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Library

Links

Resources for Students
LIVE Homework Help
Get free homework help from real tutors!   Students may visit the media center to request access to the site.
http://aplsnew-web.apls.state.al.us/aplsnew/patrons/homework/index.html

Alabama Virtual Library
Connecting you to a world of knowledge, the Alabama Virtual Library provides students, teachers, and citizens of the state with online access to library information resources.  This is a great resource for research projects!  Users must first visit their local Alabama public library to request the AVL card. Students may visit the media center to request the AVL card.

http://www.avl.lib.al.us

Shmoop

 

Shmoop will make you a better lover!*

 *(of literature, history, life)


http://www.shmoop.com/

The Khan Academy Watch. Practice.

Learn almost anything for free.

With a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 125 practice exercises, we're on a mission to help you learn whatever you want, whenever you want, at your own pace.

How it works for students

Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.

  1. Complete custom self-paced learning tool
  2. A dynamic system for getting help
  3. A custom profile, points, and badges to measure progress

Coaches, parents, and teachers

Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.

  1. Ability to see any student in detail
  2. A real-time class report for all students
  3. Better intelligence for doing targeted interventions

 

http://www.khanacademy.org

Modern Language Association Citation Help
This web site provides examples and the basic guidelines for citing sources following the MLA Style Manual
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/mlastyle.pdf

Internet Safety Tips
Internet safety tips for kids and teens
http://www.nypl.org/legal/kids.cfm

Teen Reads

Blog or Tweet About Your Favorite Book With Other Teens, Book Reviews, Ultimate Reading List, Book Contest, Books Into Movies

http://www.teenreads.com/index.asp

History Channel

Explore HISTORY shows, watch videos and full episodes, play games and access articles on historical topics at History.com.

TV Shows

TV Schedule

Videos

Games

This Day in History

Pawn Stars

Shop

Ultimate History Quiz


http://www.history.com/

Dictionary
The largest and most trusted free online dictionary. Instantly look up accurate and extensive definitions and word meanings, and hear audio pronunciations. A thesaurus, translator, crossword solver, daily crossword puzzle and word games can all be found here.
http://dictionary.reference.com/

The World of Math Online
The World of Math Online
http://www.math.com/

Dynamic Periodic Table
You won't find another periodic table that crams so much information into one page. Use the check boxes at the top of the page to dynamically switch between simple, with names, with electron configuration, and inline inner transition metals. View as much or as little information as you'd like or your screen allows.
http://www.ptable.com/

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists
If you are looking for great teen books check this site out.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.cfm#booklists

Resources for Teachers
Alabama Learning Exchange
Search Alabama Course of Studies for all subjects, lesson plans, Alabama Public Television etc.
http://alex.state.al.us/index.php

Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher
The links on this page are categorized to help you find Web 2.0 tools that might be of use to the K-12 classroom teacher. (Disclaimer: It is highly recommended that the individual teacher carefully preview any sites before sharing materials in the classroom with students!)


http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listweb20s.html

Shmoop Overview for Teachers
http://www.slideshare.net/literature.history/cue-2011-best-websites-and-multimedia-for-teaching-english-language-arts

Best Websites for History and Social Studies Teachers
http://www.slideshare.net/literature.history/best-websites-for-history-and-social-studies-teachers

Using the Best of the Web in Your English Classroom
http://www.slideshare.net/literature.history/using-the-best-of-the-web-in-your-english-classroom

Cross Currents of Online Learning
http://www.slideshare.net/literature.history/wscss-fall-inservice-keynote-ellen-siminoff

News Impact from al.com
http://blog.al.com/news_impact/atom.xml

Free Technology for Teachers

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/

ALA / AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

Maintained by the Association of School Librarians.

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsites.cfm

Alabama State Department of Education
New and improved Alabama Department of Education web site.
http://www.alsde.edu/html/home.asp