Teacher Tools


  • WLHS Proofreading Marks:
    Here are universal proofreading marks to use when assessing student writing.
  • WLHS Universal Writing Rubric
    Use this universal 6-Trait writing rubric to assess student writing.  As an electronic document, this rubric may be adapted to fit your course needs.
  • Teacher Librarian Collaboration Form:
    Teachers, this is a form we can use to plan effective collaboration.  Ideally, we’ll fill this form out together.  I’m excited to collaborate with you.  Because the library is like my classroom, this is where I get the opportunity to teach information literacy skills as they relate to your content areas.
  • NING:
    This is a free online service for creating, customizing and sharing your own Social Networks.  This is a great tool for online class discussions, quickwrites, and for creating profiles of characters in literature.  See Ms. Reishus for an example of how she has used a NING with her library skills class.
  • Voicethread:
    A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and video and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments- using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
  • Guide for Britannica Online
    Three levels of Encyclopedias, multimedia, journal articles, and “Best Web Sites,” this resource replaces the Worldbook Online database.
  • Guide for Culture Grams
    CultureGrams helps you and your students discover the world with concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations
  • Guide for GALE
    Offering screened and reliable content from magazines, newspapers, and reference materials, Gale EResources replaces EBSCO resources.
  • Guide for Teen Health and Wellness
    Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answersis a comprehensive database that allows teens (and those who care about teens) to research health-related issues important to their well-being. It’s both a research/report tool and a self-help resource.
  • Guide for Soundzabound
    Soundzabound offers a wide variety of music, audio themes and sound effectsfor grades K -12 and universities that ensures your copyright safety.  Perfect for podcasts, PowerPoint™, videos, news shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling,presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more!
  • Guide for Learn360
    Great resource for videos, video clips, images, and famous speeches.
  • Guide for AP Images
    This database contains news and magazine photographs from the Associated Press that can be downloaded for presentations and projects.
  • Guide for Atomic Learning
    Interested in exploring ways to incorporate technology into your curriculum?  Look here for tutorials on countless applications and programs.
  • IClipart
    iCLIPART.com contains over 7.8-million royalty-free clipart images, photos, web graphics, animations, fonts and sounds.
  • Guide for SIRS Issues Researcher
    (Grades 9-12)
    This is a great collection of reference resources for current leading issues.