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TREASURE HUNTING ON THE INTERNET

Internet Public Library 

Author Internet Public Library
Title TREASURE HUNTING ON THE INTERNET
Subject Finding information on the Internet
URL

The Internet Public Library:    www.ipl.org

Library Index:                       www.libdex.com

Audience Student & Instructors
Type of Material Internet Instructional Material
Short Summary Library-related sites on the World Wide Web are wonderful places to jump into cyberspace and land on your feet.  Many of these sites offer hundreds of useful links to other sites.  The librarians who create these sites are experts at treasure hunting.  Start with the library sites listed here.  They will lead you to many others.
Where/How would this resource be used?
This site could be used for student research and for learning the Internet using Treasure Hunts created by the instructor. It is a good reference site for any subject being dicussed.
Date Reviewed 11/30/03

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Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5 - 5 being highest

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TREASURE HUNTING ON THE INTERNET

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Relevance to Adult Literacy

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Innovative & High Quality

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HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT -- FREE!

Author Youfirst.com (tm)
Title HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT -- FREE!
URL www.youfirst.com  
Subject Health Assessment
Audience Student and instructor
Type of material Assessment online health
Short Summary   Now you can take a free, confidential and personalized health risk assessment online. After completing a short questionnaire, you will immediately see how your health may be affected by lifestyle behaviors.
Where/How could this resource be used?  
This could be used in the classroom to discuss health related issues. It also could be used in a Family Literacy Program to begin health awareness for parents and children.
Date reviewed 11/30/03

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 Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5 - 5 being highest

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HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT -- FREE!

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF ANXIETY DISORDERS

Title TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF ANXIETY DISORDERS  
Author National Institute of Mental Health
URL http://www.nimh.nih.gov/anxiety/adfacts.cfm  
Subject Anxiety Disorders - Health
Audience Student and instructors
Type of material  Internet Health information
Short Summary What is the difference between feelings of anxiety and anxiety disorders?  How can you assess you knowledge of anxiety disorders?  Visit the web site for the National Institute of Mental Health to gain useful information about the different types of disorders as well as effective treatments.  Also, take a quiz to test your knowledge of anxiety disorders.  
Where/How could this resource be used?
This material could be used in a health class or for student orientation to college to help handle the new stress of college life. It would be very beneficial in Family Literacy programs for stress awareness.
Date reviewed 11/30/03

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF ANXIETY DISORDERS  

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Have a Hassle-Free Holiday    

Title Have a Hassle-Free Holiday
Author Dorothy Cantor Psy. D. 
URL

http://helping.apa.org/family/holiday.html

Subject Stress Management
Audience Students & Instructors
Type of material  Internet Information - Health
Short Summary

People who expect to have the "perfect" holiday are setting themselves up for a stress meltdown.  This in-depth article by Psychologist Dorothy Cantor, Psy. D. offers some great advice on how to deal with holiday stress.  

Where/How could this resource be used?
This resources could be used in a Family Literacy Program to increase awareness of stress and anxiety within the family unit. In addition the material could be presented to students in general classes to help relieve the stress of the upcoming holidays.
Date reviewed 12/30/03

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Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 -  5 - 5 being highest

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Have a Hassle-Free Holiday

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Be Test Wise  

Title   Be Test Wise
Author University of Minnesota
URL www.d.umn.edu/student/loon/acad/strat/test_take.html
Subject Test Anxiety
Audience Students
Type of material  Internet Information - testing
Short Summary The word test sends many students into a test-taking frenzy.   It is easier to do well on exams if you donít exaggerate the pressure on yourself.  Donít give a test magical power over your perceived self-worth.  Academic tests are not a matter of life and death.  The way to deal with tests is to keep them in perspective. Here is a website that suggests great techniques for approaching test taking with confidence.  This site also includes a test taking checklist so you can evaluate your development as a test-wise student , just in time for final exams!
Where/How could this resource be used?
This could be used in any class to help relieve student anxiety for testing.
Date reviewed 12/30/03

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Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 -  5 - 5 being highest

Resource:  Be Test Wise

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Mistake Phobia is Common

Title Mistake Phobia is Common
Subject Ginger E. Blume
URL http://www.drgingerblume.com/scripts_mistake_phobia.htm
Author
Audience Instructors
Type of material Internet Information - health
Short Summary

Sometimes people allow their lives to become  stuck because of a mistake they made.  Many people suffer from mistake phobia, which can be a problem because the human mind needs to be challenged with new ideas in order to grow.   Dr. Ginger Blume discusses the characteristics exhibited by people who suffer from mistake phobia, and she offers some solutions for positive change.

