What if the OED cared about your feelings?

February 11, 2009

Word Source is a site that calls itself “the social dictionary,” and at first, that made me very skeptical. It’s not that I dislike people, but I believe some things are better experienced alone. Is there a more blissfully solitary … Continued

Great content, no fines: The Florida Virtual Library

December 5, 2008

Don’t be deterred by the terms-of-use warning on the front page, which cautions you to “surf at your own risk.”    The Florida Virtual Library is an excellent resource for student exploration, research, and reference, compiling an abundance of links to … Continued

Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year

November 5, 2008

Do you know someone who’s helped improve literacy for children and adults? Are you that person, and are looking for some way you could finally get some recognition from your colleagues and loved ones? If so, you need to know … Continued

Monday by the Numbers

October 13, 2008

5 Sources for Free and Legal Images -If you blog or use any sort of photography in your presentations, you might want to start thinking about making sure those photos and images are legal for you to use. If you … Continued

Check out the Internet Public Library Teenspace

October 3, 2008

The folks at the Internet Public Library know what every good public librarian knows: Teens need their own space. Teens are loud and opinionated, and they need to be convinced that hanging out in the library is worth their time. … Continued

Games aren't just for fun, but for learning too

September 26, 2008

We all know games are fun, but can they be used for learning? In a word, “YES!” Games for Educators is a web site provided by the Chicago Toy & Game Fair and Live Oak Games to promote using games … Continued

Visit the Library of Congress online

September 17, 2008

The Library of Congress is an impressively gigantic organization. It occupies three large buildings on Capitol Hill. It contains more than 138 million items in its collection. It holds materials in 470 languages. And the Librarian of Congress has the … Continued