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Tari Mackanos

Media Specialist

(216) 642-5865 Ext. 1304

tmackanos@independence.k12.oh.us



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IMS Summer Incentive Reading Program Information is HERE!



or Just in for fun!.....6 Summer Reading Challenges





eBooks are here!

(Select below to get to OverDrive)

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Need a book?

Take a look..

Find the Right Book 4 You
Search either by lexile value, range or grade...and then by interest category!

Find a Book



Lexile Chart

Explanation of Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile Bands ("Stretch")

PARCC Passage Length

Good List for High Lexiles


Need to know
a
GENRE DEFINITION?

Catalogs:

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Click HERE for help with OVERDRIVE

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IMS Library

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Cuyahoga County Public Library

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Book Reviews:

Staff Favorite Books

Grades 5 & 6Find a Book

Historical Fiction Definition and Lists

Historical Fiction Around the World

KidsReadALSC
Grades 6 - 8Find a Book
All For Teens
MysteryMysteryAuthors.comEdgar Allen Poe Award MysteryHistorical Fiction
TeenReadsYALSAFunny Books for TeensRealistic Fiction (GoodReads)
Realistic Fiction (YA Central)
GoodReads (Young Adult)
ALL Grade Levels:
DAWCL

Series and Sequel
Common Sense Books

The Literate Mother

Sweet on Books

Library of Congress

Lit2GoBeta



The Buckeye Children's Book Award

Newbery Medal & Honor Books

Margaret A. Edwards Award
(Keep in mind, you get the authors names,
then you will have to search by author for their books.)

Norman A. Sugarman Award
Children's Biographies Awards

The Michael L. Printz Award





Need INFO?

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Research Tips

100 Academic Search Engines for Research!

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INFORMATION ABOUT IT!
Getting STARTED...



Go! Ask! Act! Achieve!
INFOhio Research Tools

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You may need a username or passwords at home for the following resources.....

Please email me at:


tmackanos@independence.k12.oh.us

(Or stop in and I will tell you!)

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iSearch

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World Book


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EBSCOhost Multi-Database Search

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Student Research Center

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Science OnlineFacts on File

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Science Reference Center

Maps of the Worldand info too!

You may need a username or passwords at home for the following resources.....

Please email me at:


tmackanos@independence.k12.oh.us

(Or stop in and I will tell you!)


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Gale Resources




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CITING SOURCES:
NoodleToolsExpress

RESEARCH HELP...
Avoid Plagarism







Cell Phone Usage


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Dictionary.com

Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Rhyming Dictionary



Dewey Browse



Art Cyclopedia



Claude Monet's Impression Sunrise

Cool Causes of Color Site

Copyright ALA Fair Use 101 http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/copyright/FairUse101.pdf ALA

Fair Use Checklist http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/copyright/FairUseChecklist.pdf

Clearance Copyright Center http://www.copyright.com/content/cc3/en/toolbar/education/resources/copyright_basics1.html

Code of Best Practices for Fair Use in Online Video http://cmsimpact.org/code/code-best-practices-fair-use-online-video/
Copyright and Fair Use (U.S. Copyright office) http://www.copyright.gov/ Copyright and Fair

Use from Stanford Universities Libraries http://fairuse.stanford.edu/ Copyright and the Public Domain http://www.pdinfo.com/copyright-law/copyright-and-public-domain.php PD Info

Frequently Asked Questions http://www.pdinfo.com/pd-info-faq.php “Yes, you can!” – Where you don’t even need ‘fair use” (Center for Social Media) http://archive.cmsimpact.org/sites/default/files/free_use.pdf General Information and Public

Domain 25+ Sources for Creative Commons Content http://mashable.com/2007/10/27/creative-commons/
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences http://www.oscars.org/ American Film Institute

Tool Kit and Resource Guide for Young Filmmakers http://web.eesd.org/filmfestival2012/Resources_files/AFI_BasicsHandbook.pdf

Center for the Study of Public Domain http://web.law.duke.edu/cspd/





Digital Videos
Images

Independence High School
Free Online Multimedia Resources


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Library of Congress Prints & Photographs

Free Play Music

Pics4Learning




Current Events
*See Pathfinder for additional resources*
Daily SpecialsWhat day is today?

