Colbert County High School Library Media Center

About the CCHS Library Media Center

 

 

About the Colbert County High School Library Media Center

About Your Library Media Center

 

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Mrs. E. Rene' Hatton-Smith, MLS

Email contact:rsmith@colbert.k12.al.us            

 

 Phone:256-446-8214 ext: 35

 


Hours: 7:40 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 

CCHS OPAC 

 

To Access the CCHS OPAC Click on
 the Computer Icon Above

                     

Books: Students may check out books for a period of 2 weeks. Renewals are permitted when possible.

Rules: CCHS Code of Conduct applies. See forms link for more information.

Visiting: Students must have a pass to use the library.

Paraphernalia: Please leave food, book bags, and drinks outside the library.

 

                                               

 

 

Library Forms

 

 

Library Expectations                        Download

 

Library Behavior                              

Download 

 

 

Internet Permission form (students)

Download

 

Links for Students and Teachers

Resources for Students

LIVE Homework Help http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/?q=homework                                                                                                                                                                   Get free homework help from real tutors!  Available from 3:00pm to 10:00 pm CST. You may live chat with tutors for all subject areas in grades K-Freshmen Year of College. http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/?q=homework 

 

EBooks in the CCHS Virtual Library

Colbert County High School EBooks https://mackinvia.com/   

The URL listed above will guide you to Colbert County High School's EBooks collection. Currently you will need to use the following username and password which is colbert.                                   http://mackinvia.com/

 

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

Connecting you to a world of knowledge, the Alabama Virtual Library provides students, teachers, and citizens of the state with online access to library information resources.  This is a great resource for research projects!  Users must first visit their local Alabama public library to request the AVL card or students may visit the CCHS Media Center to request the AV                                http://www.virtual.lib.al.us/    

 

Research Links

Modern Language Association Citation Help https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/  

This web site provides examples and the basic guidelines for citing sources following the MLA Style Manual. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/   

                                                               

Symbaloo CCHS Library Student Web mix http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/linksforstudents7                                                                                                                                                             This is a Symbaloo web mix created by Mrs. Smith to assist CCHS students in their research process. It also has bookmarks for frequently used websites at Colbert County High School. http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/linksforstudents7

 

Live Binders Resources for Students http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=303159  

This is a binder created by Mrs. Smith with a much more extensive listing of tools for CCHS students to use. Here students will find how they are allowed to access our school's OPAC, research tools for your research paper, career guidance tools, homework help from 3pm-10pm, study skills, literary criticisms, news, podcasts and Discovery Education tools for students and parents.                                                                                         http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=303159   

 

Dictionary http://www.dictionary.com/                             

This is the largest and most trusted free online dictionary. You can instantly look up accurate and extensive definitions and word meanings, and hear audio pronunciations. A thesaurus, translator, crossword solver, daily crossword puzzle and word games can all be found here.                             http://dictionary.reference.com/    

                                                                                              

Creative Thinking http://creativethinking.nku.edu/          

Northern Kentucky University film students collaborated with the school’s W. Frank Steely Library to create Creative Thinking, an educational copyright and plagiarism website for junior high through freshman college students. The Creative Thinking website provides both original film stories and factual expert speaker films to support the engaging lessons and student activities," said John Schlipp, extended collection services librarian and project director. "The films also provide pop-up graphical questions and statements to help students follow the content and allow teachers to pause the film for class discussion." Although the lessons were primarily created to support language arts and history, the comprehensive website provides optional activities to support other disciplines. In addition, there are multiple types of assessment tools for teachers to use, including a fun intellectual property personality quiz based on the popular Simpson’s television characters.                                                                         http://creativethinking.nku.edu/  

 

Wikipedia Commons: Free Media Resource https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Free_media_resources/Photography       

The public domain is generally defined as consisting of works that are either ineligible for copyright protection or with expired copyrights. Public domain refers to the total absence of copyright protection for a work. The public domain is a range of abstract materials commonly referred to as intellectual property which are not owned or controlled by anyone. The term indicates that these materials are therefore "public property", and available for anyone to use for any purpose. Public Domain images should be marked with the Public Domain Mark 1.0. The Public Domain Mark enables works that are no longer restricted by copyright to be marked as such in a standard and simple way, making them easily discoverable and available to others. The Public Domain Mark is recommended for works that are free of known copyright around the world. These will typically be very old works. For a creator to release his/her works into the public domain legally they must use the creative commons CC0 license which gives creators a way to waive all their copyright and related rights in their works to the fullest extent allowed                       http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Free_media_resources/Photography

