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Judy Walker
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... to the research guide for the Charlotte Teacher Institute. My name, as you can see in the side panel, is Judy Walker and I am the education/curriculum materials librarian. My sole purpose in life is to help you succeed academically and complete your program successfully.

This guide has been create to help you focus your research efforts. It is a work in progress for a number of reasons all of which revolve around the fact that there have been a large number of very recent changes to the library web page and several of the databases. I am working as quickly as I can to update all of the tutorials but it will take a little bit of time. I will probably be adding more information to this site as well.

Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Email is the best way to contact me since I don't have regular office hours. Most of the time I can answer your question via email but if it's more complicated we can set up a face-to-face meeting.

I look forward to working with you all.

Web Teaching Tools

  • Animoto
    Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely uniquevideo pieces from photos, video clips and music. Fast, free and shockingly easy.
  • Classroom 2.0
    A social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and Social Media in education.
  • Delicious
    Virtual bookmarking site.
  • Diigo
    Diigo provides a browser add-on that can really improve your research productivity. Unlike most other web "highlighters" that merely clip, Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes supe
  • Edmodo
    Provides teachers and students with a free, secure and easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access homework, grades and school notices.
  • ePals
    ePals is the leading provider of safe collaborative technology for schools to connect and learn in a protected, project-based learning network. With classrooms in 200 countries and territories, ePals makes it easy to connect learners locally, nationally or internationally.
  • Empressr
    An online rich media presentation tool. Tell your story anyway you like. Add photos, music, video, and audio, and share it publicly or privately in an instant.
  • Google For Educators
  • Glogster
    An education collaborative online learning tool for teachers and students to express their creativity, knowledge, ideas and skills in the classroom.
  • Flashcards
    Flashcards for studying any subject. Matching game, crossword, word search puzzle, hangman, and word scramble also available.
  • Jing
    Take a picture or make a short video of what you see on your computer monitor. Share it instantly via web, email, IM, Twitter or your blog. Simple and free, Jing is the perfect way to enhance your fast-paced online conversations.
  • Prezi
    Create astonishing presentations live and on the web.
  • Teachers' Domain  
    Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners.
  • StudyStack study system
    Find flashcards to study or create your own flashcards. Study flashcards or use the other activities such as matching, crosswords, hangman, scrambled word, or bug chase. Study flashcards anytime and anywhere by printing your flashcards or by using them with applications on your cell phone, PDA, or iPod.
  • TeacherTube
    Online videos created by teachers.
  • Visual Understanding Environment
    The Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is an Open Source project based at Tufts University. The VUE project is focused on creating flexible tools for managing and integrating digital resources in support of teaching, learning and research. VUE provides a flexible visual environment for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information.
  • VoiceThread
    A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
  • Wikibooks
    Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.
  • Wordle  
    A tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
  • PodBeam
    Free Podcast Hosting, Podcast Social Subscribing
  • Edmodo
    Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students
  • SchoolTube
    A Few Words About SchoolTube is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing website that provides students and educators with a safe and FREE video sharing website that is exclusively endorsed by leading education associations.
  • Voki for Education
    Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

Citation Tools

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

Chicago Manual of Style (Purdue OWL)

The links below will take you to sites that will help you generate bibliographic citations. But make sure to check them for accuracy.

Primary Education Databases

Interdisciplinary Databases

These are databases that cover a wide variety of disciplines and will have articles on just about any of the course topics. For databases related to a specfic topic go to your specific topic/course page.


Although all of these eBooks and audiobooks are in our catalog you can search these libraries directly via these links.

  • MyiLibrary   
    Full-text of more than 350 online books on a variety of topics.

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Try these web based tools to help keep you organized and on tasks. Many are also available as apps for smartphones.

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