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The Plain Dealer
e-Edition
is HERE!
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NONFICTION: Current Events

Time For Kids

The Headline Spot for Kids



neoK12






Just

for

FUN!


*Unblocked Games are not available....see Miss Mac

Helping you make safer choices online...(NSTeens)

Stop That Post...Again!

Time Converter**

Do you know the meaning of your name?

Wordle


Tagxedo

Puzzlemaker


Spelling City


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Oregon Trail
National Geographic for Kids

African Wildlife


Funny Fill In

*Check these out...just added!
World Book Online Games
Can you find and do the
"Pig Puzzle"?

Go Grammar

Grammar Gorillas

Funbrain

Cool Games


Cool Math Games...Math related!

Vocabulary Fun...for real!

Cool Animal Games


KIdz Page Holidays

Math Playground



ABCYA

Snowflakes


Safer Online Choices Games










Teachers



Additional Reading and Writing Resources per Roger

NYTimes Learning Network

Readworks (Paper version)

Digital Readworks

ProCon

Ohio State Testing



Go! INFOhio:

Scholastic

Booktalk Lounge
Kids Connect Tools

Kathy Schrock's Guide

Teaching Gems

Dewey Browse

Museum Pathfinder Resources
Technology Resources:

Framework for 21st Century Learning

Technology Summarized (Concept Maps)

INFOhio Learning Commons

PBS Technology Integration

Edutopia
Internet Safety Resources

Bullying Resources

Printing Instructions

Authentic Assessment Toolbox

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Let's pretend it's Spring and take a walk through the PARCC

PARCC Games

Math8

Math7

Math6

Math5
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INFOhio PW Needed at Home


?Content Area Reading Strategies (CARS)

20 CARStrategies (Nonfiction Texts)

21st Century Skills
90+ Videos for Tech. and Media Literacy

...Alec Couros has collected "interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy.

World Book Online Reference Center
*Westlake Public Library Card Needed
Primary Sources
*Teaching With Documents

Academic Content Standards

Common Core Standards Language Arts

Common Core Standards

Confused About the Common Core
(Videos of Lessons)
Text Complexity

Resources:



*INFOhio's Discovery Portal
Educator's Guide
Common Core Resources

Webinar: by Marcia Barnhart
Text Complexity: The Common Core State Standards - New Process for Determination


INFOhio Webinar
The Common Core Literacy Standards
History/Social Studies/Science

Kylene Beers Blog


The Lexile Framework for Reading

New to Lexiles...find out more about them.

*Using Lexile Measures

*Common Core

*Lexile Tools

*Lexile Training

Common Core Appendix B Text Exemplars

Find a Book
Search either by lexile value, range or grade...
and then by interest category!

Children's Book Centerl

Get a Lexile Text Measure

AR Book Finder

Perma-Bound

Kansas Book Connect

ATOS Readability Formula

Articles:



7 Actions: Text Complexitiy
It's Complicated: Text Complexity
Text Complexity Tips


Lesson Plan Example:


Close Reading of a Text:
Letter from Birmingham Jail, MLK, Jr.
Star Assessment Additional Information

Renaissance Place

STAR Reading

STAR Math

The Renaissance Training Center

E-Learning

Videos

TeacherTube

KidsKNowIt

SqoolTube
North Coast Council (formerly LNOCA)
To access Service Desk, navigate to: http://www.lnoca.org and from the Support menu, select Service Desk. Or,
go directly to: https://helpdesk.usd.oecn.k12.oh.us/CAISD/PDMWEB.EXE

To login**, use the following username and password:
Username: Your Sirsi Workflows username (not case-sensitive)
Password: Your email address, followed by the number 1 (case-sensitive; enter in lower-case)