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Blogs

Book Whisperer  
Donalyn Miller, a 6th grade teacher in Texas, helps reluctant readers love books.

Classroom solutions  
Five classroom teachers share tips and teaching strategies that work.

Cool Cat Teacher  
Want to add technology in your classroom?  Read how Vicki Davis incorporates new tech tools in her classroom. 

Needleworks Pictures  
Matthew Needleman explains how to add technology to the classroom for the tech challenged.

Planet Esme Plan  
Esme Raji Codell shares the best new children’s books.

Seven impossible things before breakfast  
Books, books and more great books!


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Web sites

AASL best sites for teachers
This site was developed by the American Association of School Librarian’s and includes a list of the 25 best Web sites for teaching. Web sites are chosen that foster creativity, innovation and collaboration.

Education Oasis  
Teaching resources for educators, including lesson plans, book reviews and classroom management advice.

Education World   
Provides professional development articles, worksheets, lesson plans and much more.

Edutopia  
Working to improve public schools with resources, tools, and innovative solutions for teachers, administrators, and parents.

K12 Lesson Plans  
Make your own teacher website to communicate with students and parents.

PBS Teachers  
Provides lesson plans, teaching activities and more.  The site is also a gateway for local PBS station WGTE.

Smithsonian Educators   
Standards based lesson plans, activities, and teaching tools on art, history, science, and technology.

Thinkfinity  
Free lesson plans and classroom content.


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Library Resources

Kidsplace Parent/Teacher

Teen Parent/Teacher

CultureGrams
Provides country reports with facts/figures and one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this highly specialized collection features more than 550 full text education journals as well as indexes and abstracts for more than 900 journals. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Something about the Author Online
Provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in the series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images.

World Book
Online version of the popular encyclopedia is great for general information and school projects. (Note: the Library's license for remote access is limited to personal use by Library patrons. Remote access by other institutions is not permitted.)


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