 

Other Useful Links

CCHS Library Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/cchslibrarypage/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

The CCHS Library Facebook page will keep CCHS students, teacher, parents, alumni and the community informed as to what is happening in the CCHS Library. It will also provide another access point to digital resources.                                                                                       https://www.facebook.com/cchslibrarypage/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel                       

                      

Internet Safety Tips https://www.nypl.org/help/computers-internet-and-wireless-access/a-safety-net-for-the-internet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This site provides excellent internet safety tips for kids and teens. It is an excellent resource for parents too.                                                                                   http://www.nypl.org/help/computers-internet-and-wireless-access/a-safety-net-for-the-internet

 

Ask an ipl2 Librarian-A Source You Can Trust http://www.ipl.org/                                                          

 ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.                                                       http://lii.org/    

                                                                           

Free EBooks to Download

The Gutenberg Project http://www.gutenberg.org/   

Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free eBooks. You may choose among free epub books, free kindle books, and download them or read them online. Guttenberg carries high quality eBooks.  All of their eBooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. They have digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers. Guttenberg has over 100,000 free eBooks available through their Partners, Affiliates and Resources.                                           http://www.gutenberg.org/   

 

Open Culture Free EBooks, Audiobooks, Etc. http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks     

You may download 700 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or eReader. This collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Dick, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf & James Joyce. Also you may wish to peruse their collection of Free Audio Books, where you can download more great books to your computer or mp3 player. Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given the world great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. The mission of Open Culture is to centralize this content, curate it, and give the public access to this high quality content whenever and wherever they want it. Some of Open Cultures major resource collections include:

  • 950 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
  • 675 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
  • 550 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free
  • 600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices
  • MOOCs from Great Universities (Many with Certificates)
  • Learn 46 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, and English & More
  • 200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More

You can follow Open Culture on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus          http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks

 

Free Popular Classics for your Kindle https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_4?url=search-alias%3Daps&field- keywords=free+kindle+books&sprefix=free%2Caps%2C199&crid=12IO37O5NZZ6Y      

8,116 results for Kindle Store: Free Popular Classics to download

 

Free Classic EBooks for All Platforms (Devices) http://freeclassicebooks.com                      

Thousands of free pdf and prc (mobibook) eBooks of out-of-copyright classic literature for kindle, nook, iPad, iPhone, android, Sony ereader, Kobo, etc.                                                                http://freeclassicebooks.com/

 

Free Classic World Literature and Magazines- https://www.free-ebooks.net/category/classic-world-literature 

Discover all-new, rising authors, independent writers offer both entertaining fiction/romance for your enjoyment and non-fiction to help you find info from self-help to biz growth. Limited to 5 eBook downloads per month, limited to PDF & TXT Formats, limited support, no access to Audiobooks.                                                                                                               http://www.free-ebooks.net/category/classic-world-literature                                                                    

Teen Reads http://www.teenreads.com/  

Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books? Blog or Twitter About Your Favorite Book With Other Teens, Book Reviews, Ultimate Reading List, Book Contest, Books Into Movies            http://www.teenreads.com/


YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists  http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook

If you are looking for great teen books check this site out. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook


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

Connecting you to a world of knowledge, the Alabama Virtual Library provides students, teachers, and citizens of the state with online access to library information resources.  This is a great resource for research projects!  Users must first visit their local Alabama public library to request the AVL card. Students may visit the media center to request the AVL card.
http://www.virtual.lib.al.us/


Modern Language Association Citation Help https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/     

This web site provides examples and the basic guidelines for citing sources following the MLA Style Manual                                                     https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

 

Internet Safety Tips                                                                   https://www.nypl.org/help/computers-internet-and-wireless-access/a-safety-net-for-the-internet

Internet safety tips for kids and teens                                           http://www.nypl.org/help/computers-internet-and-wireless-access/a-safety-net-for-the-internet

 

