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CBE Library Standards For Evaluation & Selection of Web Sites Form
(PDF Format)
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(403) 777 - 6159

The ALA Resources for Parents and Teens
Scroll down for booklists and the American Library Association Internet Guide for Teens.

Children’s Literature Web Guide
This is an amazing list of Internet resources related to books for children and young adults. The links are well organized into 27 different categories, all related to children's literature. Includes a search engine, great links to author's pages, and Internet book discussion groups. A very valuable reference!

Calgary Public Library

Netiquette Home Page
"Netiquette" is a contemporary term for proper etiquette on the Internet. This premier site details the necessary rules and regulations regarding the use of e-mail and the use of the Internet as a communication device.

Families Connect
A website created by The American Association of School Libraries (AASL) for parents and children to use together. It offers families (parents, kids, grandfathers, aunts, cousins - everyone) an opportunity to learn about the Internet and use it together.

FOIP for Schools (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)
This site is a government site dedicated to answering all questions that are FOIP related.

LD Online
An excellent resource that provides information about learning disabilities and ADHD. This site includes informative articles, teaching resources, and recommended links for educators, parents, and students.

Lois Hole Library Legacy Program
This program is designed to enable Alberta public, school and post-secondary libraries to participate in a voluntary donor program to enrich library collections. It is named to honour Lois Hole, the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

Media Awareness Network
Promotes and supports media education.

Read Up On It
Produced by the National Library of Canada, this site promotes Canadian children’s literature and reading. It highlights notable books on a variety of themes and features award winning Canadian children’s books in all categories.

Reading tips for parents - (Under construction)

Seven Steps to the Research Process
Seven steps outlines a simple and effective strategy for finding information for a research papers and documenting the sources that are found.

Special Need Network (SNE)
From Schoolnet comes this organized collection of online resources of interest to parents, teachers, and schools who are involved in the education of students with special needs.

Teachingbooks.net
From one easy-to-use website, TeachingBooks makes instantly available original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.

Wired for Words
An on-line resource for avid readers. Includes booklists reviewed by Teacher-Librarians with the Calgary Board of Education and provides the opportunity for kids to submit their own reviews. Also highlights special literary dates and "reading-related" happenings in Calgary and surrounding area.

What is Plagiarism?
A concise list of what constitutes an act of plagiarism.

Writing with Writers - Students work with authors, editors, and illustrators in exclusive workshops designed to guide them in developing their skills. Projects by Author includes a section on writing news articles (Grade 6 curriculm). Might be done best with the help of an adult.

YALSA – Best books for Young Adults
The list prepared by the American Library Association presents books published in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for young adults 12 to 18). It is a general list of fiction and nonfiction titles selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the young adult.

 

 

 

 

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