+ Web Sites for Reference

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This week from the EduHound “Classroom Tools and Tips” Newsletter, reference sites.

  • Internet Public Library: Reference —  Here’s the place to go for all your general reference needs!  There are links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs and other sites for homework help or just looking things up.  http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref00.00.00
  • Bartleby.com  —  Combines contemporary and classic reference works into a comprehensive public reference library.  http://www.bartleby.com/reference/
  • Martindale’s Reference Desk —  Links to reference resources; includes language centers, calculators, maps, science tables and various countries.  http://www.martindalecenter.com
  • infoplease —  Includes encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, biographies, dictionaries, research and homework help.  http://www.infoplease.com
  • LibrarySpot.com  —  A collection of reference resources available online as well as a directory of public, academic, and special libraries worldwide.  www.libraryspot.com
  • Refdesk.com  —  Refdesk is a free and family-friendly web-site that indexes and reviews quality, credible and current web-based resources.  www.refdesk.com

Writing Resource

This week the newsletter passes on a writing resource from “Mitchell:”

I wanted to alert you to our new free website on teaching writing.  The Writing Teacher (http://www.thewritingteacher.org) .  You probably know that two thirds of US students are below grade level proficiency in writing skills.  Our goal is for 90% proficiency in five years.  These efforts are starting with our blog, where we post two articles per month.

Please pass this on to teachers; plus we are always looking for teachers who want to write about what works in their classrooms.  The blog is sponsored by Learning Express eFolio.

  Judi at EduHound asks anyone who has tips, resources or suggestions for topics to email her at jrajala@eduhound.com.

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