Roles of the Library Media Specialist
Library Media/Information Literacy
Extensive school library media program information from the Baltimore County Public Schools
Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources.
American Association of School Librarians
Programs, links, and standards
Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers
Strategies for preventing online plagiarism
Private Today, Public Tomorrow
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. Students read a true story about the unintended consequences of sharing a compromising photo, and then they consider how this situation might be different if someone else shared the photo. Next, students brainstorm questions they should ask themselves before posting and tagging photos, videos, or any information about others online, and create a decision tree to guide them through future choices.
Risky Online Relationships
This Common Sense Media lesson includes step-by-step instructions for teachers as they guide students through activities and discussion questions. This lesson is designed to help students understand why the term “online predator” is misleading and how to identify more realistic forms of inappropriate contact. Students then discuss a story about a teen’s risky online relationship and draw conclusions about how to stay safe online.
Creative Commmons Search
Find content that you can share, use, and remix.
"Our mission: Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation."
"If you want to give people the right to share, use, and even build upon a work you’ve created, you should consider publishing it under a Creative Commons license. CC gives you flexibility (for example, you can choose to allow only non-commercial uses) and protects the people who use your work, so they don’t have to worry about copyright infringement, as long as they abide by the conditions you have specified.
If you’re looking for content that you can freely and legally use, there is a giant pool of CC-licensed creativity available to you. There are hundreds of millions of works — from songs and videos to scientific and academic material — available to the public for free and legal use under the terms of our copyright licenses, with more being contributed every day."
Copyright - What do you know?
A chart, a quiz, and a lesson designed to teach students about copyright and fair use policies.
Do you have a book? I don't know, Dewey?
Activities and assessments designed to teach students about the Dewey Decimal System.
Live Binders is a research and organizational tool for teachers and students. It is a way to organize documents and websites like pages in a book. Students can use live binders to group information for projects and classes.
Duck Duck Go
DuckDuckGo is a kid friendly search engine. Simple and easy to use for younger students.
*Search anonymously (truly anonymous search) utilizing multiple search engines simultaneously (not just one) to see a more authentic representation of search results from across the internet.