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Exploiting F-list teachers again... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Exploiting F-list teachers again...

If your were looking at info for teachers on a library website, what would you want direct links from a teachers' area to? Right now, I've got "How to set up a field trip" and assignment tips, and I'll probably add a direct link to "neat things your students can do from remote locations." Anything else you think it would be great to have a library link to?
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velvetmouse From: velvetmouse Date: July 26th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you've got any sort of "how do use the library" info sheets that you give to kids/teens, you might link to copies of those.

A link to "how to get a library card" (if kids can get them at your lib)

Anything on how to evaluate sources (both print and online)
ncp From: ncp Date: July 26th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Resources on how to organize science fairs/health fairs/career fairs

Links to places that offer field trips (ie. Museums/Theaters/other educational amusements that would have group student discounts)
ncp From: ncp Date: July 26th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and maybe some sort of resource on how to spot/avoid plagiarism
dreamer_marie From: dreamer_marie Date: July 26th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wanted to say that I received your post card, yesterday. Thank you very much!
terrathree From: terrathree Date: July 26th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hm...how about a link to info on how to cite sources?
leapin_jot From: leapin_jot Date: July 26th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did a research project on a really cool school library website: http://www.sasaustin.org/library/. The upper school library has organizers for research papers and assignments as well as copyright guidelines and citing sources. The web site evaluation is especially good.

Actually, I thinking most of that is more student based then what you are looking for? Still it may give you an idea of the kinds of information teachers want. That librarian works very closely with the teachers even helping to grade the finished projects, so she's developed them with the teachers wishes in mind. I know she, the librarian for that school, doesn't mind if you borrow or link to her stuff as long as you ask first.
tante_in_hp From: tante_in_hp Date: July 26th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want links to things I'd have no way of showing my students in person. Like famous paintings, sculpture, locations, people, etc. So that if I want a visual for class, I know to check with your library site first.

For instance, this link http://www.wga.hu/index1.html to the Web Gallery of Art.

Online dictionaries, Babel Fish and language practise sites.

Build your own math practise problems (add, sub, mult, div) http://www.mrsbogucki.com/aemes/resource/apps/madmath/madmath.htm

For fun - learning game links like this art colour mixing game http://mrl.nyu.edu/~perlin/experiments/colorgame/
Or this science one called "The Power of Ten" - http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html where you get to see the earth from the far reaches of space to a microscopic level through a series of pictures. (Florida State University)
Or this math/art Kaleidoscope game - http://www.zefrank.com/dtoy_vs_byokal/

The other things that would be useful are links to working with common types of learning disorders/ life problems which children often have. (ADD, Depression, Dyslexia, etc. I have tons of useful ADD links if you care to have them.)

I'm going through my bookmarks file. Hope some of those are useful to you. I supplement my children's education by trolling for these types of things.
gentlespirit From: gentlespirit Date: July 26th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

At my school we try to take the children in K/1st grade to get their cards, so any information about that. (Such as age requirements and what to bring in order to get their card.)

When classes come on a trip, are they given a tour or any specialized attention? Perhaps mentioning things like that (if it's not already under the setting up a trip secton.)
rabidsamfan From: rabidsamfan Date: July 26th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
How about a "how to help the librarians" link, including advice like "make sure your school website includes an easy link to any summer reading lists, so that librarians can help your children find the books over the summer...

Or, "call ahead and schedule when you'd like to bring your class".

Stuff like that.
kelleypen From: kelleypen Date: July 27th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Teaching activities that tie into reading?
texasmagic From: texasmagic Date: July 27th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd love any links for those brain teasing activities you had earlier, all those things like 3D boxes and the like.
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