Where/How could this resource be used?
This could be used in any general class to help relieve anxiety for returning Adult education students. This would be excellent for a study skills class.
Date reviewed 12/30/03

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Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource:  Mistake Phobia is Common

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Manage Your Stress; Donít Let Stress Manage You

Title Manage Your Stress; Donít Let Stress Manage You
Subject Stress management
URL www.shs.csupomona.edu/online/assessments/Stress-Reduction_Skills.pdf  
Author CAL POL Pomaona - Student Services
Audience Instructors and students
Type of material Internet information - Stress
Short Summary Stress management is an important part of achieving optimal health and success because students who are anxious do not learn.  The following website will give you an opportunity to evaluate your stress reduction skills and give you some guidelines for developing your stress management skills. 
Where/How could this resource be used?
Any class or discussion involving managing stress.  
Date reviewed 12/30/03

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Criteria checklist:  Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

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Manage Your Stress; Donít Let Stress Manage You

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Jobweb

Title

Jobweb

Subject

Career development

URL

http://www.jobweb.com/

Author

National Association of Colleges and Employers

Audience

Students preparing to enter the job market

Type of material

Informational

Short Summary

Jobweb is an online complement to the Job Choices magazine series.  This site offers advice on resume writing, interviewing, job hunting and career development.  It also offers a career library and the ability to research potential employers through its national employer profile database.

 

Where/How could this resource be used?

In a class for student career development. This site would be beneficial for students when they are deciding their major in college.

Date reviewed

 01/15/04

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 Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: Jobweb

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

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Innovative & High Quality

5

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Current application

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O*NET OnLine 

Title

O*NET OnLine

Subject

Occupational Information

URL

http://online.onetcenter.org/

Author

National Onet Consortium

Audience

Students deciding their field of study

Type of material

Informational/Research for occupation

Short Summary

 O*NET OnLine makes occupational information accessible to everyone.  This interactive site offers a skills-search feature that enables you to match your skills with O*NET occupations.  Itís fun!

Where/How could this resource be used?

This site would be useful for incoming students who were/are undecided about their field of study.

Date reviewed

 01/15/04

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest 

Resource: O*NET OnLine

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Wall Street Journal Career Site

Title

Wall Street Journal Career Site

Subject

Career Information

URL

http://careerjournal.com/

Author

Wall Street Journal

Audience

Incoming students and students ready for the job market

Type of material

Information, Research and Career quizzes

Short Summary

The Wall Street Journalís career site offers in-depth articles on job hunting, networking, salary searches and much, much more.  This site has a wealth of information and it changes daily!  Check it out.

Where/How could this resource be used?

Student orientation, a Career Exploration Class, or workshop for students doing research on career opportunities.

Date reviewed

 01/15/04

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

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Wall Street Journal Career Site

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Careers.org

Title

Careers.org

Subject

Career exploration and information

URL

http://www.careers.org/

Author

Careers.org

Audience

Incoming Students and students entering the job market

Type of material

Informational - careers

Short Summary

Since 1995, Careers.Org has been offering more than 6,000 links to jobs and career-related websites.  There are over 200 pages of information sorted by topic and region.

Where/How could this resource be used?

Student orientation, a Career Exploration Class, or workshop for students doing research on career opportunities.

Date reviewed

 01/15/04

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest 

Resource: Careers.org

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The VARK Questionnaire

Title

The VARK Questionnaire

Subject

Student Success

URL

www.vark-learn.com

Author

Neil Fleming

Audience

Adult Education Students

Type of material

Online Assessment

Short Summary

Visit the VARK website and follow the link labeled ďQuestionnaire.Ē  Youíll have an opportunity to complete a short assessment that will give you useful information about your preferred learning style and how you can use your learning preference to your advantage.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This material could be used in student study skills class.

Date reviewed

 02/15/04

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest 

Resource: The VARK Questionnaire

5

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5

Innovative & High Quality

5

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Give Yourself an Energy Boost

Title

Give Yourself an Energy Boost

Subject

Student Success - Health

URL

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Bujan1.html

Author

Francisco Bujan

Audience

Adult learners

Type of material

Internet Article

Short Summary

3 Steps to Kick Off Your Energy! By Francisco Bujan, Professional Life and Business Coach

Having clear energy sources and motivation channels is one of the main keys to success.  Read this article and learn three ways to pump up your life.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This could be used in a study skills class when discussing health and nutrition for learning.

Date reviewed

 02/15/04

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest 

Resource: Give Yourself an Energy Boost

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

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Current application

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Title

Scholarship Opportunities for students with learning disabilities

Subject

Student Success - Financial Aid

URL

http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/ld.phtml

Author

FinAid - Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher

Audience

Adult Students with learning disabilities

Type of material

Internet Source

Short Summary

Here is a list of scholarships for students with learning disabilities.  These awards are competitive but worth checking into.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This could be used in a Successful Student class when discussing how to finance an education or where to find help if the student has a learning disability.

