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Site & App of the Week: January Sites

Each week an interesting web site and app are highlighted on this page. Visitors are invited to suggest sites and apps to be highlighted.

Week of January 6

While most RILINK members are very familiar with, I have chosen to highlight this rich resource this week to remind us and our patrons of its availability and to thank OLIS for free access to these great resources.  Access to these resources are seamless when in any RI public or  RI school library.  Remote access may require more than geographic authentication, so checking vendor information page is recommended.




Week of January 13

Common Sense Media is "dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology."  This site is highlighted frequently on many of the lists to which I subscribe.  Check out their complete mission statement and ten beliefs.

Week of January 20

Disease Detectives is a another gem from The Last Backpack blog.  This site sponsored by National Center for Research Resources, a division of NIH, provides an inactive forum for students to learn about infectious diseases and health care careers.

Week of January 27

Virtual Nerd is a site offering more than 1500 tutorials for math for middle school through high school.  Both short videos and printable worksheets are included.  Make friends with your math teachers!