North Star High School Library Media Center

Teacher Resources

Internet safety:

Netsmartz.org

A good source that describes social networking in regard to young adults: http://thejournal.com/Articles/2009/09/16/Social-Networking-in-Schools-Incentives-for-Participation.aspx?Page=1

 

http://ukyouthonline.ning.com/forum/attachment/download?id=2140717%3AUploadedFi38%3A181 this article has a lot of examples, such as using groups in a social networking site to alert friends to a lost mobile phone, which is a form of organization or collaboration.

Evaluating Websites:

  • EasyWhois  
    EasyWhoIs contains tools to determine the owner of a domain name, DNS information, as well as “webanomics” -stats on the domain such as Google page rank, links to that site, etc.
  • Domain Tools
    This site maintains domain name ownership records. Enter a domain name, and learn who owns it, or the reverse!
  • Alexa Site Info
    Alexa features information about websites, including other sites that link to it, internet traffic on that site, and more.
  • Snopes
    Snopes is the self-proclaimed “definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.”
  • Wayback Machine
    To find historical information on a website, try the Wayback Machine. A project of the Internet Archive, the Wayback Machine is a database of over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.
  • Hoovers
    Hoovers features information on companies, industries, and executives. You can read basic company information without a subscription.

Process Writing and Writer’s Workshop:

Annotated bibliography:    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/

6 Traits + 1 Writing  http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/department.php?d=1

ABC’s of the Writing Process http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/

TeachersFirst.com:  Writer’s Work  http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/writers/index.html

Make Kids’ Writing Shine: Using Beginnings and Endings to Teach Craft  http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/instructor/power.htm

Targeting Text: A Guided Writing Project  http://wwwfp.education.tas.gov.au/english/targeting.htm

Tips for Teaching Writing  http://www.edletter.org/past/issues/2000-ja/tips.shtml

Writing: Teachers and Students  http://www.suite101.com/lesson.cfm/19744/3180

Kathy Schrock’s site:

http://www.kathyschrock.com/

 

Internet Movie Database:

http://www.imdb.com/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/ Rotten Tomatoes is a website that helps you pick movies according characteristics you choose – and there are a lot to choose from.  It would probably work best for tweens and teens.