Monday, December 6, 2010

Awesome Library

I was looking through SimpleK12's 101 Free Tech Tools for Teachers to find something new for me to try. Even though I saw lots of great sites and tools that I want to check out, the Awesome Library caught my attention. Actually I guess it was the description of this site that caught my attention:
Awesome Library organizes the Web with 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.

I decided to look at what this site had to offer. At the top of the homepage, there are 24 categories of resources that can be found. There are also areas of interest for teachers, students, teens, parents, librarians, and colleges. Under that category collection box, there is a list of linked hot topics. If you are not sure which category to look in, there is also a search box.

I decided to click on authors in the category box. The results showed up divided into books, lists, searches, and other terms to also try. I clicked on Free Online Books - Elementary School Level (Awesome Library) (the description again caught my attention: Provides an alphabetic list of classics available online, by author)

That click led me to a list of available books, lesson plans, resource lists, materials, multimedia, papers, periodicals, projects, and purchase resources.

I am a big fan of the teacher reviewed resources available from netTrekker, but this is another great place to find lists of reviewed resources in case you are in need.


Marlo Gaddis said...

Great resource Melissa! I went to math and was surprised to find NC in the standards section (only national and Texas were also included). I think the only thing I don't like about the site is the Google Ads. That always makes me crazy! (no comment please on that statement!)

Melissa said...

The ads bother me too, but sometimes overlooking the annoyances will have good results! That is great about the NC Standards in math!