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Library Media Links

Over 200 weblinks for students, teachers, & parents!

by Jolene Klein

December 15, 2006

 

Wakefield Library Media Center

Internet Web Links

Updated 12/1/2016

Please ask at the Library desk for login & password assistance.

     

*External web pages are not endorsed by the Wakefield Community School.  They are provided for your convenience.  Please report dead and inaccurate links to the Library Media Center.

 

Research           Full-text Articles & other Reference tools

Please ask at the Library desk for login & password information.

                       

 World Book Encyclopedia online        

           

 

 

Databases and information for all Nebraskans!

ABC's of Website Evaluation tutorial

Bartlet's Quotations

CIA World Factbook  Country profiles ; flags of the world

Dictionary.com

FactMonster    Includes up-to-date facts & fun & includes a homework center, a reference desk with an almanac, dictionary, atlas & encyclopedia, games & quizzes and up-to-date articles.

Google Maps

Hot Paper Topics  Need ideas for a research paper?  Visit the B.D. Owens Library of Maryville, MO.

InfoPlease Almanac

Library of Congress  Includes images, sound files, documents, maps in their Digital Collections - great for research!  

Nebraska Blue Book    Almanac of political & demographic information for Nebraska  

 

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Citing Sources

                    

APA Formating and Style Guide   from OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University

Copyright for students  provided by North Carolina Online Windows for Learning

Guide to Citation Guides     (includes information for citing electronic resources) Guides include MLA, APA, Chicago, Turbian styles.

Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism  From the Writing Center at University of Tenneesee - Styles include APA, MLA, Chicago

Copyright and Fair Use  (Stanford University)

MLA Style & Formatting Guide (Purdue's OWL:  Online Writing Lab)

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Library Catalogs

Keep in mind:  If our Library Media Center does not have a book you'd like in its collection, you may ask to have the book requested through Interlibrary Loan.   Use WorldCat or another online catalog to search for books or topics we do not own, but could borrow.   Send requests to jkleinATesu1.org.

                      

 

Gardner Public Library  (Wakefield, NE)                    Wayne Public Library                      University of Nebraska

 

Library of Congress  

Libraries in Nebraska

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News & Today in History

Wayne Daily News from KTCH

School Closings & Delays (Weather)

Nebraksa Newspapers

CNN

CNN en Español

Channel One  Great source of daily news for teens (12 minute broadcasts) - current info on sports, music, TV, movies, & homework help.

The Day I Was Born          

This Day in History

The Why files:  Science behind the news

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Search engines    Tip:  Check Advanced search & search strategy tips at these sites for optimal results.  Remember that search engines only search the general surface web & do not reach the information found in databases or information stored in documents (like word, powerpoint, pdf, etc.), even though you can link to them from a page.

 

General Search Engines

Google                      Google Español

Bing.com

Dogpile

Entireweb 

HotBot

Sweet Search : a search engine for students

Yahoo

Search Engines for Kids

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government Web Sites  subject directory of government sites for kids & teens

CyberSleuth Kids

 

Fact Monster

 

 

KidRex - Kid safe searching

Kids Click!  web search for kids by librarians / subject directory

Kids Konnect  safe Internet searching, created by educators

 

 

Quintura  for young children - has 3 search options:  keyword, select word from cloud, kite icon searches by common subject areas

 

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Technology Tools

Animoto - Turn your photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows - free 30 seconds accounts for teachers & their students.

 

 

Common Sense Media  Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

CONTENTdm Digital Collection  (click Visit Collections)  view photographs, maps, letters, drawings, video, newspapers, music, audio, postcards, and other documents.

Creative Commons  Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.  Here you will find all the resources needed to learn appropriate use of Creative Commons licensing for written, graphic and multimedia content.

Diigo  More than just a bookmarking tool (like Delicious) - You can collect & organize anything & access anywhere - bookmarks, highlights, notes, screenshots, pictures, docs, audio, bibliography  (Try with collaborative research)

Evernote  Free online note tool - Write notes and you can access it from anywhere, even your iPhone.  Type a text note. Clip a web page. Snap a photo. Grab a screenshot. Evernote will keep it all safe.  Tag & organize.  Great for collaborative projects.

