WebQuest Model.
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