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Reference Sources Available at Greenwich Public Schools:

Online Encyclopedia - includes interactive timelines, "this day in history", atlas, dictionary - grade-level versions include World Book for Kids, World Book for Students, Advanced World Book - World Book Online

Online School Catalog - also provides quality websites and eBooks
Follett Destiny (Online Catalog, Webpath Express, DestinyQuest)
Follett eBooks

Take a look at a trial for an alternative encyclopedia/reference from Scholastic:
Grolier - New Book of Knowledge__ -- trial account

username: groliergo

password: wind

PebbleGo__ - Encyclopedia for Primary Grade students

From Greenwich Library:

Book Flix

Site: http://bookflix.scholastic.com/freetrial
Username: bkflix
Password: wind
*Valid until November 15th, 2012
After November 15th - please log-ing through the following:
BookFlix (need a library card # from Greenwich Library to access)
Pairs fiction/non-fiction texts - provides video

Smartboard Notebook/Lesson Activity Toolkit

Lesson Activity Toolkit (included in Smartboard software);
__Toolkit Reference Guide__
__Smart Exchange__


VoiceThread - Classroom 2.0
Started from the VoiceThread Ning network (with over 2,500 members). VoiceThread - Classroom 2.0 is an excellent place to meet (and ask questions of) others using VoiceThread.
Digitally Speaking / VoiceThread
A comprehensive wiki devoted to VoiceThread and digital conversations. Created by Bill Ferriter.
VoiceThread 4 Education wiki
A wiki devoted to learning about and doing more with VoiceThread. Created by Colette Cassinelli.
FERPA and Social Media
"FERPA is one of the most misunderstood regulations in education. It is commonly assumed that FERPA requires all student coursework to be kept private at all times, and thus prevents the use of social media in the classroom, but this is wrong." - John Orlando, PhD