Internet safety:

A good source that describes social networking in regard to young adults: this article has a lot of examples, such as using groups in a social networking site to alert friends to a lost mobile phone, which is a form of organization or collaboration.

Evaluating Websites:

  • EasyWhois  
    EasyWhoIs contains tools to determine the owner of a domain name, DNS information, as well as “webanomics” -stats on the domain such as Google page rank, links to that site, etc.
  • Domain Tools
    This site maintains domain name ownership records. Enter a domain name, and learn who owns it, or the reverse!
  • Alexa Site Info
    Alexa features information about websites, including other sites that link to it, internet traffic on that site, and more.
  • Snopes
    Snopes is the self-proclaimed “definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.”
  • Wayback Machine
    To find historical information on a website, try the Wayback Machine. A project of the Internet Archive, the Wayback Machine is a database of over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.
  • Hoovers
    Hoovers features information on companies, industries, and executives. You can read basic company information without a subscription.

Process Writing and Writer’s Workshop:

Annotated bibliography:

6 Traits + 1 Writing

ABC’s of the Writing Process  Writer’s Work

Make Kids’ Writing Shine: Using Beginnings and Endings to Teach Craft

Targeting Text: A Guided Writing Project

Tips for Teaching Writing

Writing: Teachers and Students

Kathy Schrock’s site:


Internet Movie Database: Rotten Tomatoes is a website that helps you pick movies according characteristics you choose – and there are a lot to choose from.  It would probably work best for tweens and teens.

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