Learning Commons

*FREE Teaching Resources

A sub-page from the official ED.GOV, United States Department of Education Webpage, this website provides teachers from all subjects free access to Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans, and aids including: Animations, Primary Documents, Photos and Videos.

 

*Horizons Report:

New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project is a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years on a variety of sectors around the globe.

 

*When Your Library Goes Virtual:

A Resource showcasing how going virtual can promote research and learning

 

*Inside a Dog:

All about books – by young people, for young people. Inside a dog is a place for teen readers. Here you can:

  • Find great reads
  • Share your reviews of books you love – or hate
  • Create or join a book club to talk about your reading
  • Win stuff!
  • Read authors’ thoughts about writing and reading on our Residence blog
  • Discuss book news and hot topics on our blog or forums

 

*Media Specialists’ Lesson Plans:

Brief descriptions of what they are, what they do, and a link to detailed descriptions.

 

*Florida Power Library Schools:

A statewide program designed to bring recognition to the role that the school library media programs and staff play in promoting student achievement.

 

*Collier Research Process

Evaluate the process.

 

*Library 2.0 Pages and Links:

great list of sites posted in Squidoo

 

*iSchools:

Interested in the relationship between information, people and technology. This relationship is characterized by a commitment to learning and understanding the role of information in human endeavors.

 

*Books About Media and Media Centers:

An emerging list of books covering the topic(s)

 

*Designing Better Libraries

Exploring the Application of Design, Innovation, and New Media to Create Better Libraries and User Experiences

 

*Doug Johnson

is a well-known and respected author and lecturer/consultant for ‘new’ ed media/librarians in the 21st century.
Here is an abstract of his seminal article found in Teacher-Librarian, May 2005.

 

*Book Review Sources:

A comprehensive and interactive list of Book Review Sources.

 

*Book Awards:

A comprehensive and interactive set of Awards that you or your favorite authors, could be eligible to win

 

*Bookshare

Bookshare, a resource offered by the United States Department of Education, is an accessible books and periodicals resource for readers with print disabilities.

 

*PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a new, free, online media-on-demand service developed for PreK-12 educators featuring interactive, images, video, audio files and moreThey have lesson plans, background essays, and discussion questions too.

 

*BetterLesson

BetterLesson, Founded by teachers from Atlanta and Boston public schools, has become the best place for educators to connect and share the highest-quality lessons.