Glogster  interactive online poster / bulletin board.  Great for creatively expressing knowledge & ideas. Student accounts are available through teacher.  Requires Flash software.

Jing   free online tool to take a picture or make a short video of what you see on your computer monitor. Share it instantly via web, email, IM, Twitter or your blog.

Library of Congress  Includes images, sound files, documents, maps in their Digital Collections - great for research!  

Life pictures Life magazine photo archive from 1750's to present & Google 

Masher   Masher lets you easily create a video by mixing together video clips, music tracks, and photos all for FREE!

Online Computer Tutorials  free, easy-to-follow ilustrated tutorials for software & computer subjects, like MS Office, Dreamweaver, Photoshop Elements, HTML & CSS, My SQL, PHP & Perl.  It was developed by the U.S. Dept. of Education to help those with learning disabilities.

Open Office   free to download & use, and compatible with products like PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.

Pics4Learning    copyright friendly images for education - read Image Use Policy

Prezi  The Zooming presentation editor - free online tool - try instead of powerpoint

Primary AccessPrimaryAccess is a suite of free online tools that allows students and teachers to use primary source documents to complete meaningful and compelling learning activities with digital movies, storyboards, rebus stories and other online tools.

Sandbox  free 3D game maker

SchoolTube  UTube's video & channels for teachers & students

 

 

Simple photographic dictionary  for primary age children, English language learners, or just a quick visual reference

Tagxedo  word cloud that take shape

You Tube for Students

Wordle  Beautiful Word Clouds... Creates word image from documents, with most frequently used words appearing larger.  User can change font & design and save as image file.

 

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Digital Images & Audio Resources

American Memories Collection   Library of Congress

 

 

Common Sense Media  Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Classroom Clipart   Free clipart, illustrations, and photographs

CSU Libraries  Colorado State University Library's Garst Wildlife photos, taken during filming of TV series The Wild Kingdom.  These images are copyright protected.  You may print, reproduce, and use the information in our Web documents for non-commercial or educational purposes only, provided that you: (1) do not modify such information, and (2) include any copyright notice originally included with such information.

Flickr   Register for free account.  Photo sharing site.  Offers huge array of photos, but make sure the one you want is available -users give permission for others to share.

 

 

FreeplayMusic.com  The Freeplay Music Library is a comprehensive collection of high end broadcast production music spanning all the popular musical genres, available for download either  online  or  via our portable hard drive. Freeplay offers "free" master and synchronization licenses to qualifying students for class projects that are not broadcast or distributed outside of the classroom.

Getty Images  Register to use.  You can narrow your search to royalty-free images.

Google Images                

Library of Congress  Prints & Photographs online catalog

Nebraska Memories project

New York Public Library   free digital image collection

Smithsonian Institution    Photographic services

Stock.xchng   the leading free stock photo site

Tin Eye  TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.

 

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College & Careers

 

    

ACT's & SAT's & more    free test practice - requires registration

EducationQuest    College profiles, free scholarship search, and financial planning

FAFSA    Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FastWeb    Free college and scholarship searches

John Baylor Test Prep (ACT)   Login assistance available from the Wakefield H.S. Guidance office, Library Media Center, or Study Hall supervisor.

Want to become a Librarian?    Now hiring @ your library:  Ever thought about a career in libraries?

 

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Health & Nutrition

 

Cancer.gov

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

CHIRS: Consumer Health Information Resource Service    Great web links.  CHIRS also provides a health information service for Nebraska patients and their immediate families.  Please do not use this request service for research papers.  Make requests through the Library Media Center or local public library.  Partnership is with the McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Nebraska Library Commission, and Nebraska public libraries.

Choose my plate 

FoodSafety.gov

GendEd

Lab Tests Online

Mayo Clinic    Diseases, conditons, and drug information

MedlinePlus        MedlinePlus espanol

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

Talking Book & Braille Service   Do you know someone who loves to read, but cannot see regular size print or is taking medication that prevents reading?  Or do you know anyone who cannot hold a book or turn pages because of an accident, physical disability, or organic disfunction?  Free service, if eligible. 

