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The following is a list of resources we
have previewed and believe are valuable for classroom
instruction. We have attempted to delete any sites from
our previous list that contain advertisements. Hopefully, as the
school year progresses, we will continuously add to this
resource in an effort to support your teaching endeavors.
If you come across any sites you find useful, please send us an
email and we will share your find with others via this list.
- Library of Congress Online:
There are several
and video files here that are free of copyright obligation.
Images/videos with a blue border can be used in your classrooms
and presentations freely!
The Learning Page
contains links to many lessons, activities, and tips and tricks
for using the Library of Congress collections in the classroom.
The Library of Congress'
contains links to collections of digital media including images,
lyrics, songs, sheet music, audio clips, and many more resources
that could be useful in classrooms.
- Plagiarism Checker:
Because our students are
becoming ever more computer and internet savvy, it is sometimes
tempting to them to use ideas from online resources in their
school work without providing citations for those ideas.
As teachers, it is not difficult to determine which parts of
papers have been plagiarized, but it is hard to determine where
those ideas originated. Plagiarism Checker is web-based
(no download required) and completely free. It will search
Google and/or Yahoo search engine results for the portions of
the paper you are concerned may contain unoriginal work.
You can either type the portion of the paper into the text box,
or you can simply cut and paste it from an electronic version of
the work. This is a great tool, especially when
considering the popularity of these two search engines with our
- Google Lit Trips:
Google Lit Trips is a website constructed by a Google Certified
Teacher that is designed to help teachers of all grade levels
incorporate Google Earth into their ELA instruction. He
has created placemarks that correspond with novels and stories
that you can download to your computer and automatically
incorporate into your globe on Google Earth. Using these
placemarks, you can take a virtual field trip through the
locations discussed in the books. This is really neat and
worth the time to check out!
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