Dictionary http://www.dictionary.com/
The largest and most trusted free online dictionary. Instantly look up accurate and extensive definitions and word meanings, and hear audio pronunciations. A thesaurus, translator, crossword solver, daily crossword puzzle and word games can all be found here.
http://dictionary.reference.com/


Resources for Teachers  

Discovery Streaming http://www.discoveryeducation.com//?ref=streaming&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fstreaming%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ecfm

Videos and and online teaching resources http://www.discoveryeducation.com//?ref=streaming&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fstreaming%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ecfm
 

Alabama State Department of Education  http://www.alsde.edu/pages/home.aspx
http://www.alsde.edu/pages/home.aspx

 

Alabama Learning Exchange  http://alex.state.al.us/index.php
Search Alabama Course of Studies for all subjects, lesson plans, Alabama Public Television etc.
http://alex.state.al.us/index.php

 

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom Teacher http://www.edudemic.com/best-web-tools/The links on this page may help you to find Web 2.0 tools that might be of use to the K-12 classroom teacher. (Disclaimer: It is highly recommended that the individual teacher carefully preview any sites before sharing materials in the classroom with students!) http://www.edudemic.com/best-web-tools/

ALA | AASL Best Web sites for Teaching and Learning Award http://www.ala.org/search-results?as_q=best%20websites%20for%20teaching%20and%20learning

Maintained by the Association of School Librarians these sites are categorized to help you find which digital tool you might like to use. Please remember to preview any tool you might use with students!                                                                                                    http://www.ala.org/search-results?as_q=best%20websites%20for%20teaching%20and%20learning

 

Ask an ipl2 Librarian-A Source You Can Trust  http://www.ipl.org/

ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.                                                    http://lii.org/                                          
  

Creative Thinking  http://creativethinking.nku.edu/

Northern Kentucky University film students collaborated with the school’s W. Frank Steely Library to create Creative Thinking, an educational copyright and plagiarism website for junior high through freshman college students. Our Creative Thinking website provides both original film stories and factual expert speaker films to support the engaging lessons and student activities," said John Schlipp, extended collection services librarian and project director. "The films also provide pop-up graphical questions and statements to help students follow the content and allow teachers to pause the film for class discussion." 
Although the lessons were primarily created to support language arts and history, the comprehensive website provides optional activities to support other disciplines. In addition, there are multiple types of assessment tools for teachers to use, including a fun intellectual property personality quiz based on the popular Simpson’s television characters.     http://creativethinking.nku.edu/

 

Wikipedia Commons: Free Media Resource  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Free_media_resources/Photography

The public domain is generally defined as consisting of works that are either ineligible for copyright protection or with expired copyrights. Public domain refers to the total absence of copyright protection for work The public domain is a range of abstract materials commonly referred to as intellectual property which are not owned or controlled by anyone. The term indicates that these materials are therefore "public property", and available for anyone to use for any purpose. Public Domain images should be marked with the Public Domain Mark 1.0. Public Domain Mark enables works that are no longer restricted by copyright to be marked as such in a standard and simple way, making them easily discoverable and available to others. The Public Domain Mark is recommended for works that are free of known copyright around the world. These will typically be very old works. For a creator to release his/her works into the public domain legally they must use the creative commons CC0 license which gives creators a way to waive all their copyright and related rights in their works to the fullest extent allowed by law. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Free_media_resources/Photography

 

Library of Congress Teachers website  http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.   http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

 

Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything  http://www.schrockguide.net/

A categorized entry point to links, ideas, tips and tricks for educator's who use technology in their classroom. She has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technologist specialist, a middle school, academic,museum and public librarian. Currently she is an online adjunct graduate-level professor at two universities and an independent educational technologist. She has written hundreds of articles, several books and been awarded far too many prestigious awards to list.                                                                                                              http://www.schrockguide.net/

 

Education World  http://www.educationworld.com/

EducationWorld is a complete online resource that teachers, administrators and school staff can visit each day to find high-quality and in-depth original content. We update the site daily, offering:

  • Carefully curated news briefs on topics that matter to educators;
  • Lesson plans, printables, worksheets and thousands of other classroom-ready resources;
  • EdTech tips and ideas as well as reviews of apps, websites and tech products; and
  • A huge library of professional development articles and columns.