U.S. National Library of Medicine

WebMD

 

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Learning is Fun!!

 

 

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? (trivia game)

Artsonia View Wakefield students' art projects here!

Christmas links

            Holidays Around the World      North Pole's Christmas around the world

            Christmas Around the World

            Scavenger hunt 1: Christmas around the world

            Scavenger hunt 2:  Christmas around the world

            Scavenger hunt 3:  Christmas around the world

            Scavenger hunt 4:  Christmas around the world

Cool Math 4 kids

Jigzone  jigsaw puzzle of the day or choose from the puzzle gallery

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race   the last great race on Earth!

KidsAstronomy.com

MEDtropolis  Virtual Body & more...

     Includes Lewis & Clark, Photo Gallery, MapMachine, GeoBee Quiz Game, Kids' Page, Teacher's Resources

National Park Service

NebrsakaStudies.com    History of Nebraska

New York Philharmonic Kidzone    Hear instuments, see interviews with musicians

Poetry Just for Kids 2!

Rock Hound Kids

The Why files:  Science behind the news

 

 

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Children           

 

 

 

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? (trivia game)

Arthur @ PBS Kids

Bembo's Zoo   A gorgeous alphabet book, with illustrations turned into mini-movies. Watch the letter become the name of the animal. Has clever illustrations & realistic audio. Great for early learners.

Critical Thinking:  YouTube video:    Rube Goldberg Laughing Monkey

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race   the last great race on Earth!

IXL - Wakefield elementary login page - math practice program  Students ID's can be obtained from Math teachers, classroom teachers, or from Mrs. Klein (elementary only).

Jigzone  jigsaw puzzle of the day or choose from the puzzle gallery

KidsKonnect  A safe Internet gateway for kids

NetSmartz for Kids

Sue at the Field Museum  the largest, most complete, and best preserved T.Rex

 

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Teens

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

Channel One  Great source of daily news for teens (12 minute broadcasts) - current info on sports, music, TV, movies, & homework help.

HomeworkSpot

YALSA's Teens' Top Ten    Find last year's list.  Nominate your favorite book & vote in mid-October.

Focus Adolescent Services   Information, resources, & support for teen and family issues

   Study for your written driver's test!  Over 60% fail the first time they take it.

Nebraska Focus    Family help in Nebraska...incudes hotlines & resources for drug abuse, domestic violence, at-risk teens, runaways, foster care, missing children, etc.

NetSmartz for Teens

 

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Parents

 

Carl's Corner   ideas & reproducibles for Teachers & Parents to teach letters, phonics, reading & writing to young children

Chateau Meddybemps  ideas to help develop learning skills & to make learning fun for young children

 

 

Common Sense Media  Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Going to school  The resource delivers practical strategies & insights to help parents guide their children through school, from pre-kindergarten to grade 5.

Focus Adolescent Services   Information, resources, & support for teen and family issues

    Nebraska Focus    Family help in Nebraska...incudes hotlines & resources for drug abuse, domestic violence, at-risk teens, runaways, foster care, missing children, etc.

Internet4Classrooms   grade level help for grades K-8 includes enrichment activities for Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

IXL - Wakefield elementary login page - math practice program  Students ID's can be obtained from Math teachers, classroom teachers, or from Mrs. Klein (elementary only).

LDOnline    on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals

Nebraska Department of Education

NetSmartz for Parents & Guardians

 

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Teachers

            

Creative Commons  Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.  Here you will find all the resources needed to learn appropriate use of Creative Commons licensing for written, graphic and multimedia content.

ESU I video catalog    DVD's to borrow or dub.  See Mrs. Klein for assistance.

Evernote  Free online note tool - Write notes and you can access it from anywhere, even your iPhone.  Type a text note. Clip a web page. Snap a photo. Grab a screenshot. Evernote will keep it all safe.  Tag & organize.  Great for collaborative projects.

