Monroe County Library System,  Monroe, MI 48162


Parent & Teacher Resources

Internet Safety for your Classroom -
Educational Sites for your Students
- Teacher's Forum -
Special Education

Internet Safety for your Classroom:

Safety Tips for Facebook - Internet Safety

K9 Web Protection is a free Internet filter and parental control software for your home Windows or Mac computer. K9 puts YOU in control of the Internet so you can protect your kids.

Michigan State Police - Internet Safety Tips

Kidsmart: a practical Internet safety advice website for schools - Lesson plans. On this part of the website you can find 5 lesson resources on Internet safety which you can use in the classroom.

Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet - A checklist for discovering quality in Web-based information, commentary on technical trickery, examples of bogus Web sites, and resources for learning more. 

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Educational Sites for your Students:

worksCited4U - You provide all the information you know about your source, and with a couple of clicks, you'll have a MLA formatted bibliography.

Young Writers Workshop - Story Starters.

Citation Machine - It's a Citation Machine, you fill in the information and it will turn out the properly formatted citation for either MLA or APA. - A wonderful resource with lesson plans, interactive quizzes biographies, facts and more.  This is a great site for students, parents and teachers.  You will definitely find something for everyone. 

College Scholarships - College Connection Scholarships - listing free college scholarship information monthly, since 1995.

Country Statistics

Encyclopedia Smithsonian

Information Please

Federal Reserve Education - This Web site houses several interactive tools and resources for educators, students and parents. The curriculum search tool facilitates integrating Fed education materials into the classroom by aligning materials with National Standards.

FindLaw's LawCrawler

GaleNet - GaleNet includes Biography and Genealogy Master Index (an index to biographical sketches), and Student Resource Center - Junior (biographies, history, authors, primary source documents).

How to Cite an Internet Source MLA Style - For citing electronic sources in research bibliographies.

Internet Public Library - A University of Michigan project to find, evaluate and select quality information resources, including those for young people.

Library of Congress - Information about the Library, including its catalog, exhibitions, services.

Nasa - World Wind - World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection - 2,100 map images, with 700 maps of the United States, and many historical maps.

This Day in History - The History Channel: Look up different dates and find out what happened in history on those days.

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Teacher's Forum:

New Assignment Alert Form - The Monroe County Library System works cooperatively with area school districts in providing research instruction and materials. To assist us in meeting the needs of our student patrons it is helpful to know in advance when a teacher has assigned a specific research project. Once the assignment has been posted, the Reference Department makes every effort to provide both electronic and book resources to the students. - A wonderful resource with lesson plans, interactive quizzes biographies, facts and more.  This is a great site for students, parents and teachers.  You will definitely find something for everyone. - The Online Education, Degrees, and Distance Learning Guide

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification - Up-to-date testing information along with online study guides for both basic skills and subject specific areas.

Born Learning - Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments info fun learning opportunities. - The ultimate teacher resource featuring the most active teacher chatboards and chatrooms.

Internet for Classrooms - Helping teachers use the internet effectively. Includes helpful links for K-12 teachers.

Education Atlas - The world's largest online map of education, degrees, and distance learning resources.

Michigan Dept. of Education

Michigan Online Resources for Educators (MORE) Teacher's Lounge - Sanity savers, funny stories, a rapid exchange section, and more. - Free tools and resources for your classroom.

TeachersSource@PBS - Find over 3000 free lesson plans and activities for your classroom, and more. - Smart tools for busy teachers.

Teachers@Random - Teaching guides, resources, planning calendar, and more. - Fresh ideas to enhance learning. - Resources for teachers , teaching jobs, free email, forum board, chat room, calendar of events, many other free services.

Education Planet - Quality web resources for students and teachers. Subjects include; art and music, health and nutrition, language arts, geography, math, science, social studies, and more.

Help with Math from Education Planet - Quality web resources for students and teachers.

Reading is Fundamental - Nation's largest nonprofit children's literacy organization.

KinderStart - Index-directory of information about child development, health, education, learning activities and the wide range of issues related to children seven years and under. 

Get Set for Kindergarten - A month by month guide to school readiness brought to you by the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.

ReadyWeb - Information on school readiness from ERIC.

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Special Education:

Zigawhat - Web site for learning, connecting, growing, coping, and fun for young people with disabilities and their peers.

Internet Special Education Resources - A nationwide directory of special education professionals providing learning disabilities and ADD assessments, treatment, and advocacy.

Education World: Special Education - Here, you will find information and tools, from Education World and other valuable sources, chosen specifically for the special education community.

University of Michigan Autism and Communications Disorder Center

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