Date reviewed

 02/15/04

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Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest 

Resource: Scholarship Opportunities for Students with Learning Disabilities

5

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5

Innovative & High Quality

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5

Date or date lat updated

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Memories, Theories and Processes

Title

Memories, Theories and Processes

Subject

Study Skills - Student Success

URL

http://web-us.com/memory/theories_and_processes.htm

Author

Intelegen, INC

Audience

Instructors of Student Study Skills and students wishing to understand the learning process.

Type of material

Web-based explanation of memory

Short Summary

Underlying memory improvement are a few basic concepts.  This website will help you understand the roles that encoding, storage, and retrieval play in memory and why some memory techniques work and some donít.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a study skills course. Or by a student who is researching better methods of study.

Date reviewed

3/10/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: Memories, Theories and Processes

4

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

4

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4

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Memory and Related Learning Principles

Title

Memory and related learning principles

Subject

Study Skills - Student Success

URL

http://web-us.com/memory/memory_and_related_learning_prin.htm

Author

Intelegen, INC

Audience

Instructors of Student Study Skills and students wishing to understand the learning process.

Type of material

Web-based explanation of memory and how it relates to learning.

Short Summary

Short-term memory and long-term memory work together to help you learn and retain ideas and facts.  This website offers some great learning principles that can assist you in increasing your capacity to retain and recall information.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a study skills course. Or by a student who is researching better methods of study.

Date reviewed

03/10/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: Memory and related learning principles

4

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

4

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

4

Date or date last updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

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Mnemonic Techniques and Specific Memory Tricks to Improve Memory, Memorization

Title

Mnemonic Techniques and Specific Memory Tricks to improve memory, memorization

Subject

Study Skills & Student Success

URL

http://www.web-us.com/memory/mnemonic_techniques.htm

Author

Intelegen, INC

Audience

Instructors & Students of study skills

Type of material

Web-based resource

Short Summary

What are mnemonics?  They are memory techniques that can be used to facilitate rote memorization.  Visit this site to learn some specific mnemonic memory tricks.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a study skills course to help students learn how to remember facts.

Date reviewed

03/10/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: Mnemonic Techniques and Specific Memory Tricks to improve memory, memorization

4

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

4

Well-Presented

5

Current application

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Clear authorship

4

Date or date last updated

5

Functioning URLs

5

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MemoryTalk.com -  Memory Exercises

Title

MemoryTalk.com -  Memory Exercises

Subject

Study Skills

URL

http://www.memorytalk.com/memexercise.html

 

Author

Memory Talk

Audience

Student

Type of material

Web-based student activities

Short Summary

Here are some great memory exercises for you to try alone or with a friend.  Theyíre fun!

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a study skills class or by a student independently to help increase their ability to remember facts and numbers.

Date reviewed

03/10/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: MemoryTalk.com -  Memory Exercises

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

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5

Current application

5

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5

Date or date lat updated

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The Five Paragraph Essay

Title

THE FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY

Subject

Writing

URL

http://www.studygs.net/5paragraph_edit.htm

Author

Joe Landsberger - University of St Thomas

Audience

Student

Type of material

Instructional Material

Short Summary

A classic format for compositions is the five paragraph essay.  Utilize this user-friendly website to help you practice and succeed at this form of writing.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a GED class or study skills class. As independent study or as a classroom activity.

Date reviewed

6/15/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: The Five Paragraph Essay

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

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Clear authorship

5

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11 Rules of Writing

Title

11 RULES OF WRITING

Subject

Writing

URL

http://www.junketstudies.com/rulesofw/fsidebar.html

Author

Junket studies tutorials

Audience

Student

Type of material

Informational Instructional material

Short Summary

This website offers a concise guide to important grammar and punctuation rules.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This resource could be used in a writing class for essay or sentence structure class.

Date reviewed

6/15/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: 11 Rules of Writing

5

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5

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5

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5

Current application

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5

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Grammar Table of Contents

Title

GRAMMAR TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subject

Grammar

URL

http://www.grammarbook.com/gram.htm

Author

Jane Straus

Audience

Student and Instructor

Type of material

Instructional material

Short Summary

Visit this site and get many great links that will help you identify and understand subjects, verbs, prepositions, modifiers, and many more writing terms that can confuse writers.  This site also offers helpful practice exercises that will test your knowledge of important writing concepts.

Where/How could this resource be used?

This can be used in any language arts class.

Date reviewed

6/15/04

Criteria checklist: Rate each resource characteristic 1 - 5: 5 being highest

Resource: Grammar Table of Contents

5

Relevance to Adult Literacy

5

Innovative & High Quality

5

Well-Presented

5

Current application

5

Clear authorship

5

Date or date lat updated

5

Functioning URLs

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