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Beyond Eating Peanut Butter: ____Feeding Your Mind With Rich Resources in Many Formats from

Print and Hard Copies to Electronic and Digital


1. Library Online Public Access Computerized Catalogs also known as OPACS, a computerized list of materials held in a Library or Learning Center

a. OPACS online for Long Beach, California Public School Libraries ONLY AVAILABLE ONCE BEHIND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FIREWALL on a school computer

b. Long Beach Public Library LBPLHomePage

c. Locating a Book anywhere in the World!WorldCat


2. Determine the Correct Title and Author of a Book and Spell them Correctly!

a.Use amazon.com search engine even with a portion of the correct title and its response should help you figure it out further as pictures of the books'

covers are also displayed in the results in order to help you further identify the book you're seeking!

Amazon Books


3. Dewey Decimal Classification System (Use the categories to "browse" the shelves for books that interest you)

a. Dewey Decimal System Internet Subject Directory pageKidsClick


4. All about Books in digital, print, audio, and video on the web for free!

a. Middle School Literature BookLists 

b. Audio Books that are Free AudioBooksOnline

c. Print Books on the Web that are Free PrintBooksOnline

d. Books in many languages & much more! InternetPublicLibrary

e. Children's Picture Books PictureBooks

f. Public Librarian's BookloversLists BookLovers

g. IPod Ready Stories StoryNory

h. KidsReads

i. Award Winning Children's Books DatabaseAwardWinningChildren'sBooks

j. Braille and Audio Books for "qualifying" individuals in the State of California CaliforniaStateLibraryBrailleAndTalkingBookLibrary

k. Open Library: online, often-obscure and rare books (advanced reading level)OpenLibraryProject

l. eBooks online for free downloading from the open source Archive http://www.ulib.org/eBookArchive

m.  Follett Destiny eBooks Follett Destiny eBooks: How to use video tutorials. There are several on this link. You might want to look at several as they each are different.


5. Activities with Books


a. Book Report Alternatives: Things you can do that show you've read the book!

 Ms. Rentchler’s Book Report Alternatives Ms. Rentchler’s Book Report Alternatives


b. Writing a Standard Book Report (there are also other good writing links on this page: 5 paragraph essay, research, etc.) StandardBookReport


c. Readers' Theater scripts  Readers' Theater Scripts


6. Working with the Internet


a. KidsClick Kid safe search engine (more like a directory of elementary librarian scrutinized kid-safe websites)


b. RADCAB: Websites evaluation & authorityRADCAB


c. Inter Net Web Research ToolsBestTools


d. Boolean Search StrategiesBooleanTutorial  


e. Netiquette: Interacting & writing in public. Within this PBWiki, go to the page, Nuts Over Netiquette!


f. iSkillsteaching them now for use now and students will need to be competent if they are college-bound iSkills


6. Test your Google research skills! AGoogleADay


7. Doing your Research Projects and Writing:


a. Preparing for Research by Brainstorming What you know, What you want to know and learn, and Where to find outKWLTemplate


b. Super3 Research: Beginners and Kindergarten through 3rd graders steps Super3


c. Big6 Research: Intermediate and Advanced 4th graders and up steps Big6


d. Notetaking Strategies:What to write in order to remember Mind Maps/Graphic Oranizers with MindMapsGraphicOrganizersAcrossTheCurriculum


e. Keywords and Subjects: The Differences  LibraryTutorial 


f. MindMaps for Coherent Writing and Notetaking MindMapsForms


g. Bibliography how-to write and be sure about the style or format that your teacher wants: is it MLA, or APA, or Chicago? Infoplease


h. MLA format/style research citations cheat sheet   MLAStyleSheet 


i. The Five Paragraph Essay: Critical for passing all major writing tests TheFiveParagraphEssayAndOtherHelps


8. Homework & Tutorials


a. Long Beach Public Library Databases for Research: Our "corporate LBPL library card number is 23090005191238. This number may not be used for checking out materials. It is used in order to gain access to the paid subscription databases. LBPLDataBases



b. Home Work Help TelephoneLine Long Beach School District Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.HomeWorkHelpLine


c. Home Work Help at the Long Beach Public Libraries LBPLHomeworkHelp


d. County of Los Angeles Public Library Homework Help: An LA County Public Library Card is requiredCOLA


e. Homework Center: Many research resources for many subjects Kindergarten through grade 12InfoPlease


f. Homework CenterFactMonsterresources & tutorials


g.AOLatSchool Elementary math homework help, tutorials, games








l. Stanford University California online tutorials for gifted and talented  StanfordGATETutorials

m. Lemonade Stand: a virtual business to learn money handling, economics, customer satisfaction Cool math: games, lessons, puzzles, fun!CoolMath


9. Citation MachineCitation Machine


10. Tests

a. Test taking tips and strategies for the whole family! There's no need to sweat. TestTakingTips


11. Library Media Center Curriculum Alignments

a. ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards Performance Indicators CyberSmart

b. Long Beach CA Schools Curriculum AreasLongBeachSchoolsCurriculum

 c. CSLA Library Skills  StrongLibraries


12. Interactive and Experiential/Experimentalism Learning (educators call this "constructivism" or "constructivist" learning) :


               Face-to-face gaming that are Socialization-focused, that don't require technology to play only to access the list of choices,


               Internet Gaming Websites: either Socialization-focused or Individual/Solitary-focused, that do require technology to play


What is the Value of Gaming in a literacy environment?

What communities are being served? (young people, elderly, rural, homebound, adults, english as a second language, etc.)

And much, much more information.

Recent & definitive 1 hour March 2007 SirsiDynixInstitute Professional Development Presentation SirsiDynixInstitute


What is Participatory culture and what is the significance to teaching and learning?

MacArthur The John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation White Paper


a. Games from Around the World: A website about face-to-face, or old-fashioned games that don't require technology to play + many other

links from LibrariansNoTechnologyRequiredToPlayAndMoreLinks


13. Art I use in my Library lessons: when I connect visual arts to language arts through drawing and writing

a.Old Tom

b.YouTube Interview with Leigh Hobbs in his studios

c. The Draw Squad, The Secret City, and the New City Adventures 3 Dimensional Drawing Lessons  CommanderMarkKistler


14. Library News Calendar of the Librarian's Announcement, Events & Projects for Everyone  Click here to view your 30 Boxes calendar


15. Calendar of Holidays Around The World EarthCalendar EarthCalendar


16. Young Adult Books Reviews by Students Young Adult Books Reviews


17.Peanut Butter Wiki Information WikiHelp