To get to this page scroll down to Resources, click on Curriculum, and
finally Curriculum Toolkit at the California School Library Association
website. This is an extensive list of links to very valuable sites many
of which are further annotated below. "Basic Tools for Leadership is designed
as a reference to professional organizations and resources that should
be familiar to all library media staff as they build and extend curriculum
leadership. It is anticipated that library media staff will use this reference
list to provide various levels of access to these resources depending on
the needs of their clients. For example, library collections at county
offices of education will probably include all resources listed; at school
sites, staff will select those most appropriate for inclusion in their
local library media collections and provide information to clients about
where they can access others."
"Information is provided here to help improve school libraries in California."
This is a page of essential references to DOE generated initiatives such
as the recommended reading lists; library assessment tools such as "Check
It Out;" state library laws and regulations, and so forth.
"Electronic versions of the content standards adopted by the California
State Board of Education are available here." Content standards are available
for English-language arts, mathermatics, history-social science, science,
and visual and performing arts. The documents are available in both HTML
and PDF versions.
"Curriculum frameworks are the blueprints for implementing the content
standards adopted by the California State Board of Education. Frameworks
are developed by the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials
Commission, which also reviews and recommends textbooks and other instructional
materials to be adopted by the State Board." Frameworks are available,
in PDF format for Reading Language Arts/English Language Development, mathematics,
science, history-social science, visual and performing arts, foreign language,
health, and physical education.
"The purpose of the California Learning Resource Network is to provide
a one-stop information source that enables California educators to identify
supplemental electronic learning resources that both meet local instructional
needs and embody the implementation of California curriculum frameworks
and standards. You can use CLRN to: Search the database of electronic learning
resource reviews; access CLRN training materials; [and] create standards-based
technology-enhanced lesson plans."
Schools of California On-Line Resources for Education (SCORE) is a resource
to provide "links to quality Internet resources and teacher-developed lessons
supporting Californiaís content standards and curriculum frameworks [and]
promoting information literacy." SCORE differs from CLRN in that it is
a strictly web-based guide. New lesson plans are no longer being added
to the site.
"These web-based guides comprise a working bibliography of resources gathered
by AASL staff and members to assist us in answering the many requests for
information about school libraries that we receive throughout the year.
The requests for information come not only from school librarians, but
also from principals, parents, charter school organizers, library
paraprofessionals, government officials, and college instructors."
This is ERIC's list of resources for school libraries. Subsections include:
AskERIC Responses (answers to specific questions the ERIC folks have received),
Internet Sites (links to valuable sites online), Discussion Groups (LM_NET--see
below), ERIC Resources (from the ERIC Digest), and Organizations.
"NoodleTools is a suite of interactive tools designed to aid students and
professionals with their online research. From selecting a search engine
and finding some relevant sources, to citing those sources in MLA or APA
style, NoodleTools makes online research easier!" This site is partially
commercial, having been developed by our very own Debbie Abilock (The San
Francisco School, San Francisco) but many of the resources including NoodleLinks
(bibliographies written by researchers around the world on hundreds of
topics), NoodleQuest (web-based search strategy), Quick Cite (to generate
an MLA-style citation for a single source, Choose a Search Engine, and
NoodleTeach and Curriculum Mapper, are available free of charge.
"LM_NET is a discussion group open to school library media specialists
worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field.
It is not for general librarians or educators. We want to keep the activity
and discussion focused on school library media. But, LM_NET can be used
by library media people for many different things--to ask for input, share
ideas and information, link programs that are geographically remote, make
contacts, etc.... Conversation on LM_NET should focus on the topics of
interest to the school library media community, including the latest on
school library media services, operations, and activities. It is a group
for practitioners helping practitioners, sharing ideas, solving problems,
telling each other about new publications and up-coming conferences, asking
for assistance or information, and linking schools through their library
This is from Peter Milbury's "labor of love" for school librarians. Many
of Peter's links are to websites specific to California resources and issues.
Other sections of the website include: General Librarian Resources, Books,
Book Reviews and Reading Resources, Learning and Teaching With the Web,
Web Gateways to Information, Information Literacy and Library Skills, and
Professional Associations and Organizations.
"Whether your particular interest is automation, children's literature,
library management, working co-operatively with teachers, resource
selection, or any other aspect of school librarianship, you will find useful
material here. And while you are here, have a look at some of the home
pages developed by school librarians for their libraries. These listings
of Internet resources for school librarians are necessarily selective;
the world of the Internet is so vast that no list of educational or library
resources could ever be complete. The aim is to take teacher librarians
to the best "starting points" for Internet exploration. The selection criteria
include relevance of the resource to the work or professional concerns
of school librarians, currency, timeliness, authority, organisation of
the resource, and coverage. Many of the resources have been chosen because
they lead to further lists of resources, some of them general and some
of them related to particular aspects of librarianship, school librarianship,
or education. In addition, there are links to some lists of resources that
have been created especially for IASL -- for instance, IASL's own collection
of documents related to school librarianship around the world."
This is a selection of links to various information skills resources. Categories
include: Curriculum and Standards, Program Integration and Flexible Scheduling,
Instructional Models, Assessment, Information Skills Units, Literature
Units, Technology and Internet Units, and Using Primary Sources. From Linda
Libraries on the Web site.
Web'n - http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/
"Blue Web'n is an online library of 1700+ outstanding Internet sites categorized
by subject, grade level, and format (lessons, activities, projects, resources,
references, & tools). You can search by grade level (Refined Search),
broad subject area (Content Areas), or specific sub-categories (Subject
Area). Each week 5 new sites are added. You can get a list and description
of these additions sent to you by signing up below for free weekly updates!"
"Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides
you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet
sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities. It helps combine
the "filaments" of the Web with a learner's "mentality". Support is built-in
through Mentality Tips that guide you along the way to creating a Web-based
activity you can share with others even if you don't know anything about
HTML, Web servers, or all that www-dot stuff."
"On this site, we focus on four 21st century literacies - information,
media, multicultural, and visual. We have found resources, both bibliographic
and web-based, to assist you in your quest to learn and/or teach literacy
skills. Our team of literacy experts developed lessons to aid in your ability
to incorporate 21st century literacy skills into your teaching techniques.
The tools presented here are based on a 21st Century Literacies Framework
and seek to promote the skills, knowledge and attitudes to help students
develop effective lifelong literacy awareness, seeking, management and
presentation strategies." (Suggested by Susan Thompson)
Tom's Webpages from the Bessie
Chin Library Website