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Giant Map of Colorado - NW Colorado BOCES has purchased a National Geographic Giant Map of Colorado. This map, with lesson plans and supporting materials is available for checkout to our Districts. 

PE Curriculum - This curriculum was the collaboration of our 7 districts over 4 years.  The purpose was to develop a curriculum for teachers with lessons and common assessments.  With this project came equipment for schools.

Resources for librarians...

American Association of School Librarians - to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library field.  This link opens on a page titled Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards and the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

Book Organizations of Colorado - A site connecting Colorado’s book community.  Browse “Find an Author” to find a local speaker for your library!

Colorado Virtual Library - Search other Colorado libraries online. Link to Colorado’s Historic Newspaper Collection.

Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) - Centralized library system providing services such as courier management, continuing education opportunites, consulting, and cooperative purchasing.

Colorado State Library - A division of the Colorado Department of Education, with links to information about many services, programs, and organizations.  And click here to get to their webpage with professional development opportunities for librarians.

CREW Guidelines - Continuous Review, Evaluation and Weeding method for collection evaluation and weeding.

Follett Software - Library technology products and services.

Library of Congress - The world’s largest library!

Library Research Service - Research and statistics about libraries.

Internet Streaming Video Resources- A compilation of websites that offer free education streaming video segments. 

WebJunction - An online library community.

Thriftbooks.com- A service where libraries can sell old books.

Helpful Websites and Articles:

Eduscapes Multimedia Seeds: Audio Collections: Spoken Arts: Audiobooks -- Includes information on the benefits of audiobooks; issues such as abridged vs. unabridged; CDs vs. downloading; shelving decisions; author vs. actor voice recordings; etc.; tips for learning with audiobooks; distributor lists; and more.

iPad Resources

iPad App Recommendations by Category
50 Useful Tips and Tricks for the iPad
Apps in Education Blog
Way cool Apptivities in Educational Settings
Apps for Autism list from Autism Speaks
Strawberry Park Elementary iPad Resources
iPad Basic Training PowerPoint
iPad Administrator Training PowerPoint
iPad SSHS Math Department Training PowerPoint
iPad Tutorials and Resources for Students and Teachers 
Live from the First iPad Summit- An article about using iPads in Education
Common Sense Media- rates the educational quality of apps, games, websites, and more. 
Appitic- a resource for reviewing apps
Teaching Strategies Gold App FAQ
iPad Oath- an article about how to manage iPad use in your classroom

iPad Resources for Administrators

iPad Resources for Administrators
Apps in Education

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