http://www.educationworld.com/


Bibliomania  http://www.bibliomania.com/0/-/frameset.html

What does Bibliomania.com offer me?Bibliomania is the best loved literature portal on the internet. It has won numerous awards, including being voted one of the top 300 web sites in the World by Forbes magazine, and twice voted one of the UK's top 100 web sites. Bibliomania offers you a superb educational resource with the full text of classic world literature and important non-fiction texts supported by an extensive reference section. Our study guides provide the best in current academic analysis and the Well Red magazine the best in contemporary reviews, articles and interviews. Bibliomania has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free. You can read the world's greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare's plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe.   http://www.bibliomania.com/0/-/frameset.html

 

Readwritethink  http://www.readwritethink.org/about/news/explore-thinkfinity-24.html

Formerly Thinkfinity, this site provides high quality internet content for K-12 classrooms.  While Readwritethink  no longer offers a community or partner content, we are still working to offer educators a wealth of information on the effective use of mobile technology in the classroom. Check out the links on their page.                                             http://www.thinkfinity.org/home.aspx

 

Creative Commons  https://creativecommons.org/

  • Want to let people share and use your photographs, but not allow companies to sell them?
  • Looking for access to course materials from the world’s top universities?
  • Want to encourage readers to re-publish your blog posts, as long as they give you credit?
  • Looking for songs that you can use and remix, royalty-free?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you should learn more about Creative Commons. Probably the quickest and easiest introduction to CC is to watch a short video on their, "About" page. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Our free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.” Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.                                                                http://creativecommons.org/ 

Teen Read

Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books? Blog or Twitter About Your Favorite Book With Other Teens, Book Reviews, Ultimate Reading List, Book Contest, Books Into Movies            http://www.teenreads.com


YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists  http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook

If you are looking for great teen books check this site out.

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook


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

Connecting you to a world of knowledge, the Alabama Virtual Library provides students, teachers, and citizens of the state with online access to library information resources.  This is a great resource for research projects!  Users must first visit their local Alabama public library to request the AVL card. Students may visit the media center to request the AVL card.
http://www.virtual.lib.al.us/

Modern Language Association Citation Help https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/     

This web site provides examples and the basic guidelines for citing sources following the MLA Style Manual.                                                                                    https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

 

Internet Safety Tips  

https://www.nypl.org/help/computers-internet-and-wireless-access/a-safety-net-for-the-internet

Internet safety tips for kids and teens

http://www.nypl.org/help/computers-internet-and-wireless-access/a-safety-net-for-the-internet

Dictionary http://www.dictionary.com/
The largest and most trusted free online dictionary. Instantly look up accurate and extensive definitions and word meanings, and hear audio pronunciations. A thesaurus, translator, crossword solver, daily crossword puzzle and word games can all be found here.
http://dictionary.reference.com/

 

Resources for Teachers

Discovery Education Streaming

Videos and and online teaching resources

http://www.discoveryeducation.com//?ref=streaming&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fstreaming%2Ediscoveryeducation%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ecfm
 

Alabama State Department of Education  http://www.alsde.edu/pages/home.aspx
http://www.alsde.edu/pages/home.aspx

 

Alabama Learning Exchange  http://alex.state.al.us/index.php
Search Alabama Course of Studies for all subjects, lesson plans, Alabama Public Television etc.
http://alex.state.al.us/index.php

 

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom Teacher http://www.edudemic.com/best-web-tools/The links on this page may help you to find Web 2.0 tools that might be of use to the K-12 classroom teacher. (Disclaimer: It is highly recommended that the individual teacher carefully preview any sites before sharing materials in the classroom with students.   http://www.edudemic.com/best-web-tools/

 

ALA | AASL Best Web sites for Teaching and Learning Award http://www.ala.org/search-results?as_q=best%20websites%20for%20teaching%20and%20learning

Maintained by the Association of School Librarians these sites are categorized to help you find which digital tool you might like to use. Please remember to preview any tool you might use with students!                                                                                                      http://www.ala.org/search-results?as_q=best%20websites%20for%20teaching%20and%20learning

 

Ask an ipl2 Librarian-A Source You Can Trust  http://www.ipl.org/

ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.   http://lii.org/   

 