Focus Adolescent Services   Information, resources, & support for teen and family issues

  Explore 5,700 free videos in 13 different subject areas. Powered by NROC, and Nebraska is a member.

ISLE  (Illinois Open Educational Resources)   - Platform for searching for lesson plans, curriculum content, resources, and communities - Can upload content or link to.  Create an account (no cost).

ISafe  world-wide leader in Internet safety education - non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere.  Includes support for kids & teens, parents, educators, and law enforcement.

Internet4Classroom  free Internet portal for classroom & instructional resources

Kahoot   a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

    

 

Learn 360   digital video / video clips / images / audio / interactives / maps / science experiments / math activities / fact sheets;

   Searches can be done by topic / grade level / standard / format / producer / copyright year.  Provided by NNNC.

Nebraska Focus    Family help in Nebraska...incudes hotlines & resources for drug abuse, domestic violence, at-risk teens, runaways, foster care, missing children, etc.

Nebraska Humanities Council        Apply for a matching grant & host a speaker or performer in costume for your classroom.

PBS LearningMedia     Register to use.  In partnership with PBS member stations, offers free high quality, curriculum based digital resources - video clips, interactives, audio, images, and documents (including primary documents).

Primary Access        PrimaryAccess is a suite of free online tools that allows students and teachers to use primary source documents to complete meaningful and compelling learning activities with digital movies, storyboards, rebus stories and other online tools.

Quizlet      generate flashcards, assist in vocabulary memorization

ReadWorks.org   Lessons & skills units / Reading passages - includes over 2,200 K-12 non-fiction and literary reading passages, each with a research-based question set to support student comprehension / Comprehension units with read aloud & paired text / Novel study units

SNAP Smart Search   (Sponsored by ESU 7) Provide the Nebraska video streaming resource list.  Teachers:  If you use SNAP to access Learn360 videos, SNAP will provide a history of your searches.  For login & password assistance, please contact Mrs. Klein.

Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers

The Writing Fix     Focus on 6-Trait Writing - for teachers & students & writers; includes link to literature

 

Also check out the following Open Educational Resources:  LearnersTV, Khan Academy, TedEd, Gooru, NASA, YouTube, SpEffect, BlendEd.

 

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eBooks & Reading
 

                             

                                  

                          

                         

Author voices  TeachingBooks features an author name pronunciation guide with audio of  authors introducing themselves, pronouncing their name, & telling the story behind their name.

Books in a Series    

Books Should be Free  Free public domain audiobooks & ebooks

Caldecott Medal Award          Newbery Medal Award     from the American Library Association

International Children's Digital Library 

Jim Trelease on Reading Aloud    Includes Read Aloud treasury and tips for parents, excerpted from his Read Aloud Handbook  (5th ed.) available at the Library Media Center.

Read Across America

 

 

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Nebraska & Local Info

4th grade Technology:  Nebraska symbols & virtual tour

Wakefield, NE  Community services, recreation, & other information

    Gardner Public Library  (Wakefield, NE)

    Little Red Hen Theatre

    Wakefield's Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Wakefield baseball  Wakefield American Legion baseball - summer schedule & tournaments

Henry Doorly Zoo  Omaha, NE

Joslyn Art Museum        Omaha,NE

Nebraska Arbor Day Foundation

Nebrask@ Online    The official website for the State of Nebraska

Nebraska Blue Book    Almanac of political & demographic information for Nebraska  

Nebraska Game & Parks Commission  Nebraska wildlife, hunting, fishing, boating, state park & trails.

Nebraska GenWeb Project  free genealogical research in Nebraska

Nebraska Memories project    Searchable site sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission

Nebraska tourism   Visit Nebraska...includes events & attractions, a travel planner, agri-tourism information & vacation packages.

Nebraska Advanced Travelel Intormation System  Nebraska Dept. of Roads - find out road conditions, where there's road construction, or delays (printable)

Nebraska Western Trails   Artifacts, books, documents, photos, maps, etc.

State & Local Information    (WSC links to census, statistics, county general information)

Virtual Nebraska   Compilation of histories of Nebraska towns

 

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