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The mission of the CBA Markert Library program is to teach information literacy in collaboration with classroom teachers within the context of the content curriculum, inspire and develop a love of reading, and provide diverse materials and services to enable students to become life-long learners and effective users of information.














Database resources for teachers Production Tools for students
ascd including:

Prezi (cloud-based, step up from Power Point)

Understanding by Design (Expanded 2nd ed.) / Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

Provides a framework for good design--of curriculum, assessment, and instruction--focused on developing and deepening understanding of important ideas. Explains how educators can design learning experiences that make it much more likely that students understand content and apply it in meaningful ways.

Animoto (integrate pics and video into a 30 second video

Voki (Avatars speak the script written by students; variety of backgrounds and settings) - free websites

Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement / Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

Describes how to start with the school's mission and goals and develop a powerful school improvement plan focused on desired results. Explains how to use Understanding by Design's backward-design process to determine the evidence for the plan's success and to plan improvement steps in instruction and leadership roles. Provides action ideas for starting the school improvement process and keeping it going.

Story Bird - Visual stories from artwork on the site

Weebly - creating a website

ProBoards: free forums

Diigo - annotation, organization, collaborative work

Screenr - record screens and voice (students teaching a lesson)

  Livebinders - portfolio for the web
Kathy Schrock's Bloomin' Apps (from Bloom's Taxonomy) Evernote
  Dropbox - archives photos, documents, etc.
Thinking skills and assessment (from an Iowa BOCES equivalent)

Quizlet - electronic flash cards, only better

Resources Pay Services
Desmos - graphing calculator  
Quick search of government & military sites Shmoop: Video learning guides (all subjects) & study tools
Fact Monster from Pearson Education  
Newspapers - USA and world Easybib beyond MLA
Edmodo - online secure classroom  
Symbaloo - if you have a web page with tons of links, this format is easy to maintain and for students to use.