Web Tools for Librarians
STI #3900 - Spring 2009
Phyllis DiBianco


Topics for Course:

1. Wiki's
A wiki is software that allows users to VERY easily create, edit, and link [web] pages together
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Create your Wikispace for Educators with NO ads:  http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
Note: Under wiki permissions, click on PRIVATE

Examples: Visualiteracy; Topics: webtools

2. MULTIMEDIA CONTENT
United Streaming
http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/
Subscription multimedia service with downloadable videos, divided into short segments for classroom and presentation use.
School PassCode to create account: 3A9F  -  EC5D

THIRTEEN: Teachers' Domain
http://www.teachersdomain.org
Free downloadable videos from PBS / Thirteen and National Science Foundation covering all subject areas, many from NOVA, Frontline, American Experience.
Advanced Search by grade levels and media type. Create account; save to personal folder.

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org
Scarsdale alum Brewster Kahle is compiling "FREE ACCESS to all human knowledge" right here. A digital library of all previous Internet sites (Wayback Machine) and cultural artifacts. Free access to film, photo, books, audio, journals, and more.

Google Apps for Educators
http://www.google.com/educators/tools.html
Easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation tool to create, store, share and collaborate online. You and your students decide who can access and edit the documents. Documents can be imported as word and other formats, emailed as attachments. Powerpoint presentations can be uploaded, shared, edited.

Subscription Databases

ARTStor    Create collections for student viewing, add instructor notes, upload personal images to collections; Offline Image Viewer (OIV) preserves information and ability to ZOOM while not connected to Web. Latest additions include World War I and II Posters and Postcards, Pattern in Islamic Art.

AP Images 150 years of photos with descriptions

NOVEL: New York Online Virtual Electronic Library
NOVEL Toolkit
FAQ's Novel Databases April '09 to March '10

Primary Sources

Search Tools, Tips and Tricks

Invisible Web / Deep Web