Welcome to our new Middle School Learning Wiki This is a place to share and exchange ideas on lesson plans, student activities, technology skills, staffand collection development for the middle school librarians in our school district.
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Tooned Positions for Librarians:
  1. Drawn on unlined paper
  2. 2 to 3 positions - Standing / Pointing/ or Setting
  3. Color with markers
  4. Outline in black only after you have colored your picture
  5. Send the colored scanned picture to me in pdf format from your office copier
What We'll Do With the Toons:
  • Incorporate all of our 'toons' in the wiki logo ( a sample is in the upper left corner
  • Use toons on instructional screens
Scroll Down on the home page to see some examples of what I'm talking about!
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Flickr Creative Commons Image Searching

More about the Creative Commons License in Education

Awesome Clipart for Educators

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‍The Library of Congress: A Colossal Collection of Resource Riches for Teaching

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Click above to find out more about how to use the LC's classroom resources

‍Bibliography Composers

NNPS Middle School Librarians are invited to join CMS ‍
NoodleTools through June 2013

CMS Full - Citation & Notetaking NoodleTools

- Contact me for the password so you can create your personal ID!

- S. Carnesi, CMS Librarian
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Generate, edit, and publish an MLA Works Cited list or APA References list that complies with the rules of the current MLA Handbook and APA Publication Manual - Very Important! Once you login from home you must create a user name: your first initial and your last name and your birthday just like your computer login at school.
Here are some alternative free citation generators your own librarian may be sharing are:
- Free Noodletools - Free noodletools version with MLA, APA, and Chicago
· Bibme: Free citation generator that anticipates sources and pulls reference content from a database of resources.
· EasyBib: Automatic bibliography and citation maker covers a large variety of source types and is updated for MLA, seventh edition.
· Son of Citation Maker: David Warlick’s interactive tool does MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian. (Just moved to seventh MLA edition too.)
· OttoBib: For books only; enter the ISBN and the tool will complete the citation.
- Click Here for CMS Marie Holland Library's Student's Guidebook


definitely an incredibly fast dictionary


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‍PRIMARY SOURCES - Awesome.Stories

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AwesomeStories is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose - since the site was first launched in 1999 - is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites. Sources held in archives, which document so much important first-hand information, are often not searchable by popular search engines. One needs to search within those institutional sites directly, using specific search phrases not readily discernible to non-scholars. The experience can be frustrating, resulting in researchers leaving key sites without finding needed information.