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Research Help
Alabama Virtual Library

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. This is a direct link to elementary resources.

http://www.avl.lib.al.us/resources/display_resources.php

Citation Machine

Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use.

http://citationmachine.net/index2.php

Copyright Information
Copyright Kids
http://www.copyrightkids.org/

Common Sense Media

Tips to be responsible and respectful digital users.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/teaching-kids-about-copyright-piracy

Literacy
Read Across America/NEA

Mark your calendar!! READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY is March 2, 2015!

http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm

Piedmont Public Library
http://www.publiclibrary.cc/piedmont/

Parent Resources
Family friendly search engine
http://www.famhoo.com/

Phishing???

No one is immune to phishing scams, including your tweens and teens. If your kids are active online, you need to make sure they know how to recognize and avoid phishing nets when they encounter them.

http://timwoda.com/2011/07/02/teaching-kids-to-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams/

Five App and Mobile Use Guides for Parents

Apps and mobile devices can be great tools for helping families play, learn, and connect together; though, as a parent, it can be a challenge to know where to start. You likely have questions and concerns about how your children are using these devices. How much screen time is too much? At what age should we introduce mobile devices to our children? How do we set guidelines? What apps should they be using? And how do we ensure safety online?

If you're looking for information, these five guides and resources are wonderful sources. They cover a range of subjects related to mobile devices and apps -- from using apps during family time to protecting teens' privacy online -- and they contain helpful suggestions for using mobile devices with children, tweens, and teens.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/5-parent-resources-using-apps-matt-davis

Guide to Safe and Effective Internet Use

The internet makes many everyday tasks faster and more convenient, like shopping, researching products, banking, searching for health information, and communicating on the go. Get tips for being safe and making the most of your time online.

https://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/be-smart-online

Be Creative!!
String Art

Browse the MANY patterns for string art on Pinterest. String art is a great tool for encouraging creativity and fine motor skills.

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/string-art-patterns/

Origami

Check out this link for more than twenty categories of Origami projects, ranging from very easy to difficult. Loads of fun!!!

http://en.origami-club.com/unit/visual1/index.html

Animoto

Animoto is a free online resource for creating videos for the classroom or for a family project. Step-by-step instructions make this a creative tool for all ages.

https://animoto.com/