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Site & App of the Week: March 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 March 3

I learned about the blog "A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet" on the committed sardine blog which is part of the 21st Century Fluency Project.  Julie Greller, a media specialist at Ridgefield Park JSHS in New Jersey, has created a rich resource for "cybrarians."  The blog won Best Library Blog in the international Edublog Awards for 2013.  First drawn to links about story telling, I decided to highlight the enire blog rather than just one list of links.  

Week of March 10

While I usually share sites of a different nature, I wanted to share this incredible view from the new World Trade Center.  Make sure to scroll down.

Week of March 17

Last week RILINK was fortunate to host a workshop with Jen Thomas.  One of the sites she shared is Screencast-O-Matic.  This free online resource allows you to capture your screen to create a video of any task performed on you PC or Mac.  A short demo is available on the site.  If your teachers are using flipped learning as a teaching methodology, they will appreciate this online tool.

For more suggestions from Jen visit the guide for her presentation.

Week of March 24

Looking for the one stop shopping for websites, apps, and other digital tools?  Check out edshelf for reviews and recommendations for these and more.  This "discovery" engine gathers together in one site a myriad of resources. Have one you think others would appreciate?  You can share it there.

Week of March 31

Biblionasium, a reading community aimed at K-8 students, has come up several times in conversations I have had lately, so it seemed like time to highlight it.  Shannon Miller describes this web site as "Goodreads for kids."  Kids can build their own shelves and review/rate what they have read using online reading logs.  Take a look!