Creative Thinking  http://creativethinking.nku.edu/

Northern Kentucky University film students collaborated with the school’s W. Frank Steely Library to create Creative Thinking, an educational copyright and plagiarism website for junior high through freshman college students. Our Creative Thinking website provides both original film stories and factual expert speaker films to support the engaging lessons and student activities," said John Schlipp, extended collection services librarian and project director. "The films also provide pop-up graphical questions and statements to help students follow the content and allow teachers to pause the film for class discussion." 
Although the lessons were primarily created to support language arts and history, the comprehensive website provides optional activities to support other disciplines. In addition, there are multiple types of assessment tools for teachers to use, including a fun intellectual property personality quiz based on the popular Simpson’s television characters.

http://creativethinking.nku.edu/

 

Wikipedia Commons: Free Media Resource  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Free_media_resources/Photography

The public domain is generally defined as consisting of works that are either ineligible for copyright protection or with expired copyrights. Public domain refers to the total absence of copyright protection for work The public domain is a range of abstract materials commonly referred to as intellectual property which are not owned or controlled by anyone. The term indicates that these materials are therefore "public property", and available for anyone to use for any purpose. Public Domain images should be marked with the Public Domain Mark 1.0. Public Domain Mark enables works that are no longer restricted by copyright to be marked as such in a standard and simple way, making them easily discoverable and available to others. The Public Domain Mark is recommended for works that are free of known copyright around the world. These will typically be very old works. For a creator to release his/her works into the public domain legally they must use the creative commons CC0 license which gives creators a way to waive all their copyright and related rights in their works to the fullest extent allowed by law.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Free_media_resources/Photography

 

Library of Congress Teachers website  http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

 

Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything  http://www.schrockguide.net/

A categorized entry point to links, ideas, tips and tricks for educator's who use technology in their classroom. She has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technologist specialist, a middle school, academic,museum and public librarian. Currently she is an online adjunct graduate-level professor at two universities and an independent educational technologist. She has written hundreds of articles, several books and been awarded far too many prestigious awards to list.

http://www.schrockguide.net/

 

Education World  http://www.educationworld.com/

EducationWorld is a complete online resource that teachers, administrators and school staff can visit each day to find high-quality and in-depth original content. We update the site daily, offering:

  • Carefully curated news briefs on topics that matter to educators;
  • Lesson plans, printables, worksheets and thousands of other classroom-ready resources;
  • EdTech tips and ideas as well as reviews of apps, websites and tech products; and
  • A huge library of professional development articles and columns.

http://www.educationworld.com/


Bibliomania  http://www.bibliomania.com/0/-/frameset.html

What does Bibliomania.com offer me?Bibliomania is the best loved literature portal on the internet. It has won numerous awards, including being voted one of the top 300 web sites in the World by Forbes magazine, and twice voted one of the UK's top 100 web sites. Bibliomania offers you a superb educational resource with the full text of classic world literature and important non-fiction texts supported by an extensive reference section. Our study guides provide the best in current academic analysis and the Well Red magazine the best in contemporary reviews, articles and interviews. Bibliomania has thousands of e-books, poems, articles, short stories and plays all of which are absolutely free. You can read the world's greatest fiction by authors such as Dickens and Joyce, Sherlock Holmes mysteries, all Shakespeare's plays, or just dip into some short stories by writers such as Mark Twain, Anton Chekov and Edgar Allan Poe.

http://www.bibliomania.com/0/-/frameset.html

 

Readwritethink  http://www.readwritethink.org/about/news/explore-thinkfinity-24.html

Formerly Thinkfinity, this site provides high quality internet content for K-12 classrooms.  While Readwritethink  no longer offers a community or partner content, we are still working to offer educators a wealth of information on the effective use of mobile technology in the classroom. Check out the links on their page.

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

 

Creative Commons  https://creativecommons.org/

  • Want to let people share and use your photographs, but not allow companies to sell them?
  • Looking for access to course materials from the world’s top universities?
  • Want to encourage readers to re-publish your blog posts, as long as they give you credit?
  • Looking for songs that you can use and remix, royalty-free?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you should learn more about Creative Commons. Probably the quickest and easiest introduction to CC is to watch a short video on their, "About" page. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Our free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.” Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

http://creativecommons.org/