Resources

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”

—John Muir


RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS


LINKS FOR AUTHORS

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators www.scbwi.org (and if you are a registered member, be sure to check out The Book: Essential Guide to Publishing for Children and the “Blueboard” Discussion Boards)

The Michelle Begley Mentor Programhttps://rmc.scbwi.org/mentor-program/ (for author and illustrator members of the Rocky Mountain chapter of SCBWI interested in a one-on-one mentorship to take their work to the next level)

Evelyn B. Christensen’s site – http://evelynchristensen.com/writers.html (there are many links to resources for writers including a list of educational markets for children’s writers)

Writing for the Education Markethttp://writingfortheeducationmarket.com/ (a great resource for finding freelance work in the education market)

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ (information on grammar, punctuation, research and citation, and many other writing-related topics)


PRINT RESOURCES

  • Writing Irresistible Kidlit (Mary Kole)
  • The Writer’s Little Helper (James V. Smith, Jr.)
  • Creating Character Emotions (Ann Hood)
  • The Emotion Thesaurus (Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi)

LINKS TO MY FAVORITE AUTHORS

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman http://www.jenniferchamblissbertman.com

Jess Keatinghttps://jesskeating.com/

Claudia Millswww.claudiamillsauthor.com

Melissa Stewarthttp://www.melissa-stewart.com/


EXTINCTION RESOURCES

Racing Extinctionhttp://racingextinction.com/

IUCN Red List of Threatened Specieshttp://www.iucnredlist.org/

The Photo Arkhttps://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/photo-ark/


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES RESOURCES

NOAA Marine Debris Programhttps://marinedebris.noaa.gov/

Algalita Marine Research and Educationhttp://www.algalita.org/

Ocean Conservancyhttp://www.oceanconservancy.org

Water Education Foundationhttp://www.watereducation.org/

The Global Water Crisishttp://water.org/water-crisis/


ONLINE IDENTITY RESOURCES

StaySafeOnline.orghttps://staysafeonline.org/

How to Stay Anonymous Onlinehttps://thebestvpn.com/hide-ip/

TED Talk by Sherry Turkle, “Connected, But Alone?”https://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together?language=en

WIRED Magazine, “The Online Identity Crisis”http://www.wired.com/insights/2014/11/the-online-identity-crisis/


ART HISTORY RESOURCES

Pirate ShipGoogle Cultural Institutehttps://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project

PBS Off Book www.youtube.com/user/PBSoffbook?feature=watch

Art Through Timehttp://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/


INTERNET ADDICTION

The Center for Internet Addictionhttp://netaddiction.com/

Video Game Addictionhttp://americanaddictioncenters.org/video-gaming-addiction/


BULLYING

The Bully Projecthttp://www.thebullyproject.com/

Cyberbullying Research Centerhttp://cyberbullying.us/

Bullying by the Numbershttps://www.wristband.com/content/bullying_by_the_numbers_a_breakdown_of_bullying_s

Bullying and Cyberbullying Awarenesshttps://www.sleekwristbands.com/blog/bullying-awareness/

Cyberbullying: The New Online Crimehttps://www.grabellaw.com/cyberbullying-the-new-online-crime.html

Cyber Security Tips for Teenshttps://www.vodien.com/singapore-community/security/cyber-security-tips-teens.php

PACER’S National Bullying Prevention Programhttp://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/info-facts.asp

A Teens Guide to Cyber Security (thank you to Peyton for finding this resource!) –https://www.hotspotshield.com/resources/teens-guide-to-cyber-security/

What is Cyberbullying?  https://online.maryville.edu/blog/what-is-cyberbullying-an-overview-for-students-parents-and-teachers/


EXPLORING MOUNTAINS

More Summer Fun 212NOVA Online Adventure: Everesthttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/

Climbing the Seven Summitshttp://climbingthesevensummits.com/


ANIMAL RIGHTS

4961127Farm Animal Rights Movementhttp://www.farmusa.org/

Mercy for Animalshttp://www.mercyforanimals.org/

North American Vegetarian Societyhttps://www.navs-online.org/

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cowshttp://www.carnism.org/carnism-presentations


KID-RELATED RESOURCES

Children and Nature Connectionhttp://www.kidsnatureconnection.org

32 Things to Make Using a Cardboard Boxhttp://www.tipjunkie.com/all-crafts/32-things-to-make-using-a-cardboard-box-diy/