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Links

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Place
Accelerated Reader

 This site will allow students, teachers, and parents to search for AR books.  We now have ALL tests that AR offers.  We might not have the book in our library, but a student can ask us to purchase it.  It also lists award winners and favorites.

http://www.arbookfind.com

Resources For Aspire Test Prep
AL State Department of Education -Standard of the Week
http://www.alsde.edu/sec/comm/Pages/standardoftheweek-all.aspx

Course of Study
http://alex.state.al.us/ccrs/

Website for exemplar items
http://www.discoveractaspire.org/assessments/test-items/

Homework Alabama
http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/homework/

Math
http://www.hotmath.com

AVL - Alabama Virtual Library
AVL
http://http://www.avl.lib.al.us/

Compass Learning
Compass Learning
https://www.thelearningodyssey.com/

2016 Parent Survey
2016 Parent Survey

Please select the link and complete the 2016 Parent Survey for Deshler Middle School.

http://goo.gl/forms/0CTxx3ZUBF

Links for Students
Alabama Virtual Library
http://www.avl.lib.al.us/

Kids Reads

Spotlights new books

http://www.kidsreads.com

Teen Reads
Spotlights new books
http://www.teenreads.com/

Poetry Alive
http://www.poetryalive.com/

Biography Search

Find out about famous people's lives

http://www.biography.com/

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Free, High Quality Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Occupational Outlook Handbook
For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed earnings expected job prospects what workers do on the job working conditions
http://www.bls.gov/oco/

What Should I Read Next?
http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included.

http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Links for Teachers
Jim Trelease
http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/

Thinkfinity
http://www.thinkfinity.org/home.aspx

Web Worksheet Wizard
http://wizard.4teachers.org

Librivox
Free books on tape
http://librivox.org

Cyberbee
Curriculum ideas, research tools, web projects
http://www.cyberbee.com/

Carol Hurst : Literature and book reviews
Literature and ideas for how to use it
http://www.carolhurst.com/

Peggy Sharp
Sharp Ideas You Can Use
http://www.peggysharp.com/

Storytelling Activities & Lesson Ideas
http://www.storyarts.org/lessonplans/lessonideas/index.html#circle

The Story Connection
http://www.storyconnection.net/

Holiday Crosswords
http://www.holidaycrosswords.com/

Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss National Memorial
http://www.catinthehat.org/

Seussville
http://www.seussville.com/seussentennial/

Authors & Illustrators
Gordon Korman
http://gordonkorman.com/

Lurlene McDaniel
http://www.randomhouse.com

Kathleen Krull
http://www.kathleenkrull.com/

Beverly Cleary
http://www.beverlycleary.com

Shel Silverstein
http://www.shelsilverstein.com/

Lemony Snicket
http://www.lemonysnicket.com/

Patrick Carman
http://www.patrickcarman.com

Cathy Hopkins
http://www.cathyhopkins.com/

Tom E. Sniegoski
http://www.sniegoski.com/

Jennifer Allison
http://www.gildajoyce.com/

Roald Dahl
http://www.roalddahl.com/

Loretta Ellsworth
http://www.lorettaellsworth.com/

Kimberly Willis Holt
http://www.kimberlywillisholt.com/

Angie Sage
http://www.septimusheap.com/

Leven Thumps (Obert Skye)
http://leventhumps.com/

Jerry Spinelli
http://www.jerryspinelli.com

Candace Fleming
http://www.candacefleming.com/

Louis L'Amour
http://www.louislamour.com/

J. K. Rowling
http://www.jkrowling.com/

Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games)
http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/

Stephenie Meyer
http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/

Jeff Kinney
http://www.wimpykid.com/

Veronica Roth
http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/

Copyright
Copyright Resources - Carol Simpson
http://www.carolsimpson.com/

Copyright Quiz
http://www.hsv.k12.al.us/schools/middle/chalms/library/copyright%20lesson.htm

Public Domain Slider

The Public Domain slider is a tool to help determine the copyright status of a work that is first published in the United States.  Most of us know that any work published before 1923 is in the public domain, but the copyright status for copyrighted works after 1923 can be difficult to determine because of varying copyright registration requirements over the years and because the term of copyright has changed a number of times.  The good news is that there are many works in the public domain that have been published after 1923 because registration was not renewed and/or the copyright symbol – © – does not appear on the work.  If a work is in the public domain, you are free to use that work in any way that you choose – digitize it, re-publish it, post it on the web etc. – of course with appropriate attribution.

http://librarycopyright.net/resources/digitalslider/

Section 108 Spinner

Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Code allows libraries & archives, under certain circumstances, to make reproductions of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder. This simple tool can help you determine whether or not a particular reproduction is covered by this exemption.

http://librarycopyright.net/resources/spinner/

The Exceptions for Instructors eTool

The Exceptions for Instructors eTool guides users through the educational exceptions in U.S. copyright law, helping to explain and clarify rights and responsibilities for the performance and display of copyrighted content in traditional, distance and blended educational models.

http://librarycopyright.net/resources/exemptions/

Copyright Genie

The Copyright Genie can't grant copyright wishes, but it can take the magic out of copyright by:

  • Helping you find out if a work is covered by U.S. copyright
  • Calculating its terms of protection, and
  • Collecting and publishing the results (as a PDF) to save for your records or further vet with a copyright specialist.

http://librarycopyright.net/resources/genie/

Great Sites for Music
New York Philharmonic
http://www.nyphilkids.org/main.phtml?

Great Sites for Social Studies
Civil Rights
A great site that includes news footage, photographs, and lesson plans
http://www.teachersdomain.org/special/civil/

America's Library
http://www.americaslibrary.com/cgi-bin/page.cgi

Great Sites for Science
Weather!
especially great for storm research and learning about weather-related careers
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/

Electricity/Magnetism
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/electric.html

The Science Spot Daily
http://www.sciencespot.net/Pages/trivia.html