Web Resources - Library Media

Published: 7/24/2013 3:01 PM

Selected Internet sites that library media specialists may find useful.


AASL’s Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

Cyberbee -Dedicated to examples of how the Web can be used in the classroom.

Dewey Browse - Web Sites Classified by the Dewey Decimal Classification System for Grades K-12 - Created and Maintained by Gail Shea Grainger.
The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) provides live, online training on both the KYVL website and their research databases several times a year. This training is free to all KYVL members. All scheduled training sessions are posted on the KYVL website and announcements are sent to the KYVL-News listserv.

Library Spot - a free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.

Library Thing - This site is sometimes called the Facebook for book lovers because it connects avid readers to literary networks. To tap into Library Thing, users must register with a username and password and then can start adding favorite titles to a virtual bookshelf. Based on personal preferences, any user can join a variety of book groups, rate or review a specific book, or search from a database to find other reading materials. A personal booklist can also be shared on a classroom site, wiki, or blog with a widget application.

The Global Schoolhouse - Clearinghouse for more than 2000 online collaborative projects, organized by topic, grade, and project date. Find partners or join projects from around the globe.
Thinkfinity - Verizon Thinkfinity provides thousands of free educational resources to help meet the instructional needs of teachers through top notch content and effective professional development.
Multimedia and Internet @ Schools - A source of practical information for school librarians and technology specialists on today's and tomorrow's education technology tools and resources and how they can be used to further teaching and learning.
Kathy Mansfield
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-9850
Fax (502) 564-9848